DENIS, Eugène

DENIS, Eugène. Corps-Nuds, Bretagne 2.2.1921 — Bangkok 11.12.1986. S.J. French Missionary and Pāli Scholar in Thailand. After seminary in Rennes became Jesuit novice in Laval. In 1948 sent to China, expulsed by communists in 1951. Ordained priest 1952 in Lyon. In 1955 to Thailand, taught at Bangkok University. Ph.D. From 1976 Professor at Chulalongkorn University, hon. dr. there 1985. For a while tutor of the king’s daughter.

Publications: La Lokapaññatti et les idées cosmologiques du Bouddhisme. 1-2. 227+75+191 & 4+44+329 p. P. 1977 (ed., tr. & notes – diss.).

– “La Lokapaññatti et la légende birmane d’Aśoka”, JA 264, 1976, 97-116 and other articles.

Sources: *Catherine Marin: Eugène Denis S. J. (1921-1986) Missionnaire d’Asie. 102 p. Lille & Bangkok 1996; with photo.


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