viernes, 31 de mayo de 2013

A Arte dos Quimonos

A Arte dos Quimonos abre para o público. 

O arquiteto Naoki Otake esteve presente na inauguração da exposição A Arte dos Quimonos, e fez registros fotográficos de grande sensibilidade, captando detalhes das peças. O quimono é composto de inúmeros detalhes, e cada um deles é um mundo de sofisticação, artesanato refinado e encantamento. Privilegiado pelo olhar atento de designer, decorador e criador de espaços mágicos, Naoki nos brinda com uma profusão de cores e formas e as imagens a seguir foram cedidas especialmente para Jojoscope. Vamos flanar por elas? Clique nas miniaturas para ampliar a foto.

NEW BOOK> Geoffrey Samuel, Tibetan,Buddhism - the eBook (Damien Keown)

JBE Online Books is pleased to announce the publication of 'Tibetan
Buddhism - the eBook', by Geoffrey Samuel. ISBN: 978-0-9801633-8-4 Price

This book has been designed to provide an entry-point to the wider
literature on Tibetan Buddhism for readers who wish to take their studies
further, and provides a comprehensive introduction to Tibetan Buddhism
(including the Tibetan Bon religion). Lavishly illustrated and with
extensive embedded links to selected online resources, the book would make
an excellent primary textbook for all levels of introductory undergraduate
courses on Tibetan Buddhism. Further particulars including a comprehensive
list of contents can be found at

Damien Keown
Goldsmiths, University of London
London SE14 6NW

New issue of the Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies

The latest issue of the Journal of the International Association of
Buddhist Studies (ISSN 0193-600X ) appeared recently:

JIABS 34/1-2 (2011 [2012]) includes eight articles by - in alphabetical
order - Yangdon Dhondup, David Higgins, Pascale Hugon, Qian Lin,
Klaus-Dieter Mathes, Michael Radich, Markus Viehbeck and Tsering
Wangchuk, as well as a themed section on 'Terms of art' in Indian
Esoteric Buddhism with two lengthy papers by David B. Gray and Christian
K. Wedemeyer.

The table of contents is given below, as well as on the JIABS website

The JIABS website offers access to tables of contents of all issues of
the journal; full article PDFS are made available for free download five
years after their appearance in print.

Kindly address subscription requests and other communication pertaining
to subscriptions to the IABS treasurer (


Yangdon Dhondup: Rig 'dzin Dpal ldan bkra shis (1688-1743) and the
emergence of a Tantric community in Reb kong, A mdo (Qinghai), pp. 3-30

David Higgins: A reply to questions concerning mind and primordial
knowing, pp. 31-96

Pascale Hugon: Argumentation theory in the early Tibetan epistemological
tradition, pp. 97-148

Qian Lin: The antarābhava dispute among Abhidharma traditions and the
list of anāgāmins, pp. 149-186

Klaus-Dieter Mathes: The gzhan stong model of reality - Some more
material on its origin, transmission, and interpretation, pp. 187-223

Michael Radich: Immortal Buddhas and their indestructible embodiments,
pp. 227-290

Markus Viehbeck: Fighting for the truth - satyadvaya and the debates
provoked by Mi pham's Nor bu ke ta ka, pp. 291-320

Tsering Wangchuk: Dol po pa shes rab rgyal mtshan on Mahāyāna doxography
- Rethinking the distinction between Cittamātra and Madhyamaka in
fourteenth-century Tibet, pp. 321-348

'Terms of art' in Indian Esoteric Buddhism

Christian K. Wedemeyer: Locating Tantric antinomianism - An essay toward
an intellectual history of the 'practices/practice observance'
(caryā/caryāvrata), pp. 349-419

David B. Gray: Imprints of the "Great Seal" - On the expanding semantic
range of the term of mudrā in eighth through eleventh century Indian
Buddhist literature, pp. 421-481

Prof. Dr. Birgit Kellner
Chair in Buddhist Studies
Principal Investigator
Deputy Speaker Research Area D "Historicities and Heritage"
Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context - - the
Dynamics of Transculturality"
University of Heidelberg
Karl Jaspers Centre
Vossstraße 2, Building 4400
D-69115 Heidelberg
P: +49(0)6221 - 54 4301
F: +49(0)6221 - 54 4012

miércoles, 29 de mayo de 2013

NEWSLETTER - KF Activities



From May 16 to Aug 23, the Korea Foundation will be working to build up the friendship among Korea and ASEAN with Korea Festivals in six ASEAN member countries (Indonesia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam), which are rapidly becoming major players in the global economy.

