[INDOLOGY] new publication

David and Nancy Reigle dnreigle at gmail.com
Fri Apr 29 18:08:39 EDT 2016

A week after this announcement, this book is still not available at Harvard
University Press (you cannot pre-order it there), nor is it available at
Amazon.com. They both still show July and August publication dates,

Best regards,

David Reigle
Colorado, U.S.A.

On Fri, Apr 22, 2016 at 6:18 AM, Jonathan Silk <kauzeya at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear Friends,
> Self-serving self promotion warning!
> Harvard Oriental Series 81Materials Toward the Study of Vasubandhu’s
> *Viṁśikā* (I)Sanskrit and Tibetan Critical Editions of the Verses and
> Autocommentary; An English Translation and Annotations
> $30.00 • £22.95 • €27.00
> ISBN 9780674970670
> The blurb: The “Twenty Verses on Manifestation-Only” of the Indian
> Buddhist philosopher Vasubandhu (c. 350–430?), his *Viṁśíkā*, is one of
> the most important treatises of the Yogācāra school. Accompanied by the
> author’s own commentary, the text lays out a vision of a “Buddhist
> Idealism” in which even one’s experience of the sufferings of hell is
> revealed to be nothing other than the results of working out one’s karma.
> Later scholars commented on the work a number of times, in its original
> Sanskrit, in Tibetan translation, and in three Chinese versions.
> This book presents an edition and translation of the Sanskrit text of the
> core verses, alongside the original author’s commentary, based directly on
> the manuscript evidence. This is accompanied by an edition of the canonical
> translations of these texts found in the Tibetan Tanjurs, as well as a
> “draft translation” of the verses in Tibetan, found in a manuscript from
> Dunhuang. This publication therefore provides the most reliable and
> comprehensive philological accounting to date for this fundamental work.
> The website (http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674970670)
> says August, but it's published now.
> very best, Jonathan
> --
> J. Silk
> Leiden University
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