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David Seyfort Ruegg

1931 –
Sanskrit, Tibetan
Buddhist studies, Mahayana Buddhism, Madhyamika phisosophy

Curriculum vitae

1931born in New York City
1957MA history and Sanskrit, École des Haut1es Etudes, Paris
1959PhD Paris
1964-1966Member of the École Française d’Extreme Orient, Paris
1967-1972professor of Buddhology, Indian philosophy and Tibetan, Leiden University
1973-?School of Oriental and African Studies

Special activities and positions

  • President of the International Association for Buddhist Studies (IABS) from 1991 to 1999

Sources

Selected publications

Ruegg’s publications up to ca. 1975 and some later works related to Dutch Indology, are listed.
1958 “On the term buddhivipariṇāma and the problem of illusory change.” IIJ 2,4: 271–283.
Review of: P. Hacker, Vivarta: Studien zur Geschichte der illusionistischen Kosmologie und Erkenntnistheorie der Inder, Mainz 1953. JAOS 78: 81.
1959 Contributions à l’histoire de la philosophie linguistique indienne, Paris (Publications de l’Institut de Civilisation Indienne, Série in-8o, 7). – PhD thesis Paris.
1962 “A propos of a recent contribution to Tibetan and Buddhist studies.” JAOS 82,3: 320-
“Note on vārṣagaṇya and the Yogācārabhūmi.” IIJ 6,2: 137-140.
1964 “Rapports entre le bouddhisme et le substrat religieux indien et tibétain.” Journal asiatique 252,1: 77.
1966 The life of Bu Ston Rin Po Che; with the Tibetan text of the Bu ston rNam thar, Roma (Serie Orientale Roma 34).
1967 The study of Indian and Tibetan thought: some problems and perspectives, Leiden. – Inaugural lecture delivered on his entrance into office as professor of Indian philosophy, Buddhist studies and Tibetan at the University of Leiden on the 12th May, 1967.
1968 “On the dGe lugs pa theory of the tathāgatagarbha.” In: J.C. Heesterman e.a. (eds), Pratidānam: Indian, Iranian and Indo-European studies presented to Franciscus Bernardus Jacobus Kuiper, on his sixtieth birthday, The Hague [etc.], pp. 500-509.
1969 La théorie du tathāgatagarbha et du gotra: études sur la sotériologie et la gnoséologie du bouddhisme, Paris (Publications EFEO 70). – 2nd thesis Sorbonne Paris.
“Arya and Bhadanta Vimuktisena on the Gotra-theory of the Prajñāparamita.” WZKSO 12-13 (1968-1969) (= Beiträge zur Geistesgeschichte Indiens: Festschrift für Erich Frauwallner), pp. 303-317.
1970 “Foreword.” In: Geshé Ngawang Nyima, Memoranda on logic (Bsdus grva’i brjed-tho), Leiden (Monumenta Tibetena 1), pp. i-ii.
“Foreword.” In: Geshé Ngawang Nyima, Introduction to the doctrines of the four schools of Buddhist philosophy, part 1, Leiden (Monumenta Tibetana 2), p. i.
1971 “Le Dharmadhātustava de Nāgārjuna.” In: [A.W. Macdonald, éd.)], Études tibétaines: dédiées à la mémoire de Marcelle Lalou, Paris, pp. 448-471.
1973 Le traité du tathāgatagarbha de Bu ston Rin chen grub, trad. du De bzin gsegs pa’i snin po gsal zin mdzes par byod pa’i rgyan, Paris (Publication EFEO 88).
1974 “Pāli gotta/gotra and the term gotrabhū in Pāli and Buddhist Sanskrit.” In: L. Cousins e.a. (eds), Buddhist studies in honour of I.B. Horner, Dordrecht-Boston, pp. 199-210.
1976 “Les sens du terme gotra et l’histoire textuelle du Ratnagotravibhaga.” International Congress of Orientalists, 29th, Paris 1973, section Inde Ancienne, organisée par Jean Filliozat, Paris: L’Asiathèque, vol.1, pp. 88.
1981 The literature of the Madhyamaka school of philosophy in India, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 1981. 155 pp. (A History of Indian Literature 7: Buddhist and Jaina Literature, fasc. 1).
1982 “Towards a chronology of the Madhyamaka school.” In: L.A. Hercus, F.B.J. Kuiper e.a. (eds), Indological and Buddhist Studies: volume in honour of professor J.W. de Jong on his sixtieth birthday, Canberra: Faculty of Asian Studies, pp. 505-530.
2000 “In memoriam J.W. de Jong (1921-2000).” IIJ 43,4: 313–317.
2004 “In memoriam J.W. de Jong (1921-2000).” In: H.W. Bodewitz and Minoru Hara (eds), Gedenkschrift J.W. de Jong. Tokyo: The International Institute for Buddhist Buddhist Studies (Studia philologica buddhica Monograph series 17), pp. xiii-xvi.