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    Legge, James

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    British scholar, missionary and a Sinologist, known for his translations of Chinese classics. Legge spent a greater part of his life in Far East Asia. He was appointed the principal of Anglo-Chinese College there in 1840. He was also the first professor of Chinese at the University of Oxford (1876-1897). Legge started translating the series titled The Chinese Classics in 1841. It includes The Life and Teaching of Confucius (1867), and The Life and Teaching of Mencius (1875). Legge also penned The Religions of China (1880), and several pamphlets and articles on Chinese subjects.

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    British scholar, missionary and a Sinologist, known for his translations of Chinese classics. Legge spent a greater part of his life in Far East Asia. He had vast knowledge on religions and culture of China.

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