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The Formation of the Tibetan Buddhist Canon and Its Textual Value

August 6 at 8:00 am - 10:00 am UTC+0

“藏译佛典的形成与文本价值” |The Formation of the Tibetan Buddhist Canon and its Textual Value

(中文讲座 |Lecture in Chinese)

by Prof. Saerji, Peking University |北京大学,萨尔吉教授

As a collection of massive Buddhist scriptures, the Tibetan Buddhist canon is one of the fundamental sources for Buddhist studies. However, the Tibetan Buddhist canon attracted less attention from Buddhist scholars in the past than the Sanskrit-Pāli literature and the Chinese Buddhist canon. This lecture aims at introducing the textual value of the Tibetan canon in the studies of Buddhist literature. It investigates the history of the Tibetan canon’s translation and formation from both diachronic and synchronic points of view. The main points covered by this lecture are: 1. The value of the catalogues and the Dunhuang manuscripts produced during the Tibetan empire; 2. Comparative studies of Buddhist texts in the context of Sino-Tibetan Buddhist exchange; 3. Preliminary studies of the genealogy of the Tibetan canon: manuscripts and woodblock printing; 4. Future studies.

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by Prof. Saerji, Peking University

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August 6
8:00 am - 10:00 am UTC+0
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