LE BONHEUR, Albert

LE BONHEUR, Albert. Saigon 6.8.1938 — 8.2.1996. French Art Historian of South and South-East Asia. Educated in Saigon, Hanoi and Paris, studied art history, Sanskrit and Tamil in Paris. Diplome of École du Louvre 1966. The conservator in Musée Guimet, from 1971 also taught at École du Louvre. Ph.D. 1978 Paris…

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KAUFFMANN, Hans E.

KAUFFMANN, Hans Eberhard. Mannheim 1899 — 1985. German Anthropologist. After WW I his parents moved to Switzerland and he lived in Zürich until 1953. In the 1930s he organized a Swiss fascist students group. He studied anthropology under Heine-Geldern at Vienna, but made his Ph.D. 1934 at Zürich. In 1953…

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JAGOR,  Fedor

JAGOR,  Andreas Fedor. Berlin 30.11.1816 — Berlin 11.2.1900. German Anthropologist. Worked for Berlin Museum für Naturkunde. In 1859-61 travelled in India, South-East Asia and Pacific, then in 1873-76 and 1890-93 in Indonesia. A keen photographer. Publications: Ostindisches Handwerk und Gewerbe mit Rücksicht auf den europäischen Arbeitsmarkt. B. 1878. – F. Jagor (gesammelt)…

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MARTINI, François

MARTINI, François. Can Tho, Vietnam 20.5.1895 — 18.6.1965. French Indologist and South-East Asian Scholar. Son of Corsican father and Cambodian mother. Studied law and philosophy, participated in the WW I (wounded) and after war studied languages, soon Sanskrit under S. Lévi. Diplom of Thai at É.L.O.V. 1922, from 1928 taught…

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LOW, James

LOW, James. Causland 4.4.1791 — Edinburgh 1852. British (Scottish) Colonial Officer. Son of Alexander Low and Anne Thompson, educated at Edinburgh College. Cadet in E.I.C.’s army 1812. In 1819-40 served in Penang, 1840-45 Assistant Resident in Singapore, 1824 led the second official British mission to Thailand. Retired in 1845 as…

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LOGAN, James Richardson

LOGAN, James Richardson.Hutton Hall, Berwickshire, Scotland 10.4.1819 — Penang 20.10.1869. British (Scottish) Lawyer. Son of Thomas L. and Elizabeth Moffat. Educated at Academy of Dunse, trained in law. In 1839 left for Penang in order to become an indigo planter in Bengal, but soon joined the Straits Bar and worked…

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GEDNEY, William J.

GEDNEY, William John. Orchards, Wash. 4.4.1915 — Ann Arbor 14.11.1999. U.S. Linguist, interested in Sanskrit, Pāli and especially Thai. Professor in Ann Arbor. Son of John Marshall G. (d. 1918) and Lillian Viola Woster. Educated at Whitman College (A.B. 1935). Ph.D. in Indic and Far Eastern Languages 1947 at Yale.…

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PRZYLUSKI, Jean

PRZYLUSKI, Jean (Jan Przyłuski). Le Mans 17.8.1885 — Mareil-sur-Loir 27.10.1944. French Indologist, South East Asian scholar and Linguist. Professor in Paris. Born of an originally Polish family, educated in Rennes and Paris. In 1907-13 at E.F.E.O. in Indochina, 1912 visited China. Participated in WW I. Dr.-ès-lettres 1923. He was in 1913-33 Professor of Annamite…

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MUS, Paul

MUS, Paul Léon Joseph. Bourges (Cher) 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 Vietnam (English Wikipedia Hanoi, French Saigon). Studies in Paris under Lévi, Mauss, Pelliot, etc., of Sanskrit, Chinese,…

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MASON, Francis

MASON, Francis. York 2.4.1799 — Rangoon 3.3.1874. Rev. British Missionary in Burma, a Scholar of Pāli and Karen, lay Botanist. Son of Thomas M., a shoemaker and Baptist preacher, born in York “where his grandfather had founded a Baptist Society.” Worked himself as shoemaker with his father, but “in 1818…

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