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RESOURCE> Digital documentation of manuscript collection in Gangtey, Bhutan

The Endangered Archives Programme at the British Library is pleased to announce the addition of a new catalogue to its web pages. The catalogue gives details of material copied by the project EAP039: Digital documentation of manuscript collection in Gangtey

H-Net Job Guide Weekly Report For H-Buddhism: 23 March - 30 March

The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide from 23 March 2015 to 30 March 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.



QUERY> Deathbed Practices - Chinese Buddhist mutual self-help groups

Dear colleagues,

A student is interested in doing a BA thesis project on Buddhist mutual self-help groups in (ancient) China that are involved in deathbed care, such as among some (lay) groups that collectively practice niànfó at the time of death.

If anyone has references to primary or secondary sources on the topic, that would be very much appreciated (you may also contact me privately at h.w.a.blezer@hum.leidenuniv.nl). I added some examples and references below, just to give a rough idea.