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Akester’s Rejoinder to Professor Goldstein’s Response to “Review of A History of Modern Tibet, Volume 2: The Calm before the Storm, 1951-55, by Melvyn C. Goldstein”
Matthew Akester provides a rejoinder to Melvyn Goldstein’s response to his review of Melvyn C. Goldstein, A History of Modern Tibet, Volume 2: The Calm before the Storm, 1951-55 in JIA...
Pseudepigrapha in the Tibetan Buddhist ‘Canonical Collections’: The Case of the Caryāmelāpakapradīpa Commentary Attributed to Śākyamitra
Creator's Description: This paper examines the nature of the Tibetan Buddhist canonical collections with particular attention to the issues raised by the presence of a significant number of pse...
Classicism in Commentarial Writing: Exegetical Parallels in the Indian Mūlamadhyamakakārikā Commentaries
Creator's Description: The Tibetan concept of canon and of schools of thought pertaining to Indian Buddhism presents a way of looking at Indian Buddhist texts which has been predominant in mode...
Recovering a Lost Literary Heritage Preliminary Research on the Wanli Bka’ ’gyur from Berlin
Creator's Description: This article traces the history and provenance of the missing volumes of the Berlin Wanli Bka’ ’gyur, which was described by Helmut Eimer as lost during World War II....
On the Very Idea of a Tantric Canon: Myth, Politics, and the Formation of the Bka’ ’gyur
Creator's Description: This article explores the myths of massive root tantras of one hundred thousand or more stanzas, which are found in the literature surrounding most of the major tantric B...
Contributions to the Development and Classification of Abhisamayālaṃkāra Literature in Tibet from the Ninth to Fourteenth Century
Creator's Description: This paper examines the reception, development, and classification of the Abhisamayālaṃkāra and its related commentaries from the ninth to fourteenth centuries in Tib...
Canonical Literature in Western Tibet and the Structural Analysis of Canonical Collections
Creator’s Description: This study analyzes the relationships between the different editions of the Bka’ ’gyur and several manuscripts collections found in Western Tibet (Ta bo, Gondhla, P...
The Role of the Bodhicittavivaraṇa in the Mahāmudrā Tradition of the Dwags po bka’ brgyud
Creator's Description: The Commentary on Enlightened Attitude (Bodhicittavivaraṇa), which is attributed to the tantric Nāgārjuna (fl. 200 CE), takes the ultimate enlightened attitude (bodhi...
On the Vicissitudes of Subhūticandra’s Kāmadhenu Commentary on the Amarakoṣa in Tibet
Creator's Description: Subhūticandra’s (ca. 1050-ca. 1110) circa 1100 Kāmadhenu commentary on the A ma ra ko sha (Amarakoṣa) is one of the great monuments of Indian lexicography. Only sev...
Guṇaprabha’s Vinayasūtra Corpus: Texts and Contexts
Creator's Description: This essay is a study of the corpus of texts associated with the Vinayasūtra, written by ninth-century Indian scholar Guṇaprabha, and included in the Tibetan Bs...
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