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Chinese Sketches

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Chinese Sketches by Herbert Allen Giles is a unique and insightful collection of sketches that provide a glimpse into Chinese culture, history, and customs. Giles, a British scholar and sinologist, writes with a keen eye for detail and a deep understanding of Chinese society.

The sketches cover a wide range of topics, from the everyday life of Chinese peasants to the rituals of the imperial court. Giles' anecdotes and observations are both informative and entertaining, offering readers a well-rounded view of Chinese society at the time.

One of the highlights of the book is Giles' ability to bring the people and places of China to life through his vivid and descriptive prose. His writing style is engaging and easy to follow, making it a pleasure to read from start to finish.

Overall, Chinese Sketches is a fascinating and enlightening read for anyone interested in Chinese culture and history. Giles' expertise and passion for the subject shine through in every page, making this book a must-read for anyone looking to expand their knowledge of China.

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Herbert Giles was in the diplomatic service in China from 1867 to 1893. His frank observations on Chinese culture and people form the basis of these short essays, published in 1876. On his retirement, he returned to England and served as the Chair of Chinese at Cambridge for 35 years.

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