Introducing the Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism – University of the West, Rosemead


Hi folks!

Here is another announcement for the book launch for the Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism.
This one is at the University of the West in Rosemead, Tuesday January 28, Noon – 1:30 pm.
Lunch will be provided.   🙂 Yummy!

University of the West 1409 Walnut Grove Ave. Rosemead CA 91770 – Room AD 208


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. LT
    Jan 25, 2014 @ 21:57:37

    I wrote this in Amazon:

    In using a dictionary, I always feel an electronic edition is much better than a printed one since it is easier to search. Since I read the electronic edition, I would divide the review into technical and contextual part:

    Technical: Comparing between other popular epub format (which, I downloaded the sample only and you know which company I am talking about) and Kindle’s azw edition of the dictionary, I vote for Kindle’s azw. The other epub format sometime can’t display a term properly, e.g., in bhavaṅga, the ṅ would become an inconceivable character. Kindle can at least display the character correctly though it is not perfect, e.g. you couldn’t search “Mahayana” since the entry is collected as “Mahāyāna”. This is probably not the editor’s fault but is definitely, sometime annoying.

    The entries selection strongly reflect the preference of the two professors, and to a certain extent, English (maybe American) world of Buddhism. e.g.

    a. Thích Nhất Hạnh, Dilgo Kyentse (entered as Dil mgo mkhyen brtse) is included by not Yin Shun (印順).
    b. Taishō shinshū daizōkyō is included but not a mention of 開寶, the original Buddhist Canon.
    c. There are too many entries’ explanation that started with “In Japanese”
    d. A separated entry of Tendaishū (Japanese) and TIANTAI ZONG (Chinese). I would tend to prefer to put the sub-branch Tendaishū under TIANTAI ZONG.

    I wished a 2nd edition will include a broader selection. In my opinion, these cost the 1 star out of the 5.


  2. Khedrub
    Jan 31, 2014 @ 23:01:20

    Thanks Lawrence, that is very helpful!


  3. LT
    Feb 02, 2014 @ 04:01:56

    Obivously, the “other” epub format has improved. The could display “bhavaṅga” properly now.


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