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Wang Qilong、Deng Xiaoyong:The Academic Knight Between East and West: A Biography of Alexander Sta?l von Holstein

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Publisher: Gale Asia; 1 edition (March 20, 2014)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 9814510076

ISBN-13: 978-9814510073


A legendary pioneer scholar of Asian studies, Alexander von Stael-Holstein (1877 V1937) was a German-Baltic aristocrat and an emigre of Czarist Russia displaced by the Bolshevik Revolution. He took up an adjunct teaching position at Peking University and was subsequently a visiting professor at Harvard for the academic year 1928 V29 and full professor of Central Asian Studies at Harvard from 1929 till his passing away. Throughout his career, Stael-Holstein repeatedly emphasized the importance of Sanskrit and Tibetan for the reconstruction of ancient Chinese phonetics. A ignification portion of his works consists of translations and omparisons of Buddhist, Sanskrit, and Chinese Buddhist scriptures. The cademic Knight Between East and West is the first and only omprehensive biography on Alexander von Stael-Holstein's life and academic achievements. KEY FEATURES E The first and only biography on Alexander von Stael-Holstein's life and academic achievements E Detailed chronology of a legendary and pioneer scholar of Asian studies E A reference on the importance of Sanskrit and Tibetan in the reconstruction of ancient Chinese phonetics.