thing is quite possible, and the G. Text may be quite correct. (See
Fortune, II. 171-183 and 210; Mart. 110.) A party which recently made
the journey seem to have been six days from Hokeu to the Wu-e-shan and
then five and a half days by water (but in stormy weather) to Fu-chau.
(Chinese Recorder, as above.)
NOTE 8. - Pauthier supposes Unken, or Vuguen as he reads it, to be
Hukwan, one of the hiens under the immediate administration of Fu-chau
city. This cannot be, according to the lucid reading of the G.T., making
Unken 15 miles from the chief city. The only place which the maps show
about that position is Min-ts'ing hien. And the Dutch mission of
1664-1665 names this as "Binkin, by some called Min-sing." (Astley, III.
[Mr. Phillips writes (T. Pao, I. 224-225): "Going downstream from
Kien-Ning, we arrive first at Yen-Ping on the Min Main River. Eighty-seven
li further down is the mouth of the Yiu-Ki River, up which stream, at a
distance of eighty li, is Yiu-Ki city, where travellers disembark for the
land journey to Yung-chun and Chinchew.