Muhammad Nari stele

Mohammad Nari Stele, (4th century C.E.), Lahore Museum. Photo credit: Christian Luczanits

Graduate Student Resources

Some helpful resources for Buddhist Studies graduate students. Check back often for updates!

Academic Associations
  • American Academy of Religion (AAR)
    • Stanford is in the American Academy of Religion Western Region (AARWR)
  • Association for Asian Studies (AAS)
    • Stanford is in the Asian Studies on the Pacific Coast (ASPAC*) Region *Website currently down.
  • International Association for Tibetan Studies (IATS)
  • International Association of Buddhist Studies (IABS
  • Korean Association of Buddhist Studies (KABS)
  • Society for the Study of Chinese Religions (SSCR)
  • The Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies (ANHS)
  • UK Association for Buddhist Studies (UKABS)
Conferences and Calls For Papers

Conferences

  • AAR Annual Conference
  • American Academy of Religion Western Region (AARWR) Regional AAR Conference
    • Next meeting: March 18–20, 2022 at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada.
    • Deadline for submitting proposals: October 15, 2021.
    • Registration deadline: (not available yet)
  • AAS Annual Conference
    • Next meeting: March 24–27, 2022 in Honolulu, Hawai'i
    • Deadline for submitting proposals: August 10 at 5:00 p.m. EST. No longer accepting proposals.
    • Registration deadline: 
  • Asian Studies on the Pacific Coast (ASPAC) Regional AAS Conference
  • IATS Seminar
    • Next meeting: 16th IATS Seminar, July 3–9, 2022 at Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic.
    • Deadline for submitting panel and paper proposals: September 15, 2021.
    • Registration deadline: (not available yet)
  • IABS Conference
  • UKABS Conference
    • Next meeting: July 1–2, 2021. Hosted by The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland. Conference held over Zoom and Gather.
    • Deadline for submitting panel and paper proposals: check back for 2022 details
    • Registration deadline: check back for 2022 details
  • Third Asian Philosophical Texts Conference 
    • Next meeting: November 13–14, 2021. Online (Kanda University of International Studies)

    • Deadline for submissions: September 25, 2021 (JST)

Other Calls for Papers

 

Workshops, Lectures, and Other Events
Online Dictionaries, Lexicons, and Encyclopedias

Print Resources

 

  • Baroni, Helen Josephine. 2002. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Zen Buddhism. New York: Rosen Publishing Group.
  • Buddhadatta, A. P. 1989. English-Pali dictionary. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers.
  • Bukkyō dai jii 佛教大辭彙 [Encyclopedic Buddhist Glossary]. 6 vols. Ed.  Ryūkoku University Buddhist Studies Department. 1935. Rpt. 7 vols. Tokyo:  Fuzanbō, 1972. 
  • Cho, Myŏng-gi, Yŏng-gyu Min, and Ko-san O. 1999. Han'guk Pulgyo taesajŏn 韓國佛教大辭典 [Encyclopedia of Korean Buddhism]. Sŏul T'ŭkpyŏlsi: Poryŏn'gak.
  • Furuta, Shōkin. 1988. Bukkyō daijiten 仏教大辞典 [Comprehensive Dictionary of Buddhica]. Tōkyō: Shōgakkan.
  • Hirakawa, Akira. 1997. A Buddhist Chinese-Sanskrit Dictionary (Bukkyō Kan-Bon daijiten). Tokyo: Reiyūkai.
  • Iwamoto, Yutaka. 1988. Nihon bukkyōgo jiten. Tōkyō: Heibonsha.
  • Kanaoka, Shūyū, Keiichi Yanagawa, Akira Suganuma, and Noriyoshi Tamaru. 1989. Bukkyō bunka jiten 日本仏教語辞典 [Dictionary of Japanese Buddhist terms]. Tōkyō: Kōsei Shuppansha.
  • Malalasekera, G. P. 1961. Encyclopedia of Buddhism. Ceylon: Government Press.
  • Mochizuki, Shinkō and Zenryū Tsukamoto. 1954. Mochizuki Bukkyō daijiten 佛教大辭典 [Encyclopedia of Buddhism].Tōkyō: Sekai Seiten Kankō Kyōkai.
  • Nakamura, Hajime. 2004. Iwanami Bukkyō jiten 岩波仏教辞典 [The Iwanami Dictionary of Buddhism]. Tōkyō: Iwanami Shoten.
  • Nakamura, Hajime. 1975. Bukkyōgo daijiten 佛教語大辞典 [Dictionary of Buddhist technical terms]. Tōkyō: Tōkyō Shoseki.
  • Nakamura, Hajime. 1988. Zusetsu Bukkyōgo daijiten 図説佛教語大辭典 [Dictionary of Buddhist iconographic terms]. Tokyo: Tōkyō Shoseki.
  • Oda, Tokunō and Yaichi Haga. 1928. Bukkyō daijiten 佛教大辭典 [Dictionary of Buddhism]. Tōkyō: Ōkura Shoten.
  • Taya, Raishun, Enichi Ōchō, and Issai Funahashi. 1965. Bukkyōgaku jiten 佛教學辭典 [Dictionary of Buddhist doctrines]. Kyōto-shi: Hōzōkan.
  • Wang, Youru. 2017. Historical Dictionary of Chan Buddhism. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield.
  • Xingyundashi, Ciyi, and Cizhuang. 1988. Fo guang da ci dian 佛光大辭典 [Foguang Buddhist dictionary]. Taiwan Gaoxiong Shi: Fo guang chu ban she.
  • Yokoyama, Kōichi, and Takayuki Hirosawa. 1997. Dictionary of Buddhist Terminology (Based on Yogācārabhūmi): Sanscrit-Tibetan-Chinese & Tibetan-Sanscrit-Chinese = Bukkyōgo jiten: Yugashiji ron ni motozuku Bon-Zō-Kan taishō, Zō-Bon-Kan taishō. Tōkyō: Sankibō Busshorin.
Language Resources

