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Herbert Allen Giles (8 December 1845 - 13 February 1935) was a British diplomat and sinologist, educated at Charterhouse. He modified a Mandarin Chinese Romanization system earlier established by Thomas Wade, resulting in the widely known Wade-Giles Chinese transliteration system. Among his prolific works were translations of Confucius, Chuang Tzu, Lao Tzu, and the first widely published Chinese-English dictionary. Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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