Author:Johan Hendrik Caspar Kern

Johan Hendrik Caspar Kern

Dutch linguist and Orientalist; usually referred to as H. Kern or Hendrik Kern; one of the founding fathers of Oriental Studies in the Netherlands, promoting the study of Sanskrit and contributed to Austronesian studies

Johan Hendrik Caspar Kern


  • Saddharma-Pundarîka, or, the Lotus of the True Law (First English translation of Lotus Sutra). Oxford, 1884. (Volume 21 of Sacred Books of the East)
  • Manual of Indian Buddhism. Strassburg, 1896. (in Grundriss der indoarischen Philologie.)

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