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Legge, James, 1815-1897

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    • Li-ya-ko, 1815-1897
    • Li, Ya-ko, 1815-1897
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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1815-12-20
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1897-11-29
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        • Organization: Oxford University
    • Birth Place

        Huntly (Scotland)
    • Death Place

        Oxford (England)
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        Hong Kong
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    • found: Mencius. Meng-tzu, 1932:added t.p. (James Legge; D.D.; prof., Oxford Univ.; 1861, in Hong Kong)
    • found: Han Ying Ssu shu, 1992:t.p. (James Legge [in rom.]; Li-ya-ko) publisher's note (1814-1897)
    • found: Wikipedia, 19 December 2018(James Legge (20 December 1815- 29 November 1897) was a Scottish sinologist, missionary, and scholar, best known as an early and prolific translator of Classical Chinese texts into English; born at Huntly, Aberdeenshire; after studying at the Highbury Theological College, London, he went in 1839 as a missionary to China, but remained at Malacca three years, in charge of the Anglo-Chinese College; the College was subsequently moved to Hong Kong, where Legge lived for nearly thirty years; In 1875, he was named Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford and in 1876 assumed the new Chair of Chinese Language and Literature at Oxford; was given an honorary MA, University of Oxford, and LLD, University of Edinburgh (1884); Legge died at Oxford in 1897)
    • found: Biographical Dictionary of Chinese Christianity profile page, 19 December 2018(James Legge, 1815-1897; Scottish missionary and sinologist; born at Huntly, Aberdeenshire; attended what was then King's College in Aberdeen, graduating with high honors in 1835 and earning a Master's degree; served as a teacher in Blackpool for a year, then in 1837 he entered Highbury College, London, a Congregational seminary; received a Master of Divinity with a concentration in missions from that institution in 1838; he then went to the University of London for a year of training in the Chinese language; was appointed as a missionary to the Chinese by the London Missionary Society; arrived in China in 1840; Legge was to assist the principal of the Anglo-Chinese College, and later became the principal; LMS Chinese ministry headquarters and the college moved to Hong Kong in 1843, after the British victory in the First Opium War; the college was changed into a theological seminary where Legge taught and served as principle until 1856; also served as pastor of the English Union Church; In 1875 he was appointed a fellow at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, and from 1876 to 1897 he was the first professor of Chinese studies at Oxford University; died in Oxford; his native Scotland, honored him with a Doctor of Laws (DD.D.) from the University of Aberdeen in 1870, and from the University of Edinburgh in 1884)
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