The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships in Buddhist Studies

The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist Studies offers an articulated set of fellowship and grant competitions that will expand the understanding and interpretation of Buddhist thought in scholarship and society, strengthen international networks of Buddhist studies, and increase the visibility of innovative currents in those studies.

The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships provide two years of funding to recent recipients of the PhD for residence at a university for the purpose of revising the dissertation into a publishable manuscript or for beginning the first new project after completion of the PhD degree.

This program is made possible by a generous grant from The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation.

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Laura Lettere
Laura Lettere  |  Abstract
This research aims to produce a complete monograph on the Chinese translation of the Buddhacarita, the Fo suoxing zan (T192). By means of both an accurate philological reading and computer-based analysis, this work will explain the peculiarities of T192 as a translation and explain T192’s interrelation with earlier Chinese translations of Buddhist texts. Through an analysis of T192’s relationship with the Tibetan translation, we shall clarify whether chapters 15 to 28 of the Chinese account are an actual translation of a lost Sanskrit source or were composed in China and based on earlier Chinese translations or Central Asian sources. A preliminary study of the last fourteen chapters of the Tibetan version of the Buddhacarita will be a byproduct of this research.

Independent Scholar  -  Buddhist translation practices in Medieval China: the case of the Buddhacarita