William Edward Soothill (1861 – 1935) was a Methodist missionary to China who later became Professor of Chinese at Oxford University and a leading British sinologist. Born in Halifax, Yorkshire in January 1861, Soothill matriculated at London University. He entered the ministry of the United Methodist Free Church arriving in China in 1882 and spent 29 years as a missionary in Wenzhou, China. He founded a hospital, a training college, schools and two hundred preaching stations. In 1911 Soothill became President of the Imperial University at Shansi. Upon his return to England in 1920 he was appointed Professor of Chinese at Oxford University. In 1926 he was a member of Lord Willingdon's delegation to China on the settlement of the Boxer indemnities.

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  • William Edward Soothill (* 1861 in Halifax, Yorkshire; † 1935) war ein englischer Missionar und Sinologe. (de)
  • William Edward Soothill (1861 – 1935) was a Methodist missionary to China who later became Professor of Chinese at Oxford University and a leading British sinologist. Born in Halifax, Yorkshire in January 1861, Soothill matriculated at London University. He entered the ministry of the United Methodist Free Church arriving in China in 1882 and spent 29 years as a missionary in Wenzhou, China. He founded a hospital, a training college, schools and two hundred preaching stations. In 1911 Soothill became President of the Imperial University at Shansi. Upon his return to England in 1920 he was appointed Professor of Chinese at Oxford University. In 1926 he was a member of Lord Willingdon's delegation to China on the settlement of the Boxer indemnities. He is best known for his translation into English of the Analects of Confucius and his Dictionary of Chinese Buddhist Terms with Sanscrit and English equivalents. He married Lucy Farrar in 1884. She wrote an account of their years in China entitled A Passport to China. (en)
  • 苏慧廉(William Edward Soothill,1861年-1935年),著名英国在华传教士,在中国温州传教26年,牛津大学中文教授,英国知名汉学家。 (zh)
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  • William Edward Soothill (* 1861 in Halifax, Yorkshire; † 1935) war ein englischer Missionar und Sinologe. (de)
  • 苏慧廉(William Edward Soothill,1861年-1935年),著名英国在华传教士,在中国温州传教26年,牛津大学中文教授,英国知名汉学家。 (zh)
  • William Edward Soothill (1861 – 1935) was a Methodist missionary to China who later became Professor of Chinese at Oxford University and a leading British sinologist. Born in Halifax, Yorkshire in January 1861, Soothill matriculated at London University. He entered the ministry of the United Methodist Free Church arriving in China in 1882 and spent 29 years as a missionary in Wenzhou, China. He founded a hospital, a training college, schools and two hundred preaching stations. In 1911 Soothill became President of the Imperial University at Shansi. Upon his return to England in 1920 he was appointed Professor of Chinese at Oxford University. In 1926 he was a member of Lord Willingdon's delegation to China on the settlement of the Boxer indemnities. (en)
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  • 苏慧廉 (zh)
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