MAYERS, William Frederick

MAYERS, William Frederick. 1831 — Shanghai 24.3.1878. British Diplomat in China. From 1859 served as interpreter in China, then 1870–72 Consul at Chefoo, then Secretary of Legation in Beijing. He achieved Chinese books for British Museum and started writing a Korean grammar left unfinished at his death. Publications: “Illustrations of…

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MANDELBAUM, David Goodman

MANDELBAUM, David Goodman. Chicago 22.8.1911 — Berkeley 19.4.1987. U.S, Anthropologist. Studies at Northwestern University (B.A. 1932). Ph.D. 1936 Yale, under E. Sapir. After a short time at University of Minnesota in war service in South-East Asia. From 1946 Associate Professor, then Professor and chairman of Anthropology Dept. at University of…

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OL’DENBURG, Sergeij Fedorovič

OL’DENBURG, Sergej Fedorovič (Serge d’Oldenbourg). Bjankino, Zabajkal’skoj obl. (now Tšita obl., Nerčinsk. raion) 14.(26.)9.1863 — 28.2.1934. Russian Indologist and Art Historian. Professor and Academician in St.Petersburg/ Leningrad. Son of an officer. Matriculated in 1881, was already interested in India and started studies at St.Petersburg: Sanskrit (Minaev), Persian and Arabic (Rosen…

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MUS, Paul

MUS, Paul Léon Joseph. Bourges 1.6.1902 — Murs, Vaucluse 9.8.1969. French Art Historian, Sociologist and Indologist. Professor in Paris. Son of a protestant couple of teachers, in 1907 the family moved to Hanoi. Studies in Paris under Lévi, Mauss, Pelliot, etc., of Sanskrit, Chinese, Pali, Tibetan and Thai. In 1927…

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MÜLLER, Herbert

MÜLLER, Herbert. 1885 — 1966. German Sinologist, Lawyer, Journalist and Art Dealer. Dr.jur. 1909 Berlin, with Indian theme. Employed by Berlin Völkerkundemuseum he went in 1912 to China and apparently remained there (?). Publications: diss. Untersuchungen über die Geschichte des polyandrischen Eheformen in Südindien. 11+55 p. B. 1909 (Teil 1,…

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MACKINTOSH, James

MACKINTOSH, James. Aldourie near Inverness 24.10.1765 — London 30.5.1832. Sir. British (Scots) Lawyer, Statesman and Historian, Civil Servant in India. Son of Captain John M., educated at Fortrose and Aberdeen University, then studied medicine in Edinburgh and obtained his diploma in 1787. He “went to London in 1788 and paid…

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LE BON, Gustave

LE BON, Gustave. Nogent-le-Rotrou (Eure-et-Loir) 7.12.1842 — Paris 13.12.1931. French Sociologist and Anthropologist. Although he was no Indologist, he conducted during two or three years (1884–) an archaeological mission to India financed by the French Minister of Public Instruction. According to Grierson, he was a dilettant without understanding it and…

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