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  • Tantric Visual Culture

    A Cognitive Approach, 1st Edition

    By Sthaneshwar Timalsina

    Indian culture relies greatly on visual expression, and this book uses both classical Indian and contemporary Western philosophies and current studies on cognitive sciences, and applies them to contextualize Tantric visual culture. The work selects aspects of Tantric language and the practice of…

    Paperback – 2017-05-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Tantric Traditions

  • Indian Thought and Western Theism

    The Vedānta of Rāmānuja, 1st Edition

    By Martin Ganeri

    The encounter between the West and India in the modern period has also been an encounter between Western modernity and the traditions of classical Indian thought. This book is the study of one aspect this encounter, that between Western scholasticism and one classical Indian tradition of religious…

    Paperback – 2017-05-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Daoist Ritual, State Religion, and Popular Practices

    Zhenwu Worship from Song to Ming (960-1644), 1st Edition

    By Shin-Yi Chao

    Zhenwu, or the Perfected Warrior, is one of the few Chinese Deities that can rightfully claim a countrywide devotion. Religious specialists, lay devotees, the state machine, and the cultural industry all participated, both collaboratively and competitively, in the evolution of this devotional…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Taoism

  • Christianity in Contemporary China

    Socio-cultural Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Francis Khek Gee Lim

    Christianity is one of the fastest growing religions in China. Despite its long history in China and its significant indigenization or intertwinement with Chinese society and culture, Christianity continues to generate suspicion among political elites and intense debates among broader communities…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • The Refutation of the Self in Indian Buddhism

    Candrakīrti on the Selflessness of Persons, 1st Edition

    By James Duerlinger

    Since the Buddha did not fully explain the theory of persons that underlies his teaching, in later centuries a number of different interpretations were developed. This book presents the interpretation by the celebrated Indian Buddhist philosopher, Candrakīrti (ca. 570–650 C.E.). Candrakīrti’s…

    Paperback – 2017-05-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Birth in Buddhism

    The Suffering Fetus and Female Freedom, 1st Edition

    By Amy Paris Langenberg

    Recent decades have seen a groundswell in the Buddhist world, a transnational agitation for better opportunities for Buddhist women. Many of the main players in the transnational nuns movement self-identify as feminists but other participants in this movement may not know or use the language of…

    Hardback – 2017-05-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Thailand's International Meditation Centers

    Tourism and the Global Commodification of Religious Practices, 1st Edition

    By Brooke Schedneck

    This book explores contemporary practices within the new institution of international meditation centers in Thailand. It discusses the development of the lay vipassana meditation movement in Thailand and relates Thai Buddhism to contemporary processes of commodification and globalisation. Through…

    Paperback – 2017-05-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Religion in Contemporary Asia Series

  • Society in Contemporary Laos

    Capitalism, Habitus and Belief, 1st Edition

    By Boike Rehbein

    Over the past decade, Laos’ exposure to global capitalism has resulted in extensive economic and social transformations. Precapitalist social structures both persist and are transformed into a particular configuration of classes. This entails increasing social inequality, a widening range of…

    Hardback – 2017-04-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • Hindu Images and their Worship with special reference to Vaisnavism

    A philosophical-theological inquiry, 1st Edition

    By Julius J. Lipner

    Hinduism comprises perhaps the major cluster of religio-cultural traditions of India, and it can play a valuable role in helping us understand the nature of religion and human responses to life. Hindu image-worship lies at the core of what counts for Hinduism – up-front and subject to much…

    Hardback – 2017-04-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Buddhist Modernities

    Re-inventing Tradition in the Globalizing Modern World, 1st Edition

    Edited by Hanna Havnevik, Ute Hüsken, Mark Teeuwen, Vladimir Tikhonov, Koen Wellens

    The transformations Buddhism has been undergoing in the modern age have inspired much research over the last decade. The main focus of attention has been the phenomenon known as Buddhist modernism, which is defined as a conscious attempt to adjust Buddhist teachings and practices in conformity with…

    Hardback – 2017-03-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Clans and Genealogy in Ancient Japan

    Legends of Ancestor Worship, 1st Edition

    By Masanobu Suzuki

    In recent years, there has been a noticeable and enthusiastic increase of interest in Buddhist temples and Shintō shrines in Japan. The legends of these temples and shrines are recorded in many historical manuscripts and these genealogies have such great significance that some of them have been…

    Hardback – 2017-02-14
    Routledge
    Routledge-WIAS Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Hindu and Christian in South-East India

    1st Edition

    By Geoffrey Oddie

    First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 2016-08-26
    Routledge

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