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CFP> ASCJ 2016 Conference at ICU

The Executive Committee of the Asian Studies Conference Japan (ASCJ) invites proposals for panels, roundtables, and individual papers to be presented at the Twentieth Asian Studies Conference Japan. The conference will be held at the International Christian University (ICU) in Tokyo on Saturday and Sunday, July 2-3, 2016. All presentations are to be delivered in English.

Please visit the ASCJ website for details:


LECTURE> Robert Sharf on "Taking Critical Buddhism Seriously." Florida State University

Dear Colleagues,

You are cordially invited to the following public lecture by Dr. Robert Sharf at Florida State University. This lecture launches the first of a series of talks given by scholars of religious studies in celebrating the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Department of Religion here at FSU. The talk is also the second Sheng Yen Buddhist Studies Lecture. For those of you who will not be able to make it for the talk, it will be recorded and posted on FSU's Buddhist Studies website. For more information see:


Dear colleagues, 

volume 36/37 of the Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies has just appeared.


Besides two articles -- by Brandon Dotson and Seong-Uk Kim -- the volume contains two sections, one on "New Approaches to Studying the Materiality of Buddhist Manuscripts" and the other on "Authors and Editors in the Literary Traditions of Asian Buddhism". A conference report on the XVIth IABS Congress is also included. The Table of Contents is given below. 

Saṃyukta-āgama Studies by Bhikkhu Anālayo

Dear Colleagues,

the Āgama Research Group (ARG) at the Department of Buddhist Studies of the Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts (formerly Dharma Drum Buddhist College) is happy to announce the publication of a new book, Bhikkhu Anālayo’s Saṃyukta-āgama Studies:

Anālayo, Saṃyukta-āgama Studies (Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts Research Series 2), Taipei: Dharma Drum Publishing Corporation, 2015. ISBN: 9789575986797. 888pp., pls., appendices, index, 21X16cm.

H-Net Job Guide Weekly Report For H-Buddhism: 17 August - 24 August

The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide from 17 August  2015 to 24 August 2015. These job postings are included here based on the categories selected by the list editors for H-Buddhism. See the H-Net Job Guide website at http://www.h-net.org/jobs/ for more information.