Religions of Ancient China – Herbert A. Giles (1905)


Religions of Ancient China – Herbert A. Giles (1905)


Title: Religions of Ancient China
Author: Herbert A. Giles
Publisher: Archibald Constable & Co, 1905.
Condition: Hardcover, thin pocket size. Considerable rubbing and staining to cover. Interior fine except for tanning to end papers.

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About the book:

A small, thin outline of the religions of ancient China by one of the most widely read translators.


1. The Ancient Faith

2. Confucianism

3. Taoism

4. Materialism

5. Buddhism and Other Religions

About the author (from Wikipedia):

Herbert Allen Giles (Chinese: 翟理斯; pinyin: Zhái Lǐsī; 8 December 1845 – 13 February 1935) was a British diplomat, sinologist, and professor of Chinese language. Giles was educated at Charterhouse School before becoming a British diplomat in China. He modified a Mandarin Chinese Romanization system earlier established by Thomas Wade, resulting in the widely known Wade–Giles Chinese romanisation system. Among his many works were translations of the Analects of Confucius, the Laozi (Dao De Jing), the Zhuangzi, and, in 1892, the first widely published Chinese-English dictionary.