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Dr Jakub Zamorski

Dr Jakub Zamorski

e-mail: jakub.zamorski@uj.edu.pl

 

Academic interests

  • early modern Buddhist thought in China and Japan and its impact on the East Asian reception of modern Western thought;
  • hermeneutics of Pure Land Buddhist texts and Pure Land apologetics in China;
  • development of Buddhist logic and epistemology (hetu-vidyā, yinming) in East Asia.

Selected publications

  • 2017, A Controversy over ‘Critical Buddhism’ in Republican China. Reconsidering Tang Dayuan’s defense of the Awakening of Faith, w: ‘Daijō kishinron’ to shutaisei. Kindai higashi Ajia tetsugaku no keisei soshite ronsō (『大乗起信論』と主体性:近代東アジア哲学の形成そして論争), University of Tōkyō Center for Philosophy – Uehiro Booklet 4, Tokyo, p. 143-174.
  • (in peer review) Hetu-vidyā Transmitted or Only Translated? Some Remarks on Chinese Interpretations of the Distinction between Two Types of Negation, „Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde Südasiens” („Buddhist Logic across Asia. Text and Context”), 2015-2016.
  • 2014, The Problem of Self-Refuting Statements in Chinese Buddhist Logic, in: A Distant Mirror: Articulating Indic Ideas in Sixth&Seventh Century Chinese Buddhism, eds. L. Chen-kuo, M. Radich, Hamburg, pp. 149-181.
  • 2013, Words, Names and Signs. On the Issue of Linguistic Units in the Earliest East Asian Dictionaries [Wyrazy, nazwy, znaki: zagadnienie ‘jednostek językowych’ w najdawniejszych zabytkach leksykografii wschodnioazjatyckiej], in: Lexicographica Iapono-Polonica II, eds. J. A. Pietrow. B. Wojciechowski, Warszawa, pp. 53-70. 
  • 2006, Polish translation of Shandao’s Parable of the White Path with Shinran’s commentary, including introductory note and footnotes [Shan Dao – ‘Przypowieść o białej ścieżce’ i komentarz Shinrana (przekład z klasycznego chińskiego i japońskiego, komentarz i przypisy)], „Zeszyty Naukowe Koła  Orientalistów UJ Orient”, No 2-3 (3-4), pp. 91-101. 
  • 2006, More than just Sounds - the Confucian Philosophy of Music according to the Notes on Music (Yue Ji) [Więcej niż dźwięki – konfucjańska filozofia muzyki według ‘Zapisków o muzyce’ (Yue Ji)], „Zeszyty Naukowe Koła Orientalistów UJ Orient”, No 2-3 (3-4), pp. 77-91.

Research projects

  • 2016, contributor to the research project „Jinshi dongya fojiao de wenxian he yanjiu (近世東亞佛教的文獻和研究)” (Texts and Studies in Early Modern East Asian Buddhism),  organized by the Center For Buddhist Studies, Foguang University (responsible for the study and partial translation of Kiben’s [基辨, 1718–1791] Kango hattenjō gakusoku [漢語八囀聲學則]).
  • 2011, contributor to the international research project “Indian Buddhist Thought in 6th –7th Century China”.

Other achievements

  • 2014 –2016, Jōdo-shinshū Higashi Honganji (Ōtani-ha) Fellowship for Pure Land Studies. 
  • 2012 – 2014, Scholarship for Graduate Students of Chinese Buddhism (Hanchuan fojiao yanjiusheng jiangxuejin 漢傳佛教研究生獎學金) granted by the Sheng Yen Education Foundation.
  • Participation in the congresses of the International Association of Buddhist Studies (2011, 2014), American Academy of Religion Annual Meetings (2011, 2012), biennial conferences of the International Association of Shin Buddhist Studies (2013, 2015), etc.