Rolf Stein

Rolf Alfred Stein (13 June 1911 – 9 October 1999) was a German-born French Sinologist and Tibetologist. He contributed in particular to the study of the ''Epic of King Gesar'', on which he wrote two books, and the use of Chinese sources in Tibetan history. He was the first scholar to correctly identify the ''Minyag'' of Tibetan sources with the Xixia of Chinese sources.

Stein was born in Schwetz (now Świecie, Poland) to a family of Jewish origin in 1911. As a young man, Stein became interested in the occult, and it was from there that his interest in Tibet began.

He received his first degree in Chinese from the ''Seminar für Orientalische Sprachen'' at the University of Berlin in 1933. He fled to France the same year. He obtained degrees from l'École nationale des langues orientales vivantes in Chinese (1934) and Japanese (1936). In Paris he studied Tibetan with Jacques Bacot and Marcelle Lalou. He became a French citizen on 30 August 1939. Stein spent the Second World War in French Indo-China, working as a translator and where he was taken prisoner by the Japanese. He completed his ''doctorat d'État'' in 1960 on the Gesar epic.

Stein was a professor at the École pratique des hautes études, Ve section (''Religions de la Chine et de la Haute Asie'') from 1951 until 1975. He was a professor at the prestigious Collège de France from 1966 until 1982. He died in 1999. He was married to a Vietnamese lady from the highlands and adopted a daughter of Vietnamese-French descent.

Among Stein's most notable students were Anne-Marie Blondeau, Ariane Macdonald-Spanien, Samten Karmay, Yamaguchi Zuiho, and Yoshiro Imaeda. Provided by Wikipedia
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Dreizehn Tage am atomaren Abgrund
Involved: Steininger, Rolf
Year: 2011
Publisher: Olzog (München)
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Darstellung u. Dokumente in 2 Bänden
Volume 2 (1983) from Deutsche Geschichte 1945 - 1961
Involved: Steininger, Rolf
Year: 1983
Publisher: Fischer-Taschenbuch-Verl. (Frankfurt am Main)
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Gemeinnützige, mildtätige und kirchliche Zwecke im Steuerrecht
Volume 3 from Der Betriebs-Berater
Involved: Steinhardt, Rolf
Year: 1954
Publisher: Verlagsges. Recht und Wirtschaft (Heidelberg)
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Volume 19519
Involved: Steininger, Rolf
Year: 2012
Publisher: Fischer-Taschenbuch-Verl. (Frankfurt am Main)
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Die Stalin-Note vom 10. März 1952 und die Wiedervereinigung ; eine Studie auf der Grundlage unveröffentlichter britischer und amerikanischer Akten
Involved: Steininger, Rolf
Year: 1985
Publisher: Dietz (Berlin [u.a.])
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Der Anfang vom langen Ende der DDR
Involved: Steininger, Rolf
Year: 2003
Publisher: Olzog-Verl. (München)
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Die Westmächte und Adenauer in der Berlinkrise 1958 - 1963
Involved: Steininger, Rolf
Year: 2001
Publisher: Olzog (München)
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[Leitfaden]
Year: 1996
Publisher: Rehm (München)
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Volume 15551 : Fischer kompakt
Involved: Steininger, Rolf
Year: 2003
Publisher: Fischer (Frankfurt am Main)
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Volume 16121 : Fischer kompakt
Involved: Steininger, Rolf
Year: 2003
Publisher: Fischer (Frankfurt am Main)
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Vom Leben und Überleben einer Minderheit
Involved: Steininger, Rolf
Year: 1997
Publisher: Studien-Verl. (Innsbruck)
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Involved: Steininger, Rolf
Year: 1999
Publisher: Studien-Verl. (Innsbruck)
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From the "Anschluss" to the State Treaty, 1938 - 1955
Involved: Steininger, Rolf
Year: 2008
Publisher: Berghahn (New York, NY [u.a.])
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Darstellung u. Dokumente in 2 Bänden
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Involved: Steininger, Rolf
Publisher: Fischer-Taschenbuch-Verl. (Frankfurt am Main)
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Die Südtirolfrage 1945/1946 und das Gruber-De Gasperi-Abkommen
Involved: Steininger, Rolf
Year: 1987
Publisher: Haymon-Verl. (Innsbruck)
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Darstellung u. Dokumente in 2 Bänden
Involved: Steininger, Rolf
Year: 1983
Publisher: Fischer-Taschenbuch-Verl. (Frankfurt am Main)
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Österreich im Schatten von deutscher Frage und Kaltem Krieg 1938 - 1955
Involved: Steininger, Rolf
Year: 2005
Publisher: Studien-Verl. (Innsbruck)
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