This past May saw a Korea-Indonesia Forum in Jakarta, along with a series of Korean studies lectures and a modern dance performance in Yangon, jointly organized with the Ministry of Culture Myanmar. Various cultural events are scheduled for June in Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Vietnam. There will also be Korean studies lectures in Thailand and an educators’ workshop in Indonesia.

1. Cultural Events

Cultural events will be headlined by three performance groups in June: a classical music ensemble, a traditional instrumental group expressing Korea’s past and present, and a troupe performing a wide repertoire of contemporary dance.

Contemporary Dance

Contemporary dance performances by Eunju Shin Dance Company and EDX2 Dance Company are expected to show a new level of Korean dance to the Southeast Asian audience with a new interpretation of traditional Korean dance by Eunju Shin Dance Company and hip-hop-based popular dance moves mixed with contemporary features by EDX2 Dance Company. The dance teams will tour in Myanmar, Indonesia, and the Philippines. Especially in Yangon, Myanmar, the Korean dancers will perform jointly with local dancers to facilitate future cultural exchange.

5/28 - National Theatre of Yangon, Myanmar

6/3 - Balai Sarbini, Indonesia

6/7 - Cultural Center of the Philippines(CCP) Little Theater, the Philippines

Classical Music

The Seoul Chamber Society will meet classical music fans in Indonesia, Singapore, and the Philippines with familiar classical music. The musical group is also planning a visit to local charity group Yayasan Heesu located outside of Jakarta, Indonesia, and will hold a charity concert there.

5/31 - Usmar Ismail, Indonesia

6/4 - Cultural Center of the Philippines(CCP) Little Theater, the Philippines

6/5 - Esplanade Recital Studio, Singapore

Traditional & Fusion-Style Korean Music

Fusion music band Ensemble Sinawi, known for mixing traditional Korean music with classical and popular music, will hold concerts in the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam and Singapore. They will also put on a collaborative performance with local musicians including Philippines Grace NoNo, Indonesian violinist Fafan Isfandiar, Vietnamese B-boy team S.I.N.E in Hanoi and Vietnamese traditional group Bongsen in Ho Chi Minh City.

6/3 - Cultural Center of the Philippines(CCP) Little Theater, Philippines

6/6 - Balai Sarbini, Indonesia

6/8 - Au Co Theatre, Vietnam

6/10 - SCO Concert Hall, Singapore

6/13 - Ho Chi Minh City Conservatory of Music, Vietnam

2. Academic Events

Seminar on Korea-ASEAN Migration and Human


The Korea Foundation and Singapore Management University are holding a conference on ASEAN migration and human security, two growing issues as more and more people cross borders for marriage or for work. Scholars and policymakers from Korea, Singapore, the Philippines, and Cambodia will be gathering for a meaningful debate.


Singapore Management University

Korean Studies Department, KF

02)2046-8556 /

Korean Studies Workshop for Indonesian Educators

A four-day Korean Studies Workshop for Indonesian educators will take place on June 24 at the Korean Studies Center of Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The workshop is designed to provide secondary school educators and educational administrators with the opportunity to acquire first-hand experience and information about Korean history and culture through various lectures and cultural activities.


Korean Studies Center,Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta

Korean Studies Department, KF

02)2046-8606 /

137-863 10th fl., Diplomatic Center Building, 2558 Nambusunhwanno, Seocho-gu, Seoul

Coppyright@ THE KOREA FOUNDATION. All Rights Reserved

martes, 28 de mayo de 2013




11 Tributo a Itamar Singer / A Tribute to Itamar Singer


13 Lmlk Seal Impressions Once Again: A Second Rejoinder to Oded Lipschits

25 Entre Syrie et Mesopotamie: vases zoomorphes du Regne de Mittani
Alessandra CELLERINO, Alan ARBORE, Enrico FOIETTA, Alessia MASSOLO, Jessica MENEGHETTI & Enrica OTTINO

83 La figura regia de Hatshepsut: Una propuesta de analisis a partir de tres cambios ontológicos
Virginia LAPORTA

115 The Verb i-KU-PU-šum in the Shamash-Temple Brick Inscription

125 Consideraciones sobre los relieves del "arbol sagrado" asirio en el Palacio Noroeste de Aššurnasirpal II (Nimrud)

145 Arquitectura y funcionalidad del Gran Templo de Requem


163 Paula Alexandra da Silva Veiga, Health and Medicine in Ancient Egypt: Magic and Science, 2009.

170 Luca Bombardieri, Pietre da Macina, macine per Mulini. Definizione e sviluppo delle techniche per la macinazione nell'area del Vicino Oriente e del Mediterraneo orientale antico, 2010.

