Erich Haenisch

Haenisch, Erich


Born Aug. 27, 1880, in Berlin; died Dec. 21, 1966. German sinologue and specialist in Mongolian studies.

Haenisch was an instructor at the University of Berlin from 1912 to 1920 and a professor at the university from 1920 to 1924 and 1932 to 1945. He was a professor at the universities of Göttingen and Leipzig between 1925 and 1931. From 1947 to 1951, Haenisch was chairman of a department and director of the East Asian Seminar of the University of Munich. In 1951 he was designated professor emeritus. Haenisch’s research dealt primarily with bilingual Chinese-Mongolian texts and the history of China and Mongolia during the Mongol conquests.


Untersuchungen über das Yüan-ch’ao pishi. Leipzig, 1931.
Monghol un Niuca Tobca’an. Die geheime Geschichte der Mongolen, parts 1–2. Leipzig, 1937–39.
Die geheime Geschichte der Mongolen: Aus einer mongolischen Niederschrift des Jahres 1240 von der Insel Kode’e im Kerulen-Fluss. Leipzig, 1941.


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His successor from 1925 to 1931 was Erich Haenisch (1880-1966); in addition, Eduard Erkes (1891-1958) served as supernumerary professor from 1928 to 1933--that is, until the Nazi regime dismissed him from the university.
Not exactly a warm welcome, it compared most unfavorably with those which, in 1937 and 1938, I had experienced in Berlin from, respectively, Erich Haenisch and Otto Franke.
Boris Vladimirtsov, Erich Haenisch, Francis Woodman Cleaves, Nicholas Poppe, Walther Heissig, Louis Ligeti, and other Mongolists and a non-Mongolist worked on this early monument of Mongolian Buddhist literature.