[GERMAN SINOLOGY / CHINESE DESCRIPTIONS] Çin akvâmi. [i.e. The Chinese peoples]. Translated by Mübahat
ALFRED FORKE, (1867-1944)., Manzume-i Efkâr Matbaasi, Cemiyet Kütübhanesi., Dersaadet - Istanbul, [AH 1330] = 1914.
In modern full leather bdg. Cr. 8vo. (20 x 14 cm). In Ottoman script (Old Turkish with Arabic letters). 49 p.
First and only Ottoman Turkish translation from German of this rare book on the description of China by Alfred Forke (1867-1944).
Forke was a German sinologist. After studying law at the Universities of Geneva and Berlin, the first state examination in law and a doctorate to become a Dr. jur. in 1889 in Rostock and with a previous linguistic training at the Seminar for Oriental Languages, Forke worked as an interpreter for Chinese in the consulate service in Beijing from 1890 to 1903. In 1903 he succeeded his former teacher Carl Arendt as a professor at the Seminar for Oriental Languages in Berlin. As Otto Franke's successor, he moved to the University of Hamburg in 1923. There he headed the chair dedicated to China until 1935. In 1926 he received an honorary doctorate from the University of Leipzig.
Forke's research focus was Chinese philosophy. His three-volume history of Chinese philosophy is considered a "pioneering work".
Özege 3356.; TBTK 11000.; Only two institutional copies in OCLC in Turkey: 34010236.