The Indologist Roberto (Silvio Edevain) Donatoni, one of the editors of the International Journal of Tantric Studies, has suddenly passed away on his 53rd birthday, on March 20, at his home in Milano, Italy.
He was a refined Sanskritist and Tibetologist and his knowledge was deep and comprehensive. He studied in Pune. He translated from Sanskrit the Jivanmuktiviveka by Vidyaranya (Milano, 1995). He worked for some 28 years as the editor of the Indology, Tibetan and Sanskrit books of the Adelphi. He also owned one of the best (and biggest) private Sanskrit libraries in Italy.
We have just received the Newsletter for Research in Chinese Studies, 120 (November 2011 - vol. 30, no. 4), a hard copy quarterly published by the Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), established in 1981 to promote research in Chinese studies both in Taiwan (The Republic of China) and overseas.
It is written in Chinese with subtitles in English. It contains articles, interviews, and regular updates on the happenings in the worldwide community of Chinese studies.
This issue includes: Summary of Research: “Hu Shi and Kaiten Nukariya: Re-Examining Hu Shi’s Early Period Chan Research”, by Chiang Tsan-teng; “100 Years of Xu Xun and Jing Ming Dao Research: A Review”, by Xu Wei; “A Review on the Translation ad Introduction of Canglang Shihua in Europe and America within the Past Century”, Hui Ming Tak Ted.