J.J.L. Duyvendak

January Julius Lodewijk Duyvendak ( born June 28, 1889 in Harlingen, † July 9, 1954 in Leiden ) was a Dutch sinologist. He was a lecturer from 1919, from 1930 Professor of Chinese Studies at Leiden University, where he served 1952/53, as rector.

Duyvendak conducted research on the Chinese overseas relations and translated the Shangjunshu (Chinese商君 书), also known as short Shangzi, a masterpiece of Chinese legalism, under the title The Book of Lord Shang into English.


  • The Book of Lord Shang: a classic of the Chinese school of law. London: Probsthain 1928 ( online text ) (RTF, 1.9 MB)
  • Ma Huan re - Examined. Amsterdam: Noord- Hollandse 1933
  • China 's Discovery of Africa. London: Probsthain 1949.

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Name Variants

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