AW: [INDOLOGY] Sanskrit in China (was No incoming Sanskrit students..)

Kellner, Birgit kellner at ASIA-EUROPE.UNI-HEIDELBERG.DE
Fri Jul 1 06:36:56 UTC 2011

...  and there's also an obituary of Ji Xianlin by Haiyan Hu-von-Hinüber (in German), published in JIABS 32/1-2 (2009[2010]), pp. 5-9. 

Best regards, 

Birgit Kellner
Von: Indology [INDOLOGY at] im Auftrag von McComas Taylor [McComas.Taylor at ANU.EDU.AU]
Gesendet: Freitag, 1. Juli 2011 04:20
Betreff: [INDOLOGY] Sanskrit in China (was No incoming Sanskrit students..)

On Sanskrit in China, colleagues might be interested in reading selections from the autobiography of China's premier Sanskritist, Prof. Ji Xianlin (1911-2009):

On 30/06/11, mkapstei at UCHICAGO.EDU wrote:
It is of some interest to compare the current lamentable situation in regard to Sanskrit education in India with the
considerable flourishing of interest at major Chinese
universities, including Beijing University, Renmin
University, and Fudan University, among others. I have heard of introductory enrollments topping 60 in some cases.
And the interest of Chinese students of Sanskrit is
by no means limited to Buddhism, as one might have
predicted, but now embraces kaavya, epic, and philosophical
subjects. Although it is only tangentially related, as in
the West, one may note that China is in the midst
of a burgeoning yoga-craze as well.

Matthew T. Kapstein
Numata Visiting Professor of Buddhist Studies
The University of Chicago Divinity School
Directeur d'études
Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris

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