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Encyclopedia of Buddhism





ISBN 9780415556248
Published October 14, 2009 by Routledge
952 Pages

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'It is an excellent advocate for both reference publishing and for the belief system it represents' - Reference Reviews

'This work is a crucial source for specialists...Highly recommended' - G. J. Reece, American University, Choice

The Routledge Encyclopedia of Buddhism is a complete up-to-date one-volume desk reference, documenting the history, doctrines, schools, rituals, sacred places, basic ideas and concepts, and globalization of the entire Buddhist tradition. In addition, it provides bibliographic references to the leading scholarship by scholar from around the world. As such, it is an indispensable tool for students, teachers, and researchers from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds, as well as to the general reader.

The Encyclopedia is characterized by its wide range of contents, primary sources, and both the depth and quality of its entries. It allows its readers to quickly access information on all topics included in the volume.

It covers the study of Buddhism, Buddhist canons and literature, Buddha, Dharma, Sangha, Nikaya Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism, Vajrayana Buddhism, Buddhist meditational systems, sacred places in Buddhism, practices and rituals, biographies of famous Buddhists (including ideal types), Buddhist ethics, Buddhist art(s), engaged Buddhism, Buddhism and technology, women in Buddhism, Buddhism in India, South and Southeast Asia, Tibet, China, Korea, Japan, and Buddhism in the Western World.

All readers of the Encyclopedia will benefit from a scholarly but readable work that lends itself to being approached from almost any starting point, and guides the reader to an increased knowledge of Buddhism through very easy access to all relevant materials.

Table of Contents

ACADEMIC STUDY OF BUDDHISM
BIOGRAPHIES OF FAMOUS BUDDHISTS AND IDEAL
BUDDHA
BUDDHISM AND TECHNOLOGY
BUDDHISM AND THE MODERN WORLD
BUDDHISM IN CHINA
BUDDHISM IN INDIA
BUDDHISM IN JAPAN
BUDDHISM IN KOREA
BUDDHISM IN SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST ASIA
BUDDHISM IN TIBET
BUDDHIST ART(S)
BUDDHIST CANONS AND LITERATURE
BUDDHIST ETHICS
BUDDHIST MEDITATIONAL SYSTEMS
DHARMA
MAHAYANA BUDDHISM
NIKAYA BUDDHISM
PRACTICES AND RITUALS
SACRED PLACES IN BUDDHISM
SANGHA
SOCIALLY ENGAGED BUDDHISM
VAJRAYANA BUDDHISM
WOMEN IN BUDDHISM



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Biography

Damien Keown