The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism Book Launch

The authors will discuss some of the new and emerging perspectives on Buddhism that can be gleaned from consulting the dictionary. They will also present a Top Ten list of misconceptions about Buddhism that are addressed in the dictionary.

Friday, December 06, 2013
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
314 Royce Hall

The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism

Robert E. Buswell, Jr. (UCLA)

and Donald S. Lopez, Jr. (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)


With more than 5,000 entries totaling over a million words, this is the most comprehensive and authoritative dictionary of Buddhism ever produced in English. It is also the first to cover terms from all of the canonical Buddhist languages and traditions: Sanskrit, Pāli, Tibetan, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. Unlike reference works that focus on a single Buddhist language or school, The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism bridges the major Buddhist traditions to provide encyclopedic coverage of the most important terms, concepts, texts, authors, deities, schools, monasteries, and geographical sites from across the history of Buddhism. The main entries offer both a brief definition and a substantial short essay on the broader meaning and significance of the term covered. Extensive cross-references allow readers to find related terms and concepts.


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Special Instructions
Pay-per-space parking available.

Cost : Free and open to the public

Tel: 310-825-2089

Sponsor(s): Center for Buddhist Studies, Asian Languages & Cultures

Center for Buddhist Studies • 11385 Bunche Hall • Box 951487 • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1487
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