BERG, Cornelis Christian

BERG, Cornelis Christian. Rotterdam-West 18.12.1900 — 25.6.1990. Dutch South-East Asian Scholar. Professor in Leiden. From 1919 studies of Arabic, Sanskrit and Javanese at Leiden. Cand. 1922, Dr. 1925/27. After two years as teacher in Indonesia, from 1929 Profes­sor of Javanese at Leiden. During a research trip to Java fell victim of Japanese occupation and could only return after the war. Retired 1972. Married 1925 with Alida Apolonia van Ulden (d. 1978), children.

Publications: diss. De Middeljavaansche historische traditie. Leiden 1927.

Het rijk van de Vijfoudige Buddha. VKNAW 69:1. Amsterdam 1962.

Māyā’s hemelvaart in het Javaanse Buddhisme. IA. Lalitawistara-traditie op Java. IB. Hoofdnoten, bijlagen, summary, registers. 736 p. VKNAW Afd. Letterk. N.R. 74:1-2. Amsterdam 1969; II. Prapañca’s verhaal over het rituel van 1284 çaka. 189 p. Ibid. 102. A. 1980.

much on Javanese history, edited Javanese texts.

Sources: J. Ras, BTLV 147, 1991, 1-11 with photo.

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