172 Isaac Kalimi, The Retelling of Chronicles in Jewish Tradition and Literature: A Historical Journey, 2009.

177 Emily Teeter (ed.), Before the Pyramids. The Origins of Egyptian Civilization, 2011.

180 Cynthia W. Shelmerdine (ed.), The Cambridge Companion of the Aegean Bronze Age, 2008.

184 Ianir Milevski, Early Bronze Age Goods Exchange in the Southern Levant: A Marxist Perspective, 2011.
Por Juan Manuel TEBES

ANTIGUO ORIENTE es la publicación periodica anual del Centro de Estudios de Historia del Antiguo Oriente, Universidad Catolica Argentina. La revista considera para publicacion trabajos relacionados con la historia de las sociedades del Cercano Oriente Antiguo y del Mediterraneo Oriental desde el Paleolitico hasta la epoca romano-helenistica inclusive. Su Director es Juan Manuel Tebes.

Pablo Andinach (Instituto Universitario ISEDET, Argentina); Alejandro F. Botta (Boston University, EE.UU.); Jose Virgilio Garcia Trabazo (Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, España); Ann E. Killebrew (Pennsylvania State University, EE.UU.); Philip Kohl (Wellesley College,EE.UU.); Stefano de Martino (Universita degli Studi di Torino, Italia); Michel Mouton (CNRS - Maison de l'Archeologie et de l'Ethnologie, Francia); Robert Mullins (Azusa Pacific University, EE.UU.); Daniel T. Potts (New York University, EE.UU.); Emile Puech (Ecole Biblique et Archeologique Francaise de Jerusalem); Gonzalo Rubio (Pennsylvania State University, EE.UU.); Marcel Sigrist (Ecole Biblique et Archeologique Francaise de Jerusalem)

Para la Tabla de Contenidos y volumenes previos, URL:

Romina Della Casa
Secretary, CEHAO
Centro de Estudios de Historia del Antiguo Oriente
Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina
Av. Alicia Moreau de Justo 1500, Buenos Aires C1107AFD Argentina

Silk Road

The Vitality of Tradition: Appropriation of Aldar Köse (the trickster) in a Kazakh Folktale to Represent 'The New Kazakh'

Aldar Köse (lit. `Beardless Cheater') is a hero-trickster character present in the oral traditions and literature of Kazakhs, Karakalpaks, Kyrgyz, Uzbeks, Turkmen, and Tajiks. He uses his cunning wit and eloquence to defeat the greed and laziness of the rich, powerful, and pompous. Readers not only delight in, but also vicariously share in his victories.
Our guest will compare and contrast two versions of the same Kazakh folktale: "Aldar Köse and the Devils". One recent version was modified to depict the "New Kazakhs". Aldar Köse goes from representing, acting in the stead of gentle Kazakhs, to presenting the Kazakhs as cunning like himself.

Erik Aasland received his Ph.D. from Fuller Graduate School of Intercultural Studies in Pasadena, CA. He has done invited talks at USC and UCSD where he spoke in particular about proverbs ("How I got Hooked and What I have Done About It" and "Kazakh-speaking Students' Refractions of `Community' by Means of Kazakh Proverbs"). From 2006-2011 he carried out field research concerning Kazakh proverbs, folktales and oral traditions, developing relationships with such distinguished scholars as Academic Äbduäli Qaidar of the Kazakhstan Academy of Sciences. He also taught at Suleyman Demirel University in Almaty, Kazakhstan. He specializes in cognitive poetic and language ideological analysis of Kazakh oral tradition. His personal webpage is:

The event will take place at SRH on Saturday, June 8, at 5-7pm.

Silk Road House, 1944 University Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705 (between Milvia & Martin Luther King; enter by side door in passageway under black Zabu Zabu awning); e-mail:; website:; tel.: 510-981-0700.

domingo, 26 de mayo de 2013

Journal of the Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies (vol. 4) (Kono)

Dear Colleagues

We are pleased to announce the publication of the fourth issue of the Journal of the Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies. We enclose a section of the Editorial, together with the table of contents.

