Wilhelm pit was curator at the Asian Museum of the St. Petersburg Academy, but went in 1883 as Direktorialassistent the Museum of Ethnology in Berlin. He was a student of the Petersburg Vasily Vasilyev sinologist and the Leipzig linguist George of the Gabelentz. In 1884 he became a Privatdozent, 1892 Associate Professor of Chinese Studies. Otto Franke, Emil Krebs, Berthold Laufer and Erich Haenisch were among his pupils.
Mine carried out studies on the Manchurian and related languages . With the Petersburg Iranisten Carl Salemann and with the later acting in Peru ethnologists Max Uhle he was in correspondence.
His last resting place in the cemetery pit Wilmersdorf.
- Li Khi, reason and matter in 1879
- Giljakisches dictionary 1892
- Beijing Dead Traditions 1898
- Language and script of the Jučen. Leipzig: Harrassowitz 1896
- Goldisch -German dictionary 1900
- To Beijing folklore. Berlin: Spemann, 1901
- History of Chinese literature. Leipzig: Amelang, 1902
- Religion History reading book. Tübingen: Mohr, 1908
- History of Chinese literature, 2nd ed Leipzig: Amelang, 1909 ( The literatures of the East in individual representations )
- Religion and Culture of the Chinese. Leipzig: main, 1910
- Feng -shen yen -i: The ...; Vol 1 / Herbert Mueller. - 1912
- Feng -shen yen -i: The Metamorphoses of the Gods; Hist. - mythol. Novel from Chinese d / Herbert Mueller. - Leiden: Brill, 1912
- Chinese shadow play. Munich: Verl of the Royal Bavarian Academy of Sciences, 1915 (edited by Berthold Laufer )
- Chinese shadow play. Edited by Wilhelm Grube and Emil cancer. Leipzig, Harrassowitz, 1915. Pressure of the Catholic Mission of Yen - chou- fu, Shantung. ( Chinese original text, a German translation by Wilhelm Grube and Emil cancer appeared in the same year, ed. Berthold Laufer in Munich)
- A contribution to the knowledge of Chinese philosophy通 书T'ung -su of the Ceu - TSI with Cu -Hi 's comment. After the sing- lì Tsing -í. Chinese with mandschuischer and German translation and notes. Edited by Wilhelm Grube ( Ch. 1-20). Taken up and completed by Werner Eichhorn ( ch. 21-40). In: Asia Major, Vol 8, 1932, pp. 23-104, PDF ( first in two parts 1880-1881 )