Gustav Haloun

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Gustav Haloun (January 12, 1898, Brtnice, Moravia, Austria-Hungary — December 24, 1951, Cambridge, England) was a Czech sinologist. He studied in Vienna under Arthur von Rosthorn and in Leipzig under August Conrady[1] from where he received his Dr. phil. in 1923.[2]

He obtained habilitation at Charles University in Prague where he lectured in 1926-1927. Afterwards he taught at Halle University (1928-1931), and Göttingen University (1931-1938), before becoming Chair of Chinese Language and History at Cambridge University.

He researched about the Hundred Schools of Thought, Bactria, Da Yuezhi, and Guanzi texts (cf. Guan Zhong).

Haloun's papers are held at Cambridge University Library.

Further reading[edit]

  • Ceadel, Eric Bertrand, 'Published works of the late Professor Gustav Haloun', Asia Major 3:1 (1953); PDF
  • Franke, Herbert: 'Gustav Haloun (1898–1951).' Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft. No. 102, 1952, pp. 1–9. (online in German).
  • Honey, David B., Incense at the Altar: Pioneering Sinologists and the Development of Classical Chinese Philology, 2001, pp. 152–66.
  • Simon, Walter. 'Obituary. Gustav Haloun.' The Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland. No. 1/2 (Apr., 1952), pp. 93–95. Published by Cambridge University Press. Article Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/25222563

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Simon, W. 'Obituary. Gustav Haloun.' The Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland. No. 1/2 (Apr., 1952), pp. 93-95. Published by Cambridge University Press. Article Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/25222563
  2. ^ web.archive.org/web/20110718211252/http://www.catalogus-professorum-halensis.de/haloungustav.html