Richard Wilhelm (sinologist)

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Richard Wilhelm

Richard Wilhelm (Chinese: 衛禮賢; pinyin: Wèi Lǐxián; 10 May 1873, Tübingen – 2 March 1930, Stuttgart) was a German sinologist, theologian, and missionary. He lived in China for 25 years, became fluent in spoken and written Chinese, and grew to love and admire the Chinese people. He is best remembered for his translations of philosophical works from Chinese into German that in turn have been translated into other major languages of the world, including English. His translation of the I Ching is still regarded as one of the finest, as is his translation of The Secret of the Golden Flower; both were provided with introductions by the Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung, who was a personal friend.[1] His son Hellmut Wilhelm was also a sinologist, and was professor of Chinese at the University of Washington.

Literature[edit]

  • Interkulturalität im frühen 20. Jahrhundert: Richard Wilhelm - Theologe, Missionar und Sinologe. Hrsg. von Klaus Hirsch ... Frankfurt a.M. : IKO, Verlag für Interkulturelle Kommunikation, 2006. ISBN 3-88939-819-7
  • Richard Wilhelm: Botschafter zweier Welten. Sinologe und Missionar zwischen China und Europa. Dokumentation einer Tagung der Evangelischen Akademie Bad Boll in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Institut für Ostasienwissenschaften der Gerhard Mercator-Universität Duisburg 28. bis 30. Juni 2002. Hrsg. von Klaus Hirsch. Frankfurt am Main; London: IKO, Verlag für Interkulturelle Kommunikation, 2003. ISBN 3-424-00502-9
  • Reinhard Breymayer: "Die Bibel der Chinesen". Zum Problem 'verwestlichender Übersetzung' in der württembergisch-schwäbischen Chinakunde bis zu Richard Wilhelm (1873-1930). In: Rainer Reuter, Wolfgang Schenk (Hrsg.): Semiotica Biblica. Eine Freundesgabe für Erhardt Güttgemanns. (Hamburg:) Verlag Dr. Kovač (1999) (Schriftenreihe THEOS. Studienreihe Theologische Forschungsergebnisse, Bd. 31) pp. 181–217 ISBN 3-86064-936-1
  • Richard Noll, The Jung Cult (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1994) pp. 333–4

References[edit]

  1. ^ Carl Jung on Richard Wilhelm Retrieved August 27, 2010

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