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Department of the Study of Religions

Dr Ulrich Pagel

BA, PhD (London)

Overview

Ulrich Pagel
Department of the Study of Religions

Reader, Languages and Religions of Tibet and Central Asia

Centre of Jaina Studies

Member, Centre of Jaina Studies

Centre of Contemporary Central Asia & the Caucasus

Academic Staff, Centre of Contemporary Central Asia and the Caucasus

Centre of Buddhist Studies

Committee Member, Centre of Buddhist Studies

SOAS China Institute

Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute

SOAS South Asia Institute

Academic Staff, SOAS South Asia Institute

Tibetan Studies

Member, Tibetan Studies Group

Circle of Tibetan and Himalayan Studies

Convener, Circle of Tibetan and Himalayan Studies

Name:
Dr Ulrich Pagel
Email address:
Telephone:
020 7898 4782
Address:
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Building:
Russell Square: College Buildings
Office No:
Room 338
Office Hours:
Term 2 - Mondays 3-5pm

Biography

Service in International Associations
  • General Secretary, International Association of Buddhist Studies (2011)
Academic Management
  • Editor-in-Chief, Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies (2010)

Teaching

Programmes Convened
Courses Taught
PhD Students supervised
  • Adam Pearcey, The Great Perfection (Rdzogs chen) according to Rdo grub chen ‘Jigs med bstan pa’i nyi ma (1865-1926), his Collaborators & Disciples
  • Aristotle Dy, Marginal Buddhists: Religion, Social Work, and Cultural Identity of the Chinese in the Philippines
  • Euikang Sohn, Kingship in Ancient India as described in the Kṣudraka-vastu of Mūlasarvāstivāda-vinaya
  • Federico Filippi, The Ontological Positions of the Buddha in the discourses of the Pali Nikayas.
  • Graham Burns, Neti neti - the Search for the Ultimate Principle in the Vedic Upanisads
  • Patricia Sauthoff, Open Secrets and the Retention of Power in Kashmir Saivism
  • Sayam Patthranuprawat, SUB-STORIES IN THE MAHĀBHĀRATA: SIGNIFICANCE AND NARRATIVE FUNCTIONS
  • Serena Biondo, The life and Teachings of the 10th-century Tibetan Master A ro Ye shes ‘Byung gnas"
  • Shi Longdu, Buddhism and the State in Medieval China: A Case Study of Three Persecutions of Buddhism in Chinese History, 446-845
  • Sinae Kim, Buddhist Scripture and Oral Performance in Medieval China: A Study on the Dunhuang Manuscripts of the “Sūtra Lecture Text on the Vimalakīrti Nirdeśa Sūtra” (Weimojiejing jiangjingwen 維摩詰經講經文)
  • Susan Roach,
  • Thomas Staniforth, Movements of the Thunderbolt: 'Cham Choreography and Transmission in the Himalayan Region.
Research Students Awarded a PhD
  • Ligeia Lugli, The Conception of Language in Indian Mahayana Buddhism, with special reference to the La?kavatarasutra (PhD awarded in May 2011, holds now a 2-year research post at Durham University).
  • Lewis Doney, The Historical Depictions of King Khri srong lde btsan in Eighth to Twelfth Century Tibet (PhD awarded in March 2011, holds now a 3-year research post at Munich University).
  • Jan Westerhoff: Causation in early Madhyamaka Writings (PhD awarded in Sept. 2007, holds now a permanent position at Durham University).
  • Osto, Douglas Edward: The Good Friends of the Ga??avyuha: A Study in Wealth, Gender and Power in a Buddhist Narrative (PhD awarded in Sept. 2004: holds now a tenured appointment at Massey University, New Zealand).
  • Yoeli Tlalim, Ronit, Contemporary Teachings of the Kalacakratantra in Exile (PhD awarded in Oct, 2003: holds now a permanent lectureship at Goldsmith College (University of London)).
  • Shi Zhen Jing: The Literature of the Great Decease: Mahaparinirva?a Materials in Theravada, Mahayana and Taoism (co-supervision, PhD awarded in Sept. 2003).

