Jim holds an MA in Tibetan Studies from the University of Hamburg (with minors in Classical Indology and Ethnology) and a PhD from the University of the West of England (taught at Bath Spa University). Next to various postdoctoral research projects at the University of Hamburg, he has taught at the University of Copenhagen and as Acting Professor for Tibetan Studies in Bonn. Jim has been engaged in various interdisciplinary teaching projects and acted as interpreter for Tibetan. His research focuses on Tibetan literary genres, religious history of the Tibetan plateau and Buddhist meditative traditions. Recent publications include Tibetan Literary Genres, Texts, and Text Types (2015) and the monograph The Eighth Karmapa's Life and His Interpretation of the Great Seal (2017). (Source Accessed September 9, 2021)
He recently completed a monograph about The Life and Works of Karma 'phrin las pa (1456–1539).
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Affiliations & relations
- The University of Sydney · workplace affiliation
- University of Hamburg · secondary affiliation
- https://www.buddhismuskunde.uni-hamburg.de/en/personen/rheingans.html · websites