**From the Editorial**
Here I wish to draw particular attention to three contributions, all of which say something new and important, making real additions to our knowledge of Buddhism. I think that any reader can see for themselves that “The Silent Mentors of Tzu Chi” is a remarkable article. It is remarkable firstly in being both a primary and a secondary source... the whole is further enhanced by the comments of the author, himself a prominent member of Tzu Chi. Rey’s article is uplifting. That by Suren Rāghavan is deeply depressing. Here we overlap with journalism – and Suren has indeed worked as a journalist – for he is recording the activities of a new movement which 3 months ago, when he started writing, hardly anyone outside Sri Lanka had heard of, while now more news, much of it lurid, is appearing on the Internet every day. But his article is far from ephemeral. He adds to his report of ongoing events a profound analysis of their background and current context, leading to a chilling warning of where they seem to be heading. The article by Brett Shults could hardly be more different, for it deals in painstaking detail with facts which have been available for over two thousand years – but not adequately understood.

Richard Gombrich. Page 5

Early Buddhist and Confucian Concepts of Filial Piety: A Comparative Study.
Guang Xing. Page 8.

The Silent Mentors of Tzu Chi.
Rey-Sheng Her. Page 47.

In Search of the Khmer Bhikkhunī: Reading Between the Lines in Late Classical and Early Middle Cambodia (13th–18th Centuries).
Trude Jacobsen. Page 75.

Buddhicizing or Ethnicizing the State: Do the Sinhala Saṅgha Fear Muslims in Sri Lanka? Suren Rāghavan. Page 88.

Brahmanical Terminology and The Straight Way in the Tevijja Sutta.
Brett Shults. Page 105.

Parmenides and Nāgārjuna: A Buddhist Interpretation of Ancient Greek Philosophy.
Nathan Tamblyn. Page 134.

Book Review
Reading Buddhist Sanskrit Texts: An Elementary Grammatical Guide. K.L. Dhammajoti. Reviewed by Brett Shults. Page 147.

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Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

Exhibición | Mo Yan, vida y obra

  • Fecha:
    del 20 de mayo del 2013
    al 31 de mayo del 2013
  • Horario:
    8:00 am a 11:00 pm
  • Modalidad: 
    Ingreso libre
  • Organizador por:
    Instituto Confucio
El Instituto Confucio de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú tiene el agrado de invitar a toda la comunidad PUCP a visitar la Exhibición Mo Yan, vida y obra,  sobre el escritor chino, ganador del Premio Nobel de Literatura en el año 2012. La exhibición se instalará en el Hall de la Biblioteca Central PUCP del 20 al 31 de mayo.
Campus PUCP - Hall de la Biblioteca Central
Registrado por: Patricia Ortíz Mariscal

III Encontro de Nô Gaku


Se llevará a cabo el 28 de mayo en la sede de la CAC.
La Cámara Argentina de Comercioy la Cámara de Comercio e Industria de Vietnam junto con laEmbajada de Vietnam en Argentina organizan el Foro Empresarial Argentino - Vietnamita que tendrá lugar el martes 28 demayo de 2013 a las 9:00 hs,  en la sede de nuestra Entidad,  Alem 36 8º Piso. 
El encuentro contará con la Presencia del Embajador de Vietnam,Sr. Nguyen Van Dao

La Ronda de Negocios reunirá a empresas vietnamitas y argentinas de variados sectores, las que tendrán la oportunidad de concretar Alianzas Estratégicas en materia de Transferencia de Tecnología, Desarrollo conjunto de productos, Inversiones, Joint-Ventures, Acuerdos de Representación y Distribución.¿Por qué y cómo participar?

La experiencia demuestra que de estos Encuentros surgen un gran número de Alianzas Estratégicas: joint ventures, acuerdos de distribución, transferencia de las más avanzadas tecnologías y fundamentalmente una estrecha cooperación entre las empresas que buscan nuevos socios y oportunidades de negocios. 

Las empresas interesadas en esta propuesta podrán solicitar el Programa tentativo, y elPerfil de Negocios a completar para participar del evento.
Actividad sin costo, requiere de inscripción previa / Cupos limitados.
Cierre de inscripción 23 de mayo

Para mayor información 
Tel.: 54-11-5300-9051 / 5300-9096
Acciones Institucionales
Miércoles, 15 de Mayo de 2013

Cámara Argentina de Comercio

Seguinos en:  
La Cámara Argentina de Comercio ha suscripto un convenio con el Centro de E-learning de la Regional Buenos Aires de la Universidad Tecnológica Nacional para brindar cursos de capacitación a distancia a personas que se encuentran en nuestro país y en el exterior.

