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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HAENISCH, Erich

HAENISCH, Erich. Berlin 27.8.1880 — Stuttgart 21.12.1966. German Sinologist and Mongolist. Professor. Son of an attorney, educated in Berlin. In 1899-1903 studied Chinese, Mongolian and Manchu at Berlin (W. Grube, also listened to Pischel and J. Oppert), Ph.D. 1904. In 1904-11 in China, teaching at military schools in Wuchang and…

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KALMER, Josef

KALMER, Josef (born Joseph Kalmus). Nehrybka, Galicia (now in Poland) 17.8.1898 — Vienna 9.7.1959. Austrian Poet. Born in a Jewish family. School in Przemyśl and Czernowitz (Černivci) and Vienna, served as voluntary in WW I. After war studied law and Chinese at Vienna, without degree, and began his literary career,…

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LAMOTTE, Étienne

LAMOTTE, Étienne. Dinant 21.2.1903 — Brussels 5.5.1983. Monseigneur. Belgian Indologist and Catholic Priest. Professor in Louvain. Born in a big family as the son of the court officer and historian Georges L. (1861–1952). After classical education in Dinant took ecclesiastic career like his brother. Now studied classical languages and scholastic…

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KLAPROTH, Julius von

KLAPROTH, Heinrich Julius von. Berlin 11.10.1783 — Paris 28.8.1835. German Oriental Scholar in Russia and France. Son of the mineralogist and chemist Martin-Heinrich Kl. and Christine Sophie Lehmann (d. 1803). Gymnasium in Berlin. As a fifteen years old schoolboy he started the study of Chinese from Bayer’s book. From 1801…

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KINGSMILL, Thomas W.

KINGSMILL, Thomas William. Dublin 8.1.1837 — Shanghai 26.7.1910. British civil engineer (architect) and geologist, from end 1862 until his death in Shanghai. Son of Henry K. and Sarah Stone. “Was chiefly engaged in exploration and surveying work in China, especially geological work.” Active member of the North China Branch of…

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KAROW, Otto

KAROW, Otto. Magdeburg 29.9.1913 — Bad Homburg 6.8.1992. German Sino-Japanologist. After school in Magdeburg started studies of Theology in 1932 at Giessen, soon became interested in Asian languages and moved to Leipzig and then Berlin. Beside Chinese and Japanese also studied Tibetan and Mongolian. Graduated 1935. Married 1936 and in…

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HURVITZ, Leon

HURVITZ, Leon Nahum. Cambridge, MA 4.8.1923 — Vancouver 28.9.1992. U.S. Sinologist and Buddhist Scholar. Son of Benjamin H. and Rose Marcus, educated in Boston. Studies of Classics at Chicago, then war service in U.S. Army. After the WW II worked as interpreter in Japan, also studies there. Ph.D. 1959 Columbia…

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HUBER, Edouard

HUBER, Édouard (Eduard). Großwangen, Canton Luzern 12.8.1879 — Vinh Long, Vietnam 6.1.1914 (when 35). Swiss Sinologist and South-East Asian Scholar, also interested in Buddhism. Son of ev. pastor Anton H., and Mathilde Vogel. Educated in Großwangen, Willisau and Solothurn. First studied theology, then at Vienna under Prášek. From 1897 further…

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HIRTH, Friedrich

HIRTH, Friedrich. Gräfentonna (Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha) 16.4.1845 — Munich 9.1.1927. German Sinologist in the U.S.A. Spent 25 years in China, then Professor in New York. Son of Georg H., a lawyer, and Louise Drevelle du Frênes. Educated at Gotha Gymnasium, in 1865-68 studies of classical philology at Leipzig, Berlin and Greifswald. Ph.D.…

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