Toshihide Numata Book Prize in Buddhism Special Lecture
I would like to invite interested scholars to participate in a panel entitled "The Lay Sciences in Tibet," to be held at the 15th IATS seminar in Paris from July 7-13, 2019. Please see the panel's abstract below for more details, and contact me with any further question.
Centre for Buddhist Studies at Rangjung Yeshe Institute
P.O. Box 21277, Kathmandu, Nepal
We would like to invite interested scholars to submit paper proposals for our cross-disciplinary panel, "Tibetan Buddhism in Translation," to be held at the 15th IATS Seminar, Paris, 7-13 July 2019.
Greetings all, apologies for cross-posting, but I'm thrilled to share the good news that my new book, The Battle for Fortune: State-led Development, Personhood and Power among Tibetans in China, is coming out with Cornell University Press, and Columbia University's Weatherhead East Asia Institute (2018, 348 pages, ISBN-10: 150171967X). This has been a 15-year process and I thank all my colleagues and friends who helped make this happen.
Dear friends and colleagues,
“Call for Images” for "Himalayan Ummah: Mapping Muslim Communities and Cultures in the Himalayas”, a special issue of the Himalaya journal. NEW EXTENDED DEADLINE - NOV 15 2017
As many of you may remember, in 2012, the image of a statue appeared in global news sources, representing a strange mixture of a Lama in partly Western clothing and the deity Vaiśravaṇa. Made out of metorite iron and featuring a svastika on its armour, the figure appealed to imaginations of Tibet, outer space, Nazism and assumed ancientness. It thereby fulfilled various criteria for triggering modern hopes and fears, elements outlined in Umberto Eco's "Foucault's Pendulum."