This paper explores the life and work of Richard Wilhelm. It argues that Wilhelm's oeuvre can be seen as both a unique bridge between European and Chinese intellectual traditions and as a collision of multiple disciplinary streams within western academia from the early 20 th century. The paper will first give some detailed background on his translations of the I Ching and significant relationship with Carl Jung. It will then explore the mysteries of one of Wilhelm's more forgotten texts, Chinese Economic Psychology. The paper will conclude that Wilhelm's broad and diverse interests merit the further attention of historically minded scholars interested in unpacking major developmental moments as western academics in the early 20 th century sought to explore traditions and ideas from the east.