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H-ASIA November 11, 2004 Professor Alex Wayman, Jan. 11, 1921 - Sep. 22, 2004 *********************************************************************** From: Joanna Kirkpatrick <email@example.com> The following note regarding the death of Professor Alec Wayman appeared on Buddha-L and may be of interest to H-ASIA members. Joanna Kirkpatrick -------------------- Columbia News ::: Alex Wayman, Pioneer of Tibetology, Dies at 83 <http://www.columbia.edu/cu/news/04/11/alexWayman.html> Alex Wayman, Pioneer of Tibetology, Dies at 83 Alex Wayman, pioneer in the field of Tibetology and Professor Emeritus of Sanskrit, died on Sept. 22 at the age of 83. Wayman joined Columbia in 1966 as a visiting associate professor of religion. In 1967, he was appointed professor of Sanskrit in the Department of Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures, a position he held until his retirement in 1991. During his tenure, Wayman taught classes in classical Sanskrit, Buddhist hybrid Sanskrit, Indian and Tibetan Religions and the history of astrology. While at Columbia, he was a member of the administrative committee of the Southern Asian Institute. He also served as senior editor of The Buddhist Traditions Series (with 30 volumes to date) published by Motilal Banarsidass in Delhi, India. Wayman authored 12 books, including Buddhist Tantric Systems, Untying the Knots in Buddhism, Enlightenment of Vairocan, and A Millennium of Buddhist Logic. He co-authored a translation of the 3rd-century Buddhist scripture Lion's Roar of Queen Shrimala with his wife, Hideko. Her knowledge of Chinese and Japanese sources complemented his research and translation of Sanskrit and Tibetan sources. An honorary volume, titled _Researches in Indian and Buddhist Philosophy (essays in honor of Prof. Alex Wayman)_, [**] edited by Ram Karan Sharma, was published in 1993 to commemorate the many years that Wayman devoted to scholarly research on Indian topics. Born Jan. 11, 1921, Wayman received a B.A. (1948), M.A. (1949) and Ph.D. (1959) from UCLA. He is survived by his wife. ** _ Researches in Indian and Buddhist philosophy : essays in honour of Professor Alex Wayman_ / edited by Ram Karan Sharma Pub info Delhi : Motilal Banarsidass Publishers, 1993 LCCN 93907572 ISBN 8120809947 Contents The list of the Asamskrta-dharma according to Asanga / A. Bareau -- The seven principles of the Vajjian Republic : Their different interpretations / H. Nakamura -- A difficult beginning : Comments on an English translation of Candragomin's Desanastava / M. Hahn -- A study of aspects of Raga / N.H. Samtani -- Principle of life according to Bhavya / S. Kawasaki -- The Buddhist doctrine of Karma / H.S. Prasad -- A critical appraisal of Karmaphalapariksa of Nagarjuna / T.R. Sharma -- The relationship between Paticcasamuppada and Dhatu / A. Hirakawa -- Dependent origination : Its elaboration in early Sarvastivadin Abhidharma texts / C. Cox -- Dependent origination in Buddhist tantra / G.R. Elder -- (Kevali) Bhuktivicara of Bhavasena : Text and translation / P.S. Jaini -- The earliest portions of Dasavaikalika-sutra / M.A. Dhaky -- Buddhist and Mimamsa views on Laksana / K.K. Raja -- Grammarians and philosophers / K. Bhattacharya -- Kashmir Saivism (KS) and the Vedanta of Sankara / R.C. Dwivedi -- Siddhi-s in the Bhagavata Purana and in the Yogasutra-s of Patajali : A comparison / T.S. Rukmani -- Language and metaphor in Indian Stotra literature / R.K. Sharma -- Pitta versus Agni : An Ayurvedic perspective / Bhagwan Dash -- The doctrine of 'Aham-Artha' / R.V. Joshi ------------- Ed. note: Some publications of Alex Wayman Abhidhanavisvalocanam of Sridharasena / translated by Alex Wayman Narita, Narita-shi, Chiba-ken, Japan : Naritasan Shinshoji, 1994 Description xiv, 480 p. ; 