San Tzu Ching

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San Tzu Ching (三字經)  (1900) 
by Wang Yinglin, translated by Herbert Allen Giles

The Three Character Classic, Trimetric Classic or San Zi Jing (San Tzu Ching in the Wade-Giles Romanisation system) is one of the Chinese classics. It was probably written in the 13th century and attributed to Wang Yinglin during the Song Dynasty. It is also attributed to Ou Shizi.Excerpted from Three Character Classic on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


San Tzŭ Ching



HERBERT A. GILES, M.A., LL.D. (Aberd.)

Professor of Chinese in the University of Cambridge

and late H. B. M. Consul at Ningpo


Messrs. Kelly & Walsh, Ld.


Printed by E. J. BRILL, Leyden.

By the same Author:

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Printed by E. J. BRILL, Leyden.

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