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Late Indian Mahayana Buddhism; Tibetan Buddhism.
202 S. Thayer, Suite 6111 Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1608
Office Location(s): 6111 STB
Professor Lopez has written widely on Indian Mahayana Buddhism and on Tibetan Buddhism. He has also explored the European encounter with Buddhism and the formation of the category of Modern Buddhism, including claims for the compatibility of Buddhism and Science. His current projects include the translation (in collaboration with Thupten Jinpa) of a refutation of the Buddhist doctrines of emptiness and rebirth by the Jesuit missionary to Tibet, Ippolito Desideri (1684-1733); a study of the influence of the Lotus Sutra; a study of the medieval tale Barlaam and Josaphat (in collaboration with Peggy McCracken), and a translation of an eighteenth-century Tibetan compendium of Buddhist philosophy. Professor Lopez advises graduate students working in a range of traditions and periods in the history of Tibetan Buddhism.
Recent Courses Taught
Introduction to Buddhism
Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism
History of Buddhist Studies
Advanced Classical Tibetan
Medieval and Early Modern Studies
Tisch HallRoom 1029435 S. State St.
Ann Arbor, MI