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  1. JOURNAL> Publication Announcment: Journal of Buddhist Ethics Volume 22 (2015)
  2. RESOURCE> Release of the Beta Version of the ITLR – Indo-Tibetan Lexical Resource (December 24, 2015)

JOURNAL> Publication Announcment: Journal of Buddhist Ethics Volume 22 (2015)

The Journal of Buddhist Ethics has published the following research articles and reviews in Volume 22 (2015). All are free for viewing and downloading at http://blogs.dickinson.edu/buddhistethics/category/volume-22-2015/
Ven. Pandita (Burma), “The Four Realities True for Noble Ones: A New Approach to the Ariyasaccas.
Marek Sullivan, “Nature’s No-Thingness: Holistic Eco-Buddhism and the Problem of Universal Identity.”
Amod Lele, “The Metaphysical Basis of Śāntideva’s Ethics.”
Peggy James, “The Eco-Buddhism of Marie Byles.”
Todd Lewis, “Puṇya and Pāp in Public Health: Everyday Religion, Material Culture, and Avenues of Buddhist Activism in Urban Kathmandu.”
Ven. Anālayo. “Buddha’s Past Life as a Princess in the Ekottarika-āgama.
Mary Jeanne Larrabee, “A Love Knowing Nothing: Zen Meets Kierkegaard.”
Lisa J. Battaglia, “Becoming Bhikkhunī? Mae Chis and the Global Women’s Ordination Movement.”
Kin Cheung, “Ethical Implications of Upāya-Kauśalya: Helping Without Imposing.”
Ven. Anālayo, “The Cullavagga on Bhikkhunī Ordination.”
Rachel H. Pang, “Rimé Revisited: Shabkar’s Response to Religious Difference.”
Bhikkhunī Dhammadinnā, “Predictions of Women to Buddhahood in Middle-Period Literature.”
Daniel Breyer, “The Cessation of Suffering and Buddhist Axiology.”

The Birth of Insight: meditation, modern Buddhism, and the Burmese Monk Ledi Sayadaw. By Erik Braun. Reviewed by Douglas Ober
The Forerunner of All Things: Buddhaghosa on Mind, Intention, and Agency. By Maria Heim. Reviewed by Dhivan Thomas Jones
Critical Buddhism: Engaging with Modern Japanese Buddhist Thought. By James Mark Shields. Reviewed by Ronald S. Green
From Stone to Flesh: A Short History of the Buddha. By Donald S. Lopez, Jr. Reviewed by Geoffrey C. Goble
The Prophet and the Bodhisattva: Daniel Berrigan, Thich Nhat Hanh and the Ethics of Peace and Justice. By Charles R. Strain. Reviewed by Peter Herman
The Princess Nun: Bunchi, Buddhist Reform, and Gender in Early Edo Japan. By Gina Cogan. Reviewed by Febe D. Pamonag
Alms & Vows. By E.A. Burger. Commonfolk Films, 2010 & 2013. Reviewed by Nicole Goulet
Making Sense of Tantric Buddhism: History, Semiology, and Transgression in Indian Traditions By Christian Wedemeyer. Reviewed by Joseph P. Elacqua
The Yogin & the Madman: Reading the Biographical Corpus of Tibet’s Great Saint Milarepa. By Andrew Quintman. Reviewed by Massimo Rondolino
Buddhism and Ireland: From the Celts to the Counterculture and Beyond. By Laurence Cox. Reviewed by Alison Melnick
Pad Yatra: A Green Odyssey. Directed by Wendy J. N. Lee; Executive Producer, Michelle Yeoh; Narrator, Daryl Hannah. Reviewed by Adam T. Miller
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RESOURCE> Release of the Beta Version of the ITLR – Indo-Tibetan Lexical Resource (December 24, 2015)

