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CFP> Panel proposal submission deadline extended: IABS 2017, Toronto

Dear Colleages,

As there have been e-lists on which this announcement did not circulate yet, and in order to give those who may have missed last weekend’s deadline another opportunity, I am hereby recirculating the First Circular of the XVIIIth Congress of the International Association of Buddhist Studies, August 20 to August 25, 2017, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.

CFP> Buddhism as Political Theology/ Buddhist Brahmin

Shayne's email this morning just reminded me that panel proposals are due soon both for the IABS in 2017 as well as for the AAR next fall. Before I propose a panel to either of these venues, I would like to know if there is anyone out there who is currently doing work on (and might be interested in forming a panel on) either of these two topics:

1) Buddhism/Buddhist Philosophy as a form of Political Theology


2) Buddhist Brahmins

Feel free to either respond to the list to to me privately.

Thank you.


Joseph Walser

Associate Professor

Kyoto Asian Studies Group meeting Feb. 16th

Dear colleagues,

The speaker for the February meeting of the Kyoto Asian Studies Group is Andrew Macomber, who will present “Buddhist Moxibustion in the Practice of Medieval Japanese Healing” (see abstract below).

The lecture will be held on Tuesday, February 16th from 6:00-8:00 in Room 212 of the Fusokan on the Doshisha University Campus (see link below for access information).



Buddhist Moxibustion in the Practice of Medieval Japanese Healing