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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GERINI, Gerolamo Emilio

GERINI, Gerolamo Emilio. Cisano sul Neva (Albenga) 10.3.1860 — Turin 11.10.1913. Italian Officer and South-East Asian Scholar in Thailand. Colonel. Son of Carlo G., Professor of Oenology in Turin, and Veronica Rosso. After Military Academy of Modena he served in Italian army 1879-81. From 1881 twentyfive years in Thailand as…

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FAVRE, Pierre

FAVRE, Pierre Étienne Lazare. Janville (Eure-et-Loir) 12.2.1812 — Paris 17.3.1887. Abbé. French Missionary and South-East Asian (Malay) Scholar. Ordained 1838 in Orléans, 1842 joined Missions étrangères in Paris. In 1845-50 worked in Malacca, then in South America. Because of illness returned to France in 1854, 1855-57 again in Penang collaborating…

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DUPONT, Pierre

DUPONT, Pierre. Paris 3.12.1908 — Bangkok 16.10.1955 (Auboyer: 31.12.1908–18.10.1955). French Archaeologist of South-East Asia (especially Cambodia). Professor in Paris. Studies of Indology, South-East Asian studies, art and archaeology in Paris under Lévi, Foucher, Picard and Stern, at É.P.H.É., Institut d’éthnologie and École du Louvre. Worked in Musée Guimet, in French…

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