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Tibetan and Buddhist Studies Commemorating the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of (Alexander Csoma De Koros) (In Two Volumes)

Tibetan and Buddhist Studies Commemorating the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of (Alexander Csoma De Koros) (In Two Volumes)
Item Code: IDC912
Author: Louis Ligeti
Publisher: Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
Language: English
Edition: 2000
ISBN: 8121509963
Pages: 828
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details: 9.8 inch X 6.5 inch
From the Jacket

The 200th 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 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 languages.

Volume I

Christopher I. Beckwith (Bloomington), A Hitherto Unnoticed Yuan-Period Collection Attributed to ‘Phagspa
The Satagatha attributed to Vararuci/Geza Bethlenfalvy 17
Some extracts from Sh. Damdin's manuscript copy of the Hu-lan deb-ther/Sh. Bira59
Le decouvreur du Mani bka' bum etait-il bon-po?/Anne-Marie Blondeau 77
A new fragment of the Sanskrit Sumukhadharani/G.M. Bongard-Levin 125
The spoken Tibetan verb K. P./Kun Chang and Betty Shefts Chang 131
Csoma de Koros's life before his oriental journey/E. Csetri 143
The foundation of the Turfan Uyghur Kingdom/K. Czegledy 159
Nanchao: an archaic state between China and Tibet/Ildiko Ecsedy 165
Notes on the origin of Tibetan religious music/Alice Egyed 191
Zur Stellung des Narthang-Druckes in der uber-lieferung des tibetischen Kanjur/Helmut Eimer 199
Tibetan lexical notes/R.E. Emmerick 207
Buddhapalita's Mulamadhyamakavrttti-arrival and spread of Prasangika Madhyamika literature in Tibet/Judit Feher 211
The formation of Tangut statehood as seen by Chinese historiographers/Mary Ferenczy 241
Zu den Quellen einiger strophen aus sa skya Panditas Subhasitaratnanidhi/Michael Hahn 251
Structure and content of the Chad-ma rigs pa'I gter, an epistemological treatise of Saskya Pandita/Zoltan Horvath 267
Memento chronologique (bstan-rtsis) du calendrier bhoutanais/Yoshiro Imaeda 303
A Sbra-nag glossary in Grum-Grzimajlo's travels/G. Kara 321
Thus have I said-a preliminary study of the tantra/L.S. Kawamura 363
the history of the Tangut translation of the Buddhist Canon/E.I. Kychanov.377
Vol. II:
La version mongole des Douze actes du Bouddha/Louis Ligeti 7
Bhavya's controversy with Yogacara in the appendix to Prajnapradipa, chapter XXV/Christian Lindtner 77
Vaipulya Sutras and the Tantras/Lokesh Chandra 99
Marchen, Sagen and Schwanke vom Dach der welt (Tibetische Tiermarchen und Dre-mo-Marchen)/Laszlo Lorincz 117
Religion in Tibet at the time of Srongbtsan Sgam-po: myth as history/Alexander W. Macdonald 129
On the Sanskrit Subhasita literature in Tibet/T. Malanova 141
The Sa-skya episode in the Nepal Campaign of 1791-1792/A.S. Martinov 153
A Contribution to the biography of Vasubandhu from Tibetan sources/Marek Mejor 159
Linguistic devices and techniques in the first Tibetan grammatical treatise/Roy Andrew Miller 175
Tshe, Dban-Nor-Bu's chronological notes on the early transmission of the Bi ma Snin Thig/Ramon Prats. 197
Reflections on Translation of a Tibetan Passport Dated 1688 A.D. by Alexander Csoma de Koros, 1833/H.E. Richardson 211
Some remarks on the vowel system of spoken Tibetan/A. Rona-Tas 215
Names of known and less known places in Yer pa/Elena De Rossi Filibeck 237
A Tibeto-Mongolian manuscript of Lexico-graphical explanations to the Rgyud-bzi/Alice Sarkozi 249
Tunhuang Tibetan manuscripts in the collection of the Leningrad institute of oriental studies/L.S. Savitsky. 281
Recht und Gesetz in Tibet/Dieter Schuh 291
Preliminary investigation of a Tibetan medical chart/G. Somlai 313
Nature protecting taboos of the Mongols/Magdalena Tatar 321
Nachlese zum mongolischen turfanfragment des Bodhicaryavatara/Manfred Taube 327
The earliest evidence of the use of the Chinese sexagenary cycle in Tibetan/Geza Uray 341
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 361
The interlineary-type commentary in Tibetan/Alex Wayman 367
Notes on popular Saivism and Tantra in eleventh century Kashmir ( A study on Ksemendra's Samayamatrka)/Gyula Wojtilla 381
Khubilai Khaghan's first Viceroy of Tibet/Turrell V. Wylie 391
Methods of chronological calculation in Tibetan historical sources/Zuiho Yamaguchi 405
Indischer schlangenzauber in uigurischer uber lieferung/Peter Zieme 425

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