Research

Mahāyāna Sūtra literature, Indo-Tibetan Buddhism, Ancient India, Vinaya

Expertise

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Available for
  • Briefings
  • Short Term Consultancy
  • Long Term Consultancy
Regional Expertise
  • East Asia
  • South Asia
Country Expertise
Languages

Publications

Authored Books

Pagel, Ulrich and Cüppers, Christoph and van der Kuijp, Leonard (2012) Handbook of Tibetan Iconometry: A Guide to the Arts of the 17th Century. Leiden: Brill. (Brill's Tibetan Studies LIbrary)

Pagel, Ulrich (2007) Mapping the Path: Vajrapadas in Mahāyāna Literature. Tokyo: The International Institute for Buddhist Studies. (Studia Philolologica Buddhica)

Pagel, Ulrich and Gaffney, S (1996) Location list to the texts in the Microfiche Edition of the Shel dkar (London) Manuscript bKa'' ''gyur. The British Library (London).

Pagel, Ulrich (1995) The Bodhisattvapitaka: Its Doctrines, Practices and their Position in Mahayana Literature. Tring: The Institute of Buddhist Studies.

Edited Books

Dhondup, Yangdon and Pagel, Ulrich and Samuel, Geoffrey, eds. (2013) Monastic and Lay Traditions in North-Eastern Tibet. Leiden: Brill. (Brill's Tibetan Studies Library)

Pagel, Ulrich and Skorupski, Tadeusz, eds. (1994) The Buddhist Forum III: Papers in honour and appreciation of Professor David Seyfort Ruegg's contribution to Indological, Buddhist and Tibetan Studies. London: School of Oriental and African Studies. (The Buddhist Forum)

Book Chapters

Pagel, Ulrich (2007) 'Stūpa Festivals in Buddhist Narrative Literature.' In: Klaus, Konrad and Hartmann, Jens-Uwe, (eds.), Indica et Tibetica : Festschrift für Michael Hahn zum 65. Vienna: Arbeitskreis für Tibetische und Buddhistische Studien Universität Wien, pp. 369-394. (Wiener Studien zur Tibetologie und Buddhismuskunde)

Pagel, Ulrich and Braarvig, Jens (2006) 'Fragments of the Bodhisattvapiṭaka.' In: Braarvig, Jens, (ed.), Buddhist manuscripts 3. Oslo: Hermes Publishing, pp. 11-89. (Manuscripts in the Schøyen Collection; 7)

Pagel, Ulrich (2001) 'The Sacred Writings of Buddhism.' In: Harvey, P., (ed.), Themes in Religious Studies: Buddhism. London: Pinter Publishing, pp. 9-63. (Themes in Religious Studies)

Pagel, Ulrich (1997) 'The Tibetica of the British Library: A Historical Survey.' In: Krasser, H., (ed.), Tibetan Studies: Proceedings of the 7th Seminar of the International Association for Tibetan Studies, Schloss Segau 1995. Vol.2. Vienna: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, pp. 725-732.

Pagel, Ulrich (1994) 'The Bodhisattvapitaka and Aksayamatinirdesa: Continuity and Change in Buddhist Sutras.' In: The Buddhist Forum III. School of Oriental and African Studies, pp. 333-373.

Articles

Pagel, Ulrich (2007) 'The Dhāraṇī of Mahāvyutpatti #748: Origin and Formation.' Buddhist Studies Review, 24 (2). pp. 151-191.

Pagel, Ulrich (2006) 'About Ugra and his Friends: a Recent Contribution on Early Mahayana Buddhism. A review article.' Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, 16 (1). pp. 73-82.

Pagel, Ulrich (1999) 'Three Bodhisattvapitaka Fragments from Tabo: Observations on a West Tibetan Manuscript Tradition.' Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies, 22,1 . pp. 167-210.

Other

Pagel, Ulrich (1996) 'Location list to the texts in the microfiche edition of the Śel dkar (London) Manuscript bKa' 'gyur (Or. 6724): compiled from the microfiche edition in conjunction with the original Tibetan manuscript.' London: The British Library.

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