Richard G. Salomon (academic)

Richard G. Salomon is the William P. and Ruth Gerberding University Professor in the Department of Asian Languages and Literature at the University of Washington.[1]

Salomon received his Ph.D. Sanskrit (with Distinction) from the University of Pennsylvania, 1975 and a B.A. in Oriental Studies (minor in Religion) from Columbia University in 1970.[3]

In 2016, the Puget Sound Association of Phi Beta Kappa honored him with its Humanities Achievement Award "in recognition of his study of the Gandharan manuscripts, which illuminate the oldest period of Buddhist culture for which documents exist, and the dissemination of its results."[4]

His main publications are:[5]
Richard Salomon: Book Review of Bechert 1995 (Sanskrithandschriften aus den Turfanfunden, part 7). Journal of the American Oriental Society 118 (1998) 121-124.
Richard Salomon: Review of Oguibénine 1996 (Initiation pratique à l'étude du sanskrit bouddhique). Journal of the American Oriental Society 120 (2000) 463-464.
Richard Salomon: The Senior Manuscripts: Another Collection of Gandhāran Buddhist Scrolls. Journal of the American Oriental Society 123,1 (2003) 73-92.
Richard Salomon: Review of Wille 2000 (Sanskrithandschriften aus den Turfanfunden, vol. 8: Die Katalognummern 1800-1999). Journal of the American Oriental Society 123,1 (2003) 224-226.
Richard Salomon: Review of Willis 2000 (Buddhist Reliquaries from Ancient India). Journal of the American Oriental Society 124,1 (2004) 199-201.
Mark Allon and Richard Salomon: Kharoṣṭhī fragments of a Gāndhārī version of the Mahāparinirvāṇasūtra. In: Braarvig 2000*, p. 243-273.
Richard Salomon: A Fragment of a Collection of Buddhist Legends, with a Reference to King Huviṣka as a Follower of the Mahāyāna. In: Braarvig 2002*, p. 255-267.
Richard Salomon: A Jar with a Kharoṣṭhī Inscription. In: Braarvig 2002*, p. 351-355.
Mark Allon et al.: Radiocarbon Dating of Kharoṣṭhī Fragments from the Schoyen and Senior Manuscript Collections. In: Braarvig 2006*, p. 279-291.
Richard Salomon and Gregory Schopen: On an Alleged Reference to Amitābha in a Kharoṣṭhī Inscription on a Gandhārian Relief. Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies 25,1-2 (2002) 3-31.
Richard Salomon: Book Review of John S. Strong 2004 (Relics of the Buddha). Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies 28,2 (2005) 469-472.
Richard Salomon: Why did the Gandhāran Buddhist bury their manuscripts? In: Berkwitz/ Brown/ Schober 2009*, p. 19-34.
Richard Salomon: Aśvaghoṣa's Saundarananda IV-VI: A Study in the Poetic Structure of Buddhist Kāvya. Indo-Iranian Journal 52,2-3 (2009) 179-196.
Richard Salomon: Book Review of Karashima - Wille 2006 (Buddhist Manuscripts from Central Asia: The British Library Sanskrit Fragments. Vol. 1). Journal of the American Oriental Society 128,4 (2008) 809.
Mark Allon and Richard Salomon: New Evidence for Mahayana in Early Gandhāra. The Eastern Buddhist 41,1 (2010) 1-22.
Mark Allon and Richard Salomon: Kharoṣṭhī fragments of a Gāndhārī version of the Mahāparinirvāṇasūtra. In: Braarvig 2000*, p. 243-273.
Richard Salomon: Book Review of Dimitrov 2010 (The Bhaikṣukī Manuscript of the Candrālaṃkāra: Study, Script Tables, and Facsimile Edition [Harvard Oriental Series 72]) . Indo-Iranian Journal 55,1 (2012) 39-49.
Stefan Baums/ Richard Salomon/ Cristina A. Scherrer-Schaub: Buddhist Inscriptions from Termez (Uzbekistan): A New Comprehensive Edition and Study (= Book Review of Fussman et al. 2011 [Catalogue des inscriptions sur poteries]). Indo-Iranian Journal 55,2 (2012) 139-170.
Richard Salomon: An Unwieldy Canon: Observations on Some Distinctive Features of Canon Formation in Buddhism. In: Deeg/ Freiberger/ Kleine 2011*, p. 161-207.
Richard Salomon: Aṣṭabhujasvāmin: A Reinterpretation of the Ābhīra Inscription from Nagarjunakonda. Indo-Iranian Journal 56,3-4 (2013) 397-417.
Richard Salomon: Book Review of Wille 2008 (Sanskrithandschriften aus den Turfanfunden, pt. 10: Die Katalognummern 3200-4362). Journal of the American Oriental Society 132,3 (2012) 506-508.
Richard Salomon: Book Review of Coville 2009 (A Metaphorical Study of Saundarananda). Indo-Iranian Journal 56,1 (2013) 93-98.
Richard Salomon: Gāndhārī Manuscripts in the British Library, Schoyen and Other Collections. In: Harrison/ Hartmann 2014*, p. 1-17.
Joseph Marino and Richard Salomon: Observations on the Deorkothar Inscriptions and their Significance for the Evaluation of Buddhist Historical Traditions. Annual Report of The International Institute for Advanced Buddhology at Soka University 17 (2013 [2014]) 27-39.