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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).

Abstract:

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.

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

Esteemed Colleagues,

Does anyone happen to know of any sources that attempt to authoritatively define Buddhist texts from any canon (or canons) in terms of their literary genre?  By that, I'm referring to traditional systems of Buddhist literary categorization such as the navāṅga or dvādaśāṅga systems, or a similar traditional classification system.

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