A Glossary of Reference on Subjects Connected with the Far East

A Glossary of Reference on Subjects Connected with the Far East

by Herbert A. Giles
     
 

Designed primarily as a key to an understanding of the terms and terminology employed in Anglo-Chinese society at the turn of the twentieth century. Subjects as diverse as the origin of words (such as Amok and Chop), practices such as footbinding, consideration of the thoughts of Confucius, and many other items of interest and information.See more details below

Overview

Designed primarily as a key to an understanding of the terms and terminology employed in Anglo-Chinese society at the turn of the twentieth century. Subjects as diverse as the origin of words (such as Amok and Chop), practices such as footbinding, consideration of the thoughts of Confucius, and many other items of interest and information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780874715101
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/01/1974
Pages:
328

Meet the Author

Herbert Allen Giles (1845–1935) was a British diplomat and sinologist, educated at Charterhouse. He was only the second professor of Chinese appointed at Cambridge University, succeeding Thomas Wade, and taught there for thirty-five years. One of his major achievements was the modified version of a Mandarin Chinese romanization system produced earlier by Thomas Wade, resulting in the widely known Wade-Giles Chinese transliteration system. He was a prolific writer, and apart from the present volume, his major works included translations of Confucius, Lao Tzu, Chuang Tzu, a Chinese-English dictionary and his Chinese Biographical Dictionary for which he was awarded the Prix St. Julien by the French Academy in 1897.

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