Weinstein Prize on East Asian Buddhism


The Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University is pleased to announce the
third competition for the Stanley Weinstein Dissertation Prize, honoring
Professor Weinstein's many contributions to the study of East Asian Buddhism in
North America. The prize will be awarded once every two years to the best Ph.D.
dissertation on East Asian Buddhism written in North America during the two
previous years. The dissertation must be based on original research in the
primary languages and should significantly advance our understanding of East
Asian Buddhism. East Asian Buddhism is understood for this competition to refer
to those traditions in East Asia that take Chinese translations of the Buddhist
scriptures as their basis (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese). Studies
of East Asian Buddhist communities in the West are not eligible for

The recipient of the award will be invited to give a public lecture at Yale
under the auspices of the Council of East Asian Studies. There is an honorarium
of $1,000.

Ph.D. programs in Buddhist Studies/Religious Studies in North America are
invited to nominate one dissertation that was completed during the academic
years 2010-11 and 2011-12.*

The deadline for this nomination is December 31, 2012. The nomination must be
accompanied by a letter of recommendation, readers reports for the thesis, and
one representative chapter of the thesis. All materials should be sent to
Stanley Weinstein Dissertation Prize, Council on East Asian Studies at Yale
University, P.O. Box 208206, 34 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven, CT 06520-8206.

A three-person committee will select three theses to be read in their entirety
by all committee members. The authors of these three theses will be requested
to submit the entire theses in PDF format for this final stage of the
selection. The result of the competition will be announced by the beginning of
the next academic year.

* Nominations by the authors themselves will not be accepted.

For more information, please contact koichi.shinohara@yale.edu

Nicholas Disantis
Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University
P.O. Box 208206
34 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06520-8206
Telephone: 203-432-3427
Fax: 203-432-3430
Email: nicholas.disantis@yale.edu

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