Herbert Giles

British sinologist and diplomat

1845   -   1935

country of citizenship: United Kingdom
educated at: Charterhouse School
occupation: sinologist, diplomat, university teacher
award received: Prix Stanislas Julien
position held: ambassador of the United Kingdom

Herbert Allen Giles (/ˈdʒaɪlz/, 8 December 1845 – 13 February 1935) was a British diplomat and sinologist who was the professor of Chinese at Cambridge University for 35 years. Giles was educated at Charterhouse School before becoming a British diplomat in China. He modified a Mandarin Chinese romanisation system established by Thomas Wade, resulting in the widely known Wade–Giles Chinese romanisation system. Among his many works were translations of the Analects of Confucius, the Lao Tzu (Tao Te Ching), the Chuang Tzu, and, in 1892, the widely published A Chinese-English Dictionary.
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works

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A History of Chinese Literature

book by Herbert Giles

author: Herbert Giles

1901

China and the Manchus

book by Herbert Allen Giles

author: Herbert Giles

Chinese Without a Teacher

Book by Herbert Giles

author: Herbert Giles

Synoptical Studies in Chinese Character

book by Herbert Giles

author: Herbert Giles

1874

A Chinese-English Dictionary

book by Herbert Giles

author: Herbert Giles

1892

Chinese Sketches

Book by Herbert Giles

author: Herbert Giles

1876

China and the Chinese

Book by Herbert Giles

author: Herbert Giles

1902

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