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Sramanera Jivaka (Michael Dillon), Growing up into Buddhism (Calcutta 1960). Born the sister of the Baronet of Lismullen in Meath, Dillon (1915 – 1962) became the world’s first female to male transsexual through plastic surgery and is a worldwide…

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Elizabeth Bisland, The Life and Letters of Lafcadio Hearn (London / Boston 1911 [first ed. 1906]). Brought up in Dublin, Hearn (1850 – 1904) became a freethinker (atheist) and Buddhist sympathiser in America as well as crossing “race lines” by…

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Henri de Lubac, Aspects of Buddhism (London 1953). The Jesuit (later cardinal) De Lubac was a leading figure in the New Theology which paved the way for Vatican II. In the Library’s holdings this is one of the first of a series of texts up to the…

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The Far East (July 1931). The Far East was the publication of the Maynooth Mission to China (initiated 1916). Unlike their Jesuit predecessors, the Columban missionaries were not trained in languages or
culture and tended to see Buddhism and other…

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A translation of Lettres édifiantes et curieuses, a collection of the narratives of the 16th and 17th-century Jesuit missionaries. Travelling across much of Buddhist Asia (including Vietnam, Japan, China and Tibet), these missionaries were noted for…

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A translation of Lettres édifiantes et curieuses, a collection of the narratives of the 16th and 17th-century Jesuit missionaries. Travelling across much of Buddhist Asia (including Vietnam, Japan, China and Tibet), these missionaries were noted for…

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A translation of Lettres édifiantes et curieuses, a collection of the narratives of the 16th and 17th-century Jesuit missionaries. Travelling across much of Buddhist Asia (including Vietnam, Japan, China and Tibet), these missionaries were noted for…

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The 1924 Mallory / Irvine expedition to Everest was largely financed by John Noel’s silent film Epic of Everest. Screenings were preceded by musical and dance performances from six “dancing lamas” (in fact one lama and five monks) who had been…

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The 1924 Mallory / Irvine expedition to Everest was largely financed by John Noel’s silent film Epic of Everest. Screenings were preceded by musical and dance performances from six “dancing lamas” (in fact one lama and five monks) who had been…
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