Reference: GILES, Herbert A., The Civilization of China, New York: Holt & Cie, London: Williams and Norgate (1911)
Type de Bibliographie: Book
Type de Texte: Fiction
Auteurs: GILES, Herbert A.
Titre: The Civilization of China
Place publication: New York: Holt & Cie, London: Williams and Norgate
Keyword: Giles, Chinese legal system, legal tradition, lingchi, death by a thousand cuts, death by the slicing process, denial
Presented as a 'Professor of Chinese in the University of Cambridge, and sometime H.B.M. Consul at Ningpo" , Herbert A. Giles (1845-1935) was one of the major Sinologists of his times, the translator of Pu Songling's Liaozhai zhiyi. Not only an informative book on the Chinese civilization, his book is also and mainly a plea for considering that China had a civilisation, and was civilized in the true meaning of the term, a courageous stance, with uncertain results. See chapter 2, and its sheer denial of the effectivity of lingchi sentences, despite abundant evidences available when the book was written.
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