Main Page | See live article | Alphabetical index

Herbert Giles

Herbert Allen Giles (December 8, 1845 - February 13, 1935) was a British linguist who modified a Mandarin Chinese Romanization system established by Thomas Wade earlier, resulting in the Wade-Giles Chinese transliteration system.

Giles was a diplomat to China (18671892) who later became a Chinese professor at Cambridge after living in Aberdeen, Scotland. His Chinese name is Zhai Lisi (翟理斯).

His publications include:

Pinyin of Postal System is based on the Wade-Giles described in A Chinese-English Dictionary.