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JOURNAL> Journal of Korean Religions: Vol. 6, 2015: Pure Land Buddhism in Korea

The Journal of Korean Religions (JKR) would like to announce the April 2015 publication of Volume 6, Number 1, "Pure Land Buddhism in Korea."

This issue, guest edited by Richard McBride, is the first of its kind in English to focus on Pure Land teaching and practice in Korea. It also features the first in a series titled "Religious Thinkers of Modern Korea", edited by Jin Park and Timothy Lee, on ten great figures of Korean Buddhism and Christianity.


Re: QUERY> Buddhist Textual Genres (Navāṅga / Dvādaśāṅga) (Elacqua)

Dear Joseph,
For some information about the old nāvaṅga system of classification of the Theravāda canon, see Norman, Pāli Literature, Otto Harrassowitz, Wiesbaden, 1983, pp.15–16. He translates Buddhaghosa's 5th c. commentarial discussion of the nine kinds of literature, which might be the authoritative kind of guide you're looking for.
All the best,
Dhivan Thomas Jones
Leeds University

NEW BOOK> Buddhist Cosmic Unity: An Edition, Translation and Study of the "Anūnatvāpūrṇatvanirdeśaparivarta" by Jonathan Silk

Silk, Jonathan A. Buddhist Cosmic Unity: An Edition, Translation and Study of the "Anūnatvāpūrṇatvanirdeśaparivarta". Hamburg Buddhist Studies 4. Hamburg: Hamburg University Press, 2015. 978-3-943423-22-8.

LECTURE> Chris Jensen on the "Narrative and Rhetorical Uses of Meng (Dreams)"; Kyoto Asian Studies Group meeting May 19th

Dear Colleagues,

The speaker for the May meeting of the Kyoto Asian Studies Group is Chris Jensen, who will present “Narrative and Rhetorical Uses of Meng (Dreams) in the Biographies of Eminent Monks Literature” (see abstract below).

[Please note that the venue is Kyoto University, not Doshisha University]

The lecture will be held on Tuesday, May 19th from 6:00-8:00 in Room L132 (Daini kogishitsu) of the Kyoto University Faculty of Letters (see link below for access information).


Re: QUERY> Buddhist Textual Genres (Navāṅga / Dvādaśāṅga) (Elacqua)

Dear Joseph,

Please have a look at the following article, fresh off the presses (http://iriab.soka.ac.jp/orc/Publications/ARIRIAB/index_ARIRIAB.html):

Seishi KARASHIMA. "Who Composed the Mahāyāna Scriptures? – The Mahāsāṃghikas and Vaitulya Scriptures." ARIAB XVIII (2015): 113–162.