Esta propuesta está dirigida a empresarios, directivos, colaboradores, profesionales independientes y estudiantes quienes podrán acceder a los cursos desde cualquier lugar del planeta y a cualquier hora, a partir de la conexión a internet.

Nuestra novedosa oferta formativa de cursos de capacitación online es la siguiente

Habilidades Directivas
  Gestión de no conformidades, acciones correctivas y preventivas
Institución educativa: UTN
19 de Junio
Recursos Humanos
  Herramientas para la administración de personal
Institución educativa: UTN
13 de Junio
  Supuestos y principios clave de la capacitación
Institución educativa: UTN
11 de Junio
Economía, finanzas y control de gestión
  Contabilidad básica y finanzas para no especialistas
Institución educativa: UTN
4 de Junio
  Control estadístico de procesos
Institución educativa: UTN
22 de Mayo
  Gestión y control presupuestario
Institución educativa: UTN
25 de Junio
  Interpretación económica financiera de un balance para no especialistas
Institución educativa: UTN
11 de Junio
  Introducción a la gestión por procesos
Institución educativa: UTN
28 de Mayo
  Liquidación de sueldos
Institución educativa: UTN
17 de Junio

Para inscribirse, los interesados deberán:
  • Ingresar a: y hacer clic en el banner "Capacitación Continua".
    • En caso de estar registrado en el sistema, colocar el usuario y contraseña en el recuadro que se encuentra a la derecha de la pantalla (IDENTIFICACIÓN DE USUARIOS).
    • Si aún no está registrado, hacer clic en el link "Registrarse" que se encuentra debajo de la pregunta "¿Es un usuario nuevo?" y completar el proceso de registro.

  • Una vez dentro del sistema, seleccionar el curso deseado haciendo clic en el nombre.
  • Luego de leer la información relativa a la actividad de capacitación, si desea participar cliquear el botón "inscríbirse" y aceptar las condiciones.
  • Completar el formulario con los datos de su tarjeta para realizar el pago correspondiente.
  • Luego, recibirá un mail de confirmación de inscripción.
  • No podrá realizar los cursos quien no se haya inscripto previamente

Por sobre el arancel del curso, la Cámara Argentina de Comercio otorgará BECAS con la finalidad de facilitar el acceso al conocimiento a aquellas personas que se encuentran en diferentes partes del mundo.

Los cursos no responden a planes oficiales, por lo tanto los certificados que se emiten corresponden a cursos no oficiales.



Tenemos el agrado de hacerles llegar la invitación a nuestra XII JORNADA DE MANAGEMENT JAPONÉS, que se realizará, como es tradición desde hace 12 años, en la sede San Isidro Labrador, de la Universidad J. F. Kennedy, el próximo jueves 30 de mayo de 9 a 14:30 hs.

A continuación encontrarán el afiche con toda la información detallada:
Jueves 30 de Mayo de 2013, acreditación 8:30hs | Apertura 9:00hs | Cierre 14:30hs.

Esperando contar con su presencia, hacemos propicia la ocasión para enviarles un cordial saludo,

Dra. Olivia Ogawa
AOTS Argentina

Call for Papers

*Buddhist Meditation: Tradition and Transformation*

2013 Buddhist Studies Graduate Conference at the University of Virginia
September 13-15, 2013

The Buddhist Studies Group at the University of Virginia is pleased to
announce an interdisciplinary graduate student conference to be hosted on
the UVa Grounds in Charlottesville, VA on September 13-15, 2013 on the
theme of "Buddhist Meditation: Tradition and Transformation." The
conference will include panels and paper presentations by graduate students
from across North America and lectures by a number of the world’s foremost
Buddhist Studies scholars (lineup TBA). This conference is designed to be a
collaborative forum in which young scholars can test new approaches, bridge
disciplines in creative ways, and expand the scope of sources that we bring
to our studies.

*Call for Paper Proposals*

Along the lines of this year’s theme, we are looking for paper proposals
from students currently enrolled in M.A. or Ph.D. programs - not only in
Buddhist Studies, but also in other disciplines, including sociology,
anthropology, and history - that speak directly to the study of Buddhist
meditation. The papers selected for presentation will be organized into
panels, each chaired by a faculty respondent. Presentations will not exceed
twenty minutes.

We strongly encourage proposals that stretch received boundaries and
challenge the way we think about and study Buddhist Meditation in its many
forms and contexts. We encourage papers that approach Buddhist meditation
from a diverse range of methodological approaches - literary, historic,
ethnographic, sociological, political, and educational/pedagogical, to name
a few.

