WATTERS, Thomas

WATTERS, Thomas. Newtownards, County Down, Ireland 9.2.1840 — Ealing (London) 10.1.1901. British Sinologist. Son of a Presbyterian minister. From 1857 studies at Queen’s College, Belfast, M.A. 1861 Queen’s University. From 1863 in Consular Service in China, for a long time in Peking, then in Korea, Canton and Fuzhou. Retired for health reasons in 1895.

Publications: Sinological books and articles, e.g.:

– “Buddhism in China”, Chinese Recorder 2, 18??, 16, 38-43, 64-68, 81-88, 117, 145-150, and other papers on Chinese Buddhism.

– “Fa-Hsien and his English Translators”, China Review 1879-80.

On Yuan Chwang’s Travels in India. 1-2. London 1904-05.

Sources: *S. W. Bushell, JRAS 1901, 373-375; *H. Cordier, TP N.S. 2, 1901, 92f.; Wikipedia.

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