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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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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KARPELÈS, Suzanne

KARPELÈS, Suzanne. Paris 17.3.1890 — Pondicherry 1968. French Indologist (Buddhist Scholar). Her father (a Greek [Jewish?] merchant living in France) imported indigo from India, she spent part of her early life in Calcutta (?). After studies in Paris under Lévi, Foucher and Finot she joined É.F.E.O. in 1922 and came…

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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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HUNTER, William

HUNTER, William. Montrose, Angus 1755 — Java ?.12.1812. British (Scottish) Physician in India. Educated at Marischal College and Aberdeen University (M.A. 1777). M.D. 1808. Joined the E.I.C.’S medical service in 1781. As naval surgeon 1782 he was driven to Burma by a storm. Worked as surgeon at Agra Residency, participated…

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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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JAGER, Herbert de

JAGER, Herbert de. Zwammerdam near Leiden 1636 (1637?) — Batavia (Jakarta) 6.1.1694. Dutch Priest and Traveller. Son of a farmer. Studies of theology, of mathematics, botany, astronomy and Oriental languages (under Golius) at Leiden in 1657-62. In service of the Dutch E.I.C. in 1662-94, first in Batavia, 1666-70 in Persia…

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JACQUET, Eugène

JACQUET, Eugène-Vincent-Stanislas. Bruxelles 10.5.1811 — Paris 7.7.1838. Belgian Sinologist, Indologist and Oriental Scholar in Paris. Born in a wealthy family. They moved to Paris when he was two. Educated at home by his parents and at Collège Louis le Grand. Soon he became interested in Oriental studies and tried to…

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HAHLWEG, Klaus

HAHLWEG, Klaus. 1921 — 1995. German Buddhist Scholar. During the war student of von Glasenapp at Königsberg. Ph.D. Munich 1954 (under H. Hoffmann). In the early 1980s living in Munich, still interested in Buddhism and Thai. Publications: Diss. Das Mahāgovinda-Sūtra. Eine vergleichende Analyse der indischen und chinesischen Versionen. Manuscript of…

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