Experience with "Critical" edition of Kanjur and Tanjur

Jonathan Silk kauzeya at GMAIL.COM
Fri Sep 24 13:38:04 UTC 2010

dear Colleagues,

I'm wondering if some of you who have had a chance to actually look into the
editions of the Kanjur and Tanjur published by the China Tibetology
Publishing House would be willing to share your opinion of these volumes. I
do not expect them to be critical, but I wonder if they are good enough to
be useful, or if in fact one is just as well off, if not better, simply
going to a xylograph (such as Derge).
I have the memory, from having seen a volume from the Tanjur years ago, that
they have not internally analyzed the texts, even by paragraphing. Is this
What sort of argument could one make for purchasing a set?

Many thanks,

Jonathan Silk
J. Silk
Instituut Kern / Universiteit Leiden
Leiden University Institute for Area Studies, LIAS
Johan Huizinga Building, Room 1.37
Doelensteeg 16
2311 VL Leiden
The Netherlands

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