Address: Graduate School/Faculty of Arts and Letters
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980-8576 Sendai, Japan
Graduate School/Faculty of Arts and Letters
@The culuture of the Indian sub-continent, whose history can be traced
for almost four thousand years back in time, displays not only a careful
preservation of its diversity and traditions, but also a wide proliferation
throughout Asia, with its influence reaching as far as Japan.
Our main research fields are Indological and Buddhist Studies. The former include Indian Philology, Philosophy and Religion, the latter Tibetology and Central Asian Studies.
On the temporal plane, the main research fields are Ancient and Medieval Indian Culuture, but these fields have also direct reference to the study of modern-day problems.
The research itself is conducted through careful study of original texts in Sanskrit, Pali and Tibetan, and other materials of philological value.
|Professor||Toshifumi Goto||Fields of Research: Vedic studies, Old-Indo-Iranian and Old-Iranian philology,
Research Projects: (1)Morphological and syntactic-functional studies in the grammar of the verb in Old-Indoarian, Old-Iranian, Proto-Indo-Iranian, and Proto-Indo-European, (2) Philological studies in ritual, religion, thought, and other realia in ancient India and Iran, and especially as attested in the Veda and Avesta.
|Professor||Munenobu Sakurai||Fields of Research: Indian Tantric Buddhism, history of Indo-Tibetan missionary
works on Buddhist Tantric Schools
Research Projects: I research on Indian Buddhist Tantric thought and ritual based on original Sanskrit texts and Tibetan translations as well as the historical process of their propagation into the Tibetan Buddhist Church.
|Professor||Yosimizu Kiyotaka||Fields of Research:
|Research Associate||Ryuuta Kikuya|
|History of Indian Philosophy (Lecture) I||Introduction to Vedic Literature - from Veda to Brahmana -||Goto|
|History of Indian Philosophy (Lecture) II||Origins of "samsara and karma" - from Upanishad to Buddhism -||Goto|
|History of Indian Philosophy (Seminar) I||Sanskrit Literature (Abhijnaanazaakuntalam, Vairaagyazatakam of BhartRhari)||Goto|
|History of Indian Philosophy (Seminar) II||Vedic Prose||Goto|
|History of Indian Philosophy (Seminar) III||Introduction to Historical Grammar of Old Indo-Iranian@- Phonology -||Goto|
|History of Indian Philosophy (Seminar) IV||Rgveda - VasiSTha and Vizvaamitra -||Goto|
|History of Indian Philosophy (Advanced Seminar) I||Avesta: Hom-yast||Goto|
|History of Indian Philosophy (Advanced Seminar) II||Inscriptions of Asoka||Goto|
|History of Indian Buddhism (Lecture) I, II||Overview of History of Indian Buddhism||Sakurai|
|History of Indian Buddhism (Seminar) I, II||Abhidharmakozabhaasya Based on the Sanskrit Text in Comparison with Chinese and Tibetan Texts||Sakurai|
|History of Indian Buddhism (Advanced Lecture) I, II||Critical Study on Cakrasamvarapancakrama||Sakurai|
|Pali I,II||Elementary Pali Grammar||Sakurai|
|Tibetan I, II||Elementary Grammar of Classical Tibetan||Sakurai|
|History of Indian Philosophy (Advanced Lecture) III||Literature of the School of the Vaadhuula||Yasuke Ikari|
|History of Indian Buddhism (Advanced Lecture) III||Yogaacaara-madhyamika||Masamichi Ichigo|
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