26 cm Series Monograph series of Naritasan Institute for Buddhist Studies ; v. 3, pt. 2 Note English with text in romanized Sanskrit and Tibetan OCLC # 34562563 Analysis of the Srvakabhumi manuscript Berkeley, University of California Press, 1961 Series University of California publications in classical philology, v. 17 Note "Substantially ... as ... submitted ... for the degee of doctor of philosophy in Sanskrit at the University of California in June, 1959." LCCN 61064259 OCLC # 2047289 Buddhist insight : essays / by Alex Wayman ; edited with an introduction by George Elder Delhi : Motilal Banarsidass, 1984 Series Religions of Asia series ; no. 5 LCCN 84902114 ISBN 0895810417 OCLC # 12052891 The Buddhist Tantras; light on Indo-Tibetan esotericism by Alex Wayman New York, S. Weiser, 1973 LCCN 73079801 ISBN 0877282234 OCLC # 867526 Delvings in logic / Alex Wayman Poona: Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, 1987 Series Post-graduate and Research Department series ; no. 27 Note "Acharya Dharmananda Kosambi memorial lectures, Second series." Two lectures delivered in 1986 Contents The term guna, a problem in communication -- The controversy over Dharmakirti's uncaused destruction LCCN 87903745 OCLC # 18950576 The Enlightenment of Vairocana Delhi : Motilal Banarsidass Publishers, 1992 Series Buddhist traditions series ; vol. 18 Contents Bk. 1. Study of the Vairocanabhisambodhitantra / Alex Wayman -- Bk. 2. Study of the Mahavairocana-Sutra / R. Tajima LCCN 92905841 ISBN 8120806409 OCLC # 28059225 Tson-kha-pa Blo-bzan-grags-pa, 1357-1419 Lam rim chen mo. English. Selections Calming the mind and discerning the real : Buddhist meditation and the middle view, from the Lam rim chen mo Tson-kha-pa / translated by Alex Wayman New York : Columbia University Press, 1978 LCCN 78004535 //r822 ISBN 0231044046 OCLC # 3748389 Tson-kha-pa Blo-bzan-grags-pa, 1357-1419 Lam rim chen mo. English. Selections Ethics of Tibet : Bodhisattva section of Tsong-kha-pa's Lam rim chen mo / translated from the Tibetan original by Alex Wayman ; foreword by the Dalai Lama Albany : State University of New York Press, c1991 Series SUNY series in Buddhist studies LCCN 90048911 ISBN 0791407713 0791407721 (pbk.) OCLC # 22491401 A millennium of Buddhist logic / Alex Wayman Delhi : Motilal Banarsidass Publishers, 1999- Series Buddhist tradition series ; v. 36 LCCN 99932712 ISBN 8120816463 OCLC # 41096655 Srimalasutra. English Title The lion's roar of Queen Srimala; a Buddhist scripture on the Tathagatagarbha theory. Translated, with introd. and notes by Alex Wayman and Hideko Wayman New York, Columbia University Press, 1974 Note Translation of the lost Sanskrit work made from a collation of the Chinese, Japanese, and Tibetan versions LCCN 73009673 ISBN 0231037260 OCLC # 662110 Tripitaka. Sutrapitaka. Majusrinamasangiti. Polyglot Chanting the names of Majusri : the Majusri-nama-samgiti, sanskrit and tibetan texts / translated, with annotation & introduction by Alex Wayman Boston: Shambhala,1985 LCCN 83002309 ISBN 0877737711 0394545311 (Random House) OCLC # 9219171 Untying the knots in Buddhism : selected essays / Alex Wayman Delhi : Motial Banarsidass Publishers, 1997 Series Buddhist tradition series ; v. 28 LCCN 97904273 ISBN 8120813219 OCLC # 37443260 Yoga of the Guhyasamajatantra: the arcane lore of forty verses: a Buddhist tantra commentary / Alex Wayman Delhi : Motilal Banarsidass, 1977 Yoga (Tantric Buddhism) LCCN 78905317 OCLC # 5660401 FFC ****************************************************************** To post to H-ASIA simply send your message to: <H-ASIA@h-net.msu.edu> For holidays or short absences send post to: <firstname.lastname@example.org> with message: SET H-ASIA NOMAIL Upon return, send post with message SET H-ASIA MAIL H-ASIA WEB HOMEPAGE URL: http://h-net.msu.edu/~asia/