ZIGMUND-CERBU, Anton. 1923 — 10.3.1964. Romanian Buddhist and South-East Asian Scholar in France and the U.S.A. Born in a family of Jewish intellectuals. Left Romania in 1947, first to Paris. Studies at É.P.H.É. and E.L.O.V. Worked in C.N.R.S. From 1960 Assistant Professor of Buddhist and Oriental Religions at Columbia University in New York. He was ill and could not complete his doctorate before the early death. Married Liza (Elise) Z.-C. (1924–1965), a specialist of Church Syriac and Patristic Literature, who moved together with his husband to France and U.S.A.
Publications: “A propos d’un vajra khmer”, Art. As. 24, 1961. 425-431, 2 pl.; ”The Ṣadaṅgayoga”, Hist. of Rel. 3, 1963, 128-134.
Sources: *A. Roşu, “De L’histoire des études orientales à Paris: A. et L. Z-C”, BEI 17-18, 1999-2000, 21-32; *A. Roşu, “Anton et Liza Z.-C., orientalistes de talent en exil”, Studia Asiatica (Bucharest) 1, 2000, 11-23.
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