CFP> Panel "The Lay Sciences in Tibet." 15th IATS seminar, Paris, July 7-13, 2019

Dear Colleagues,

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.

Yours truly,

Philippe Turenne
Associate Professor
Kathmandu University,
Centre for Buddhist Studies at Rangjung Yeshe Institute
P.O. Box 21277, Kathmandu, Nepal 

CFP> Panel "Tibetan Buddhism in Translation," 15th IATS Seminar, Paris, France, July 7 to 13 2019

Dear Colleagues, 


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. 


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UPDATE> "The Lama Wearing Trousers" Revisited: The Origin of a Remarkable Statue

Dear Colleagues, 

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."


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