Asian Horizons : Giuseppe Tucci's Buddhist, Indian, Himalayan and Central Asian Studies

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Published in honour of the great scholar of Asia, Professor Giuseppe Tucci (1894–1984). Through the work of present-day scholars, both senior and emerging, this volume represents their efforts to maintain the impetus of the profound legacy Tucci left. Di Castro & Templeman at Monash Uni.

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ISBN 9781922235336
Author

Di Castro, Angelo Andrea

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Edition

1st

Binding

Paperback

Weight 0.368 kg
Dimensions 17 × 24.5 cm

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The present volume is published in honour of the great scholar of Asia, Professor Giuseppe Tucci (18941984). Through the work of present-day scholars, both senior and emerging, it represents their efforts to maintain the impetus of the profound legacy left by him. Tucci is renowned to this day as a founding scholar in an extraordinarily wide variety of disciplines as well as being an explorer of hitherto largely unknown lands, such as Tibet. He gained a deep knowledge of Asia through a familiarity with the people, the places and the literature and his contribution to modern scholarship is nothing less than remarkable. The volume reflects the broad variety of topics in which Tucci himself displayed deep interest and serves as an homage to his work.

About the author
Angelo Andrea Di Castro received his PhD from the Istituto Universitario Orientale (Naples) and teaches archaeology at Monash University. He has conducted many archaeological investigations in Italy, Nepal, western China and published on Asian cultures, art and archaeology. He specialises in South and Central Asia, in particular India, Gandhara, and the Himalayan regions. His research is currently focused on the archaeology of the Kashgar oasis (Xinjiang, China). David Templeman has worked for many years on the writings of the 16-17th century Tibetan lama, Taranatha. He is working on a translation of that lamas massive autobiography and has recently co-authored (with John Powers) A Historical Dictionary of Tibet. He is an Adjunct Research fellow at Monash Asia Institute, Monash University.

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