 

Teaching Resources

Books and articles

  • Berkwitz, Stephen C. 2004. "Conceptions and Misconceptions about “Western Buddhism”: Issues and Approaches for the Classroom." Teaching Theology & Religion 7: 141–52.
  • Brown, Sid. 2008. A Buddhist in the Classroom. Albany: SUNY Press.
  • Lewis, Todd and Gary DeAngelis, eds. 2017. Teaching Buddhism: New Insights on Understanding and Presenting the Traditions. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Simmer-Brown, Judith and Fran Grace, eds. 2011. Meditation and the Classroom: Contemplative Pedagogy for Religious Studies. Albany: SUNY Press.
  • Reynolds, Frank. 2001. "Teaching Buddhism in the Postmodern University: Understanding, Critique, Evaluation." Teaching Theology & Religion 4: 9–14.
  • Tsai, Julius N. 2008. "Learning About Teaching from the Traditions We Teach: Reflections on an Undergraduate Buddhism Course." Teaching Theology & Religion 11: 159–64.

General Teaching Resources

 

  • Brookfield, Stephen D. 2012. Teaching for Critical Thinking: Tools and Techniques to Help Students Question Their Assumptions. San Francisco: Jossey Bass.
  • Bean, John C. 2011. Engaging Ideas: The Professor’s Guide to Integrating Writing, Critical Thinking, and Active Learning in the Classroom. San Francisco: Jossey Bass.
  • Fink, L. Dee. 2013. Creating Significant Learning Experiences: An Integrated Approach to Designing College Courses. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • Meyer, Jan and Ray Land. 2006. Overcoming Barriers to Student Understanding: Threshold Concepts and Troublesome Knowledge. New York: Routledge.
Funding Opportunities

