James Legge
Scottish sinologist, representative of the London Missionary Society in Malacca and Hong Kong, and first professor of Chinese at Oxford University
This author wrote articles for the Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition
Articles written by this author are designated in the EB9 by the initials "J. Le."

This author wrote articles for the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica
Articles written by this author are designated in the EB1911 by the initials "J. Le."

James Legge





  • The Chinese Classics, originally intended as a seven-volume series:

  • The Tâo Teh King
  • The Writings of Kwang-dze
  • Shorter works: the Taishang Ganying Pian (Tractate of Actions and their Retributions), the Qingjing Jing (Classic of Purity), the Yinfujing (Classic of the Harmony of the Seen and Unseen), the Yushu Jing (Classic of the Pivot of Jade), and the Nei Riyong Jing (Classic of the Directory for the Day)

Contributions to EB9


Contributions to EB1911


Works about Legge



Some or all works by this author were published before January 1, 1929, and are in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago. Translations or editions published later may be copyrighted. Posthumous works may be copyrighted based on how long they have been published in certain countries and areas.

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