Wisdom Publications - Reasons and Lives in Buddhist Traditions, Studies in Honor of Matthew Kapstein, by Dan Arnold, Cécile Ducher, Pierre-Julien Harter

Hardcover, 415 pages, Somerville 2019, new

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Particularly known for his groundbreaking and influential work in Tibetan studies, Matthew Kapstein is a true polymath in Buddhist and Asian studies more generally; possessing unsurpassed knowledge of Tibetan culture and civilization, he is also deeply grounded in Sanskrit and Indology, and his highly accomplished work in these cultural and civilizational areas has exemplified a whole range of disciplinary perspectives.

Reflecting something of the astonishing range of Matthew Kapstein’s work and interests, this collection of essays pays tribute to a luminary in the field by exemplifying some of the diverse work in Buddhist and Asian studies that has been impacted by his scholarship and teaching. Engaging matters as diverse as the legal foundations of Tibetan religious thought, the teaching careers of modern Chinese Buddhists, the history of Bhutan, and the hermeneutical insights of Vasubandhu, these essays by students and colleagues of Matthew Kapstein are offered as testament to a singular scholar and teacher whose wide-ranging work is unified by a rare intellectual selflessness.

Autor: Dan Arnold; Cöcile Ducher; Pierre-Julien Harter; Sam van Schaik; Charles Ramble; Karl Debreczeny; Ronald M. Dvidson; Fabienne Jagou; Karma Phuntsho; Michael R. Sheehy; Amy Heller; Jetsun Deleplanque; Franz Karl Ehrhard;Gregory Forges; ; Steve Collins; Chr
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