DEBES, Paul

DEBES, Paul. Elberfeld, Wuppertal 8.9.1906 — Bindlach 6.6.2004. German Bauddha. Originally he intended to become a missionary, but in 1927 found Buddhism in H. Much’s books. In 1931-32 studied in Ceylon under Nyanatiloka, together with his brother Heinrich Debes (1903–1943). Served in the army, in 1944-45 war prisoner in the…

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DAY, Terence P.

DAY, Terence Patrick. 1930 — 2003. British or Canadian Indologist. Professor of Religion at University of Manitoba in Winnipeg. Publications:Indian Ideas of Punishment in the Light of Recent Western Discussions. 1000 p. L. 1966 (King’s College, perhaps a diss.). – The Conception of Punishment in Early Indian Literature. 4+328 p.…

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CHEN (Ch’en), Kenneth K. S.

CHEN (Ch’en), Kenneth Kuan-Sheng. Honolulu 20.9.1907 — 25.4.1993. U.S. Indologist (Buddhist scholar). Son of Hua-hsiu Ch’en and Chu See. Studies at University of Hawaii (A.B. 1931), at Harvard-Yenching University in Peking (M.A. 1934), at University of California (in 1940-41), and at Harvard (Ph.D. 1946 in Buddhism and Indology, under Ingalls). In…

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CHATALIAN, George

CHATALIAN, George. 22.11.1920 — 17.6.1997. U.S. Philosopher and Buddhist Scholar. Educated at Brown University (A.B.) and Harvard (Ph.D. 1968). In the early 1970s teaching (Western?) philosophy at Franklin Pierce College. In 1983 at Department of Philosophy, University of Ife in Ife-Ife, Nigeria, then also at Lagos University. Finally living in…

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CHAPPELL, David

CHAPPELL, David Wellington. Saint John, New Brunswick 3.2.1940 — Laguna Hills, CAL 2.12.2004. Canadian Buddhist Scholar in the U.S.A. Son of Hayward Lynsin Ch. and Mary Elvira Mosher. B.A. Mount Allison University. B.D. McGill University. Ph.D. Yale, in History of Religions. Taught thirty years (1971-2000) as Professor of Religion at the…

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WARD, C. H. S.

WARD, Charles Henry Spurgeon. Halton by Leeds, Yorkshire 21.7.1876 — Wells, Somerset 17.3.1957. Rev. British Clergyman in Sri Lanka. Son of Amos Ward and Zilpah Whitaker. Married 1906 in Sri Lanka Mabel Jane Straughan Lawrence (d. 1937), children. Later on returned to the U.K. His 1934/47 book is based on…

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STACE, Walter Terence

STACE, Walter Terence. Hampstead, London 17.11.1886 — Laguna Beach, Calif. 2.8.1967. British Civil Servant in Sri Lanka. Son of Major Edward Vincent Stace of Royal Artillery and Amy Mary Watson. Educated ar Bath College and ar Fettes College in Edinburgh. Planning priestly career he studied at Trinity College, Dublin, but…

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PASKE, Edward

PASKE, Edward Hanson. Madras 1829 (bapt. 24.9.) — Parkstone, Dorset 28.10.1907. British Colonial Officer in India. Son of Colonel Thomas Theophilus Paske and Susan Amelia Goldingham. Bengal cadet 1846-47. From 1854 served in the Punjab. Deputy-Commissioner of Kangra, then Lieutenant-Colonel. Retired 1877 on health reasons. Married 1856 Amelie Catherine Jervois, three…

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MAMMITZSCH, Ulrich H. R.

MAMMITZSCH, Ulrich Hans Richard. 1935 — Bellingham, Wash. 19.11.1990. U.S. (German-born) Sinologist and Scholar of Tibetan and Japanese Buddhism. Studied at Halle, in 1957 escaped from East Germany to West and settled in the U.S.A. Taught at Western Washington University, finally as director of East Asian Studies. Publications: “On the evolution of…

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LOUNSBERY, Grace  Constance

LOUNSBERY, Grace  Constance. New York 29.1.1876 — France 24.9.1964. U.S. Author and Bauddha in France. Daughter of James L. (d. 1897). Founder and President of Amis du Bouddhisme. Unmarried. Publications: La Méditation bouddhique. 179 p. P. 1935; Buddhist Meditation in the Southern School: Theory and Practice for Westerners. 177 p. L. 1950. Sources: ancestry.com.au…

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