Hellmut Wilhelm, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Hellmut Wilhelm

German sinologist

Date of Birth: 10-Dec-1905

Place of Birth: Qingdao, Shandong, China

Date of Death: 05-Jul-1990

Profession: university teacher, sinologist

Nationality: United States, China, Germany

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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About Hellmut Wilhelm

  • Hellmut Wilhelm (10 December 1905 – 5 July 1990) was a German Sinologist known for his studies of both Chinese literature and Chinese history.
  • Wilhelm was an expert on the ancient Chinese divination text I Ching (Yi jing), which he believed to represent the essence of Chinese thought.
  • He also produced one of the most widely used German-Chinese dictionaries of the 20th century.
  • He held teaching positions at Peking University and the University of Washington. Wilhelm's father, Richard Wilhelm, was also a noted Sinologist, and held the first chair of Sinology at the University of Frankfurt.

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