SCHIERLITZ, Ernst. Schleissheim near Munich 13.1.1902 — Munich 11.2.1940. German Indologist and Sinologist in China. Son of Josef S., a post employee, and his wife Franziska. Educated in Bamberg and Munich. After military service 1917-19 matriculated in 1921 from Munich. The studied at Munich literature and art history, soon Asian Ethnology (Scherman) and Indology (Geiger). Ph.D. 1926 Munich (Scherman). In 1929 passed the examination for librarianship and became Director of Deutschland-Institut in Beijing and Librarian of Fu-Yen-University (1930-38), then in Munich library, but died soon.
Publications: Diss. Die bildlichen Darstellungen der indischen Göttertrinität in der älteren ethnographischen Literatur. 95 p. Munich 1927.
– “In Memory of Alexander Wilhelm, Baron von Staël-Holstein”, Monum. Serica 3, 1938, 286-192.
– Sinological works, especially in Monumenta Serica.
Sources: Vita in diss.; death noted in ZDMG; *H. Bühler, Zentralblatt fürBibliothekswesen 57, 1940, 530f.; *Chang Tien Lin, OAR 21, 1940, 63-65; *R. Rahmann, Monumenta Serica 7, 1942, vii-ix.