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Subject: [INDOLOGY] New publication: Cultural Flows across the Western
Date: Mon, 2 Mar 2015 17:57:06 +0100
From: patrick mc allister <>

Dear list members,

I would like to draw your attention to a new publication from the
press of the Austrian Academy of Sciences:

Cultural Flows across the Western Himalaya
Patrick McAllister - Cristina Scherrer-Schaub - Helmut Krasser† (eds.)
Beiträge zur Kultur- und Geistesgeschichte Asiens Nr. 83
ISBN-13: 978-3-7001-7585-8 ISBN-13 Online: 978-3-7001-7774-6

Thanks to sponsoring from the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), there is
also an open access online edition, here:

Though not all articles deal with Indological matters, I hope you
might find them interesting:

Deborah Klimburg-Salter
Conference "Cultural Flows across the Western Himalaya" ... page ix

Alexander Pucher - Karel Kriz
The CHIS of the Western Himalayas ... page 1

William Cartwright
Mapping the Past and the Present ... page 13

David Schobesberger
GDAT - A GPS Data Acquisition Tool for Cultural History ... page 31

Matthias Pfisterer - Katharina Uhlir
Coinage of the Nezak Shah ... page 41

Anna Filigenzi
Reinvented Landscapes ... page 105

Erika Forte
A Journey "to the Land on the Other Side" ... page 151

Verena Widorn
Traversing the Land of siddhas and ḍākinīs ... page 189

Parul Dave Mukherji
The Theory of anukṛti in the Abhinavabhāratī ... page 237

Anne MacDonald
Pragmatic Translating ... page 249

Patrick Mc Allister
Determination in Ratnakīrti's Apohasiddhi ... page 279

Vincent Eltschinger
Latest News from a Kashmirian "Second Dharmakīrti" ... page 303

Helmut Tauscher
Manuscripts en route ... page 365

Kurt Tropper - Cristina Scherrer-Schaub
Of Epigraphic Palimpsests and Similar Phenomena ... page 393

Ben Nausner - David Schobesberger
Temple Complex 'Virtual Nako' ... page 415

Deborah Klimburg-Salter
The Tibetan Himalayan Style ... page 427

Samten G. Karmay
A Decree of lHa Bla ma Ye shes 'od ... page 477

dol po dge bshes phun tshogs nyi ma
gangs can dol po'i chos rig ... page 487

Charles Ramble
The Deer as a Structuring Principle in Certain Bonpo Rituals ... page 499

Cristina Scherrer-Schaub
Facts and Questions as a Way of Conclusion ... page 529

Best regards,

patrick mcallister

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lunes, 2 de marzo de 2015

New book from PTS: The Ornament of Lay Followers translated by Giulio Agostini

The Pali Text Society is pleased to announce the publication of the following new book:

The Ornament of Lay Followers: Ānanda’s Upāsakajanālaṅkāra translated from the Pali into English by Giulio Agostini
(Bristol: Pali Text Society, 2015), xiv, 346 pp. £20.00 ISBN 9780860135067

From the back cover:
Confronted with warfare and the urgency of spreading Buddhist teachings, in the 12th century the Sinhalese monk Ānanda, himself a refugee in South India, composed a work addressing lay persons. What beliefs and practices define a lay Buddhist, and how do they inform her or his daily life to the point of shaping the relationship between husband and wife or employers and employees? And what beliefs and practices are incompatible with Buddhism? The result, the most detailed treatise on lay followers (upāsaka) handed down by the tradition, is here translated into English in its entirety for the first time. Ānanda marshals an impressive number of otherwise scattered canonical and post-canonical passages, encompassing in nine chapters many aspects of Buddhism, including the philosophically important doctrine of “no-self”, often considered the domain of learned monks because of its subtlety and the unattached outlook it requires on one’s property, life and person.

To order, please contact the Pali Text Society:

Rupert Gethin

University of Bristol
Department of Religion and Theology
3 Woodland Road
Bristol BS8 1TB, UK


BOOK> Japanese Buddhist Pilgrimage

Dear Colleagues,

I am very happy to say that, after many years of work and delays, my book "Japanese Buddhist Pilgrimage" is at last in print.

Although the theme is quite specific, this book also seeks to make a contribution to the wider theory of pilgrimage, both in a general introduction and in the overall argument. For example, Buddhist pilgrimages are set against Shinto imitations, with an exploration of divergent meanings.

So I do hope that some of you will be able to recommend it for libraries or seminar work. There is a hardback - good for libraries - and a very moderately priced paperback.

You can find full details on the excellent website of Equinox Publications at:

with warm wishes all round,
Michael Pye

Professor (em.) of the Study of Religions, University of Marburg
Research Associate in Buddhist Studies, Otani University, Kyoto

Highlighting JAPAN


 E-mail Newsletter "Highlighting JAPAN"
No. 84 (February 26, 2015)

[Contents of Highlighting JAPAN February 2015]


- Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Visit to The Middle East
- Statement by Prime Minister Abe of Japan Regarding the Hostage Incident Involving Japanese Nationals in Syria



- The World Taking Action on Climate Change
An interview with Junichi Fujino of the National Institute for Environmental Studies

- Super Plants
Genetically Modified Trees that can Thrive in Harsh Conditions

- Creating Energy from CO2
The evolving technology of artificial photosynthesis

- Powering Rail
Using regenerated energy from trains

- Elemental Change
Kansai International Airport’s cutting-edge hydrogen experiment

- Eco Model
Kyoto’s energy-saving projects

- Green Convenience
Transforming regional Asian shops into eco-friendly outposts

- High and Getting Dry
Managing Water Needs for Bolivia’s Highest Metropolis



- The Rolling Rice Balls


- Deep Security
Artificial DNA Ink Prevents Counterfeiting


- Wannasirin Iida, Body Language


- Toyama/Wakayama

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