Herbert Giles: Catalogue of his library c. 1932
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Herbert Allen Giles (1845-1935) succeeded Sir Thomas F. Wade as Professor of Chinese at Cambridge University, 1897-1932. He catalogued Wade's Chinese books that were presented to the University. From the guide to the Herbert Allen Giles: Autobiography and Translation of, Records of Strange Nations, c.1920s, (Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives) Herbert Allen Giles (1845-1935), sinologist, was born at Oxford on 8 December 1845, and ...
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 1...