Giles, Herbert Allen, 1845-1935

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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

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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

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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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creatorOf Griffes, Charles Tomlinson, 1884-1920. [In the harem / words by Chu Chʼing-yü ; translation by Herbert A. Giles ; music by Charles T. Griffes]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Herbert Allen Giles: Autobiography and Translation of, Records of Strange Nations, c.1920s Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
creatorOf Giles, Herbert Allen, 1845-1935. Herbert Allen Giles manuscript, n.d. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Giles, Herbert Allen, 1845-1935. Game of go / by Giles. Cleveland Public Library, Main Library
creatorOf Herbert Allen Giles papers., 1899 British Library
referencedIn Harley Farnsworth MacNair and Florence Wheelock Ayscough diaries, 1903-1945. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Herbert Giles: Catalogue of his library, c. 1932 Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
creatorOf Giles, Herbert Allen, 1845-1935. Papers, 1877-1929. University of California, Los Angeles
creatorOf Herbert Allen Giles Papers, 1877-1929 University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
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associatedWith Griffes, Charles Tomlinson, 1884-1920. person
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associatedWith Ogden, C. K. (Charles Kay), 1889-1957, person
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Go (Game)--Manuscripts
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Birth 1845-12-08

Death 1935-02-13

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