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China and the Chinese by Herbert Allen Giles

China and the Chinese

by Herbert Allen Giles

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Herbert Allen Giles (1845-1935) spent several years as a diplomat in China and in 1897 was appointed Cambridge University’s second professor of Chinese. His published works cover Chinese language and literature, history and philosophy.

This series of lectures, published as “China and the Chinese”, was given at Columbia University in 1902, to mark the establishment of a Chinese professorship there. The lectures were not intended for the specialist, more to urge a wider and more systematic study of China and its culture, and to encourage new students into the field.

While many of the observations are just as relevant today, others will remind us how much China has changed since the period of the Manchu Qing dynasty in which he wrote.

Lecture I - The Chinese Language Lecture II - A Chinese Library Lecture III - Democratic China Lecture IV - China and Ancient Greece Lecture V - Taoism Lecture VI - Some Chinese Manners and Customs


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Good if you're interested in China
Reviewer LOLDavid
 August 18, 2006
David Barnes delivers these lectures on China in fine fashion. They were originally delivered in 1902, and depending on your interest level in China, may or may not hold you full attention.

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  • Published: 2002
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: C018995
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