Edited by the Commemoration Committee for Prof. Shinsho Hanayama's Sixty-first Birthday; xiii, 869p., Abb., Bib., Index, 25 cm. (First published in 1961, Tokyo)
Shinsho Hanayama's Bibliography on Buddhism is the best reference work for articles and books on the subject written during the last two centuries: the 19th and 20th. It is comprehensive in covering the major European research journals in English, French and German. Prof. Hanayama prepared the entry cards in the libraries in the Tokyo, London, Paris, Berlin and Heidelberg. The reviews of works have also been included. The articles in the Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics are entred as they are important contributions by eminent scholars like T.W. Rhys Davids and Louis de la Vallee Poussin. The entries are alphabetised under the name of authors. A comprehensive index enhances its utility. With 15073 entries, it is a sine qua non for any scholar working on Buddhist art, Philosophy, Literature, History and of any Buddhist country.