HALOUN, Gustav

HALOUN, Gustav. Pirnitz (now Brtnice in Moravia) 12.1.1898 — Cambridge 24.12.1951. Czech/German Sinologist. Professor in Cambridge. Studies of Sinology at Wien (von Rosthorn) and especially at Leipzig, under Conrady. In 1926-27 PD at Prague, 1928-31 at Halle, and 1931-38 at Göttingen, then moved to the U.K. From 1938 Professor of Chinese language and history at Cambridge. In 1949 travelled in Far East. He did a great work developing Sinological libraries in Prague, Halle, Göttingen and Cambridge and refounded the Asia Maior, but had little time to finish his own researches for publication. He was also interested in Central Asia and in western relations of China.

Publications: on Sinology, mainly articles in AM.

Habil.diss. Seit wann kannten die Chinesen die Tocharer oder Indogermanen überhaupt? 1927.

– “Üe-Ṭṣï Frage”, ZDMG 91, 1937, 243-318.

Sources: *H. Franke, ZDMG 102, 1952, 1-9; W. Simon, JRAS 1952, 93-95; bibliography by E. B. Leadel in AM 3, 1952, 107f., photo in AM 2, 1951-52; briefly Wikipedia.


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