KILLINGLEY, Siew-Yue

KILLINGLEY, Siew-Yue (née Leong Siew-Yue). Kuala Lumpur 17.12.1940 — 8.6.2004. Malaysian Chinese Linguist and Author in the U.K. Born in a Cantonese speaking family. M.A. University of Malaya, then teacher of English. Married in 1935 with Indologist Dermot Hastings Killingley (b. 1935), moved to U.K. in 1968. Ph.D. S.O.A.S. From 1970 in…

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KVERGIĆ,  Feodor

KVERGIĆ,  Hermann Feodor (Kvergic). Bratislava 24.6.1895 — 1948/49. Austrian Iranian and Turkic scholar. A Serbian from Bratislava, son of György Kvergič and Hermina Doseri. Gymnasium in Graz, then studied Oriental languages and medicine at Vienna and Graz. Ph.D. 1927 Vienna. Travels in Afghanistan, Iran and Turkey. From at least 1938 apparently living…

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KÜHN, Alfred

KÜHN, Alfred. 1911 — ????. German Sinologist. Ph.D. 1935 Leipzig. No certain evidence after 1942 (then he was in Wehrmacht). Publications: Diss. Berichte über den Weltanfang bei den Indochinesen und ihren Nachbarvölkern. Ein Beitrag zur Mythologie des Fernen Ostens. 177 p. Lp. 1935. – “Zwei Darstellungen des Padmasambhava”, Art. As. 5, 1935, 117-126;…

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KUNIKE, Hugo

KUNIKE, Hugo. Hamburg 2.3.1887 — 1945/49. German Anthropologist. Son of a merchant, gymnasium in Wandsbek. Studies of ethnology, philosophy and comparative linguistics at Berlin. Ph.D. 1912 Leipzig. In 1909-19 worked as wissenschaftlicher Hilfsarbeiter in Museum für Völkerkunde in Berlin, then private scholar in Berlin. Publications: Diss. Couvade oder das sogenannte Männerkindbett. Halle…

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KULØY, Hallvard Kåre

KULØY, Hallvard Kåre. Kuløy near Smøla 25.12.1941 — 16.5.2001. Norwegian UNICEF Officer, worked for UNICEF in Nepal 1972-78, Burma 1980-84 and South Korea 1984-87. Founded Orchid Press and its series Bibliotheca Himalayica and edited many books for it. A close friend of Michael Aris and Aung San Suu Kyi. Publications:…

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KROEBER, Alfred L.

KROEBER, Alfred Louis. Hoboken, NJ 11.6.1876 — Paris 9.10.1960. U.S. Cultural Anthropologist and Linguist. Son of German immigrants, Florence Kr. and Anna Müller, grew up in New York City. Studies at Columbia College (B.A. 1896 in English, M.A. 1897 in Romantic drama). PG studies of anthropology under Franz Boas at…

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KÓS, Péter

KÓS, Péter (born Leo Raab, from 1939 Lev Konduktorov). Moscow 15.8.1921 — 1994. Hungarian Chemist, Diplomat and Communist Activist. Graduated as chemical engineer. From 1949 in Hungarian Foreign Ministry, 1954-56 Ambassador in New Delhi, then in Washington. In October 1956 dismissed as Soviet citizen and agent, but reinstated in November. In…

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KOLLÁR, Ján

KOLLÁR, Ján (Czech Jan K.). Mošóc 29.7.1793 — Vienna 24.1.1852. Slovakian Philologist, Poet and Translator. Son of Matej K. and Katarina Frndová. After gymnasium in Pressburg (Bratislava) worked as teacher. In 1817-19 studied Lutheran theology at Jena. From 1819 priest in Slovakian church in Pest. In 1849-52 Professor of Slavic Archaeology…

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KÖLVER, Bernhard

KÖLVER, Bernhard. Ründeroth near Köln 2.4.1938 — Leipzig 27.11.2001. German Indologist. Professor in Köln, Kiel and Leipzig. Son of a gymnasium teacher, who Participated in WW II and died soon after his return from captivity. Educated in Wertheim, Gummersbach und Fort Myers (Florida). From 1956 studies linguistics, Anglistics, Germanistics and…

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KNOX, George

KNOX, George. 1794? — 2.9.1847, when 53. British Physician in India. M.D. c. 1816. In E.I.C.’s medical service, Madras. Publications: Wrote on Burmese Buddhism in MJLS 1, 1834, 25-39 and in TrRAS 3, 1835, 271-284; medical writings. Sources: Revised List of Tombs of Europeans and Eurasians in the Coimbatore District. Coimbatore 1895, 2.

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