Discussions

LECTURE>Maho Iuchi on Tibetan Studies in a Global Context (Takami Inoue)

Dear Colleagues,

You are cordially invited to the following public lecture by Dr. Maho Iuchi at
the Shin Buddhist Comprehensive Research Institute of Otani University in
Kyoto.

Date and Time: April 14, Tuesday.  16:20-17:50
Place: Multi-Media Seminar Room, 3rd Floor of Korukan, Otani University
Speaker: Dr. Maho Iuchi (Visiting Scholar, Kobe City University of Foreign
Studies)
Theme: "Tibetan Studies in a Global Context: What is the Advantage of
Japanese Scholars in Tibetan Studies?"

CONFERENCE> The Buddhist Canon in Modern East Asia, this week

The third international conference on the Chinese Buddhist Canon: The Buddhist Canon in Modern East Asia will be held at Brigham Young University on Thursday and Friday, April 9 and 10, 2015. The keynote speech is Friday, April 10 at 11:00 am. The keynote speaker will be Jiang Wu from the University of Arizona, and responding will be Lewis Lancaster, University of California, Berkeley.

RESOURCE> Digital documentation of manuscript collection in Gangtey, Bhutan

The Endangered Archives Programme at the British Library is pleased to announce the addition of a new catalogue to its web pages. The catalogue gives details of material copied by the project EAP039: Digital documentation of manuscript collection in Gangtey

H-Net Job Guide Weekly Report For H-Buddhism: 23 March - 30 March

The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide from 23 March 2015 to 30 March 2015. 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.

 

ANTHROPOLOGY

QUERY> Deathbed Practices - Chinese Buddhist mutual self-help groups

Dear colleagues,

A student is interested in doing a BA thesis project on Buddhist mutual self-help groups in (ancient) China that are involved in deathbed care, such as among some (lay) groups that collectively practice niànfó at the time of death.

If anyone has references to primary or secondary sources on the topic, that would be very much appreciated (you may also contact me privately at h.w.a.blezer@hum.leidenuniv.nl). I added some examples and references below, just to give a rough idea.

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