By the Rt. Hon. Sir Ernest Satow, G.C.M.G.
By the Editor. Geography; Early Nestorian Missions; First Roman Catholic effort; second Roman Catholic effort. Protestant Missions: Period of Preparation, 1807-1842; Period of the Ports, 1842-1860; Period of Penetration, 1860-1877; Period of Progress, Persecution, and Prosperity, 1878-1907.
By the Rev. J. Campbell Gibson, M.A., D.D. English Presbyterian Mission. Arrived in China 1874.
By the Rev. Llewellyn Lloyd, Church Missionary Society. Arrived in China 1876.
By the Rev. Thomas Barclay, M.A., English Presbyterian Mission. Arrived in China 1874.
By the Ven. Archdeacon A. E. Moule, B.D., Church Missionary Society. Arrived in China 1861.
By Rev. John Darroch, Translator for Shansi Imperial University. Arrived in China 1887.