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JOB> Lector in Tibetan Studies, University of Hamburg (Wangchuk)

Dear Colleagues,

Please note the following advertisement of a permanent position (0.75) for a lector in Tibetan Studies at the University of Hamburg. The deadline for submitting the applications is July 3, 2014. The application should be sent in both electronic form (to dorji.wangchuk@uni-hamburg.de) and as hardcopy to: Prof.

WORKSHOP> Ancient Central Asian Networks at Ruhr-University Bochum

Workshop on

Ancient Central Asian Networks. Rethinking the Interplay of Religions, Art and Politics across the Tarim Basin (5th–10th c.)

June 24th–26th 2014 at Ruhr-University Bochum.

Organizers: Erika Forte (Ruhr-University Bochum), Christoph Anderl (Ghent University) and Carmen Meinert (Ruhr-University Bochum)

This workshop is organized by the Käte Hamburger Kolleg “Dynamics in the History of Religions between Asia and Europe.”

RESOURCE> AAUP Rebukes Colleges for Chinese [Confucius] Institutes

[Forwarded from H-Asia]

AAUP (American Association of University Professors) criticizes the
Confucius Institutes project. See below -- not sure if this will mean more real debate, or simply that the could-have-been debate will continue to be buried and silenced in even more money.

--at the AAUP website:

CONFERENCE> Chinese and Tibetan Tantric Buddhism (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

International Research Conference on


June 16th –18th, 2014

at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Organizers: Meir Shahar (Tel Aviv University) & Yael Bentor (The Hebrew University)

Joint Research Conference of the Israel Institute for Advanced Studies & the Israel Science Foundation

NEW BOOK> Reconstructing the Confucian Dao, by Joseph Adler

I just finished reading this and hadn't seen it announced anywhere. Excellent contribution to the field of the history of Chinese thought, in my opinion. Although the main topic is (Neo-)Confucianism, there is a lot  in here on the relationship between Confucianism and Buddhism during the Song:

Reconstructing the Confucian Dao: Zhu Xi's Appropriation of Zhou Dunyi

By Joseph A. Adler

SUNY series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture


Discusses how Zhou Dunyi’s thought became a cornerstone of neo-Confucianism.