1-20 of 26 results  for:

  • Chinese scholar x
Clear all

Article

Backhouse, Sir Edmund Trelawny, second baronet (1873–1944), Sinologist and fraudster, eldest of the four surviving sons of Jonathan Edmund Backhouse, first baronet (1849–1918), a banker, and Florence (1845–1902), youngest daughter of Sir John Salusbury Salusbury-Trelawny, was born on 20 October 1873 at The Rookery, Middleton Tyas, Yorkshire...

Article

R. K. Douglas

revised by Janette Ryan

Beal, Samuel (1825–1889), Sinologist, was born at Devonport on 27 November 1825, the son of William Beal (1785–1872), a Wesleyan minister, and his wife, Mary Anne. He was the younger brother of William Beal (1815–1870), a religious writer. He was educated at Kingswood School...

Article

Bernal, Martin Gardiner (1937–2013), Sinologist and ancient historian, was born on 10 March 1937 at 35 Downshire Hill, Hampstead, London, the son of (John) Desmond Bernal (1901–1971), physicist, and Margaret Emilia Gardiner (1904–2005), arts patron. His mother, the daughter of the Egyptologist Sir Alan Gardiner...

Article

Burdon, John Shaw (1826–1907), bishop of Victoria, Hong Kong, and Chinese scholar, only son of James Burdon and Isabella, his second wife, was born at Auchterarder in Perthshire on 12 December 1826. After his father's early death he was brought up by an uncle, who kept a school at ...

Article

Croll [née Sprackett], Elisabeth Joan [Lisa] (1944–2007), Sinologist and anthropologist, was born on 21 September 1944 in Reefton, South Island, New Zealand, the daughter of Colston Robert (Bob) Sprackett (1916–1993) and his wife, Kathleen Joan (b. 1917). Her father was a Presbyterian minister from a poor background, and had defied the church's directives not to register as a conscientious objector during the Second World War. Her mother came from a long line of academics who in the mid-nineteenth century had been involved in setting up ...

Article

Davis, Sir John Francis, first baronet (1795–1890), colonial governor and Chinese scholar, born in London on 16 July 1795, was the eldest son in the family of four sons and seven daughters of Samuel Davis (1760–1819), magistrate of Benares and a director of the ...

Article

Giles, Herbert Allen (1845–1935), Sinologist, was born at Oxford on 8 December 1845, the fourth son of the editor and translator John Allen Giles (1808–1884), and his wife, Anna Sarah Dickinson (d. 1896). He was educated at Charterhouse, and in 1867 joined the ...

Article

Graham, Angus Charles (1919–1991), Sinologist and philosopher, was born on 8 July 1919 at 31 Clive Place, Penarth, Glamorgan, the elder of two sons of Charles Harold Graham (1893–1928) and his wife, Mabelle, née Booker. At the time of his birth, his father was a coal exporter, but in 1925 he moved to ...

Article

See Hosie, Sir Alexander

Article

Johnston, Sir Reginald Fleming (1874–1938), colonial administrator and Sinologist, was born at Goshen House, Jordan Lane, Morningside, Edinburgh, on 31 October 1874, the second of three children of Robert Fleming Johnston (1840–1902), writer to the signet, and Isabella Anne Catherine, née Irving (1853–1916)...

Article

R. K. Douglas

revised by H. C. G. Matthew

Kidd, Samuel (1804–1843), missionary in Malacca and Chinese scholar, was born on 22 November 1804 at Welton, near Hull, and was educated at the village school in Welton. In 1818 he was sent to Hull, where his thoughts were directed towards a missionary career, and in 1820 he entered the ...

Article

Lattimore, Owen (1900–1989), Mongolist and Sinologist, second son of David Lattimore (1874–1965) and his wife, Margaret Barnes (1873–1958), was born in Sibley Hospital, Washington, DC, on 29 July 1900. His father was a language teacher who accepted a job with the Chinese government teaching English and French in 1901. ...

Article

Lau, Din Cheuk (1921–2010), scholar and translator of Chinese philosophy and literature, was born on 8 March 1921 in Hong Kong, one of six children of Lau King Tong, a scholar and poet who had fled from the chaotic civil wars raging in ...

Article

Legge, James (1815–1897), Sinologist and missionary, was born on 20 December 1815 in Huntly, Aberdeenshire, the youngest of the four sons of Ebenezer Legge (1770–1848), a successful drapery merchant, and his first wife, Elizabeth (née Cruickshank; d. 1817). Born into in a 'middling class' household in a 'little grey town' in the lowlands of ...

Article

Lindsay, Michael Francis Morris, second Baron Lindsay of Birker (1909–1994), writer on China, was born at 40 Mecklenburg Square, St Pancras, London, on 24 February 1909, the elder son and first of the three children of Alexander Dunlop Lindsay, first Baron Lindsay of Birker...

Article

A. F. Pollard

revised by Janette Ryan

Mayers, William S. Frederick (1831–1878), Sinologist, was born on 7 January 1831 in Van Diemen's Land, the son of the Revd Michael John Mayers, colonial chaplain. After being educated at Marseilles, where his father became consular chaplain, Mayers spent some years as a journalist in ...

Image

Robert Morrison (1782–1834) by John R. Wildman, in or before 1824 © National Portrait Gallery, London

Article

R. K. Douglas

revised by Robert Bickers

Morrison, Robert (1782–1834), missionary and Chinese scholar, youngest son among the eight children of James Morrison, manufacturer of lasts and boot-trees, and Hannah, née Nicholson (d. 1802), was born on 5 January 1782 at Buller's Green, Morpeth, in Northumberland. In 1785 his parents moved to ...

Article

Purcell, Victor William Williams Saunders (1896–1965), colonial administrator and historian, was born on 26 January 1896, the son, and apparently the only child, of Victor Adolphus Purcell (1863–1951), clerk in the Royal Navy, and his wife, Harriett Eva, née Saunders. He was educated at ...

Article

Staunton, Sir George Thomas, second baronet (1781–1859), Sinologist and politician, was born on 26 May 1781 at Milford House, near Salisbury, Wiltshire, only surviving child of Sir George Leonard Staunton (1737–1801), diplomatist, and his wife, Jane, née Collins (1753–1823). His father imposed peculiar educational notions on the boy; he was educated at home under his father's eye and lived entirely in adult society, developing precocious abilities at languages and natural history. In 1792 he attended the turbulent national assembly in ...