More honors for late Tibetologist E. Gene Smith

Earlier this month, the International Institute for Asian Studies in Leiden, Netherlands, hosted a conference celebrating E. Gene Smith’s life and contributions to Tibetan Studies. There the late Tibetologist was granted a posthumous Doctorate in Philosophy.

Additionally, the Association for Asian Studies has created the new, annual E. Gene Smith Inner Asia Book Prize, honoring “outstanding and innovative scholarship across discipline and country of specialization for a book on Inner Asia published during the preceding year.” The AAS plans to recognize the first recipient of the prize at its 2013 Annual Conference in San Diego. See details about the prize here.

For more on E. Gene Smith, see our previous coverage of his life, work, and passing:

Thanks to Gene Smith (Janet Gyatso remembers her colleague, from the Spring 2011 Buddhadharma)

Scholars, Tibetan Buddhist teachers, friends remember E. Gene Smith

Interview: Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center Executive Director Jeff Wallman on E. Gene Smith

Video: Leonard van der Kuijp on the legacy of E. Gene Smith

Remembering Gene Smith — Message from His Holiness the Seventeenth Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje

Wisdom Publications’ Tim McNeill on the life and work of E. Gene Smith

Gene Smith’s Mission — a Buddhadharma profile