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China and the Chinese

China and the Chinese


Herbert Allen Giles (1845-1935) spent several years as a diplomat in China. His published works cover Chinese language and literature, history and philosophy. This series of lectures was given at Columbia University in 1902. 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. Read by David Barnes

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