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Dr. Cristina Pecchia
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Winter term 2022


Pecchia, C., Buß, J., & Chudal, A. (2021). Print cultures in the making in 19th- And 20th-century South Asia- And disciplinary boundaries: Beyond Disciplinary Boundaries . In C. Pecchia, J. Buß, & A. A. Chudal (Eds.), Print Cultures in the Making in 19th and 20th-Century South Asia: Beyond Disciplinary Boundaries (Vol. 6, pp. 1-14). Brill. https://doi.org/10.1163/24519197-bja10019


Pecchia, C. (2020). Dharmakirti on the Role of Salvific Initiation and the Reception of His Critique in the Later Saiva Tradition. In B. Kellner, P. McAllister, H. Lasic, & S. McClintock (Eds.), Reverberations of Dharmakīrti’s Philosophy : Proceedings of the Fifth International Dharmakīrti Conference Heidelberg, August 26 to 30, 2014 (pp. 363–374). Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften (ÖAW). Sitzungsberichte / Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Philosophisch-Historische Klasse Vol. 904 Beiträge zur Kultur- und Geistesgeschichte Asiens Vol. 104 https://austriaca.at/9783700188605

Pecchia, C., & Eltschinger, V. (2020). Foreword. In C. Pecchia, & V. Eltschinger (Eds.), Mārga: Paths to Liberation in South Asian Buddhist Traditions. Papers from an International Symposium held at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna 17 – 18 December, 2015 (pp. 1-3). Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften (ÖAW). Beiträge zur Kultur- und Geistesgeschichte Asiens Vol. 100 Sitzungsberichte der philosophisch-historischen Klasse Vol. 900

Pecchia, C., & Eltschinger, V. (Eds.) (2020). Mārga. Paths to Liberation in South Asian Buddhist Traditions: Papers from an international symposium held at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, December 17–18, 2015. Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften (ÖAW). Beiträge zur Kultur- und Geistesgeschichte Asiens Vol. 100 Sitzungsberichte der philosophisch-historischen Klasse Vol. 900 https://doi.org/10.1553/0x003bed1c


Pecchia, C. (2020). Diachronic Migration of Ancient Indian Medical Literature: Divisions and Paratextual Elements in the Carakasaṃhitā. In T. L. Knudsen, J. Schmidt-Madsen, & S. Speyer (Eds.), Body and Cosmos: Studies in Early Indian Medical and Astral Sciences in Honor of Kenneth G. Zysk (pp. 52-76). Brill. Sir Henry Wellcome Asian Series Vol. 20 https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004438224_006






Pecchia, C. (2013). Transmitting the Carakasaṃhitā. Notes for a history of the tradition. In D. Wujastyk, A. Cerulli, & K. Preisendanz (Eds.), Medical Texts and Manuscripts in Indian Cultural History (pp. 1-27). Manohar Publishers.



Pecchia, C. (2010). Contradictions on the Way to Liberation: Dharmakirtis Discussion. In G. Orofino, & S. Vita (Eds.), Papers from the Second Conference of Buddhist Studies held in Naples in June 2004. Italian School of East Asian Studies, Kyoto (pp. 47-67). Unknown publisher. The Italian School of East Asian Studies



Omniscience as a Problem: Disputing Reliability in Religious Matters

Cristina Pecchia (Speaker)

20 Jun 202223 Jun 2022

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


With the Eye of a Scholar and the Insight of a Physician: Gangadhar Ray Kaviraj and the Carakasaṃhitā

Cristina Pecchia (Speaker)

27 May 2022

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Embodying the scholarly persona of the Ayurvedic tradition: Gangadhar Ray Kaviraj and the transmission of Ayurveda in colonial South Asia.

