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Andrey Anatolievich
Terentyev

Candidate of Sciences (equiv. Ph.D.) - History
Born on May 31, 1948, in Leningrad, USSR.

In 1975, graduated from the Philosophy Faculty of Leningrad State University, where he studied Indian Philosophies and Religions as well as Sanskrit and Tibetan.

From 1975 to 1988, a researcher at the Leningrad State Museum of History of Religions and Atheism.

In 1983, defended his Ph.D. dissertation at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (Moscow), on Philosophy of Jainism according to the Tattvārthādhigama Sūtra translated by him from Sanskrit.

The then main subjects of his studies were Buddhist Iconography and the History of Buddhism in the USSR. Based in Leningrad, he also, on temporary basis, worked in the Buddhist areas of Russia - he spent three summers in Kyzyl, Tuva Republic, preparing the catalogue of the Tibetan texts kept at the State Museum of Tuva Republic, and for two years he was the head of the Expert Commission of the Ministry of Culture of Buryat Republic preparing the catalogue of Buddhist arts preserved at the Ivolginsky Datsan, the main Buddhist Monastery of Russia.

In 1988, received a 3-year post-doctoral scholarship from the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR in Moscow on classification of Vajrayāna texts. In 1989-1990, worked for 6 months at the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives in Dharamsala (India).

In 1991, started his activities as a publisher of Buddhist texts translated intot Russian. In particular, he was the editor of the Russian translation of the Tibetan classic Lamrim Chenmo by Je Tsonkhapa – the first full translation into an European language, in 5 volumes, completed in 2000. In 1992, founded the first Buddhist magazine in Russia Buddhism of Russia, and has remained its Editor-in-chief. During the 1990s, he served as the English-Russian interpreter for HH the Dalai Lama when he visited Russia.

In 1991 and 1994, a visiting researcher at Aberdeen University (UK) and tnen occasionally lectured at other countries, such as the USA, Germany, India, Thailand, etc.

In 1994-1995, a lecturer at the Higher Philosophical and Religious School in St.Petersburg. In 2004, a part-time reader at St.Petersburg State University. In 2005-2008, a visiting associate professor at the Centre of Buddhist Studies of the Hong Kong University; in 2007, 2009, a visiting lecturer of the International Buddhist College (Thailand).

Dr A. Terentyev is a member of the International Association for Tibetan Studies. He published about 100 research papers and monographs.

Publications

[2013]

One Hundred And Eight Buddhist Icons Kept At The Institute Of Oriental Manuscripts, RAS [Сто восемь буддийских икон из собрания Института восточных рукописей РАН] / Compiled by A.Zorin, M.Iokhvin, L.Kriakina. Ed. by A.Zorin. Consultant A.Terentyev. St Petersburg, Peterburgskoe Vostokovedenie Publishers, 2013. 240 p.


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