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Finding Aid for the Herbert Allen Giles Papers, 1877-1929
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Description
Herbert Allen Giles (1845-1935) was professor of Chinese at Cambridge (1897-1932). His published books include Chinese biographical dictionary (1898), Chinese fairy tales (1911), and The civilization of China (1911). The collection consists of Giles' correspondence, articles by Giles from Temple bar, 44 issues of The young East (1925-30), a copy of The Buddhist diet-book, and a manuscript of Chinese shorthand vocabulary.
Background
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.
Extent
1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
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