Wollein (2017), The Mūl Dīpaṅkara shrine

Andrea Wollein. 2017. ‘An ethnographic study of the Mūl Dīpaṅkara shrine in Bhaktapur (Nepal): the relationship between people and place’. University of Vienna: M.A. thesis (Masterstudium Kultur u. Gesellschaft des neuzeitlichen Südasiens). 189 pp., 87 figures. [official notice] [author: facebook]

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Wollein (2017:165) fig.74: The tilted face of the Mūl Dīpaṅkara. Photo by the author (August 2016).

Abstract: This thesis presents locality specific research in the form of an ethnography that draws both from fieldwork and published scholarly literature. The inter-disciplinary research is contextualized within the wider field of South Asian Studies and pertains to Himalayan, Buddhist and Newar Studies as well as to Tibetology. It is specifically concerned with the socioreligious dimension of Newar Buddhist monasteries (Skrt. vihāra, New. bāhā and bahī), the Buddhist deity Dīpaṅkara and the configuration of the relationship between the two of them as found in the setting of the Mūl Dīpaṅkara shrine in Bhaktapur. Continue reading “Wollein (2017), The Mūl Dīpaṅkara shrine”

Gilgit MSS II.4 (2017), Further Mahāyānasūtras

 Gilgit Manuscripts in the National Archives of India, Facsimile Edition. Volume II.4: Further MahāyānasūtrasAdelheid Mette, Noriyuki Kudo, Ruriko Sakuma, Chanwit Tudkeao and Jiro Hirabayashi, eds. 2017. Gilgit Manuscripts in the National Archives of India, Facsimile Edition. Volume II.4: Further Mahāyānasūtras. New Delhi: The National Archives of India and Tokyo: The International Research Institute for Advanced Buddhology, Soka University 創価大学 国際仏教学高等研究所. xliv pp + 151 pp of plates. ISBN 978-4-904234-15-0.

Series official site: http://iriab.soka.ac.jp/publication/

Gilgit MSS II.4 Ratnaketuparivarta, Kāraṇḍavyūha
Gilgit MSS vol. II.4, pp.74-75: folios from the Ratnaketuparivarta and Kāraṇḍavyūha

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Sugiki (2016-7), Vajraḍāka 12–13, 19

Sugiki, Tsunehiko 杉木 恒彦. 2017. ‘Perfect Realization (Sādhana) of Vajraḍāka and His Four Magical Females ― Critical Editions of the Sanskrit Vajraḍākamahātantra, Chapters 12 and 13’. WIAS [Waseda Institute for Advanced Study] Research Bulletin 早稲田大学高等研究所紀要 9, 14–31. [PDF]

Sugiki, Tsunehiko 杉木 恒彦. 2016. ‘A Maṇḍala and Sādhana Practices of Mundane Deities in the Vajraḍākatantra ― A Critical Edition of the Vajraḍākatantra Chapter 19’. 智山勧学会(編) 『小峰彌彦先生・小山典勇先生古希記念 転法輪の歩み』 (Chisan Kangakukai ed., KOMINE Michihiko Sensei KOYAMA Norio Sensei Koki Kinen Tenporin no Ayumi) Tokyo: 青史出版 (Seishi Publisher), 283–342. OCLC: 6329551899

Author: Hiroshima U; academia.edu

Acri ed. (2016), Esoteric Buddhism in Mediaeval Maritime Asia

Acri, Andrea (ed). 2016. Esoteric Buddhism in Mediaeval Maritime Asia: Networks of Masters, Texts, Icons. Nalanda-Sriwijaya Series 27. Singapore: ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute. xii+468 pp. ISBN: 978-981-4695-09-1 (whole book, digital), ISBN 978-981-4695-08-4 (print). [PDF: Introduction, Bibliography, Index]

Official site: ISEAS. OCLC: 958714872. TOC: Andrea Acri at academia.edu. Review: newbooks.asia

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Bühnemann (2015), Śākyamuni’s Return Journey to Lumbinī (lumbinīyātrā)

Bühnemann, Gudrun. 2015. Śākyamuni’s Return Journey to Lumbinī ( lumbinīyātrā ): A Study of a Popular Theme in Newar Buddhist Art and Literature. Bhairawaha, Nepal: Lumbini International Research Institute. 108 pp. ISBN: 978-9937-2-9462-1

OCLC: 922971246. Vendor: amazon.com.

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Tanaka (2016), Samājasādhanavyavastholi of Nāgabuddhi

Kimiaki, Tanaka 田中公明(著). Bon-Zō taishō Anryū Shidai Ron kenkyū 梵蔵対照『安立次第論』研究 (Samājasādhana-Vyavastholi of Nāgabodhi/Nāgabuddhi–Introduction and Romanized Sanskrit and Tibetan Texts). Tokyo: Watanabe Publishing Co., Ltd. 渡辺出版, 2016. ISBN 978-4-902119-25-1

Distributor outside Japan: Biblia Impex (link). Worldcat: OCLC 964506485

Booknote: The first edition of the Samājasādhanavyavastholi by Nāgabuddhi, a treatise on tantric meditation in the tradition of the Guhyasamāja. The Sanskrit text, based on MSS NGMPP E 920/12 and Göttingen Xc14/30 is presented alongside its Tibetan translation (འདུས་པའི་སྒྲུབ་པའི་ཐབས་རྣམ་པར་བཞག་པའི་རིམ་པ་, Q 2675). There is an introduction in Japanese and English with a short preface in Tibetan.

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

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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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