Giles, Herbert Allen, 1845-1935

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Birth 1845-12-08
Death 1935-02-13
Britons
English

Biographical notes:

Giles was born on Dec. 8, 1845 in Oxford, England; educated at Charterhouse; joined the China consular service, arriving at Beijing in 1867; left China late in 1892, and lived at Aberdeen until 1897, when he moved to Cambridge to become professor of Chinese, a chair held until his resignation in 1932; published books include Chinese biographical dictionary (1898), Chinese fairy tales (1911), and The civilization of China (1911); received the triennial gold medal of the Royal Asiatic Society in 1922; he died on Feb. 13, 1935 in Cambridge.

From the description of Papers, 1877-1929. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 39011222

Orientalist.

Giles was a member of the Chinese consular service, 1867-1839, and professor of Chinese at Cambridge University, 1897-1932. He compiled a Chinese dictionary in 1892.

From the description of Herbert Allen Giles manuscript, n.d. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64074946

Biography

Giles was born on December 8, 1845 in Oxford, England; educated at Charterhouse; joined the China consular service, arriving at Beijing in 1867; left China late in 1892, and lived at Aberdeen until 1897, when he moved to Cambridge to become professor of Chinese, a chair held until his resignation in 1932; published books include Chinese biographical dictionary (1898), Chinese fairy tales (1911), and The civilization of China (1911); received the triennial gold medal of the Royal Asiatic Society in 1922; he died on February 13, 1935 in Cambridge.

From the guide to the Herbert Allen Giles Papers, 1877-1929, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.)

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Subjects:

  • Sinologists--Archival resources
  • Go (Game)--Manuscripts
  • Go (Game)
  • Manuscripts--English

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  • Sinologists--England--Archival resources

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  • China (as recorded)
  • China (as recorded)
  • England (as recorded)
  • China (as recorded)