Édouard Chavannes

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Chavannes, Édouard

 

Born Oct. 5, 1865, in Lyon; died Jan. 20, 1918, in Paris. French sinologue. Member of the French Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres (1903); the academy’s president from 1915.

Chavannes’s most important works deal with the history, archaeology, and culture of China. An annotated translation of 50 of the 130 chapters of Ssu-ma Ch’ien’s Historical Records was Chavannes’s most outstanding achievement. He made an important contribution to the deciphering and translation of inscriptions and documents in China and Central Asia that dated from the first millenium of the Common Era. Chavannes became a corresponding member of the Imperial St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences in 1913.

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Tsiperovich (1918-2000), presents one hundred seventeen letters written by Alekseev to the great French sinologists Edouard Chavannes (1865-1918) and Paul Pelliot (1878-1945).
This means that he has now transiated approximately 62% of the total work, and thus has forged ahead of his two major Western predecessors: Edouard Chavannes (translator of SC 1-52, or approx.