This book, first published in 1875 and reissued in 1973, analyses the limited evidence from the works of early Chinese historians that explorers from China had discovered a country they called Fusang – possibly western America, and in all probability Mexico. The original document on which Chinese historians based their accounts of Fusang was the report of a Buddhist monk called Hoei-shin, who, in the year 499 AD, returned from a long journey to the east.
The Narrative of Hoei-shin, with Comments by Professor Carl F. Neumann. Remarks on the Text By Professor Neumann. Letter from Colonel Barclay Kennon on the Navigation of the North Pacific Ocean. American Antiquities, with Their relations to the Old World. The Advocates and Opponents of the Narrative of Hoei-shin. The Latest Discussion of Fusang.
This 11-volume set gathers together some key older titles on China’s history. Encompassing China’s political, economic, and cultural development, the books gathered here also deal with contacts with the West both ancient and modern.