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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MACDONALD, David

MACDONALD, David. Darjeeling 1870/73? — Darjeeling 6.7.1962. British Trade Agent in Tibet. Son of a Scottish father and Sikkimese mother. The father left when he was six and he was educated by his mother as Buddhist, but later took Christianity. He was Waddell’s Assistant in Lhasa in 1904, remained long…

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LAUFER, Heinrich

LAUFER, Heinrich. Köln 2.2.1877 — 10.7.1935. German Physician. Son of Max L. (of Jewish background) and Eugenie Schlesinger, brother of —> Berthold L. Worked many years on Cairo, Egypt. Married Margarete. For his small study of Tibetan medicine he collected material from travel books. Publications: Beiträge zur Kenntniss der Tibetischen Medicin.…

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LAUF, Detlef Ingo

LAUF, Detlef Ingo. 1936 — 2001. German or Swiss (?) Tibetologist and Scholar of Religion in the U.S.A. Ph.D. Dipl.-Psych. He taught as Professor at C. G. Jung Institute in Zürich, at Institute of Asian Studies in San Francisco, at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, and at Columbia Pacific University in…

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KULØY, Hallvard Kåre

KULØY, Hallvard Kåre. Kuløy near Smøla 25.12.1941 — 16.5.2001. Norwegian UNICEF Officer, worked for UNICEF in Nepal 1972-78, Burma 1980-84 and South Korea 1984-87. Founded Orchid Press and its series Bibliotheca Himalayica and edited many books for it. A close friend of Michael Aris and Aung San Suu Kyi. Publications:…

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HUMMEL, Siegbert

HUMMEL, Siegbert. Rodewisch, Vogtland 18.7.1908 — Lengenfeld (or Röthenbach?), Vogtland 28.3.2001. German (East) Priest, Art Historian and Tibetan Scholar. He had first mercantile training in order to take over the curtain trade of his father, but the depression impended this and he turned to theology. Matriculated in 1932 from König Albert-Gymnasium…

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LANDON, Perceval

LANDON, Perceval. Hastings, Sussex 29.3.1869 — 23.7.1927. British Author, Traveller and Journalist. Son of Rev. Edward Henry L., of Huguenot descent, and Caroline Perceval. Educated at Forest School, Walthamstow. From 1888 studies at Hertford College, Oxford, graduated 1892. Called to the bar from Inner Temple. In 1899-1900 war correspondent of The…

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KRICK, Nicolas

KRICK, Nicolas Michel. Lixheim en Meurthe, Lorraine 1.3.1819 — 1.9.1854. Father. French Missionary in North-East India. Son of tailor Michel Krick and Élisabeth Dubourg (d. 1826). From 1839 studies at the seminary of Nancy, ordained priest 1844 and began work as vicar in Lorraine. In 1848 joined Missions étrangères de Paris…

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JISL, Lumír

JISL, Lumír. Svijanský Újezd, Liberec region 18.4.1921 — Prague 22.11.1969. Czech Scholar of Tibetan, Mongolian and Japanese, a Specialist of Buddhist Art. After school in Toruń from 1940 studies of archaeology and ethnography at Prague. In the wartime worked as insurance official in Liberec, then continued studies (graduated 1949). From…

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GORDON, Antoinette K.

GORDON, Antoinette Koscherak. 1892 — ?.3.1975. U.S. Anthropologist, Specialist of Tibetan Religious Art. From 1936 worked in the Department of Anthropology of the American Museum of Natural History. Publications: The Iconography of Tibetan Lamaism. 32+129 p. N.Y. 1939, rev. ed. 31+131 p. ill. Rutland, Vermont & Tokyo 1959. – Tibetan…

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