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2015 (September 2015–March 2016)

Prof. Harunaga Isaacson was invited in the period between September 15 and October 29. In September, Prof. Alexis Sanderson from the Oxford University (he is now professor of the University of Portland, USA), who is well acquainted with Prof. Isaacson, was also invited and we all worked together. Japanese young scholars and students had a good opportunity to learn from these two prominent scholars.

September 14-17
Tsukuba Intensive Sanskrit Reading 2015 (IERLP)

September 20
Prof. Sanderson and Prof. Isaacson gave lectures at the panel “How Did Tantras Establish Their Authorities? Relationship between Tantras and Traditional Religions” at the annual conference of Japanese Association of Indian and Buddhist Studies(IERLP、Taisho University, Koyasan University)

September 21
Workshop on Buddhist Sanskrit texts(IERLP、Mie University, Taisho University, Koyasan University)
Report by Prof. Ryugen Tanemura (Taishō Univ.) in Journal of Indian and Buddhist Studies vol. 64, part. 2, 2016.

September 23-24
Prof. Sanderson gave a lecture at the International Workshop on Pre-modern Kashmir 2015(University of Kyoto)

September 29
Session at the Tsukuba Global Science Week: Cross-cultural and Cross-religious Encounters in Historical Context(IERLP、Doctoral Program of Philosophy, Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences)
TGSW2015 Session Report by Profs. Naoki Kuwabara, Chizuko Yoshimizu, and Taisei Shida (Tetsugaku-shisō ronshū 41, 2016)

October 1-2
Intensive Lecture by Prof. Harunaga Isaacson(Religious Studies IV(3)B、Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences)
Like a God or Like a Stone: Indian Views on the Nature of the Liberated

October 5-6
Intensive Seminar by Prof. Harunaga Isaacson(Seminar in Religious Studies IV(3)B、Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences)
Reading Sanskrit Texts: Introduction to Tantric Buddhism and kāvya Literature, Ratnākaraśānti’s Guṇavatī and Abhinanda’s Kādambarīkathāsāra

October 23
ICR Seminar: Reflections on the Role of Stemmatics in Critical Editing, with Special Reference to the Edition of Sanskrit Texts(ICR、IERLP、University of Tokyo)

In Hamburg, the following Symposium was held by Prof. Michael Zimmermann and Prof. SAKUMA Hidenori
August 27-28
Scholastic and/ or Yogin? The works attributed to the Indian mediaval scholar Sthiramati (ICR, IERLP, Numata Centre for Buddhist Studies of Hamburg University)

December 12-13
Genjō (Xuan-zang) Forum(ICR、IERLP in collaboration with Prof. SAKUMA Hidenori, Prof. CHIKAMOTO Kensuke, and Prof. MOTOI Makiko)
Program (in Japanese)

Prof. Harunaga Isaacson stayed in Tsukuba between February 29 and March 25, 2016. We worked together with him and young Japanese scholars including students.

March 2
Workshop for graduate students on Sanskrit literature: Reading Subhāsitas selected (IERLP)

March 3-4
Workshop on Indian Tantric and epistemological texts (IERLP, Collaborator: Prof. KYUMA Taiken, University of Mie)

March 9
Reading Sanskrit texts for graduate students

March 10-12
Workshop on Indian Mahāyāna Buddhist texts (IERLP, Collaborator:Prof. KANO Kazuo, Koyasan University)

March 14-17
Workshop on Buddhist logic: Reading Dignāga’s Pramāṇasamuccaya with Jinendrabuddhi’s commentary (IERLP, Prof. ONO Motoi and his research group)
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March 15-16
Indo-Tibet Lexical Resource (ITLR) Input Workshop (IERLP, Dr. Sayaka Kishi and students)

March 22-23
Workshop on Indian philosophical texts (IERLP, Prof. SHIDA Taisei)

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