We are particularly interested in the following topics:

  - Problems in the *historical study* of Buddhist meditation.
  - Innovative *Interdisciplinary* investigations into contemplative
    practice in Buddhist societies (e.g.: historically-informed ethnography)
  - How *the body* has been conceptualized and represented within specific
    Buddhist contemplative systems
  - The role of *creativity and innovation* vis-à-vis lineage and
  - *Therapeutic* and instrumental* (vs. soteriological) applications of
    Buddhist meditation *in Buddhist societies*.
  - Institutional and pedagogical frameworks.
  - The role of *the literary* in Buddhist meditation traditions (e.g.:
    biographical literature, meditation manuals, philosophical literature, etc)

Paper Proposal Submission Guidelines

Please submit an abstract of your paper of *not more than 500 words*,
along with your name, university and department affiliation, and a brief
bio, to  by *June 15, 2013.* You will be
notified by the end of June of the status of your proposal, after which we
will publish a detailed schedule of the conference.

University of Virginia may potentially be able to provide funding to cover
the costs of lodging and meals for students presenting papers. Travel
funds, however, should be obtained from the students' home institutions or
other sources. We also warmly welcome and encourage non-presenting students
to attend at their own cost. Regrettably, we cannot provide letters of
invitation to international observers for visa purposes because we are not
equipped to take legal responsibility for international observers.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of the
conference organizers:

Eric Fry-Miller:
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lunes, 13 de mayo de 2013

Construction work in Astana and the performed state

State Building(s): Construction work in Astana and the performed state

This talk will discuss from a particular angle Kazakhstan's 1998 capital relocation to Astana (previously known as Tselinograd and Aqmola) and the construction boom that followed from around 2000.

Our guest will offer an ethnographic study of the labor of constructing a new cityscape and the process of state-building which that labor quite literally represents. The specific focus will be on the experiences of several individuals who moved to Astana to participate in its development and thus pursue opportunities for better lives and a renewed sense of meaningful subjective agency. These personal narratives will help examine official ideology and broader patterns of social and political transformation. In sum, this talk will interrogate the relationships between the state, materiality, and political subjectivity. How is the state encountered and produced through built forms and the process of construction? How do citizens interact with official representations and attributed meanings of building work, and what is their role in constructing and maintaining the state? How are citizen subjectivities shaped in relation to the state and construction? And more generally, why is it
 that the materiality of built forms provides such a powerful idiom for articulating the state, both affirmatively and critically? This talk opens the door to a larger collaborative project on the anthropology of politics in Central Asia.

Mateusz Laszczkowski is a Wayne Vucinich Visiting Scholar at the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, Stanford University. He received his PhD in social anthropology from Martin Luther University, Halle-Wittenberg, Germany. His research focuses on politics of space and place and the entanglements of architectural and social change in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan.

The event will take place at SRH on Saturday May 18, at 5-7pm.

Silk Road House, 1944 University Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705 (between Milvia & Martin Luther King; enter by side door in passageway under black Zabu Zabu awning); e-mail:; website:; tel.: 510-981-0700.

Silk Road House events are sponsored by the Silkroad Foundation.

La relación México-China

Estimados interesados en China y la relación México-China:

Por este medio nos permitimos recordarles que la
Convocatoria del Programa de Becas Ciudad de México-China 2013 cerrará el viernes 31 de mayo de 2013;
agradecemos mucho a varios de los interesados por haber enviado sus proyectos.

El Programa brinda una beca individual que cubre el
100% de los gastos para realizar una estancia de 4 meses -agosto 2013-diciembre 2013-
Pekín, tiempo en el que deberá llevarse a cabo el proyecto.

Los temas priorizados por la SECITI y el CECHIMEX son:

  • agua,
  • nuevas tecnologías urbanas,
  • parques científicos (estrategias, normas y/o gestión),
  • rescate de zonas rurales y salud.

La realización del proyecto deberá justificarse con base en el conocimiento de la situación del tema en la Ciudad de México y en China (ver Convocatoria).
Cualquier duda por favor enviar un correo a y/o llamar al 56222195.

