Recent publications by Dr James B Apple & Dr Shinobu Arai Apple

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James BApple & Shinobu A. Apple, “A Re-evaluation of Pelliot tibétain 1257: An Early Tibetan-Chinese Glossary from Dunhuang” Revue d’Etudes Tibétaines, no. 42, Octobre 2017, pp. 68–180. A Re-evaluation of Pelliot tibétain 1257: An Early Tibet-an-Chinese Glossary from Dunhuang1 James 

BApple and Shinobu A. Apple

Dr Shinobu Arai Apple








Dr. Shinobu Arai Apple earned her PhD in Buddhist Studies
from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2003. She
also earned a Master’s degree in the Languages and Cultures
of Asia. 
Her dissertation topic was the Value of Simple Practice:
A Study on Tiantai Zhiyi’s Liumaio Famen.

Dr. Apple has been a sessional instructor at the University of Alberta
and at the University of Calgary. A writer and translator, she
contributes articles to The Institute of Oriental Philosophy in Tokyo, Japan.

She and her husband Dr. James B. Apple formed a team called the
University of Calgary Buddhist Studies Team to translate sutras for
84000: Translating the Words of the Buddha, a global non-profit
initiative to translate all the Buddha’s words into modern languages,
and to make them available to everyone.

Dr. Apple and Dr. James B Apple have written a number of journal
articles together.

Dr James Apple, Professor of Buddhist Studies, University of Calgary

University of Calgary Department of Classics and Religion

James B. Apple, Professor of Buddhist Studies, University of Calgary. He received his doctorate in Buddhist Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His current research focuses upon the critical analysis of Mahāyāna sūtras and topics within Indian and Tibetan Buddhist scholasticism.

Professor Apple has published four books, along with numerous book chapters, journal articles, encyclopedia entrees, and translations of Buddhist scriptures. His books include Stairway to Nirvāṇa (State University of New York Press, 2008), A Stairway taken by the Lucid: Tsong kha pa’s Study of Noble Beings, Jewels of the Middle Way, The Madhyamaka Legacy of Atiśa and His Early Tibetan Followers (Wisdom Publications, 2018), and Atiśa Dīpaṃkara Illuminator of the Awakened Mind (Shambala, 2019).

Further information about his books can be found on the following web pages:

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Professor Apples has published over fifty peer-reviewed journal articles in international academic journals such as Journal of Indian Philosophy, the Indo-Iranian Journal, Journal of the American Oriental Society, Journal of the International Association of Tibetan Studies, Journal of Indian and Buddhist Studies, The Indian International Journal of Buddhist Studies, Religion Compass, Religious Studies and Theology, and the Annual Report of The International Research Institute for Advanced Buddhology.
The following web pages contain information about his publications:

He has accepted research fellow invitations at the prestigious International Research Institute for Advanced Buddhology at Soka University in Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan (May-July 2010; April-May 2015), as well as at the renowned Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan (May-July 2012). Professor Apple is well renowned in giving invited lectures and has given seven invited lectures at universities in the United States, Japan, and Taiwan. He has also given a presentation at Harvard University at the Harvard Buddhist Studies Forum (HBSF) in October 2017:…/james-b-apple-university-…

Most recently, he has given a presentation on his book Atiśa Dīpaṃkara Illuminator of the Awakened Mind for a Tibetan Buddhist studies group in San Francisco, California, USA. The talk may be viewed at the following address: