WATTERS, Thomas

WATTERS, Thomas. Newtownards, County Down, Ireland 9.2.1840 — Ealing (London) 10.1.1901. British Sinologist. Son of a Presbyterian minister, Rev. Thomas W., educayed at home. From 1857 studies at Queen’s College, Belfast, B.A. 1861 and M.A. 1862 Queen’s University. From 1863 in Consular Service in China, for a long time in Peking, then Acting Consul General in Korea 1887-88,  From 1891 Consul in Canton and 1893 Fuzhou. Retired for health reasons in 1895.

Publications: Sinological books and articles, e.g. Lao Tzu. A Study in Chinese Philosophy. 114 p. Hong-Kong 1870.

– “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 8, 1880, 107-116, 131-140, 217-230, 277-284, 323-341.

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.; J.C. Ting, British Contibution to Chinese Studies. Nos. 1166-1194; Wikipedia.

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