Dear friends and colleagues,

I am glad to announce that the latest issue of the Buddhist Studies Review (33.1—2) has been published online ( The printed issue will follow soon.
The core of the issue is constituted by a collection of articles on the topic of “Reuse and Intertextuality in the Context of Buddhist Texts” and edited by Elisa Freschi together with Cathy Cantwell and Jowita Kramer. Please scroll down for the table of contents.

The present writer would be happy to receive any feedback on the project of dealing with reuse and intertextuality within the specific subfield of Buddhist texts from the members of the list, either here or on (

Thanks for your attention!


P.S. the TOC  below replaces the wrong one which was sent out on Monday the 23rd.

Reuse and Intertextuality in the Context of Buddhist Texts
Guest edited by Elisa Freschi and Cathy Cantwell and Jowita Kramer

Table of Contents

—Introduction: Reuse and Intertextuality in the Context of Buddhist Texts     [Open Access]
Elisa Freschi , Cathy Cantwell     1-7

Reuse in Buddhist śāstric texts

—Reuse of Text in Pāli Legal Commentaries    
Petra Kieffer-Pulz     9-45
—Some Remarks on Sthiramati and his Putative Authorship of the Madhyāntavibhāgaṭīkā, the *Sūtrālaṃkāravṛttibhāṣya and the Triṃśikāvijñaptibhāṣya    
Jowita Kramer     47-63
—Veṅkaṭanātha’s Engagement with Buddhist Opponents in the Buddhist Texts he Reused    
Elisa Freschi     65-99

Reuse in Buddhist narrative literature

—Walking the Deckle Edge: Scribe or Author? Jayamuni and the Creation of the Nepalese Avadānamālā Literature    
Camillo A. Formigatti     101-140

Reuse in Buddhist canonical literature

—Intertextuality, Contradiction, and Confusion in the Prasādanīya-sūtra, Sampasādanīya-sutta, and 自歡喜經 (Zì huānxǐ jīng)    
Charles DiSimone     141-162
—Re-making, Re-marking, or Re-using? Hermeneutical Strategies and Challenges in the Guhyasamāja Commentarial Literature    
Paul G. Hackett     163-179

Reuse in Tibetan Buddhist texts

—Re-presenting a Famous Revelation: Dudjom Rinpoche’s Work on the ‘Ultra Secret Razor Lifeforce Vajrakīlaya’ (yang gsang srog gi spu gri) of Pema Lingpa (padma gling pa, 1450–1521)
Cathy Cantwell     181-202
—Rewritten or Reused? Originality, Intertextuality, and Reuse in the Writings of a Buddhist Visionary in Contemporary Tibet    
Antonio Terrone     203-231

Final Reflections

—Thoughts on Originality, Reuse, and Intertextuality in Buddhist Literature Derived from the Contributions to the Volume    
Vesna A. Wallace

Further Articles
Ulan-Ude Manuscript Kanjur: An Overview, Analysis and Brief Catalogue    
Kirill Alekseev , Nikolay Tsyrempilov , Timur Badmatsyrenov     241-269
On the Supposedly Liberating Function of the First Absorption    
Bhikkhu Analayo     271-280
Madhyamaka and Modern Western Philosophy: A Report    
Jan Westerhoff     281-302

Madhyamaka and Yogācāra — Allies or Rivals?, edited by Jay L. Garfield and Jan Westerhoff. Oxford University Press, 2015. 300pp. Pb. £23.49. ISBN-13: 9780190231293.    
Warren Lee Todd     303-307
Spreading Buddha’s Word in East Asia: The Formation and Transformation of the Chinese Buddhist Canon, edited by Jiang Wu and Lucille Chia. Columbia University Press, 2016. XXII + 405pp. Hb. £52.00. ISBN-13: 9780231171601.    
T.H. Barrett     308-310
Die Übermenschlichen Phänomene, Visuelle Meditation und Wundererscheinung in buddhistischer Literatur und Kunst: Ein religionsgeschichtlicher Versuch (Buddhismus-Studien / Buddhist Studies 7), by Dieter Schlingloff    
Paul Gerstmayr     311-313
Love and Liberation – Autobiographical Writings of the Tibetan Buddhist Visionary Sera Khandro, by Sarah Jacoby, New York: Columbia University Press. 2014. 456pp, 19 b&w photographs. Paperback. £30. ISBN 978-0-231-14769-9 (pbk); 978-0-231-51953-3    
Güzin A. Yener     314-316

Dr. Elisa Freschi

Institute for the Cultural and Intellectual History of Asia
Austrian Academy of Sciences
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