Jacques Gernet


Born
in Algiers, Algeria
December 22, 1921

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Jacques Gernet is an eminent French sinologist of the second half of the 20th century. His best-known work is The Chinese Civilization, a 900 page summary of Chinese history and civilization which has been translated into many languages.

Gernet obtained a degree in classics at Algiers in 1942, then served in World War II from 1942-1945. In 1947 he received his degree in Chinese from the National School of Oriental Languages, and in 1948 from the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes (EPHE). He then became a member of the French School of the Far East, before being a researcher at CNRS and Scholar of the Yomiuri Shimbun in Japan. He received his Doctor of Letters in 1956.

From 1955–1976 Gernet served as director of studies at the EPHE, VIe section,
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A History of Chinese Civili...

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Daily Life in China on the ...

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Buddhism in Chinese Society...

4.17 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 1995 — 2 editions
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Le Monde Chinois 1

3.44 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 1985 — 2 editions
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Le monde chinois tome 2

3.40 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 2006
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La Chine ancienne

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Le monde chinois Tome 3: L'...

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China and the Christian Imp...

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L'intelligence De La Chine:...

4.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1994
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Lumea Chineză Vol.2

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1985
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