By Philip McEldowney and Nawang Thokmey
The University Library is planning for a new Asian library and to hire a new position of Tibetan Studies Coordinator of the Tibetan Informational Community. The Asian library, to be called the Stanley and Lucie Wienstein Buddhist and Asian Studies Library, is planned to be within Alderman library in what is now the Barrett Room. It is a result of at least two needs developed during recent years. Professors Germano and Groner and other Asian faculty and students have met with library administrators in past years expressing the need for a separate library reading and research area, where members of Asian classes might collaborate in studying together and where researchers might readily consult Asian reference and other materials. The other library need is to house the extensive Weinstein Buddhist collection of 10,658 books, which Stanley and Lucie Wienstein will be donating to the University. [For Press Release click here] The library has also established the new position of Tibetan Studies Coordinator and is interviewing candidates during this Fall. The coordinator will work with other Coordinators and the Director of Information Communities to develop and manage digital and other materials in their areas of specialty. The Tibetan Coordinator will especially work closely in further developing the University's Tibetan and Himalayan Digital Library.
Tibetan Kanjur and Tanjur at the University of Virginia
Have a look at newly-acquired South Asian movies and music, in the Clemons library's video collection or Cabell Hall's Music library. Two videos are Muzzafar Ali's "Umrao Jaan" (originally 1981. Call number: VIDEO .DVD02235) and Mehboob's "Bharat Mata" or "Mother India" (1957, VIDEO .VHS12133); this second one is on Clemons Reserve and will be viewed by one of Valerie Ritter's classes this semester. Her class will also listen to the Hindi and Rajasthani devotional music of Mirabai and other religious leaders on newly acquired CDs. Two of them feature the Rajasthani folk singers Padmaram and Mahesharam, titled "Meera" (2000, CD 09295 and "Mystic Love" (1998, CD 09305). In early October 2001 22 more South Asian CDs were received and added to the Music Library, including two classical voice recordings by Veena Sahasrabuddhe, 8 Punjabi and Rajasthani folk music, and 12 popular Hindi music CDs.to the top
Detailed list of Tibetan Kanjur and Tanjur at the University of Virginia
Dpe Cha (lose leave) form:
5. Narthang Tanjur- v.1-80,
6. Bon po Tanjur-v.1-320
10. Tokyo Tanjur (sde dge) dbu ma, sems tsam, and tshad ma, v.1-52.
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