Muchas gracias de antemano por su interés y difusión de la Convocatoria,
saludos, enrique dussel peters

Dr. Enrique Dussel Peters
Posgrado en Economía
Centro de Estudios China-México
Facultad de Economía
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

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martes, 7 de mayo de 2013

Symposium on Sacred Topography

Dear friends and colleagues,

we are happy to invite you to a symposium on

Sacred Topography and Cultural Tranfers in the Himalayas
Organized by Klaus-Dieter Mathes, University of Vienna

Time: May 24, 3 pm until May 25, 4 pm
Venue: Dept. of South Asian, Tibetan and Buddhist Studies
1090 Vienna, Spitalgasse 2, Hof 2.7
Seminar Room 1

Looking forward to see you there.

Best wishes

Klaus-Dieter Mathes

For further info see:

-Prof. Dr. Klaus-Dieter Mathes
University of Vienna
Faculty of Philological and Cultural Studies
Dept. of South Asian, Tibetan and Buddhist Studies
A-1090 Vienna, Spitalgasse 2, Hof 2.7
T +43-1-427743552

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lunes, 6 de mayo de 2013

China y la relación México-China

Estimados amigos e interesados en China y la relación México-China:

Por este medio nos permitimos recordarles que el miércoles 8 de mayo a las 10am la Mtra. Mónica Ching impartirá la conferencia
"ACERCAMIENTO DE LATINOAMÉRICA A LA CULTURA CHINA A TRAVÉS DE LA OBRA DE PEARL S. BUCK Y LIN YUTAN". La conferencia se llevará a cabo en el Aula Magna Jesús Silva Herzog, primer piso del Edificio Anexo de la Facultad de Economía,
Ciudad Universitaria UNAM. Para informes hablar al 56222195 y ver el mapa de ubicación en:ónica Ching Hernández cuenta con Estudios de Maestría en Estudios de Asia y África (Colegio de México), más de un lustro de experiencias laborales en China y con diversas publicaciones y traducciones vinculados al análisis literario, publicitario y la impartición de cursos de enseñanza de español y chino.
De igual forma les informamos: 

1. El miércoles
15 de mayo se presentará el libro "Vidas. Cuentos de China contemporánea"
editado por
Liljana Arsovska. El evento se realizará en El Colegio de México a las 18 hrs. en la Sala Alfonso Reyes (El Colegio de México, Camino al Ajusco 20, Pedregal de Santa Teresa, 10740, D.F.). Entrada libre.
Participarán como comentaristas Flora Botton, Sun Xintang y Martha Elena Venier.

2. Los invitamos a revisar las
estadísticas elaboradas por el Cechimex y de libre acceso. Contienen información comercial por parte de las fuentes públicas de México, China y Estados Unidos con base en el Sistema Armonizado para 1990-2011, tanto agregada como desagregada (por capítulos y para las cadenas de valor hilo-textil-confección, electrónica y autopartes-automotriz) que pueden ser significativas para análisis, estudios e investigaciones en curso.
Toda la información puede consultarse en:

3. La Red Académica de América Latina y el Caribe sobre China (RED ALC-CHINA) publicó recientemente su Convocatoria para el Segundo Seminario Internacional
América Latina, el Caribe y China: condiciones y retos en el siglo XXI"
a llevarse a cabo en la Ciudad de México del 26 al 28 de mayo de 2014. Los invitamos a revisar la Convocatoria e información vinculada en:

4. La empresa ChinaService, con más de un lustro de experiencias y servicios vinculados a China en múltiples sectores, está ofreciendo un CAMPAMENTO DE VERANO PARA JÓVENES en China (con varias salidas en junio y julio y en varias ciudades y universidades) con el objeto de estudiar chino-mandarín y conocer la cultura china. En caso de interés consulten:

Saludos, enrique dussel peters
Dr. Enrique Dussel Peters
Posgrado en Economía

Centro de Estudios China-México
Facultad de Economía
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

A los asistentes al ciclo de conferencias sobre la relación bilateral China México, les informamos lo siguiente relativo al transporte dentro de la Ciudad Universitaria: ante la densidad demográfica y el incremento del número de automóviles en la Ciudad Universitaria se ha puesto en marcha un programa que estimulará una nueva cultura vial. Los vehículos que antes se estacionaban en el circuito, ahora podrán ubicarse de manera gratuita y segura en los estacionamientos del estadio, desde donde se podrá acceder tanto a las rutas de transporte interno como a los diferentes medios externos de transporte público y al Programa Bicipuma. Para los visitantes que no cuentan con credencial de la UNAM y que necesiten venir a hacer trámites o asistir a algún evento en particular, se tiene previsto un espacio en el mismo Estadio Olímpico, desde donde también podrán tener acceso a las rutas de transporte interno.
Con esta iniciativa el circuito se liberará de automóviles estacionados y se ha habilitado una ruta de autobuses escolares que operan en un carril delimitado con el distintivo de */Pumabús/*. Esta ruta ( 7 oro ) funciona con paradas fijas, partiendo de los estacionamientos del Estadio Olímpico y con parada en la Facultad de Economía, tendrá una frecuencia de menos de cinco minutos en cada una de sus corridas.

