Herbert Allen Giles

China and the Chinese


Read by David Barnes


Herbert Allen Giles (1845-1935) spent several years as a diplomat in China and in 1897 was appointed Cambridge University’s second professor…

Religions of Ancient China


Read by MaryAnn


An overview of the religions of China, beginning with Fu Hsi, B.C. 2953-2838, and continuing through the 19th Century.

Chinese Sketches


Read by MaryAnn


Herbert Giles was in the diplomatic service in China from 1867 to 1893. His frank observations on Chinese culture and people form the basis…

Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 026


Read by LibriVox Volunteers


A collection of short nonfiction works in the public domain. The selections included in this collection were independently chosen by the re…

Chinese Poetry in English Verse (古今詩選)


Read by MaryAnn


Dear Land of Flowers, forgive me! -- that I tookThese snatches from thy glittering wealth of song, And twisted to the uses of a book Strains…

Short Story Collection Vol. 073


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A diverse collection of short stories selected and read in English by Librivox readers. This time, we delve into the works of Saki, Katheri…