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  • 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 the politics, economics, cultural and social life in Timor-Leste.…

    Hardback – 2019-03-31 
    Routledge

  • 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

  • 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 – 2019-03-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge South Asian Religion Series

  • Ritual and Liturgy in Esoteric Chinese Buddhism

    Tantric Subjects, 1st Edition

    By Charles Orzech

    The Chinese Buddhist canon contains more material on ritual and liturgy than it does doctrinal commentary. Despite this fact, most research has focused on doctrinal commentary. This book reconceptualizes the historiography of East Asian Buddhism by shifting the focus of analysis from philosophical…

    Hardback – 2019-02-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Religious and Philosophical Traditions of Korea

    1st Edition

    By Kevin Cawley

    Religious and Philosophical Traditions of Korea addresses a wide range of traditions, serving as a guide to those interested in Buddhism, Confucianism, Shamanism, Christianity and many others. It brings readers along a journey from the past to the present, moving beyond the confines of the Korean…

    Paperback – 2019-02-26 
    Routledge

  • The Routledge International Handbook of Islamophobia

    1st Edition

    Edited by Irene Zempi, Imran Awan

    Islamophobic hate crimes have increased significantly following the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and 7/7. More recently, the rhetoric surrounding Trump’s election and presidency, Brexit, the rise of far-right groups and ISIS-inspired terrorist attacks worldwide have promoted a climate where…

    Hardback – 2019-02-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Hinduism in Colonial Bengal

    Beyond the Renaissance, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ferdinando Sardella, Lucian Wong

    Vaishnavism, is one of the major traditions within Hinduism and inspired by the Bengali Krishna devotee Chaitanya (1486-1533), has been a central feature of the religious and cultural landscape of Bengal since the sixteenth century. It has also had significant impact on other regions of the…

    Hardback – 2019-02-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Catholics and Everyday Life in Macau

    Changing Meanings of Religiosity, Morality and Civility, 1st Edition

    By Chen Hon-Fai

    Catholicism has had an important place in Macau since the earliest days of Portuguese colonization in the sixteenth century. This book, based on extensive original research including in-depth interviews, examines in detail the everyday life of Catholics in Macau at present. It outlines the…

    Paperback – 2019-02-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Religion in Contemporary Asia Series

  • Ritual Journeys in South Asia

    Constellations and Contestations of Mobility and Space, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jürgen Schaflechner, Christoph Bergmann

    Scholars of pilgrimage have shifted their attention from focal destinations, the religious site or spiritual centre, towards the pilgrims’ movement and the experiences they make en route. From that perspective it has become evident that pilgrimages are not only coined by feelings of social…

    Hardback – 2019-01-30 
    Routledge

  • Women in Contemporary British Buddhism

    Commitment, Connection and Community, 1st Edition

    By Caroline Starkey

    There has also been a recent critique of Western Buddhist feminism, and a need to develop a greater understanding of intersections between feminism and Buddhism, Buddhism in the East and West, and of ‘convert’ and ‘ethnic’ Buddhists. This book is the first multi-tradition study of ordained Buddhist…

    Hardback – 2019-01-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Daoism in Modern China

    1st Edition

    Edited by Vincent Goossaert, Xun Liu

    The modern history of Chinese temples and Daoism go hand in hand, and while both temples and Daoists serve Chinese society, the relationship between the two has yet to be thoroughly analysed. This book questions whether temples and Daoism are two independent aspects of modern Chinese religion, or…

    Hardback – 2019-01-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Taoism

  • Asceticism and Power in South and Southeast Asia

    1st Edition

    Edited by Peter Flügel, Gustaaf Houtman

    Including analyses by top academics in the field, this book takes a unique look at questions of power and asceticism in the Hindu, Jain and Buddhist traditions of South and Southeast Asia. Ideas about power and purity in these three traditions are crucially related to ascetic practices.…

    Hardback – 2019-01-01 
    Routledge
    Royal Asiatic Society Books

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