Dorji Wangchuk [Prof. Dr.] (born 1967) is the professor for Tibetan (Buddhist) Studies at the Department of Indian and Tibetan Studies, Asien-Afrika-Institut, Universität Hamburg, Germany, and is a contemporary Tibetologist and a Buddhologist. After completing a nine-year course in the study of Tibetan Buddhism from a traditional Tibetan Buddhist monastic seminary in South India (i.e. sNga-’gyur-mtho-slob-mdo-sngags-rig-pa’i-’byung-gnas-gling, Bylakuppe, Mysore), Dorji Wangchuk studied Classical Indology (first major, with a focus on Buddhist Studies) and Tibetology (second major) at the Universität Hamburg (MA 2002). He wrote his doctoral dissertation on “The Resolve to Become a Buddha: A Study of the Bodhicitta Concept in Indo-Tibetan Buddhism” and received his PhD from the same University in 2005. Between 1992 and 1996, he taught Tibetan Buddhist monks and nuns in monastic seminaries in India. Since 1998, he has been teaching and researching at the Universität Hamburg in various capacities. He also taught a term each at the University of Copenhagen, McGill University, and Renmin University of China. Currently he is a professor for Tibetology (“Tibetan (Buddhist) Studies”) at the Department of Indian and Tibetan Studies, Asien-Afrika-Institut, Universität Hamburg. He is also the founder and director of the Khyentse Center for Tibetan Buddhist Textual Scholarship (KC-TBTS), a research center within the Department of Indian and Tibetan Studies, Asien-Afrika-Institut, Universität Hamburg. His main teaching and research interests lie in Tibetan Buddhist philosophy, Tibetan intellectual history and history of ideas, and Tibetan Buddhist intellectual/literary/textual culture. Currently he is working on the perception and reception of Yogācāra in Tibet and on the identity, superiority, and authenticity issues of the Vidhyādharapiṭaka in Tibetan Buddhism.
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