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Friday, October 15, 1999



6. ROLF STEIN PASSED AWAY IN PARIS


Reported by Wangpo Bashi, Bureau du Tibet, Paris, as per the LE MONDE
daily=92s Obituary Report.

Professor R.A. STEIN as he is commonly known in the world of Tibetan
studies has passed away on 9th October 1999 here in Paris.

Born in 1911 in Berlin where he did a part of his Oriental studies, he
came into exile in Paris in 1933. In 1939, Professor Stein joined the
prestigious French oriental institute called Ecole Fran=E7aise d=92Extr=EA=
me
Orient (EFEO).

His early field studies were done in Vietnam and China. In 1943, he
published his first book on Oriental culture called " Jardins en
miniature d=92Extr=EAme Orient ".

Later on, he taught at the prestigious French institute " Coll=E8ge de
France " and it was during his tenure there (1966 =96 1982) that
Professor Stein has published successively three prominent books in
relations to the Tibetan culture : " Recherche sur l=92=E9pop=E9e et le b=
arde
du Tibet " (which relates the tradition of folk songs and epic lore of
Tibet) , " Vie et chants du Brug pa kunleg " (Life of the Tibetan yogi
Drukpa Kunleg) and " La civilisation tib=E9taine " (The Tibetan
Civlisation) .

This third book TIBETAN CIVILISATION which has been translated into
several languages is considered among the most authoritative books on
Tibetan civilisation written by Western authors.

After 1982 and up until 1992, Professor Stein continued to participate
in the academic works and in collaboration with other priminent
Orientalists, he has authored books on Buddhism, Tantra and Mythology.


Articles in this Issue:
  1. Tibetan Monk Tortured Over Dalai Lama Documents
  2. Tony Blair should insist on concrete human rights measures Britain's "ethical foreign policy" to be tested
  3. Chinese leader heads for Dome
  4. Chinese visit stirs protest over Tibet
  5. "No place for Patten at China banquet"
  6. ROLF STEIN PASSED AWAY IN PARIS



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