[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,
respectively.

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
>
> HARDCOVER
>
> $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
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> 2311 BZ Leiden
> The Netherlands
>
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>
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