The Tibet Journal
Spring Vol. XXIII, No.1 1998

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[Articles] [Book Reviews] [Contributors]

"A Thirteenth Century Tibetan Hymn to the Siddha Tilopa," Fabrizio Torricelli, p. 3

"Versification in Old Tibetan Poetry," Alexander Fedotoff, p. 18

"Sherpa Funeral Ceremony," Antonio Maria Sacco, p. 25

"A Critical Note on the Biographies of Lo chen Rin chen bZang po," Hira Paul Gangnegi, p. 38

"On the Name of River Yar klung gtsang po," Chapel Tseten Phuntshog, Trans. Riika J. Virtanen, p. 49

Book Reviews
Tibetan Literature: Studies in Genre. Essays in Honor of Geshe Lhundup Sopa , J.I. Cabezon & R.R. Jackson (eds.) Hubert Decleer, p. 67

Celebrating the Year of the Monkey: apropos of some literature released in relation to the millennium of Tho ling The Ngari Heritage Foundation Dharamsala -- Tho ling Project , p. 107

Contributors, p. 118

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Hubert Decleer is the academic director, Tibetan studies for the School of International Training of Brattleboro, Vermont.

Alexander Fedotoff (Ph.D.) is a Professor at Sofia University 'St. Kliment Ohridski." He graduated from Leningrad University in Tibetan and Mongolian Studies in 1979. Since 1981 he has been teaching Tibetan and Mongolian Culture, Literature and Language in the Centre for Oriental Languages and Cultures, Sofia University, Bulgaria. Currently he is a chief of The Korean department and a vice-dean of the Faculty of Classical and Modern Philology at the University. He is the co-author of Disputes Between Tea and Chang, published in 1993 at LTWA, the author of Mirror of the Heart which is to be published at Sofia University in 1997, the translator of Bar do thos grol and other Tibetan books into Bulgarian, as well as the author of many scientific articles. He spent three months in LTWA in 1991. He deals with Tibetan, Central Asian and Korean Studies.

Hira Paul Gangnegi holds a Ph.D. in Buddhist studies from the Department of Buddhist studies, Delhi. University, where he has been teaching Tibetan Language and Literature since over ten years.

Antonio Mania Sacco (1951) has a degree in the Religions and Philosophies of India and the Far East from Torino University. He also obtained a degree in Tibetan language and culture from CESMEO-Torino. A keen student of Oriental studies, including the Puranas and the Tantras, he has travelled widely in the Himalayan regions from Ladakh to Nepal.

Chapel Tseten Phuntshog is a research scholar based in Tibet.

Fabrizio Torricelli holds a degree in Japanese Literature from Florence University. His research is mainly focussed on the Indo-Tibetan texts which document the philosophical thought and the ascetic techniques used amongst the Buddhist siddhas in the centuries spanning from the first and the second millenium. Associate member of the IsMEO (Rome), he has several papers on Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism to his credit. He is the co-translator of a Life of the Mahasiddha Tilopa by Marpa Chos-kyi Blo-gros.

Riika Virtanen, an M.A. student of Tibetan studies from the University of Copenhagen, has been studying Tibetan language and culture at the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives (LTWA), Dharamsala, since 1990. Her special fields of interest are modern Tibetan literature and traditional grammatical treatises. She is working on an anthology of translations of stories by modern Tibetan writers such as Don grub rgyal and others. Also, she has been assisting the LTWA in editing the Tibet Journal since 1996.

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