Lionel Giles

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Lionel Giles

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Lionel Giles (born 29 December 1875, died 1958) was Keeper of the Department of Oriental printed Books and Manuscripts at the British Museum. He is most famous for his 1910 translation of Sun Tzu's The Art of War which has now passed in to the public domain. His edition of The Art of War is noted for, among other things, its scathing refutations of the previous translations made by British officer E.F. Calthrop.

Also noteworthy are his translations: The Sayings of Lao Tzu, The Sayings of Confucius[citation needed], The Book of Mencius[citation needed], and Taoist Teachings[citation needed] all of which were part of the Wisdom of the East Series, and published by John Murray, London.

Lionel was the son of Herbert Giles


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