China and the Chinese

Herbert Allen Giles

Herbert Giles was one of the most prominent Sinologists of the late 19th century and early 20th century and this book was in its era one of the best-selling and most authoritative books on the topic. Originally published in 1902, Giles’commentary, based on six lectures delivered at Columbia University in New York, still have a value for anyone trying to figure out the conundrum that is China.