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  • An Introduction to Daoist Thought

    Action, Language, and Ethics in Zhuangzi, 1st Edition

    By Eske Møllgaard

    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…

    Paperback – 2011-10-07
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • Religious Traditions in Modern South Asia

    1st Edition

    By Jacqueline Suthren Hirst, John Zavos

    This book offers a contemporary approach to the study of religion in modern South Asia. It explores the development of religious ideas and practices in the region, giving students a clear and critical understanding of social, political and historical context. Part One takes a fresh look at some…

    Paperback – 2011-10-03

  • Women in the Hindu Tradition

    Rules, Roles and Exceptions, 1st Edition

    By Mandakranta Bose

    This book accounts for the origin and evolution of the nature and roles of women within the Hindu belief system. It explains how the idea of the goddess has been derived from Hindu philosophical ideas and texts of codes of conduct and how particular models of conduct for mortal women have been…

    Paperback – 2011-09-16
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Rethinking Religion in India

    The Colonial Construction of Hinduism, 1st Edition

    Edited by Esther Bloch, Marianne Keppens, Rajaram Hegde

    This book critically assesses recent debates about the colonial construction of Hinduism. Increasingly scholars have come to realise that the dominant understanding of Indian culture and its traditions is unsatisfactory. According to the classical paradigm, Hindu traditions are conceptualized as…

    Paperback – 2011-09-16
    Routledge South Asian Religion Series

  • Buddhist Monasticism in East Asia

    Places of Practice, 1st Edition

    Edited by James A. Benn, Lori Meeks, James Robson

    The area of Buddhist monasticism has long attracted the interest of Buddhist studies scholars and historians, but the interpretation of the nature and function of monasteries across diverse cultures and vast historical periods remains a focus for debate. This book provides a multifaceted discussion…

    Paperback – 2011-09-16
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Mindfulness in Early Buddhism

    New Approaches through Psychology and Textual Analysis of Pali, Chinese and Sanskrit Sources, 1st Edition

    By Tse-fu Kuan

    This book identifies what is meant by sati (smrti), usually translated as ‘mindfulness’, in early Buddhism, and examines its soteriological functions and its central role in the early Buddhist practice and philosophy.  Using textual analysis and criticism, it takes new approaches to the…

    Paperback – 2011-09-16
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Religious Commodifications in Asia

    Marketing Gods, 1st Edition

    Edited by Pattana Kitiarsa

    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…

    Paperback – 2011-09-15
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • Power, Wealth and Women in Indian Mahayana Buddhism

    The Gandavyuha-sutra, 1st Edition

    By Douglas Osto

    This book examines the concepts of power, wealth and women in the important Mahayana Buddhist scripture known as the Gandavyuha-sutra, and relates these to the text’s social context in ancient Indian during the Buddhist Middle Period (0–500 CE). Employing contemporary textual theory, worldview…

    Paperback – 2011-09-15
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Explorations in Daoism

    Medicine and Alchemy in Literature, 1st Edition

    By Ho Peng Yoke

    The Daoist canon is the definitive fifteenth century compilation of texts concerning ritual, alchemical and meditation practices within Daoist religion. Many of these texts are undated and anonymous, so dating them is essential for a clear understanding of the development of Chinese alchemy, and…

    Paperback – 2011-07-11
    Needham Research Institute Series

  • Studying Hinduism in Practice

    1st Edition

    Edited by Hillary P. Rodrigues

    Drawing on personal experiences of Hinduism on the ground, this book provides a reflective context within which religious practices can be understood and appreciated. It conveys the rich realities of the Hindu tradition and the academic approaches through which they are studied. The chapters cover…

    Paperback – 2011-06-14
    Studying Religions in Practice

  • Women, Islam and Everyday Life

    Renegotiating Polygamy in Indonesia, 1st Edition

    By Nina Nurmila

    This book examines Islam and women’s everyday life, focusing in particular on the highly controversial issue of polygamy. It discusses the competing interpretations of the Qur’anic verses that are at the heart of Muslim controversies over polygamy, with some groups believing that Islam enshrines…

    Paperback – 2011-04-11
    ASAA Women in Asia Series

  • The Twelver Shi'a as a Muslim Minority in India

    Pulpit of Tears, 1st Edition

    By Toby Howarth

    One of the most important current debates within and about Islam concerns its relation with power. Can Muslims be fundamentally content without power or as a minority? This book considers the voice of an important Muslim minority through its sermons. Indian Shi'i Muslims are a minority within a…

    Paperback – 2011-04-06
    Routledge Persian and Shi'i Studies

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