Di Castro & Templeman (eds), Asian Horizons (2015)

AsianHorizons1000519-3-2Angelo Andrea Di Castro and David Templeman (eds). Asian Horizons: Giuseppe Tucci’s Buddhist, Indian, Himalayan and Central Asian Studies. Serie Orientale Roma CVI / Monash Asia Series. Melbourne: Monash University Publishing, April 2015. xxvi+613 pp. AUD$99. ISBN (pb): 978-1-922235-33-6; (epub): 978-1-922235-34-3.

Contributors …… vii

Preface …… xi

Introduction …… xix


Gustavo Benavides. Giuseppe Tucci, Anti-Orientalist …… 3

Francesco D’Arelli. A Glimpse of some Archives on Giuseppe Tucci’s Scientific Expeditions to Tibet: 1929–1939 …… 16

Ruth Gamble. The problem with folk: Giuseppe Tucci and the transformation of folksongs into scientific artefacts …… 45

Alex McKay. ‘A very useful lie’: Giuseppe Tucci, Tibet, and scholarship under dictatorship …… 68

Francesco Sferra. The ‘thought’ of Giuseppe Tucci …… 83

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Vaziri, ‘Buddhism in Iran: An Anthropological Approach’ (2012)

Vaziri, Mostafa. Buddhism in Iran: An Anthropological Approach to Traces and Influences. Palgrave Macmillan USA, [forthcoming August] 2012. ISBN-13: 9781137022936.

Any leads on the Tripiṭaka in Persian?

“This study explores the interactions of Buddhism with the dominant cultures of Iran in pre- and post-Islamic times [sic], demonstrating the traces and cross influences as well as the importance of parallel practices, a process which has brought the culture of Iran to its present state.”