Asian Religion Products

  • Religion in Contemporary China

    Revitalization and Innovation, 1st Edition

    Edited by Adam Yuet Chau

    Before the modernist transformations of the twentieth century, China had one of the richest and most diverse religious cultures in the world. The radical anti-traditionalist policies of both the Republican and Communist regimes as well as other socio-historical factors posed formidable challenges…

    Paperback – 2014-03-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Buddhist Practice and Visual Culture

    The Visual Rhetoric of Borobudur, 1st Edition

    By Julie Gifford

    Providing an overall interpretation of the Buddhist monument Borobudur in Indonesia, this book looks at Mahayana Buddhist religious ideas and practices that could have informed Borobudur, including both the narrative reliefs and the Buddha images. The author explores a version of the classical…

    Paperback – 2014-03-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Varieties of Secularism in Asia

    Anthropological Explorations of Religion, Politics and the Spiritual, 1st Edition

    Edited by Nils Ole Bubandt, Martijn Van Beek

    Varieties of Secularism is an ethnographically rich, theoretically well-informed, and intellectually coherent volume which builds off the work of Talal Asad, Charles Taylor, and others who have engaged the issue of secularism(s) and in socio-political life. The volume seeks to examine theories of…

    Paperback – 2014-03-21
    Routledge
    Anthropology of Asia

  • Religion and Security in South and Central Asia

    1st Edition

    Edited by K. Warikoo

    Religion and security play an important role in traditional societies. In South and Central Asia, traditional and moderate Islamic beliefs and practices with strong indigenous and Sufi content are diametrically opposed to radical Wahabi and Taliban brands of Islam intolerant of other cultures and…

    Paperback – 2014-03-10
    Routledge
    Central Asia Research Forum

  • Buddhist and Christian?

    An Exploration of Dual Belonging, 1st Edition

    By Rose Drew

    The last century witnessed a gradual but profound transformation of the West's religious landscape. In today's context of diversity, people are often influenced by, and sometimes even claim to belong to, more than one religious tradition. Buddhism and Christianity is a particularly prevalent and…

    Paperback – 2014-03-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Health and Religious Rituals in South Asia

    Disease, Possession and Healing, 1st Edition

    Edited by Fabrizio Ferrari

    Drawing on original fieldwork, this book develops a fresh methodological approach to the study of indigenous understandings of disease as possession, and looks at healing rituals in different South Asian cultural contexts. Contributors discuss the meaning of 'disease', 'possession' and 'healing' in…

    Paperback – 2014-02-27
    Routledge
    Routledge South Asian Religion Series

  • The Guru in South Asia

    New Interdisciplinary Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jacob Copeman, Aya Ikegame

    This book provides a set of fresh and compelling interdisciplinary approaches to the enduring phenomenon of the guru in South Asia. Moving across different gurus and kinds of gurus, and between past and present, the chapters call attention to the extraordinary scope and richness of the social lives…

    Paperback – 2014-02-27
    Routledge
    Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

  • Buddhism in Canada

    1st Edition

    Edited by Bruce Matthews

    Buddhism has become a major religion in Canada over the last half-century. The 'ethnic Buddhism' associated with immigrant Asian people is the most important aspect, but there is also a growing constituency of Euro-Canadian Buddhists seriously interested in the faith. This insightful study&…

    Paperback – 2014-02-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Linguistic Strategies in Daoist Zhuangzi and Chan Buddhism

    The Other Way of Speaking, 1st Edition

    By Youru Wang

    As the first systematic attempt to probe the linguistic strategies of Daoist Zhuangzi and Chan Buddhism, this book investigates three areas: deconstructive strategy, liminology of language, and indirect communication. It bases these investigations on the critical examination of original texts,…

    Paperback – 2014-02-13
    Routledge

  • Women, Religion and Culture in Iran

    1st Edition

    By Sarah Ansari, Vanessa Martin

    Investigates how women, religion and culture have interacted in the context of 19th and 20th century Iran, covering topics as seemingly diverse as the social and cultural history of Persian cuisine, the work and attitudes of 19th century Christian missionaries, the impact of growing female literacy…

    Paperback – 2014-02-05
    Routledge
    Royal Asiatic Society Books

  • The Spread of Tibetan Buddhism in China

    Charisma, Money, Enlightenment, 1st Edition

    By Dan Smyer Yu

    Focusing on contemporary Tibetan Buddhist revivals in the Tibetan regions of the Sichuan and Qinghai Provinces in China, this book explores the intricate entanglements of the Buddhist revivals with cultural identity, state ideology, and popular imagination of Tibetan Buddhist spirituality in…

    Paperback – 2014-01-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Attending Krishna's Image

    Chaitanya Vaishnava Murti-seva as Devotional Truth, 1st Edition

    By Kenneth Russell Valpey

    There is a steady and growing scholarly, as well as popular interest in Hindu religion – especially devotional (bhakti) traditions as forms of spiritual practice and expressions of divine embodiment. Associated with this is the attention to sacred images and their worship. Attending Krishna's…

    Paperback – 2013-12-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

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