Release of the Beta Version of the ITLR – Indo-Tibetan Lexical Resource (December 24, 2015)
We are pleased to announce the release of the online Beta version of the Indo-Tibetan Lexical Resource (ITLR)—a collaborative lexical project of the Khyentse Center for Tibetan Buddhist Textual Scholarship (KC-TBTS) at the Department of Indian and Tibetan Studies, Universität Hamburg, the International Institute of Digital Humanities (DHII), Tokyo, and SAT Daizōkyō Text Database at the Digital Humanities Initiative, Center for Evolving Humanities, Graduate School of the Humanities and Sociology, The University of Tokyo.
The ITLR, planned as a digital platform for researchers from the fields of classical Indology, Tibetology, and Buddhology, is not conceived as a dictionary or encyclopedia, but is rather envisioned as a digital reservoir, which will be developed over a longer period of time with the aim of accumulating and storing varied information on a wide-range of Indo-Tibetan lexical items, and becoming a digital treasury of reliable Indo-Tibetan lexical data that will serve the broad scholarly community interested in Indian and Tibetan texts and thought.
The database is built around Sanskrit headwords which are ordered as (1) words/terms/phrases, (2) names of places and persons, and (3) titles of scriptures/treatises. It provides attested Tibetan translations of these lexical items, occurrences of them in primary sources, modern renderings, and references to them in discussions in academic works. The entries, having an accumulative nature, do not attempt to be “complete” and are meant to be updated in the course of time.  More details on the project—including its goals, scholars, projects, and institutions involved, and its history—are found at www.itlr.net.
The Beta version includes over 800 entries from various areas of Indo-Tibetan literature—including a number of Tantric terms as well as words transmitted in traditional lexicography, alongside terms from Abhidharma, Logic, and other fields of Buddhist philosophy.
The database will be updated regularly in terms of both content—including the addition of new information to already published entries as well as the publication of new entries—and technology. Currently the ITLR database provides the contents only via the Web interface. We are, however, preparing for sharing the contents in the form of TEI and Linked Data, which will be published in the near future.
New releases and updates of the ITLR database in terms of contents and technology will be announced regularly.
Dorji Wangchuk
Prof. Dr. Dorji Wangchuk, Universität Hamburg, Asien-Afrika-Institut,
Department of Indian and Tibetan Studies, Alsterterrasse 1, D-20354, Hamburg, Germany
Tel: +49(40)42838-3383
Fax: +49(40)42838-6944

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martes, 29 de diciembre de 2015

The Chouson Ilbo (English)

2 Koreas Agree on Land Use Fee at Kaesong Complex

North and South Korea have finally reached agreement on one of the issues that have bedeviled the joint Kaesong Industrial Complex in the North.

The two sides have set the land use fee South Korean companies must pay at US$0.64 per square meter a year, the Unification Ministry announced Thursday.

That means an extra $500,000 in annual costs for the firms, the ministry said. The agreement ends wrangling that started in November last year but leaves several other long-standing issues open.

The deal comes despite North Korea's sabotage just a few days ago of political talks between the two sides. But Nam Sung-wook at Korea University said Pyongyang can afford to play a long game over those issues, but it needs urgent cash for a Workers Party congress in May "and has always been a lot more pragmatic when it comes to money matters." 
englishnews@chosun.com / Dec. 28, 2015 11:20 KST

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December 29, 2015

From a construction site in the Philippines to the White House kitchen, the posts that resonated most with Asia Blog readers in 2015 reflected the geographic and disciplinary diversity that Asia Society covers. From the humorous to the tragic, Asia Blog looks back at its 10 most clicked on articles from the past year.
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2015 was a year that saw enormous tragedies in places like Nepal and Syria, but also major breakthroughs regarding climate, trade, and nuclear proliferation in Asia. Based on submissions from Asia Society staff, Asia Blog compiled a list of 10 transformative events in Asia from the past year that will long be remembered.
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In an annual tradition, Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski predicts what the coming year holds for the Asian continent — from an “epic” Sino-U.S. joint film breaking box office records to “fresh tensions” with Iran. He also scores his “not bad” predictions from last year.
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lunes, 28 de diciembre de 2015

Histórico acuerdo entre Surcorea y Japón sobre las "esclavas sexuales"

Segunda Guerra Mundial
El gobierno nipón aceptó pagar 8,7 millones de dólares de indemnización a las decenas de mujeres surcoreanas, aún vivas, forzadas a prostituirse  por Tokio para sus soldados, durante el conflicto. 

