ZIMMERMANN, Heinz

ZIMMERMANN, Karl-Heinz. Basel 7.2.1929 — Basel 11.3.1986. Swiss Indo-Tibetologist. Professor in Lausanne. Son of Friedrich Z. and Frieda Schlotz. Studied music in Basel and in 1954-81 worked as piano teacher. From 1958 studies of Indology, Buddhism and Tibetology at Basel, Zürich and Freiburg i.Br. Ph.D. 1967 Basel. In 1971-79 taught Sanskrit as Lehrbeauftr. at Zürich. From 1977 ao. Professor and from 1981 ord. of Sanskrit at Lausanne (succeeding Regamey). Married 1957 Huguette Riebel, also a music teacher.

Publications: Diss. publ. as Subhāṣita-ratna-karaṇḍaka-kathā (dem Āryasura zugeschrieben) und ihre tibetische Übersetzung. 278 p. Freiburger Beitr. zur Indol. 8. Wb. 1975.

“Symbolik des Buddhismus”, As.St./Ét.as. 28, 1974, 85-112.

Wortart und Sprachstruktur im Tibetischen. 171 p. Freiburger Beitr. zur Indol. 10. Wb. 1979.

– “Vor-sāṁkhyistisches und proto-sāṁkhyistisches in alten Upaniṣaden”, As.St./Ét.as. 35:2, 1981, 201-219.

“Le Tantrisme: origine et caractère d’un phénomène religieux”, Études de Lettres (Lausanne) 1982:3, 11-433.

Sources: A. Bigger in http://www.hls-dhs-dss.ch/textes/f/F44311.php; J. May, As.St./Ét.as. 40, 1986, 85-88 with bibliography; D.G.K. 1987; briefly D.B.E. 10, 1999, 670.

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