Stanford Funding Opportunities

  • Center for South Asia Graduate Student Research Fellowship, Stanford
    • Application deadline: March 22, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Time). Check back for 2022 deadline.
    • Eligible Students: Currently-enrolled doctoral students in Stanford School of Humanities & Sciences, and graduate students in Stanford schools of Business, Education, Engineering, Law, Earth Sciences and Medicine.
  • Center for South Asia Steven and Debi Wisch Fellowship for Graduate Research in South Asian Studies, Stanford
    • Deadlines:
      • Stanford faculty members are invited to nominate exceptional doctoral candidates by April 5, 2021
      • Applications are due April 26, 2021 by 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Time). 
    • Eligible Students: All PhD candidates enrolled in Stanford School of Humanities and Sciences are eligible to apply.
  • East Asia Graduate Summer Grants, Center for East Asian Studies at Stanford
    • Application deadline: March 12, 2021. Check back for 2022 deadline.
    • Eligible Students: All currently-enrolled Stanford graduate students
  • Center for South Asia Graduate Student Research Fellowship, Stanford
    • Application deadline: March 22, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Time). Check back for 2022 deadline.
    • Eligible Students: Currently-enrolled doctoral students in Stanford School of Humanities & Sciences, and graduate students in Stanford schools of Business, Education, Engineering, Law, Earth Sciences and Medicine.
  • East Asia Graduate Summer Grants, Center for East Asian Studies at Stanford
    • Application deadline: March 12, 2021. Check back for 2022 deadline.
    • Eligible Students: All currently-enrolled Stanford graduate students
  • Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships, Center for East Asian Studies at Stanford
    • Application deadline: March 12, 2021. Check back for 2022 deadline.
    • Eligible Students: All currently-enrolled Stanford graduate students
  • East Asia Graduate Summer Grants, Center for East Asian Studies at Stanford
    • Application deadline: March 12, 2021. Check back for 2022 deadline.
    • Eligible Students: All currently-enrolled Stanford graduate students
  • Study of Women in Asia Academic-Year Fellowships, Center for East Asian Studies at Stanford
    • Application deadline: March 12, 2021. Check back for 2022 deadline.
    • Eligible Students: All currently-enrolled Stanford graduate students
  • Connie Chin Memorial Prize for Writing in East Asian Studies, Center for East Asian Studies at Stanford
    • Application deadline: May 31 annually
    • Eligible Students: Currently-enrolled CEAS & EALC graduate students only
  • Korea Program Prize for Writing in Korean Studies, Center for East Asian Studies at Stanford
    • Application deadline: May 31 annually
    • Eligible Students: All currently-enrolled Stanford students
  • Conference Travel Grants, Center for East Asian Studies at Stanford
    • Application deadline: Rolling applications
    • Eligible Students: All currently-enrolled Stanford graduate students
  • Center for South Asia Conference Travel Grant, Stanford
    • Application deadline: Not accepting applications at this time.
    • Eligible Students: Open to all continuing Stanford graduate students who are presenting a paper at the Annual Conference on South Asia in Wisconsin, Madison.

 

Research Funding


 

Language Study Funding

  • Center for South Asia Graduate Student Research Fellowship, Stanford
    • Application deadline: March 22, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Time). Check back for 2022 deadline.
    • Eligible Students: Currently-enrolled doctoral students in Stanford School of Humanities & Sciences, and graduate students in Stanford schools of Business, Education, Engineering, Law, Earth Sciences and Medicine.
  • East Asia Graduate Summer Grants, Center for East Asian Studies at Stanford
    • Application deadline: March 12, 2021. Check back for 2022 deadline.
    • Eligible Students: All currently-enrolled Stanford graduate students
  • Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships, Center for East Asian Studies at Stanford
    • Application deadline: March 12, 2021. Check back for 2022 deadline.
    • Eligible Students: All currently-enrolled Stanford graduate students
  • Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships for Incoming CEAS Students
    • Application deadline: January 27, 2021. Check back for 2022 deadline.
    • Eligible Students: Incoming CEAS M.A. applicants (U.S. citizens and permanent residents)
  • Japan Foundation, Japanese-Language Education Overseas
    • Various opportunities and deadlines.

 

Dissertation Fellowships


 

Paper Prizes


 

Conference Travel Grants and Other Funding Opportunities 

  • Conference Travel Grants, Center for East Asian Studies at Stanford
    • Application deadline: Rolling applications
    • Eligible Students: All currently-enrolled Stanford graduate students
  • Center for South Asia Conference Travel Grant, Stanford
    • Application deadline: Not accepting applications at this time.
    • Eligible Students: Open to all continuing Stanford graduate students who are presenting a paper at the Annual Conference on South Asia in Wisconsin, Madison.
Career Opportunities and Job Search Resources

Tenure Track Positions


Non-Tenure Track, Visiting Assistant Professor, Instructor, and Adjunct Positions


Postdoctoral Fellowships


Other Opportunities


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