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  • Buddhist Socialisms in Asia

    An Historical Perspective, 1st Edition

    Edited by Patrice Ladwig

    The interaction between socialism and Buddhism has usually been perceived as being marked by antagonism, violence and oppression, however, it has often been overlooked that in certain historical periods’ models of ‘Buddhist Socialism’, ‘Dhammic Socialism’ or ‘Buddhist Marxism’ were widespread in…

    Hardback – 2019-07-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion and Politics

  • The Transformation of Tamil Religion

    Ramalinga Swamigal and Modern Dravidian Sainthood, 1st Edition

    By Srilata Raman

    This book analyses the articulations of Tamil identity in the period of colonial modernity and beyond. It examines the development of Tamil religion by focusing on the important 19th century Tamil Hindu reformer and saint, Ramalinga Swamigal. The transformation of Tamil religion is mapped through…

    Hardback – 2019-07-14 
    Routledge
    Routledge South Asian Religion Series

  • Early Sources of the Jaina Tradition

    1st Edition

    By Bansidhar Bhatt

    Looking at the early history of Jainism, from 6th century BCE onwards, this book focuses on one of the 24 Jinas that are identified as the main religious leaders of Jainism. It is a commonly accepted hypothesis that Parsvanatha, the 23rd Jina, is an historical figure whose values were modified by…

    Hardback – 2019-07-14 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Jaina Studies

  • Jaina Narratives

    1st Edition

    Edited by Peter Flügel

    There is a growing recognition that scholarship on Indian religions has been hampered by the lack of knowledge of Jain sources. This book analyses different aspects of the extensive, more than two thousand years long tradition of Jaina narrative literature composed in Prakrit, Sanskrit and…

    Hardback – 2019-07-14 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Jaina Studies

  • Jaina Rituals of Death

    History, Doctrine and Practice, 1st Edition

    By Peter Flügel

    In this book, the author presents recent, somewhat unexpected, findings on the thriving cult of bone relic stupas and the ritual role of the materiality of the dead amongst contemporary Jains. Based on extensive fieldwork in India, clear evidence is offered for the ubiquity of bone relic stupas and…

    Hardback – 2019-07-14 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Jaina Studies

  • Revolutionaries and Reformers in Lao Buddhism

    1st Edition

    By Patrice Ladwig

    Laos remains one of the few officially socialist countries in the world. Once a Buddhist kingdom, its involvement into the Vietnam War, the communist revolution of 1975 and the subsequent introduction of reformed socialism have deeply affected Buddhism, the religion of the ethnic majority. With a…

    Hardback – 2019-06-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Religious Actors and Conflict Transformation in Southeast Asia

    Indonesia and the Philippines, 1st Edition

    By Jürgen Rüland, Christian von Lübke, Marcel M. Baumann

    Drawing on a rich body of multimethod field research, this book examines the ways in which Indonesian and Philippine religious actors have contributed to conflict resolution and under what conditions these efforts have been met with success or limited success. The book addresses two central…

    Hardback – 2019-05-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Vietnam

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jonathan D. London

    Vietnam is one of Southeast Asia’s most dynamic but least understood countries, and interest in the country has surged in recent years. The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Vietnam is a comprehensive resource that looks at the social, political, economic and cultural aspects of Vietnam today.…

    Hardback – 2019-05-19 
    Routledge

  • Chinese Theology and Translation

    The Christianity of the Jesuit Figurists and their Christianized Yijing, 1st Edition

    By Sophie Ling-chia Wei

    In the Early Qing Dynasty, the Jesuit Figurists claimed the Yijing (the Book of Changes) as a precious treasure and treated it as bridging the gap between Christianity and Chinese civilization. The Yijing was viewed as preserving relics of this pure, true religion. This book analyses the Chinese…

    Hardback – 2019-04-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • Regional Communities of Devotion in South Asia

    Insiders, Outsiders, and Interlopers, 1st Edition

    Edited by Gil Ben-Herut, Jon Keune, Anne E Monius

    This book explores the key motif of the religious Other in devotional (bhakti) literatures and practices from across the Indian subcontinent, for the first time bridging the conventional North-South gap in scholarship by bringing together studies from a subcontinent-wide variety of linguistic,…

    Hardback – 2019-03-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge South Asian Religion Series

  • Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Timor-Leste

    1st Edition

    Edited by Andrew McWilliam, Michael Leach

    Reflecting on the legacies of Timor-Leste's remarkable journey from colonialism to sovereign and democratic Independence, the Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Timor-Leste provides a comprehensive and up-to –date reference work on all aspects of life in Timor-Leste. Following an introduction and…

    Hardback – 2019-03-26 
    Routledge

  • Christianity in India

    The Anti-Colonial Turn, 1st Edition

    By Clara A.B. Joseph

    By studying the history and sources of the Thomas Christians of India, a community of pre-colonial Christian heritage, the book revisits the assumption that Christianity is Western and colonial and that Christians in the non-West are products of colonial and post-colonial missionaries. Christians…

    Hardback – 2019-03-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

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