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POSTION> Doctoral Position in Indology / Buddhist Studies

JOB GUIDE: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=50296


Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

Division: Faculty for the Study of Culture
Start date: 1 March 2015
Application deadline: 15 January 2015
Salary: TV‐L / 75%
Term of employment: Two years, with the possibility of renewal for one additional year.

This is a part‐time position (30 hours per week).

Re: QUERY> Calcutta-Bairat Rock Inscription list of recommended works (Justin Fifield)

Dear Colleagues,

I would like to share the very informative reply of Professor Jonathan Silk to my query. Many thanks to him for this.

For a recent bibliography (still partial, however, not only omitting all Japanese sources, but also some relevant Western materials), see Harry Falk, Aśokan Sites and Artefacts-A Source-book with Bibliography. Monographien zur indischen Archäologie, Kunst und Philologie 18 (Mainz: Philipp von Zabern, 2006): 106-108.

QUERY> Distinction between "Grasping" and "Granting" koans in Chan? (Van Overmeire)

Dear Colleagues,
In his foreword to Florence Caplow and Susan Moon’s edited volume of koans The Hidden Lamp, Norman Fischer distinguishes between two types of koan. He calls the first of these the “grasping way.” In koans belonging to this subdivision, attaining insight comes only after a struggle with another Fischer characterizes this as “the way of the solitary hero” (xi).