I am sending this on behalf of Prof. Edward L. Shaughnessy (University of Chicago), a long-time friend and colleague of Prof. Tsuen-hsuin (T.H.) Tsien
Two memorials of Dr Meera Kosambi
April 24, 1939 – February 26, 2015
On Thursday, February 26, 2015, Dr. Meera Kosambi passed away in Pune, India.
Thanks to Ryan Dunch for posting news about distinguished Asianists who have laid down their earthly burdens (so to speak). I want to follow his example and pay my respects to the late George M. Wilson, a distinguished historian of Japan who taught for many years at Indiana University.
[Ed. note: This is another belated obituary notice, for Professor Pierre Ryckmans, an extraordinary scholar, teacher, calligrapher and author in multiple fields and genres who left a deep impression on me as an undergraduate at the Australian National University in the 1980s. RD]
[Ed. Note: H-Asia has had a long tradition of publishing (or cross-posting) obituaries for Asian Studies scholars. All readers of H-Asia are welcome to submit these. Although Prof. Nivison passed away last fall, the obituary below by one of his doctoral students only appeared a few days ago and came to my attention. RD]
[Ed. note: Thank you to Prof. Frank Shulman for this sad news. RD]
Emeritus Prof. Senake Bandaranayake (1938 - 2015)
Eminent Sri Lankan Archaeologist, father of modern Archaeology in Sri Lanka and a tireless academic, Prof. Senake Bandaranayake passed away in his sleep on 2nd March 2015 leaving behind his beloved wife and partner for 51 years, Manel Fonseka.
His death has left a large vacuum in Sri Lankan archaeology.
After my announcement of the 2014 obituaries page a few weeks ago, several people contacted me to provide supplementary information, and so the list is expanded somewhat.
Professor Ian Charles Harris (June 17th 1952 to December 23rd 2014)