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John Powers
David Templeman

Templeman on Powers, 'The Buddha Party: How the People's Republic of China Works to Define and Control Tibetan Buddhism'

John Powers. The Buddha Party: How the People's Republic of China Works to Define and Control Tibetan Buddhism. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. 393 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-935815-1.

Reviewed by David Templeman (Monash University)
Published on H-Buddhism (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Gregory A. Scott

NEW PROGRAM> Introduction to Sanskrit – Twenty-Hours Intensive (Mattia Salvini, Mahidol University, August 2017)

Introduction to Sanskrit – Twenty-Hours Intensive

Mattia Salvini, August 2017

The International PhD Programme in Buddhist Studies will offer an intensive Sanskrit course, for a total of twenty hours. The course aims to offer an overview of basic Sanskrit, including pronunciation and grammar, with some emphasis on Buddhist texts and Buddhist vocabulary; participation does not require any prior knowledge of Sanskrit and is open to all.

Introduction to Sanskrit

Dates: 7th – 11th August 2017, 8.30-13.00 (lunch break 11.30-12.00)

POSITIONS> Open Philology Buddhist Studies PhD & Postdoc at Leiden University

Posting on behalf of Jonathan Silk:

Two positions at Leiden UNiversity, one PhD and one postdoc, for the ERC Project “The Composition of Buddhist Scriptures: Open Philology”:



The deadline has been extended: in view of the late date, submissions until mid-July will certainly be considered.

LECTURE> Kyoto Asian Studies Group meeting July 3

Dear colleagues,

The speaker for the July meeting of the Kyoto Asian Studies Group is Jesse Drian, who will present “Networks of Sacred Space in Medieval Benzaiten Discourses” (see abstract below).

The lecture will be held on Monday, July 3rd 18:00-20:00 in Seminar Room 8, on the basement floor of Research Bldg. No. 2, on the KYOTO UNIVERSITY Main Campus (see link below for access information). PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS NOT OUR USUAL VENUE!


Networks of Sacred Space in Medieval Benzaiten Discourses