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- ADMIN> H-Buddhism Editor Gregory Scott elected to H-Net Council
- RESOURCE> Chinese Simplified character search enabled on the Digital Dictionary of Buddhism [DDB]
- CONFERENCE> Princeton University Conference on Buddhist Manuscript Cultures, January 20-22, 2017
by Charles MullerDear H-Buddhism Members,
I'm delighted to tell you that our own Greg Scott, who has for a couple of years been handling H-Buddhism posts, as well as the China area for H-Buddhism reviews, has been elected to a seat on the H-Net Council. Greg will be the first representative from H-Buddhism to sit on the Council since my finishing my third term a couple years ago, so it is good to have someone from our network pnce again involved in the decision-making progress. Since Greg ended up in a tie with another candidate, the Council has resolved it by asking him serve the first year of what is normally a three-year term, after which he can run again for the same seat if he chooses. Anyhow, I'd like to thank Greg for taking this on.
by Charles MullerDear Colleagues,
In response to requests from some of our users who prefer to search the Digital Dictionary of Buddhism (www.buddhism-dict.net/ddb) with simplified Chinese characters, we have succeeded in implementing a new conversion function into DDB searches that will allow for this. This new function has been developed with much effort by Michael Beddow (for anyone well-versed in the relationship among simplified Chinese, modern Japanese, and traditional characters, you will know that the relationships are not always one-to-one, and often complicated).
There will still be some small possibility of bugginess, but if a problem appears, it will likely be in the area of searching for simplified characters, as the basic system for searching traditional characters remains as it was. If you encounter any problems that seem to be character-code related, please let us know.
Please note that this new function applies only to the DDB and not the CJKVE, since users of the latter are sometimes looking for information on specific forms of characters, and would not want them to be algorithmically transformed.
As always, much thanks goes out to Michael for his unmatched care and consummate skill in adding new functions to this resource.
by Stephen F. TeiserInternational Conference on Buddhist Manuscript Cultures, January 20-22, 2017
Sponsored by the Buddhist Studies Workshop and Tang Center for East Asian Art Princeton University
The conference begins on Jan. 20, 2017, at 4:30 pm and continues with papers and discussion on Jan. 21 and the morning of Jan. 22.
Registration: The conference is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required by December 15, 2016, via the conference website: http://csr.princeton.edu/buddhistmanuscriptcultures2017/
The keynote lecture will be given by Matthew T. Kapstein (École Pratique des Hautes Études) and the conference discussant will be Charles Hallisey (Harvard University). Paper-givers and respondents include Heather Blair (Indiana University), Paul Copp (University of Chicago), Agnieszka Helman-Ważny (Hamburg University), Susan Huang (Rice University), Bryan D. Lowe (Vanderbilt University), Christine Mollier (Centre national de la recherche scientifique), Nathalie Monnet (Bibliothèque national de France), Asuka Sango (Carleton College), Kiril Solonin (Renmin University), Brian Steininger (Princeton University), SUGIMOTO Kazuki (Shosoin Treasure House), Stephen F. Teiser (Princeton University), San Van Schaik (British Library), Zhanru (Peking University).
Conference schedule and paper abstracts will be posted on the conference website.
Ph.D. students from North American universities are especially invited to attend; subventions for their travel and lodging up to $500 per person are available for those who apply early—please send a letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org by Dec. 15, 2016.
The conference is supported by the Henry Luce Foundation, the Mount Kuaiji Buddhist Association, and Princeton University.