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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 1...
The library of C.K. Odgen, Great Britain, was purchased for the University of California in 1957. The approximately 74,000 volumes were distributed to various UC campuses, with 6,213 to UC Berkeley. These were distributed in the General Library, including the Moffitt Undergraduate Library and the Rare Books and Special Collections Dept. Some titles determined to be UCB duplicates were transferred subsequently to other UC campuses. From the description of Charles Kay Ogden collection....