Richard Wilhelm

Intro German sinologist
A.K.A. Richard Wilhem
Was Religious scholar Theologian Missionary Translator Professor Educator Writer Non-fiction writer Parson
From Germany
Type Academia Literature Religion
Gender male
Birth 10 May 1873, Stuttgart, Germany
Death 1 March 1930, Tübingen, Germany (aged 56 years)
Star sign Taurus

Richard Wilhelm (10 May 1873 – 2 March 1930) 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. His son Hellmut Wilhelm was also a sinologist, and was professor of Chinese at the University of Washington. Wilhelm was a close friend of the renowned Chinese educator and diplomat Dr. Li Linsi.

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