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Dear list members

The next issue of Buddhist Studies Review, 39.2, has now been published online. This is a guest-edited volume, edited by Ian Astley and Nathalie Phillips, that includes articles that were first presented as papers at the UKABS conference hosted by Edinburgh Buddhist Studies, The University of Edinburgh, in 2021, ‘Word, Image, Object, Performance’. The print version of the journal will follow. The Table of Contents is below.

Best wishes


Prof. Alice Collett
School of Divinity
St Mary’s College
South Street
St Andrews
KY126 9JU

Guest Editors Editorial

Materiality in the Buddhism of Pre-modern Japan

Ian Astley and Nathalie Phillips


Sutra-copy Fragments in Calligraphy Albums: Desecration, Preservation, and Ontological Shift

Edward Kamens

Burning Still: Calligraphy Collecting and the Nigatsudō “Burnt Sutra” (Yakegyō)

Akiko Walley

Re–Assessing the Authorship of the Heike Nōkyō Ganmon

Michael Jamentz

Review Article

The Heart Sūtra Revisited

A review article by Jayarava Attwood

Book Reviews

Shinra Myōjin and Buddhist Networks of the East Asian “Mediterranean” by Sujung Kim. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2020. xi + 180 pp. $80.00. ISBN-13: 9780824877996.

Reviewed by Richard D. McBride II

The Korean Buddhist Empire: A Transnational History, 1910-1945 by Hwansoo Ilmee Kim. Cambridge MA: Harvard University Asia Center, 2019. 344 pp. $45. ISBN-13: 9780674987197.

Reviewed by Yeonju Lee

Buddhism and its Religious Others: Historical Encounters and Representations, by C. V. Jones ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2022. 230 pp. Hb. £65.00. ISBN  9780197266991.

Reviewed by Elizabeth J. Harris

The Gilded Buddha: the Traditional Art of the Newar Metal Casters in Nepal by Furger, Alex R.  Basel: Librum, 2017. DOI: 10.19218/3906897066, 328 pages, 551 illustrations. Hardcover, 245 × 305 mm, 85 CHF/EUR. ISBN: 978-3-906897-06-6.

Review by Christian Luczanits

A Critique of Western Buddhism: Ruins of the Buddhist Real, by Glenn Wallis. London and New York: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019. xii+222 pages. $135.00. ISBN: 9781474283557.

Reviewed by Jonathan C. Gold