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Seiji Kumagai

Seiji Kumagai  |  Associate Professor (Uehiro Kokoro Studies)   |  Buddhist Studies and Tibetan Studies

Email: kumagai.seiji.3m[at] kyoto-u.ac.jp

Career

BA, Buddhist Studies, Faculty of Letters, Kyoto University, 2000-2004.
MA, Buddhist Studies, Faculty of Letters, Kyoto University, 2004-2006.
Ph.D., Buddhist Studies, Faculty of Letters, Kyoto University, 2006-2009.
CDFJ Scholarship Student, Ecole Pragique des Hautes Etudes (EPHE), FRANCE, 2007-2008.
JSPS Research Fellow (PD), Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University, 2009-2011.
Assistant Professor, Hakubi Center for Advanced Research, Kyoto University, 2011-2012.
Senior Lecturer, Kyoto Womens’ University, 2012-2013.
Assocate Professor, Kokoro Research Center, Kyoto University, 2012-2013.
Assocate Professor (Uehiro Kokoro Studies), Kokoro Research Center, Kyoto University, 2013-present.
Kyoto University Ph.D. (Literature)

Results

Books

Seiji KUMAGAI (2014) Bhutanese Buddhism and Its Culture, ed. Seiji KUMAGAI, Kathmandu: Vajra Publications.

Tsuguhito TAKEUCHI, Kazushi IWAO, Ai NISHIDA, Seiji KUMAGAI and Meishi YAMAMOTO (2014) Current Issues and Progress in Tibetan Studies: Proceedings of the Third International Seminar of Young Tibetologists, Kobe 2012 (Journal of Research Institute, vol. 51), Kobe: Kobe City University of Foreign Studies. 2014.

Marc-Henri DEROCHE, Joshua SCHAPIRO, Seiji KUMAGAI and Kalsang Norbu GURUNG (2011) Revisiting Tibetan Religion and Philosophy, (Revue d'Etudes Tibétaines 21), Paris: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique.

Seiji KUMAGAI (2011) The Two Truths in Bon, Kathmandu: Vajra Publications.


Journal Articles

Seiji KUKMAGAI (2014) “Bhutan ni Okeru Bukkyo to Kokumin Soukoufuku (GNH)” (Buddhism and Gross National Happiness (GNH) in Bhutan), Shukyo Kenkyu (Journal of Religious Studies), Vol. 380, pp.25-52. *Japanese Paper

Seiji KUMAGAI (2014) “History and Current Situation of the Sa skya pa school in Bhutan,” in Bhutanese Buddhism and Its Culture, Kathmandu: Vajra Publications, pp. 127-139.

Seiji KUMAGAI (2014) “Bhutan ni Okeru Sakyaha Bukkyo” (Introduction of Buddhist Sa skya pa School in Bhutan), Himalaya Gakushi (Himalayan Study Monographs),Vol. 15, pp. 82-92. *Japanese Paper

Seiji KUMAGAI (2013) “Bonkyo ni Okeru Bukkyo Nitaisetsu no Juyou to Sono Tenkai” (Bonpos’ Absorption and Development of the Buddhist Theory of Two Truths), The Toho Gakuho (Journal of Oriental studies), Vol. 88, pp. 321-342.

Seiji KUMAGAI (2013) “Caractéristiques de la théorie des deux vérités en Inde et au Tibet,” Circulaire de la Société Franco-Japonaise des Etudes Orientals, Vol. 34-36, pp. 15-20. *French Paper

Seiji KUMAGAI, Gawa THUPTEN and Akinori YASUDA (2012) “Introduction to the Collected Works of the Founder of the Drukpa Kagyu ('Brug pa bKa’ brgyud) School: Tsangpa Gyare (gTsang pa rgya ras, 1161-1211), ” Buddhism Without Borders: Proceedings of the International Conference on Globalized Buddhism,Bumthang, Bhutan May 21-23, 2012, Thimphu: Centre for Bhutan Studies, pp. 36-52.

Seiji KUMAGAI (2011) “The Two Truths of the bDen gnyis ’grel ba by mNyam med,” Acta Tibetica et Buddhica, Vol. 4, pp. 41-59.

Seiji KUMAGAI (2011) “The Two Truths of the Sa lam rang 'grel by mNyam med,” Acta Tibetica et Buddhica, Vol. 4, pp. 23-40.

Seiji KUMAGAI (2011) “Bhāviveka’s Theory of the Absolute Truth,” Journal of Indian and Buddhist Studies, Vol. 59, No. 3, pp. 1187-1191.

Seiji KUMAGAI (2010) “The Two Truths Theory of the Bonpo Me ston Shes rab 'od zer (1058-1132 or 1118-1192) - A Comparative Study -,” Report of Japanese Association for Tibetan Studies, Vol. 56, pp. 87-100.

Seiji KUMAGAI (2010) “Bonpo Interpretation of the Two Truths of Buddhist Philosophy Seen in an Anonymous Bonpo Treatise Theg ’grel (13th or 14th cen.),” Acta Tibetica et Buddhica, Vol. 3, pp. 155-171.

Seiji KUMAGAI (2009) “Development of the Theory of the ‘Two Truths’ in the Bon Religion,” East and West (IsIAO), Vol. 59, pp. 131-144.

Seiji KUMAGAI (2009) “La classification indo-tibétaine de l'école Mādhyamika : selon le Shes bya kun khyab de ’Jam-mgon Kong-sprul Blo-gros mtha'-yas (1813-1899),” Journal of Indian and Buddhist Studies, Vol. 57, No. 3, pp. 1273-1277. *French Paper

Seiji KUMAGAI (2008) “’Two Truths’ (satyadvaya) in the dBu ma bden gnyis (Satyadvayavibhaṅga) of the Bon Religion,” Journal of Indian and Buddhist Studies, Vol. 56, No. 3, pp. 1164-1167.

Seiji KUMAGAI (2007) “Kusho Mujishosei Ronsho no Bunrui: 11 Seiki kara 15 Seiki Zenhan Made no Tibet Bunken wo Chushin ni” (The classifications of proofs on emptiness and absence of self-nature: through an examination of Tibetan works from the 11th through the first half of the 15th centuries), Report of the Japanese Association for Tibetan Studies, Vol. 53, pp. 11-24.

Seiji KUMAGAI (2007) “La classification des cinq démonstrations de la vacuité (śūnyatā) par Roṅ ston,” Journal of Indian and Buddhist Studies, Vol. 55, No. 3, pp. 1040-1043. *French Paper