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  • Buddhist Socialisms in Asia

    An Historical Perspective

    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 – 2018-07-20 
    Routledge Studies in Religion and Politics

  • The Significance of Indeterminacy

    Perspectives from Asian and Continental Philosophy

    Edited by Robert H. Scott, Gregory S. Moss

    While indeterminacy is a recurrent theme in philosophy, less progress has been made in clarifying its significance for various philosophical and interdisciplinary contexts. This collection brings together early-career and well-known philosophers—including Graham Priest, Trish Glazebrook, Steven…

    Hardback – 2018-07-15 
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • The Healthy Mind

    Mindfulness, the True Self, and the Stream of Consciousness

    By Henry Vyner

    In this book, Dr. Henry M. Vyner presents his findings of a twenty-five-year study interviewing Tibetan lamas systematically about the experiences of their mind. Studying and comparing the egocentric (unhealthy) mind to the egoless mind (a far healthier mind), Vyner ultimately identifies a theory…

    Hardback – 2018-07-15 

  • Genealogies of Mahāyāna Buddhism

    Emptiness, Power and the question of Origin

    By Joseph G Walser

    Genealogies of Mahāyāna Buddhism offers a solution to the monumental problem that some have called the "holy grail" of Buddhist studies: the problem of the “origins” of Mahāyāna Buddhism. As much as it contributes to a theory of origins for religious studies and Buddhist Studies, the book argues…

    Paperback – 2018-07-11 

  • Buddhism, Ethics, and the Good Life

    A Comparative Introduction

    By Bradford Cokelet

    Buddhism contains many important and novel ethical ideas and arguments, from the centrality of suffering to the ideas of the 'no-self' and rebirth. It also includes ideas shared with certain Western ethical theories, such as the importance of character and moral knowledge. However, the two…

    Paperback – 2018-07-01 

  • Chinese Buddhism and Traditional Culture

    By Litian Fang

    Since the first century when Buddhism entered China, the foreign religion has influenced and been influenced in turn by traditional Chinese culture, and eventually become an important part of it. That is one of the great historical themes not only for China but also for East Asia. This book…

    Hardback – 2018-06-30 
    China Perspectives

  • Religion and Urbanism

    Reconceptualising sustainable cities for South Asia

    Edited by Yamini Narayanan

    Conceptions of 'sustainable cities' in the pluralistic and multireligious urban settlements of developing nations need to develop out of local cultural, religious and historical contexts to be inclusive and accurately respond to the needs of the poor, ethnic and religious minorities, and women.…

    Paperback – 2018-04-30 

  • Religion, Space and Conflict in Sri Lanka

    Colonial and Postcolonial Contexts

    By Elizabeth J. Harris

    Space is dynamic, political and a cause of conflict. It bears the weight of human dreams and fears. Conflict is caused not only by spatial exclusivism but also by an inclusivism that seeks harmony through subordinating the particularity of the Other to the world view of the majority. This book uses…

    Hardback – 2018-04-10 
    Routledge South Asian Religion Series

  • Theravada Buddhism in Colonial Contexts

    Edited by Thomas Borchert

    Over the course of the nineteenth century, most of the Theravada world of Southeast Asia came under the colonial domination of European powers. While this has long been seen as a central event in the development of modern forms of Theravada Buddhism, most discussions have focused on specific…

    Hardback – 2018-04-02 
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Global Religious Movements in Regional Context

    Volume 4

    Edited by John Wolffe

    This title was first published in 2002: Global Religious Movements in Regional Context offers a wide-ranging exploration of the adaptation and diversity of religious traditions in various geographical, cultural and ethnic contexts within the contemporary world. The book analyses the complexities of…

    Hardback – 2018-03-31 
    Routledge Revivals

  • Religion and Social Transformations

    Volume 2

    Edited by David Herbert

    This title was first published in 2002: Religion and Social Transformations examines the reciprocal relationship between religion, modernity and social change. The book focuses on the world's three major missionary religions - Buddhism, Christianity and Islam. It explores how these three traditions…

    Hardback – 2018-03-16 
    Routledge Revivals

  • Chinese Buddhist Texts

    An Introductory Reader

    By Graham Lock, Gary S. Linebarger

    The influence of Buddhism on the Chinese language, on Chinese literature and on Chinese culture in general cannot be overstated, and the language of most Chinese Buddhist texts differs considerably from both Classical and Modern Chinese. This reader aims to help students develop familiarity with…

    Paperback – 2018-03-02 

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