JISL, Lumír

JISL, Lumír. Svijanský Újezd 18.4.1921 — Prague 22.11.1969. Czech Scholar of Tibetan. Mongolian and Japanese, a Specialist of Buddhist Art. After school in Toruń from 1940 studies of archaeology and ethnography at Prague. In the wartime worked as insurance official in Liberec, then continued studies (graduated 1949). From 1947 museum work, from 1956 secretary of Archaeological Institute in Prague. Now also studied Asian languages. From 1960 also PD at Prague.

Publications: Works and catalogues of Tibetan, Mongolian and Japanese art, mostly in Czech.

The Orkhon Türks and Problems of the Archaeology of the Second Eastern Türk Kaghanate. 160 p. Annals of the Náprstek Museum 18. Prague 1997 (Czech original 1960).

– “Ein Beitrag zur ikonographischen Deutung der tibetischen Ritualdolches”, Annals of the Náprstek Museum 1, 1962, 77-83; “Récentes découvertes de gravures et peintures rupestres, d’habitats, nécropoles et monuments turcs en la République populaire de Mongolie”, Archeologické rozhledy 18, 1966, 21-53 (with Namsrai Ser-od-jave); “Wie sahen die alten Türken aus?”, UralAltaische Jahrbücher 40, 1968, 181-199.

Sources: Kdo Byl Kdo: Čeští a slovenští orientalisté, afrikanisté a iberoamerikanisté; Czech Wikipedia

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