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Tibetan and Buddhist Studies: Commemorating the 200 Anniversary of the Birth of Alexander Csoma De Koros

Edited by Louis Ligeti, Munshiram Manoharlal, 2000, Reprint, 827 p, 2 Volumes, ISBN : 9788121509961, $85.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

Tibetan and Buddhist Studies: Commemorating the 200 Anniversary of the Birth of Alexander Csoma De Koros/edited by Louis Ligeti

Contents: Vol. I: A Hitherto unnoticed Yuan period collection attributed to ‘Phagspa/Christopher I. Beckwith. 2. The Satagatha attributed to Vararuci/Geza Bethlenfalvy. 3 Some extracts from Sh. Damdin’s manuscript copy of the Hu-lan deb-ther/Sh. Bira.. 4. Le decouvreur du Mani bka’ bum etait-il bon-po?/Anne-Marie Blondeau. 5. A new fragment of the Sanskrit Sumukhadharani/G.M. Bongard-Levin. 6. The spoken Tibetan verb K. P./Kun Chang and Betty Shefts Chang. 7. Csoma de Koros’s life before his oriental journey/E. Csetri. 8. The foundation of the Turfan Uyghur Kingdom/K. Czegledy. 9. Nanchao: an archaic state between China and Tibet/Ildiko Ecsedy. 10. Notes on the origin of Tibetan religious music/Alice Egyed. 11. Zur Stellung des Narthang-Druckes in der uber-lieferung des tibetischen Kanjur/Helmut Eimer. 12. Tibetan lexical notes/R.E. Emmerick. 13. Buddhapalita’s Mulamadhyamakavrttti—arrival and spread of Prasangika Madhyamika literature in Tibet/Judit Feher. 14. The formation of Tangut statehood as seen by Chinese historiographers/Mary Ferenczy. 15. Zu den Quellen einiger strophen aus sa skya Panditas Subhasitaratnanidhi/Michael Hahn. 16. Structure and content of the Chad-ma rigs pa’I gter, an epistemological treatise of Saskya Pandita/Zoltan Horvath. 17. Memento chronologique (bstan-rtsis) du calendrier bhoutanais/Yoshiro Imaeda. 18. A Sbra-nag glossary in Grum-Grzimajlo’s travels/G. Kara. 19. Thus have I said—a preliminary study of the tantra/L.S. Kawamura. 20. From the history of the Tangut translation of the Buddhist Canon/E.I. Kychanov.

Vol. II: 1. La version mongole des Douze actes du Bouddha/Louis Ligeti. 2. Bhavya’s controversy with Yogacara in the appendix to Prajnapradipa, chapter XXV/Christian Lindtner. 3. Vaipulya Sutras and the Tantras/Lokesh Chandra. 4. Marchen, Sagen and Schwanke vom Dach der welt (Tibetische Tiermarchen und Dre-mo-Marchen)/Laszlo Lorincz. 5. Religion in Tibet at the time of Srongbtsan Sgam-po: myth as history/Alexander W. Macdonald. 6. On the Sanskrit Subhasita literature in Tibet/T. Malanova. 7. The Sa-skya episode in the Nepal Campaign of 1791-1792/A.S. Martinov. 8. A Contribution to the biography of Vasubandhu from Tibetan sources/Marek Mejor. 9. Linguistic devices and techniques in the first Tibetan grammatical treatise/Roy Andrew Miller. 10. Tshe, Dban-Nor-Bu’s chronological notes on the early transmission of the Bi ma Snin Thig/Ramon Prats. 11. Reflections on Translation of a Tibetan Passport Dated 1688 A.D. by Alexander Csoma de Koros, 1833/H.E. Richardson. 12. Some remarks on the vowel system of spoken Tibetan/A. Rona-Tas. 13. Names of known and less known places in Yer pa/Elena De Rossi Filibeck. 14. A Tibeto-Mongolian manuscript of Lexico-graphical explanations to the Rgyud-bzi/Alice Sarkozi.15. Tunhuang Tibetan manuscripts in the collection of the Leningrad institute of oriental studies/L.S. Savitsky. 16. Recht und Gesetz in Tibet/Dieter Schuh. 17. Preliminary investigation of a Tibetan medical chart/G. Somlai.18. Nature protecting taboos of the Mongols/Magdalena Tatar. 19. Nachlese zum mongolischen turfanfragment des Bodhicaryavatara/Manfred Taube. 20. The earliest evidence of the use of the Chinese sexagenary cycle in Tibetan/Geza Uray. 21. Study on the names and the location of the Skya Ring and the Sngo Ring two big lakes at the source of the yellow river/Wang Yao. 22. The interlineary-type commentary in Tibetan/Alex Wayman. 23. Notes on popular Saivism and Tantra in eleventh century Kashmir ( A study on Ksemendra’s Samayamatrka)/Gyula Wojtilla. 24. Khubilai Khaghan’s first Viceroy of Tibet/Turrell V. Wylie. 25. Methods of chronological calculation in Tibetan historical sources/Zuiho Yamaguchi. 26. Indischer schlangenzauber in uigurischer uber lieferung/Peter Zieme.

"The 200 anniversary of the birth of Alexander Csoma de Koros, the Siculo-Hungarian scholar, is celebrated in 1984. As his primary aim was to discover the origin of the Hungarian people, he is particularly famous in Hungary, though his greatest scientific importance lies in his pioneering role in the research of a faraway culture. His achievements in modern Tibetology and the research of Buddhism and Central Asia are still considered important, while his outstanding personal qualities make him a living example to this day.

"In the present volume the most excellent representatives of the discipline, nurtured on Csoma de Koros achievement, publish their latest results, paying homage to the memory of this outstanding scholar. The 46 studies of scholars from 17 countries cover the problems of almost all fields of Tibetan studies and related branches.

"The topics of the history of religion lead from Buddha’s life, from early Tibetan Buddhism, Tantrism and Bon religion, to popular religion and Shamanism. There are also papers dealing with several schools of Buddhist philosophy and Buddhist logic. The articles dealing with the history of literature treat the Buddhist Canon (Tibetan and Tangut), the individual Sutras, the philosophical questions of the texts that were discovered in Tunhuang and Turfan, the Tibetan and Sanskrit collections of sayings and Tibetan folk tales. Some articles examine historical events, problems of Tibetan and Central Asian chronology and questions concerning the statehood and law of Tibet and some other Asian countries, too. Some of the studies deal with geographical topics, discussing analyses of river-names and toponyms. The sphere of linguistic studies ranges from traditional Tibetan grammar to the problems of the structure and phonetics of Modern Tibetan, including some dialects.

"This rich collection also contains articles on Tibetan therapeutics and Tibetan music. The sources presented in the volume are written, besides Tibetan, in the Sanskrit, Chinese, Mongolian, Tangut, Uighur, and Saka language." (jacket)

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