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The Thai International Journal of Buddhist Studies (TIJBS)

[from May 2013 the Thai International Journal of Buddhist Studies is not affiliated to the PhD Programme in Buddhist Studies, while keeping its affiliation to Mahidol University; for subscriptions, past issues, submissions of articles, and any queries, please contact the new editor, Dr Pathompong Bodhiprasiddhinand: pathompong.bod@mahidol.ac.th]



The TIJBS is devoted to the advancement of research in Buddhist studies. It aims at presenting research work on a wide range of areas in Buddhist Studies, covering Buddhist ethics, the history of Buddhism in South-East Asia, Madhyamaka and Yogācāra philosophy, Tantric Buddhism, Abhidharma thought, Buddhist narrative, Buddhist art, Buddhist anthropology, Buddhism and modern pressing issues, and critical book-review articles. The research papers to be published may be of any length.


Contents of the Second Volume of the TIJBS


Abhidhamma Studies I: Jotipāla and the Abhidhamma Anuṭīkā

L.S. Cousins


The conversion of the Brahmin Sela in the Ekottarika-āgama

Bhikkhu Anālayo


The Nidānasamyukta and the Mūlamadhyamakakārikā: understanding the Middle Way through comparison and exegesis

Mattia Salvini


The truth of the body: the liberating role of physical (and mental) boundaries in asubhabhāvanā

Giuliano Giustarini


A book review: 'Forest Recollections: Wandering Monks in Twentieth-Century Thailand'

Pathompong Bodhiprasiddhinand



Contents of the First Volume of the TIJBS


Thoughts about "European editions" of Pāli texts

Nalini Balbir


Why textual studies are necessary if we are to understand Buddhism

Richard Gombrich


An Impossible Task? The classical "edition" and Thai Pāli Literature

Peter Skilling


Toward an Edition of the Paññāsajātaka: Problems and Solutions

Toshiya Unebe


The earliest evidence for the 'no soul' doctrine? A note on the second anātman teaching of the Second Sermon

Alexander Wynne


Miraculous transformation and personal identity in the first anātman teaching of the Second Sermon

Alexander Wynne



Advisory  Board

Sansanee Chaiyaroj (Vice-President of Mahidol University), Bhusana Premanode (Imperial College, London University), Wariya Chinwanno (Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Mahidol University), Wipada  Aungsumalin (Head of the Department of Humanities, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Mahidol University)

Founding Editor: Pathompong Bodhiprasiddhinand

Editors (II and III issues): Giuliano Giustarini, Mattia Salvini

Editorial Board:

Prapod Assavavirulhakarn (Chulalongkorn University), Nalini Balbir (University of Paris), Robert Buswell (University of California at Los Angeles), Claudio Cicuzza (Webster University), Lance Cousins (Wolfson College, Oxford University), Kate Crosby (School of the Oriental and African Studies, University of London), Richard Gombrich (Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies, Oxford University), Janet Gyatso (Harvard University), Lewis Lancaster (University of California at Berkeley), Peter Skilling (École française d'Extrême-Orient, Bangkok and Paris), Alexander von Rospatt (University of California at Berkeley), Vesna Acimovie Wallace (Oxford University), Alexander Wynne, Michael Zimmermann (Hamburg University). 


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