Cristina Pecchia (Speaker)

29 Apr 2022

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Gangadhar Ray Kaviraj and the Carakasaṃhitā

Cristina Pecchia (Speaker)

21 Mar 2022

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Indian philologists in the colonial period: Continuing or recovering traditional knowledge systems

Cristina Pecchia (Speaker)

19 Nov 202120 Nov 2021

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The transmission of the Carakasaṃhitā in colonial South Asia

Cristina Pecchia (Speaker)

27 Jul 2021

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Meditationspraxis und buddhistische Erkenntnistheorie

Cristina Pecchia (Speaker)

15 Jul 2020

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The Omniscient Buddha: Dharmakīrti’s Remarks

Cristina Pecchia (Speaker)

11 Jul 2018

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For the Other, Without Thinking of the Other

Cristina Pecchia (Speaker)

10 Apr 2018

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Philologists and Publishers: On the First Printed Edition of the Carakasaṃhitā and its Context

Cristina Pecchia (Speaker)

6 Mar 2018

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Seeing and Visualizing from the Point of View of the Indian Epistemological Tradition

Cristina Pecchia (Speaker)

25 Nov 2016

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Dal respiro alla mente

Cristina Pecchia (Speaker)

8 Sep 201611 Sep 2016

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Philologists at Work. The Case of the Carakasaṃhitā

Cristina Pecchia (Speaker)

5 Jul 2016

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Philologists at Work. The Case of the Carakasaṃhitā

Cristina Pecchia (Speaker)

11 Jun 2016

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Dharmakīrti and the Path to Liberation III

Cristina Pecchia (Speaker)

19 May 2016

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Dharmakīrti and the Path to Liberation II

Cristina Pecchia (Speaker)

7 Mar 2016

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Dharmakirti and the Path to Liberation I

Cristina Pecchia (Speaker)

17 Dec 2015

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Approaches to Textuality. Samples from the Carakasaṃhitā

Cristina Pecchia (Speaker)

30 Jun 2015

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Some Reflections on Methodological Questions in the Study of Dharmakīrti

Cristina Pecchia (Speaker)

29 Jun 2015

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Pratiche di meditazione indiana

Cristina Pecchia (Speaker)

5 Sep 20147 Sep 2014

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Dharmakīrti on the Role of Rituals

Cristina Pecchia (Speaker)

26 Aug 201430 Aug 2014

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Meditation and Indian Philosophical Theories

Cristina Pecchia (Speaker)

18 Aug 201422 Aug 2014

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Le siddhi

Cristina Pecchia (Speaker)

6 Sep 20138 Sep 2013

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Commenting by quoting. The case of Manorathanandin’s Pramāṇavārttikavṛtti

Cristina Pecchia (Speaker)

21 Dec 2012

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A dharma to be proved: Texts from the Indian Buddhist epistemological tradition

Cristina Pecchia (Speaker)

10 Dec 2012

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A dharma to be proved: Texts from the Indian Buddhist epistemological tradition

Cristina Pecchia (Speaker)

6 Dec 2012

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Copying and Editing in Pre-modern and Modern South Asia. Samples from the Carakasamhita

Cristina Pecchia (Speaker)

13 Oct 2012

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Yama and niyama

Cristina Pecchia (Speaker)

8 Sep 2011

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Causation and Seflessness in View of Liberation

Cristina Pecchia (Speaker)

20 Jun 2011

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Modalities of the Diachronic Migration of Ancient Medical Literature : The Textual Witnesses of the Carakasamhita

Cristina Pecchia (Speaker)

13 Nov 2010

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Modalities of the diachronic migration of ancient medical literature: the textual witnesses of the Carakasaṃhitā

Cristina Pecchia (Speaker)

11 Nov 2010

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A Note on saṃbhavānumāna in the Writings of Dharmakīrti

Cristina Pecchia (Speaker)

2 Sep 2009

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A note on sambhavanumana in the writings of Dharmakirti

Cristina Pecchia (Speaker)

1 Sep 2009

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Treating diseases by knowing health: patients and physicians in dialogue

Cristina Pecchia (Speaker)

1 Sep 2009

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Ayurveda and Philology: Gangadhar Ray Kaviraj and His Legacy

Pecchia, C., Li, C., Maas, P. A., Puthiyedath, R. & Mukharji, P. B.

Project: Research funding


Philosophie und Medizin im frühklassischen Indien III

Preisendanz, K., Angermeier, V., Jäger, H., Kintaert, T., Pecchia, C., Robl, D. & Wujastyk, D.

1/04/1131/03/16

Project: Research funding


Philosophie und Medizin im frühklassischen Indien II

Preisendanz, K., Maas, P. A., MacDonald, A. & Pecchia, C.

1/08/0730/11/10

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