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ONLINE EVENT > UKABS 2020 summer conference online: 2 July

Dear colleagues,
 
As many of you will know, we at UKABS sadly had to cancel our Manchester conference for July 2-3. However, we have decided to hold a summer conference online, as a one-day special event on July 2nd, where we will showcase brilliant postgraduate scholarship from institutions across the world.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS> Tsadra Foundation Dissertation Fellowship for Tibetan Buddhist Studies

Tsadra Foundation Dissertation Fellowship for Tibetan Buddhist Studies

Description and Purpose

This fellowship program provides one-year grants to graduate students at North American universities in order to support them in their pursuit of dissertation research focused specifically on Tibetan Buddhism. Dissertation work must include significant textual work on Tibetan Buddhist primary sources and include translation into English. Two grants of $35,000 are available each year.  

INTRODUCTION> New H-Buddhism "Buddhism Beyond Asia" Book Review Editor: Ben Van Overmeire

Dear Colleagues,
I am Ben Van Overmeire, H-Buddhism’s new book review editor for "Buddhism Beyond Asia." Currently, I am assistant professor of Religious Studies at Duke Kunshan University. I work on modern Zen Buddhist convert literature, specifically autobiography.

QUERY> 琉璃: lapis lazuli, beryl, or something else?

Dear Colleagues,

I’m currently working on an early ninth-century Japanese text, which references Yakushi's (Bhaiṣajyaguru) 琉璃 Pure Land. I had for a long time translated 琉璃 as lapis lazuli, but I’ve been cautioned by several people that this is incorrect and instead should be beryl, which apparently (and I’m outside of my linguistic comfort zone here) has etymological roots with vaidūrya. Beryl over lapis lazuli seems to be the standard these days from what I can tell.

JOBS> H-Net Job Guide Weekly Report For H-Buddhism: 18 May - 25 May

The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide from 18 May 2020 to 25 May 2020. 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.  To contact the Job Guide, write to jobguide@mail.h-net.org, or call +1-517-432-5134 between 9 am and 5 pm US Eastern time.

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