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Hollandstraße 11-13/2
1020 Vienna, Austria
T: (+43 1) 515 81 / 6400
F: (+43 1) 515 81 / 6410

The Institute for the Cultural and Intellectual History of Asia (IKGA) is a research facility of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. In terms of geo­graphic and cultural area, research is done on East Asia, South East Asia, South Asia and Central Asia, which encom­passes the fields of Indo­logy, Tibeto­logy, Sino­logy, Japano­logy, Buddhist Studies and Reli­gious Studies. The research focus at the IKGA lies in the editing and analysis of original textual sources related to the philosophical and religious history of India and Tibet, as well as studies on the religious history of Japan. Most of the research deals with pre-modern history, attempting thereby at providing a basis for an understanding of the traditional foundations of the thought and action in modern Asian societies.


IKGA Colloquium

The institute's colloquium takes place monthly every first Tuesday between 11:00 am and 12:30 pm in room 2.25 (IKGA, Hollandstr. 11-13/2, 1020 Wien). The colloquium is a platform for discussing current research at the institute and research literature. Guests are very welcome; in order to receive material please write to

Upcoming topics

  • 07.05.2019: Round table: To emend or not to emend? Reflection on editorial practices and their rationale
  • 04.06.2019: Michael Williams, Rational theology in sixteenth century India: Vyāsatīrtha's Īśvaravāda in the Tarkatāṇḍava

New Publications



  • Ernst Steinkellner, 2016
    Dharmakīrti's Hetubindu: Critically edited by Ernst Steinkellner on the basis of preparatory work by Helmut Krasser with a translation of the Gilgit fragment by Klaus Wille. (STTAR 19.) Beijing, Vienna: China Tibetology Publishing House and Austrian Academy of Sciences Press, 2016 (order online).
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  • Daniel M. Stuart, 2015
    A Less Traveled Path: Saddharmasmṛtyupasthānasūtra chapter 2. (STTAR 18.) Beijing, Vienna: China Tibetology Publishing House and Austrian Academy of Sciences Press, 2015 (order online).
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Andere Verlage

  • Guntram Hazod, Shen Weirong, ed., 2018
    Tibetan Genealogies: Studies in Memoriam of Guge Tsering Gyalpo (1961-2015). Beijing: China Tibetology Publishing House, 2018.
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  • Ernst Steinkellner, 2017
    Early Indian Epistemology and Logic: Fragments from Jinendrabuddhi's Pramāṇasamuccayaṭīkā 1 and 2. Tokyo: The International Institute for Buddhist Studies, 2017.
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  • Horst Lasic, Xuezhu Li, ed., 2016 [2017]
    Sanskrit manuscripts in China II: Proceedings of a panel at the 2012 Beijing Seminar on Tibetan Studies, August 1 to 5. Beijing: China Tibetology Publishing House, 2016 [2017] (download [open access]).
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