Visítanos en:

        * Cechimex FE UNAM
        * Cuadernos de trabajo del Cechimex FE UNAM
* @Cechimex_UNAM


Australasian Association of Buddhist Studies (AABS)

Sydney Zen Centre Lectures

Dear list members,

A series of lectures will be given by Wendi Adamek and Paul Maloney at the Sydney 

Zen Centre.  Details are available at 

We do hope you can attend.
Kind regards
AABS Executive

Buddhist reliquary stupa

Gold leaf covered schist reliquary in the form of a stupa.  Kusana period, North Western India. National Museum, Karachi, Pakistan. Copyright: Huntington, John C. and Susan L.Huntington Archive

OBITUARY Takasaki Jikido

It is with deep sadness that I convey to you the unfortunate news of the passing away of Professor Jikido Takasaki.

Professor Takasaki was professor emeritus of The University of Tokyo and the former president and professor emeritus of Tsurumi University. He was also the former president of the International Association of Buddhist Studies as well as the former president of International Congress of Asian and North African Studies (ICANAS).

He was awarded Japan Academy imperial book award for his watershed work _Nyoraizō shisō no keisei_ ("The Formation of Tathāgatagarbha Thought" ; Shunjūsha, 1974), and was internationally recognized as a leader in the study of Buddhist thought, especially in the area of Tathāgatagarbha and Buddha-nature.

The wake and the funeral will be held as follows:

Funeral host: Takasaki Chūdo (高崎忠道)
Wake: May 9 (Thurs.) from 5 pm
Funeral: May 10 (Fri) from 12 pm
Ceremony location: Joshoji Temple, 1-20-1 Akabane-nishi, Kita-ku, Tokyo 115-0055
Phone 03-3900-4455
115-0055 東京都北区赤羽西1-20-1 静勝寺(Josho-ji Temple) (電

Masahiro Shimoda
Dept. of Indian Philosophy and Buddhist Studies
University of Tokyo

domingo, 5 de mayo de 2013

Institute of Buddhist Studies and Harvard Divinity School

The Institute of Buddhist Studies and Harvard Divinity School present  Dharma at Times of Need

The Interface of Chaplaincy and Ministry

Fundamental to the teachings of Buddhism is a description of the human condition as one of suffering, frustration and disappointment. A deep understanding of this condition is the necessary step toward living with and through that actuality, especially when we are confronted by that actuality in its starkest terms - the death of a loved one, a terminal illness, loss of hope, anguish.

This two day symposium will explore the ways that engaging the insights of the Dharma can benefit people at the times of greatest suffering, frustration and disappointment, and the role of minister and chaplain in assisting others at and through those times of need.

Keynote Presentation:

Friday, May 3 at 6 p.m.

"Making Ministry Practical: Changing Roles in Japan"

Rev. Seigen Yamaoka

Professor of Shin Buddhist Studies
Institute of Buddhist Studies
Dharma at Times of Need

Friday May 3 through Saturday May 4, 2013

Jodo Shinshu Center
Berkeley, Ca

Doors open at 3 p.m., Friday.

This event is free and open to the public
Pre-registration is encouraged.

Click here for free registration.
In gassho,

The Institute of Buddhist Studies

Announcement: International Buddhist Academy Summer Program

Dear friends and colleagues,

The International Buddhist Academy (Boudha/Kathmandu) is happy to

offer the following courses this summer:

- Colloquial Tibetan (May 29 - August 28)

- Introduction to Classical Tibetan (May 30 – July 23)

- May 29-June 25: Introduction to Buddhist practice, taught by Khenpo

Jamyang Tenzin

- July 1-26 & August 1-28: the Bodhicaryavatara by Shantideva, taught

by Khenpo Jorden and HE Ratna Vajra Rinpoche

- September 3-12 & 15-24: 2 meditation retreats led by Ven. Dhammadipa

For further details and registration, please visit:

Best wishes,

Christian Bernert

International Buddhist Academy

Chödung Karmo Translation Group