GERNET, Jacques. French (born Algeria), b. 1921. Genres: History. Career: Author and educator. Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, then Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, professor of economic and social sciences, 1955-76; University of Paris, Sorbonne, professor of Chinese language and civilization, 1957-74; College de France, Paris, professor, 1975-. Publications: Daily Life in China on the Eve of the Mongol Invasion (1250-1276), 1962; Ancient China from the Beginnings to the Empire, trans by R. Rudorff, 1968; A History of Chinese Civilization, 1982; Chine et Christianisme: Action et Reaction, 1983, trans by J. Lloyd as China and the Christian Impact: A Conflict of Cultures, 1986; L'intelligence de la Chine: le social et le mental, 1994; Aspects economiques du Buddhism dans la societe chinoise du Ve au Xe siecle, trans by F. Verellen as Buddhism in Chinese Society: An Economic History from the Fifth to the Tenth Centuries, 1995; Monde chinois, trans by J.R. Foster and C. Hartman as A History of Chinese Civilization, 2nd ed., 1995. Address: College de France, 11 place Marcelin-Berthelot, 75005 Paris, France. Online address: [email protected]
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