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The present project was conceived as a stage in a long-term research enterprise that pursues a twofold aim:
1) One aim was to provide the international scholarly community with carefully produced diplomatic and critical editions of a number of major works of eminent Indian Buddhist scholar-monks that became available through an agreement between the Austrian Academy of Sciences (AAS) and the China Tibetology Research Center (CTRC), which was signed in 2004 for a period of three years and has since been extending repeatedly in further three-year agreements, as well as to support working towards maintaining and possibly enlarging the cooperation with the CTRC. The works selected for editing were Jinendrabuddhi's Viśālāmalavatī Pramāṇasamuccayaṭīkā, Dharmakīrti's Hetubindu, Dharmottara's Pramāṇaviniścayaṭīkā, Candrakīrti's Madhyamakāvatāra,Sthiramati’s Abhidharmakośaṭīkā Tattvārthavyākhyā,Ratnākaraśānti’s Prajñāpāramitopadeśa, Samayavajra’s Pañcakramapañjikā, Abhayākaragupta’s Pañcakramatātparyapañjikā, andŚāntarakṣita’s Tattvasiddhi.
2) Another aim was to provide translations and studies of topics characteristic of the religio-philosophical tradition of Buddhism and its context that are based on the original texts and/or their translations into Tibetan and Chinese. Envisioned were partial translations and studies of Dharmakīrti's Pramāṇavārttikasvavṛtti, Dharmakīrti's Pramāṇaviniścaya, and Bhāvivekaʼs Prajñāpradīpamūlamadhyamakavṛtti.
Ernst Steinkellner, 2016
Dharmakīrti's Hetubindu: Critically edited by Ernst Steinkellner on the basis of preparatory work by Helmut Krasser with a translation of the Gilgit fragment by Klaus Wille. (STTAR 19.) Beijing, Vienna: China Tibetology Publishing House and Austrian Academy of Sciences Press, 2016 (order online). (123 S.)
Serena Saccone, 2018
On the Nature of Things – A Buddhist debate on cognitions and their object. (WSTB 94) Wien: Arbeitskreis für tibetische und buddhistische Studien, Universität Wien, 2018.
Vincent Eltschinger, John Taber, Michael Torsten Much, Isabelle Ratié, 2018
Dharmakīrti's theory of exclusion (apoha). Part I: On concealing, an annotated translation of Pramāṇavārttikasvavṛtti 24, 16-45, 20 (Pramāṇavārttika 1.40-91). Tokyo: The International Institute for Buddhist Studies, 2018.