Seúl y Tokio alcanzaron el lunes un acuerdo histórico para solucionar su conflicto sobre las "mujeres de confort", mujeres coreanas forzadas por el ejército nipón a prostituirse durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial.
El primer ministro japonés, Shinzo Abe, consideró que este acuerdoinicia una "nueva era" en las relaciones entre los dos países, contaminadas desde hace décadas por esta espinosa cuestión.
"Japón y Corea del Sur darán la bienvenida a una nueva era", dijo Abe a los periodistas después de hablar por teléfono con la presidenta surcoreana, Park Geun-Hye. "Ambos países cooperarán juntos sin obstáculos", añadió.
Japón aceptó pagar 1.000 millones de yenes (8,7 millones de dólares) de indemnización a las decenas de esclavas sexuales aún vivas, conocidas con el eufemismo de "mujeres de confort".
"El sistema de mujeres de confort (...) tuvo lugar por la implicación del ejército japonés (...) y el gobierno japonés es plenamente consciente de su responsabilidad", declaró el lunes a los periodistas el ministro japonés de Asuntos Exteriores, Fumio Kishida, después de unas conversaciones en Seúl con su homólogo surcoreano, Yun Byung-Se.

El canciller japonés, Fumio Kishida junto a la presidenta de Corea del Sur, Park Geun-hye en Seúl. / AP

Abe expresó a las víctimas "sus disculpas y su arrepentimiento desde el fondo de su corazón", añadió Kishida.
Este acuerdo será "definitivo e irreversible" si Japón asume sus responsabilidades, declaró a los periodistas Yun Byung-Se.
Varios conflictos pesan desde hace tiempo sobre las relaciones entre Seúl y Tokio. Pero la situación de las 46 "mujeres de confort" surcoreanas aún vivas es extremadamente sensible en Corea del Sur.
Desde su llegada al poder en febrero de 2013, la presidenta Park Geun-Hye adoptó una posición intransigente ante esta cuestión, y hace poco presentó este desacuerdo como el "mayor obstáculo" para la mejora en las relaciones bilaterales.
Estados Unidos, por su parte, instaba a sus dos aliados a solucionar su conflicto lo más pronto posible, más preocupado por que los dos se centren de preferencia en buscar una respuesta a las grandes ambiciones de China en la región.
La mayoría de los historiadores consideran que hasta 200.000 mujeres, la mayoría coreanas pero también chinas, indonesias y habitantes de otros países asiáticos, fueron sometidas a esclavitud sexual por el ejército imperial durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial.
La posición de Japón, que ocupó la península de Corea de 1910 a 1945, era hasta ahora la de considerar que este asunto se solucionó en 1965 con el acuerdo que restableció los lazos diplomáticos entre Tokio y Seúl.

Mujeres surcoreanas, sobrevivientes de su pasado como esclavas sexuales del ejército japones, durante la II Guerra. Serán indemnizadas. /AP

Además, Japón reconoció en 1993 su culpabilidad en la explotación sexual de estas mujeres, cuando fue creado un fondo para pagarles compensaciones económicas. Sin embargo, este fondo fue financiado con donaciones privadas, y no por el gobierno japonés, para mayor consternación de Seúl.
Corea del Sur estimaba que el acuerdo de 1965 no compensaba de forma individual a las víctimas de los crímenes de guerra del ejército nipón, ysiguió exigiendo un verdadero arrepentimiento.
"Estoy muy contento de poder anunciar, antes del final de este año que marca el 50º aniversario de la reanudación de las relaciones, la conclusión de difíciles negociaciones", dijo Byung-Se.
Para Kishida, este pacto no sólo beneficia a sus dos signatarios sino que contribuirá más extensamente a "la paz y la estabilidad en la región".
Según varios observadores, la Casa Blanca presionó a Park para que suavizara su posición frente a Tokio, y aceptó a principios de noviembre encontrarse con Abe, en una primera cumbre bilateral entre los dos dirigentes.
(fuente: AFP)


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