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Finding Aid for the Herbert Allen Giles Papers, 1877-1929
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  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
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  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Herbert Allen Giles Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1877-1929
    Collection number: 1506
    Creator: Giles, Herbert Allen, 1845-1935
    Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: 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.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    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.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Collection originally assembled by C.K. Ogden.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Herbert Allen Giles Papers (Collection 1506). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    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.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of letters to sinologist Herbert Allen Giles from other writers, 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.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Giles, Herbert Allen, 1845-1935--Archives.
    Sinologists--England--Archival resources.
    China--Civilization--Research.
    Ogden, C.K. (Charles Kay), 1889-1957.
    Young East.