Hellmut Wilhelm

Hellmut Wilhelm

Hellmut Wilhelm was a German sinologist noted for his broad knowledge of both Chinese literature and Chinese history. His father, Richard Wilhelm, was also a noted sinologist.

Wilhelm was an expert on the ancient Chinese divination text Yi Jing, which he believed to represent the essence of Chinese thought. He also produced one of the most widely-used German-Chinese dictionaries of the 20th century. He held teaching positions at Peking University and the University of Washington.

Books by Hellmut Wilhelm