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The Victorian translation of China : James Legge's Oriental pilgrimage
AuthorGirardot, Norman J.
Pub. LocationBerkeleyPublisherUniversity of California Press
Date2002Phys. Desc.xxx, 780 p : ill, map ; 24 cm
LocationAdmin. OfficeCall NumberBV3427.L42 G57 2002
The victorian translation of China : James Legge's Oriental pilgrimage / Norman J. Girardot.
Philip E. Lilienthal imprint.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 751-757) and index.
Also held by USF Gleeson Library.

Contents: Pilgrim Legge and the journey to the West, 1870-1874 -- Professor Legge at Oxford University, 1875-1876 -- Heretic Legge : relating Confucianism and Christianity, 1877-1878 -- Decipherer Legge : finding the Sacred in the Chinese classics, 1879-1880 -- Comparativist Legge : describing and comparing the religions of China, 1880- 1882 -- Translator Legge : closing the Confucian Canon, 1882-1885 -- Ancestor Legge : translating Buddhism and Daoism, 1886-1892 -- Teacher Legge : upholding the Whole Duty of Man, 1893-1897.

"In this study, Norman J. Girardot focuses on James Legge (1815-1897), one of the most important nineteenth-century figures in the cultural exchange between China and the West. A translator-transformer of Chinese texts, Legge was a pioneering cross-cultural pilgrim within missionary circles in China and within the academic world of Oxford University. By tracing Legge's career and his close association with Max Muller (1823-1900), Girardot elegantly brings a biographically embodied approach to the intellectual history of two important aspects of the emergent "human sciences" at the end of the nineteenth century: sinology and comparative religions."--Jacket.

Subject(s)Legge, James 理雅各, 1815-1897
Missionaries--China--Biography
Missionaries, British--China--History--19th-20th centuries
Sinologists--Biography
Translating and interpreting--China--History
Rec. TypeBookLanguageEnglish
CollectionRicci Institute [AEC]Rec. #19291
ISBN0520215524 ; 9780520215528LCCN2001027444OCLC46448984