REMUSAT, ABEL (1788-1832), a distinguished Chinese scholas, was born at Paris, 5th September 1788. His father, a, surgeon superintended his early education in person and designed film for the medical profession. Jean Pierre Abel Remusat graduated with distinction as M.D. in 1813, and for a short time held a, hospital appointment, but his heart bad long been in other studies. A Chinese herbal in the collection of the Abbe Tersan had attracted his attention when he was still a lad ; he taught himself to read by great perseverance and with very imperfect helps, and at the end of five years' study he produced in 1811 an Essai sur la langue et la litterature Chinoises, and a paper on foreign languages among the Chinese, which procured him the. patronage of De Sacy. In 1814 a chair of Chinese was founded at the College de France, and Remusat was placed in it. From this time he gave himself wholly to the languages of the Extreme Ea.st, and published a long series of useful works, among which his contributions frotn Chinese sources to the history of the Tartar nations claiin special notice. Remusat became an editor of the Journal de Savants in 1818, and founder and first secretary of the Paris Asiatic Society in 1822 ; Ile held also in the course of his life various honourable and lucrative Government appointments. He married in 1830, but had no children. He died at Paris, 4th June 1832, and his Hoye was written by De Sacy.