List of Sinologists Born Before 1900

This article contains a list of Sinologists born before 1900. A Sinologist is a person who studies Sinology. Sinology is the study of Chinese language, history, and politics.

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c.1500-1516 – ‘ Ali Akbar Khata’i (Middle Eastern)

1520-1570 – Gaspar da Cruz (Portuguese)

1543-1607 – Michele Ruggieri (Italian)

1545-1618 – Juan González de Mendoza (Spanish)

1546-1592 – Juan Cobo (Spanish)

1552-1605 – Miguel de Benavides (Spanish)

1552-1610 – Matteo Ricci (Italian)

1562-1607 – Bento de Góis (Portuguese)

1612-1659 – Michał Boym (Polish)

1614-1661 – Martino Martini (Italian)

1623-1688 – Ferdinand Verbiest (Flemish)

1636-1708 – Nikolai Spathari (Moldovian)

1644-1709 – Antoine Thomas (Belgian)

1674-1743 – Jean-Baptiste Du Halde (French)

1679-1716 – Arcadio Huang (Chinese)

1683-1745 – Étienne Fourmont (French)

1702-1768 – Jean Denis Attiret (French)

1718-1793 – Jean Joseph (French)

1777-1853 – Nikita Yakovlevich Bichiurin (Russian) – one of the founding fathers of Sinology

1788-1832 – Jean-Pierre Abel-Rémusat (French)

1797-1873 – Stanislas Julien (French)

1815-1897 – James Legge (Scottish)

1817-1878 – Palladius (Kafarov)

1818-1895 – Thomas Francis Wade (British)

1835-1919 – Séraphin Couvreur (French)

1840-1893 – Georg von der Gabelentz (German)

1845-1935 – Herbert Giles (British)

1847-1919 – James Dyer Ball (Chinese)

1849-1926 – Edward Harper Parker (English)

1852-1922 – Frederick W. Baller (British)

1854-1921 – J. J. M. de Groot (Dutch)

1856-1933 – Léon Wieger (French)

1861-1935 – William Edward Soothill (British)

1865-1918 – Édouard Chavannes (French)

1866-1925 – Léopold de Saussure (Swiss/French)

1866-1934 – Naitō Torajirō (Japanese)

1866-1945 – Takakusu Junjiro (Japanese)

1866-1953 – Courtenay Hughes Fenn (American)

1867-1930 – Emil Krebs (German)

1870-1966 – D. T. Suzuki (Japanese)

1873-1930 – Richard Wilhelm (German)

1874-1938 – Reginald Johnston (Scottish)

1873-1944 – Sir Edmund Backhouse, 2nd Baronet (British)

1874-1960 – Johan Gunnar Andersson (Swedish)

1875-1958 – Lionel Giles (British)

1877-1970 – Robert Henry Mathews (Australian)

1878-1919 – Victor Segalen (French)

1878-1945 – Paul Pelliot (French)

1881-1951 – Vasily Mikhaylovich Alekseyev (Russian)

1883-1945 – Henri Maspero (French)

1883-1982 – Tetsuji Morohashi (Japanese)

1884-1940 – Marcel Granet (French)

1885-1952 – René Grousset (French)

1885-1955 – Jean Escarra (French)

1886-1982 – Walter Liebenthal (German)

1887-1964 – Masary Aoki (Japanese)

1888-1957 – Evangeline Edwards (Chinese)

1889-1954 – J. J. L. Duyvendak (Dutch)

1889-1966 – Arthur Waley (English)

1889-1978 – Bernhard Karlgren (Swedish)

1891-1940 – Lajos Magyar (Hungarian)

1891-1970 – Nikolai Iosifovich Konrad (Russian)

1892-1969 – Homer H. Dubs (American)

1892-1982 – Yuen Ren Chao (Chinese/American)

1893-1980 – Willian Hung (Chinese)

1894-1978 – Henry Courtenay Fenn (American)

1894-1979 – Paul Demiéville (Swiss/French)

1895-1990 – Ch’ien Mu (Chinese)

1896-1988 – Karl August Wittfogel (German/American)

1897-1939 – Julian Shchutsky (Russian)

1897-1961 – Sean Hurley (Irish)

1897-1987 – Rewi Alley (New Zealander)

1898-1951 – Gustav Haloun (Chinese)

1898-1956 – Prabodh Chandra Bahchi (Indian)

1899-1982 – Huang Xianfan (Chinese)

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References;

(1) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_sinologists

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