QUERY> Sumaṅgala Vilāsinī in Chinese

Dear Friends,


I am wondering if the Sumaṅgala Vilāsinī (commentary on the Dīgha Nikāya) is available in Chinese translation? I have found the name in the literature (善吉祥光 Shàn jíxiáng guāng  or 长部经注 Chángbù jīngzhù), but cannot find it in the Taisho, which may mean that it was translated and lost. If anyone knows I would appreciate the reference.




Bryan Levman PHD

University of Toronto

QUERY> Database Software for Pāli (Levman)

Dear Friends,

For some time I've been working on a personal,  informal database of difficult Pali words and phrases and I'd like to put it in a form which is accessible through the web for others, and also in a form which would have a more sophisticated cross-reference system, more fields, etc. Would anyone know what software would be appropriate for this task, that is also usable by a novice (to database technology) like myself?

Thanks for your help,

Bryan Levman PHD
University of Toronto



RESOURCE> December Monthly Update report for Digital Dictionary of Buddhism and CJKV-E Dictionary (Muller)

Dear Colleagues,

I have just uploaded the report for December's progress on the Digital Dictionary of Buddhism and CJKV-E Dictionary to <http://mailmanlist.net/pipermail/ddb-cjkve-user/2014-December/000011.html>. Many long topical entries were updated signficantly this month, some of which may be of interest to H-Buddhism subscribers.




BOOK SERIES ANNOUNCEMENT> Tetsugaku: Companions to Japanese Philosophy (Kevin Lam)

Dear Friends,
We are proud to announce the establishment of a new book series called "Tetsugaku: Companions to Japanese Philosophy" (Springer). Thank you for your support to this project. The following is our initial plan in the coming years:
1.         Tetsugaku Companion to Japanese philosophy: An Introduction
2.         Tetsugaku Companion to Japanese phenomenology
3.         Tetsugaku Companion to Japanese philosophy and contemporary society
4.         Tetsugaku Companion to Transcultural Japanese philosophy

CFP> Graduate Student Conference (University of Toronto): 'Divine Maps, Sacred Stories: Cartography and History in Religious Imaginations'

Please circulate widely

Divine Maps, Sacred Stories: 

Cartography and History in Religious Imaginations


A Graduate Student Symposium

Department for the Study of Religion 

The University of Toronto

Toronto, Ontario


Keynote speakers:

Tisa Wenger, Yale Divinity School

Pamela Klassen, University of Toronto

April 16-17, 2015


TOC> Bulletin of the Asia Institute 24

H-Buddhism colleagues,

Carol Bromberg, the editor of the Bulletin of the Asia Institute, has hasked me to announce the contents of this recent publication, which includes articles relevant to Central Asian and  Gandharan Buddhism

Thank you,

Jason Neelis

Wilfrid Laurier UNiversity

Bulletin of the Asia Institute 24 (December 2014)

David Stronach, Solomon at Pasargadae: Some New Perspectives

NEW BOOK> ASEAN Religious Pluralism The Challenges of Building Socio-Cultural Community



The  Challenges of Building Socio-Cultural Community

Edited by

Imtiyaz Yusuf

Bangkok -2014


Introduction – Imtiyaz Yusuf

Keynote Address - ASEAN Religious Pluralism: The Challenge of Building a Socio-Cultural Community

Surin Pitsuwan

The Buddhist Attitude to Religious Pluralism

Pinit  Ratanakul

Religious Pluralism and The Qur’an

Mahmoud Ayoub


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