Volume 118 / Number 4 / October-December 1998

ISSN 0003-0279

JOURNAL
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Articles

JACK M. SASSON, The King and I (Presidential Address)   453

DANIEL BOUCHER, Gandhdri and the Early Chinese Buddhist Translations Reconsidered: The Case of the Saddharmapuindarikasutra   471

MARTIN KERN, The Emigration of German Sinologists, 1933-1945: Notes on the History and Historiography of Chinese Studies  507

C. M. LAI, Messenger of Spring and Morality: Cuckoo Lore in Chinese Sources   530

Reviews of Books  543

Books Received   609


Reviews of Books

SENSHARMA, ed.: Matsyendra Samhita, Ascribed to Matsyendranatha, pt. I (Enrica Garzilli)    543
KAKAR: The Colors of Violence: Cultural Identities, Religion, and Conflict (Malcolm McLean)   545
SCHOENING: The Salistamba Satra and its Indian Commentaries (Mark Tatz)    546
SHULMAN, ed.: Syllables of Sky: Studies in South Indian Civilization in Honour of Velcheru Narayana Rao (Norman Cutler)  547
COX: Disputed Dharmas: Early Buddhist Theories on Existence (Ronald M. Davidson)   549
ISAYEVA: From Early Vedanta to Kashmir Shaivism: Gaudapada, Bhartrari, and Abhinavagupta (Ashok Aklujkar)   550
HARTMANN, SCHMIDT, and DIETZ, et al.: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch aus den Turfan-Funden und der kanonischen Literatur der Sarvastivada-Schule, parts 5-8 (D. Seyfort Ruegg)  552
CASHIN: The Ocean of Love: Middle Bengali Sufi Literature and the Fakirs of Bengal (Carol Salomon)   554
CLOONEY: Theology after Vedeinta (Jacqueline Suthren Hirst)  558
VAN SKYHAWK: Bhakti und Bhakta: Religionsgeschichtliche Untersuchungen zum Heilsbegriff und zur religiösen Umwelt des Sri Sant Ekanath (Peter Gaeffke)   560
FLUECKIGER: Gender and Genre in the Folklore of Middle India (Anne Feldhaus)   562
CABEZÓN: Buddhism and Language: A Study of Indo-Tibetan Scholasticism (Leonard W. J. van der Kuijp)   563
FINKELSTEIN: Living on the Fringe: The Archaeology and History of the Negev, Sinai, and Neighboring Regions in the Bronze and Iron Ages (William G. Dever)  567
POPE: Probative Pontificating in Ugaritic and Biblical Literature (Edward L. Greenstein)   568
PINCH: Votive Offerings to Hathor (Edward Bleiberg)   569
ILAN: Jewish Women in Greco-Roman Palestine: An Inquiry into Image and Status (Ross S. Kraemer)    570
LARSEN: The Conquest of Assyria: Excavations in an Antique Land, 1840-1860 (Zainab Bahrani)    573
CORBOUD, et al.: Les Tombes protohistoriques de Bithnah-Fujairah, Émirats arabes unis (D. I. Potts)   574
LÓPEZ and SANMARTÍN: Mitologîa y religión del Oriente Antiguo, vol. 1: Egipto-Mesopotamia (Gonzalo Rubio)   575
WILKINSON and TUCKER: Settlement Development in the North Jazira, Iraq (Carol Kramer)  576
WERR, ed.: Old Babylonian Cylinder Seals from the Hamrin (Wu Yuhong)   577
MUHAMED: Old Babylonian Cuneiform Texts from the Hamrin Basin: Tell Hadad (Wu Yuhong)   578
PAPATHOMAS, ed.: Fünfundzwanzig griechische Papyri aus den Sammlungen von Heidelberg, Wien, und Kairo (Peter van Minnen)  580
HAMOTO: Der Affe in der altorientalischen Kunst (Dominique Collon)  581
ULSHÖFER: Die altassyrischen Privaturkunden (Klaas R. Veenhof)   582
FOLMER: The Aramaic Language in the Achaemenid Period: A Study in Linguistic Variation (Edward Lipiniski)   586
GAMBLE: Books and Readers in the Early Church: A History of Early Christian Texts (Michael W. Holmes)    587
OWEN and WILHELM, eds.: Studies on the Civilization and Culture of Nuzi and the Hurrians, vol. 7: Edith Porada Memorial Volume; vol. 8: Richard E. S. Starr Memorial Volume (Brigitte Lion)   588
PEARSON, ed.: Nag Hammadi Codex VII (Nicola Denzey)   589
DE ROMANIS: Cassia, cinnamomo, ossidiana: Uomini e merci tra Oceano Indiano e Mediterraneo (Steven E. Sidebotham)  590
JEFFERS: Magic and Divination in Ancient Palestine and Syria (Frederick H. Cryer)  591
DE MARTINO: L'Anatolia occidentale nel media regno ittita (Gary Beckman)   592
BERLINERBLAU: The Vow and the "Popular Religious Groups "of Ancient Israel (Jacob Milgrom)  592
GENTRY: The Asterisked Materials in the Greek Job (Emanuel Tov)  593
RAINEY: Canaaniie in the Amarna Tablets (W. H. van Soldt)  595
ABITZ: Pharao als Gott in den Unterweltsbüchern des Neuen Reiches (Lana Troy)   597
SEGER, ed.: Retrieving the Past: Essays . . . in Honor of Gus W. Van Beck (A. Bernard Knapp)  598
CALLOT: La Tranchée «Ville Sud»: Études d'architecture domestique (Sally Dunham)   599
HOFFMAN: Covenant of Blood: Circumcision and Gender in Rabbinic Judaism (Naomi Steinberg)   600
SNELL: Life in the Ancient Near East, 3100-322 B. C. E. (Ronald H. Sack)   601
NOEGEL: Janus Parallelism in the Book of Job (Stuart Creason)  602
COLESON and MATTHEWS, eds.: "Go To the Land I Will Show You": Studies in Honor of Dwight M. Young (Gary H. Oller)   603
CURIEL and GYSELEN, eds.: Itinéraires d'Orient: Hommages à Claude Cahen (Carl F. Petry)  604
VFRMEULEN and DE SMET, eds.: Egypt and Syria in the Fatimid, Ayyubid, and Mamuk Eras (Nelly Hanna)  606