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Dear all, From 2007-2009 the Arts and Humanities Research Council (UK) funded a project on Buddhist death rituals at the University of Bristol. The book deriving from the project is finally out for publication this week. The volume is edited by Paul Williams and Patrice Ladwig and covers material from Theravāda Buddhism in Burma, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and various regions of Chinese Buddhism, both on the mainland and in the Southeast Asian diasporas. Topics such as bad death, the feeding of ghosts, pollution through death, and the ritual regeneration of life show how Buddhist cultures deal with death as a universal phenomenon of human culture. More details on the CUP webpage: http://www.cambridge.org/aus/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=9781107003880 We have also compiled a webpage for the project, hosted by the University of Bristol and the Centre for Buddhist Studies. This contains materials for intended for public outreach, teaching and also scholars. An online exhibition (images and descriptions), an extensive bibliography and several films and short clips are available free for download and we hope that they might be of use for our colleagues. For the moment, the webpage can be found here: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/thrs/buddhist-centre/projects/bdr/ With best wishes, Patrice Ladwig (Max-Planck-Institute for Social Anthropology) ---------------------------------------------- H-Buddhism (Buddhist Scholars Information Network) Web Site: http://www.h-net.org/~buddhism Posting Guidelines: http://www.h-net.org/~buddhism/posting_guidelines.html Account Handling: http://h-net.msu.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=h-buddhism H-Net Job Guide: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/home.php Twitter: @HBuddhism