Max Kaltenmark

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Max Kaltenmark (1910-2002) was a French sinologist . He specialized in Daoism . He was director of studies at the École pratique des hautes études . In 1946 he was appointed director of the Center Franco-Chinois d'Études sinologiques de Pékin (Beijing).

The Liexian zhuan列 仙 传 (Biographies of Immortals) was translated into French by him.

Works (selection)

  • Le Lie-sien tchouan (Beijing 1953)
  • La philosophy chinoise (PUF, 1972)
  • Lao-Tseu et le taoïsme , German under the title: Lao-tzu and Taoism . From the Franz. By Manfred Porkert .


  • Danièlle Eliasberg: Max Kaltenmark (1910-2002), Journal asiatique . Tome 290. Annee 2002. Numeros 1 & 2, Paris, Societe Asiatique, 2002
  • Kristopher Schipper: Max Kaltenmark (1910–2002). École pratique des hautes études, Section des sciences religieuses. Annuaire. Tome 110, 2001-2002. Année 2001, pp. 21-23

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