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NEW BOOK> Being Human in a Buddhist World: An Intellectual History of Medicine in Early Modern Tibet, by Janet Gyatso

Dear Colleagues,
 
I would like to announce the publication of my new book, Being Human in a Buddhist World: An Intellectual History of Medicine in Early Modern Tibet, published by Columbia University Press.

NEW BOOK> The Adamantine Songs (Vajragīti), by Saraha; Study, Translation, and Tibetan Critical Edition by Lara Braitstein.

Dear Colleagues -

The American Institute of Buddhist Studies (AIBS) at Columbia University is very pleased to announce the publication of the following title:

  The Adamantine Songs (Vajragīti)
   -- by Saraha
   -- Study, Translation, and Tibetan Critical Edition by Lara Braitstein

  Treasury of the Buddhist Sciences series

  New York: The American Institute of Buddhist Studies, 2014.
  ISBN 978-1-935011-17-0 (cloth)   •  256 pp. •  $45.00

POSTDOC> East Asian Religions, Washington University, St. Louis (Beata Grant)

The Program in Religious Studies at Washington University in St. Louis, in cooperation with the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral teaching fellowship in East Asian Religions to begin in August 2015. While the area of specialization is open, expertise in Buddhism in the context of East Asian Religions is preferred. The course load will be three courses over two semesters.

Re: DISCUSSION> History of Buddhist studies in Japan?

Dear Marcus,

This seems to be a topic that is receiving a lot of attention in Japan lately. I'd particularly recommend Orion Klautau's recent monograph 近代日本思想としての仏教史学, which includes chapters on people like Hara Tanzan, Takakusu Junjiro, Tsuji Zennosuke, and others. Some of these have also been published in English: https://uni-heidelberg.academia.edu/OrionKlautau

Sueki Fumihiko's 近代日本と仏教 also has some chapters that would surely be useful (the one on Buddhist Studies at Tokyo University) comes to mind.

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