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OBITUARY> Kenneth Kraft 1949-2018

[This obituary was written by Ken's family. DC]


Kenneth Kraft, professor of Buddhist studies and Japanese religions and author of several books on contemporary Buddhism, died on October 1 at his home in Haverford, PA. He was 69.


The cause of death was cancer, his family said.


For almost 50 years, Kraft was deeply engaged in Buddhist studies. He was recognized as a brilliant scholar and a leader in his field, impacting countless readers and students in their understanding of Zen Buddhism.


NEW JOURNAL> Studies on Humanistic Buddhism

Studies on Humanistic Buddhism 1: Foundational Thoughts is a journal translated from Chinese by a worldwide team of volunteer translators, editors, and proofreaders. The aim of the journal is to provide access to articles on Humanistic Buddhism in English for scholars. The journal is a result of a unique translation process that employs an online workflow with a cloud-based glossary.

CFP> Vol. 4 of the Journal of the Japanese Association for Digital Humanities [JJADH]

Dear Colleagues,

We are now inviting submissions for Volume 4 of the Journal of the Japanese Association for Digital Humanities (in English). We would therefore like to invite you to submit your DH-related paper to the journal for publication, according to the following guidelines (technical directions for web submission are at the bottom of the page) [Submissions related to Buddhist Studies and Digital Humanities are warmly welcomed].

QUERY> Looking for William Brown

[Posted on behalf of Ken Tanaka]

Dear Colleagues

We are looking to make contact with a Dr. William Brown (Brooklyn, New York), who formerly worked at Brooklyn College. He had been involved in the translation of one of our texts, Daijo-genron 大乗玄論 (Taisho 1853). He was connected to Mr. C.T. Shen of Port Lee, New Jersey. 

We would very much appreciate it if you could inform me should you have any leads toward us locating Dr. William Brown. 

Sincerely yours,

Kenneth K. Tanaka (kktanaka@gamma.ocn.ne.jp)
Chair, Editorial Committee