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Religion and the Subtle Body in Asia and the West Between Mind and Body

Religion and the Subtle Body in Asia and the West: Between Mind and Body

1st Edition

Edited By Geoffrey Samuel, Jay Johnston
July 31, 2015

Subtle-body practices are found particularly in Indian, Indo-Tibetan and East Asian societies, but have become increasingly familiar in Western societies, especially through the various healing and yogic techniques and exercises associated with them. This book explores subtle-body practices from a ...

Japanese Religions and Globalization

Japanese Religions and Globalization

1st Edition

By Ugo Dessì
July 16, 2015

This book analyzes the variety of ways through which Japanese religions (Buddhism, Shintō, and new religious movements) contribute to the dynamics of accelerated globalization in recent decades. It looks at how Japanese religions provide material to cultural global flows, thus acting as carriers of...

Christianity and the State in Asia Complicity and Conflict

Christianity and the State in Asia: Complicity and Conflict

1st Edition

Edited By Julius Bautista, Francis Khek Gee Lim
May 09, 2012

Christianity is one of the most rapidly growing religions in Asia. Despite the challenges of political marginalisation, church organisations throughout much of Asia are engaged in activities - such as charity, education and commentary on public morality - that may either converge or conflict with ...

An Introduction to Daoist Thought Action, Language, and Ethics in Zhuangzi

An Introduction to Daoist Thought: Action, Language, and Ethics in Zhuangzi

1st Edition

By Eske Møllgaard
October 05, 2011

This is the first work available in English which addresses Zhuangzi’s thought as a whole. It presents an interpretation of the Zhuangzi, a book in thirty-three chapters that is the most important collection of Daoist texts in early China. The author introduces a complex reading that shows the ...

Deconstruction and the Ethical in Asian Thought

Deconstruction and the Ethical in Asian Thought

1st Edition

Edited By Youru Wang
October 05, 2011

The striking parallels between Derrida’s deconstruction and certain strategies eschewing oppositional hierarchies in Asian thought, especially in Buddhism and Daoism, have attracted much attention from scholars of both Western and Asian philosophy. This book contributes to this discussion by ...

Religious Commodifications in Asia Marketing Gods

Religious Commodifications in Asia: Marketing Gods

1st Edition

Edited By Pattana Kitiarsa
September 13, 2011

This book addresses the growing academic concerns of the market-religion convergences in Asia. Bringing together a group of leading scholars from Asia, Europe, Australia and North America, it discusses multiple issues regarding religious commodifications and their consequences across Asia’s ...

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