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  • The Korean Tradition of Religion, Society and Ethics

    A Comparative and Historical Self-understanding and Looking Beyond

    By Chai-sik Chung

    By making Korea a central part of comparative history of East Asian religion and society, this book traces the evolution of Korean religion from the oldest representation to that of the current day by utilizing wide-ranging interdisciplinary and comparative resources. This book presents a holistic…

    Hardback – 2016-11-03 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

  • A Political Economy of Attention, Mindfulness and Sustainable Consumption

    The Mindful Commons

    By Peter Doran

    Advertising, the mass media, technological advances in social media and celebrity culture have come to mediate our popular self-understanding and how we relate to notions of self in a profound way. There is an increasing recognition that ‘attention deficit’ is the price individuals now pay for…

    Hardback – 2016-11-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Sustainability

  • British Untouchables

    A Study of Dalit Identity and Education

    By Paul Ghuman

    Dalits, formerly called 'untouchables', remain the most oppressed community in India, and indeed in South Asia and have, until recently, been denied human and civic rights. On emigration to the UK and other Western countries they faced a double disadvantage: caste discrimination and racial…

    Paperback – 2016-10-15 
    Routledge

  • Power Objects in Tibetan Buddhism

    The Life, Writings, and Legacy of Sokdokpa Lodrö Gyaltsen

    By James Duncan Gentry

    The topic of materiality has been the subject of a number of recent works in Religious Studies, including East Asian Buddhist Studies. This book analyses objects of power and their roles in people’s lives through the lens of a single compelling case example: power objects as they appear throughout…

    Hardback – 2016-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Theravada Buddhist Encounters with Modernity

    Edited by Juliane Schober, Steven Collins

    Recent scholarship has shown that the term ‘Theravada’ in the familiar modern sense is a 19-20th c. construct that emerged in response to modern historical conjunctures in South and Southeast Asia. This book explores these historical forces, both external to and within the tradition and analyses in…

    Hardback – 2016-09-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • The Archaeology of Sacred Spaces

    The temple in western India, 2nd century BCE–8th century CE

    By Susan Verma Mishra, Himanshu Prabha Ray

    This volume focuses on the religious shrine in western India as an institution of cultural integration in the period spanning 200 BCE to 800 CE. It presents an analysis of religious architecture at multiple levels, both temporal and spatial, and distinguishes it as a ritual instrument that…

    Hardback – 2016-08-26 
    Routledge India
    Archaeology and Religion in South Asia

  • The Buddhist Art of Living in Nepal

    Ethical Practice and Religious Reform

    By Lauren Leve

    Theravada has experienced a powerful and far-reaching revival, especially among the Newar Buddhist laity, many of whom are reorganizing their lives according to its precepts, practices and ideals. This book documents these far-reaching social and personal transformations and links them to…

    Hardback – 2016-08-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Buddhist Perspectives on Free Will

    Agentless Agency?

    Edited by Rick Repetti

    Throughout the history of Buddhism, little has been said prior to the Twentieth Century that explicitly raises the question whether we have free will, though the Buddha rejected fatalism and some Buddhists have addressed whether karma is fatalistic. Recently, however, Buddhist and Western…

    Hardback – 2016-08-03 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • Routledge Handbook of Religion and Ecology

    Edited by Willis J. Jenkins, Mary Evelyn Tucker, John Grim

    The moral values and interpretive systems of religions are crucially involved in how people imagine the challenges of sustainability and how societies mobilize to enhance ecosystem resilience and human well-being. The Routledge Handbook of Religion and Ecology provides the most comprehensive and…

    Hardback – 2016-08-02 
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Mobile Lifeworlds

    An Ethnography of Tourism and Pilgrimage in the Himalayas

    By Christopher A. Howard

    Mobile Lifeworlds illustrates how the imaginaries and ideals of Western travellers, especially those of untouched nature and spiritual enlightenment, are consistent with media representations of the Himalayan region, romanticism and modernity at large. Blending tourism and pilgrimage, travel across…

    Hardback – 2016-08-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Pilgrimage, Religious Travel and Tourism

  • The Sound of Liberating Truth

    Buddhist-Christian Dialogues in Honor of Frederick J. Streng

    By Paul Ingram, Sallie B. King

    Offers essays and dialogues by well-known Buddhist and Christian scholars on topics that were of primary interest to Frederick J. Streng, in whose honour the volume was created. Topics include interreligious dialogue, ultimate reality, nature and ecology, social and political issues of liberation,…

    Paperback – 2016-07-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • The Silk Roads

    Edited by Barbara Meisterernst

    The areas covering the Silk Roads, the ancient and modern roads from China to the West, including the region of modern Xinjiang, have an enduring and most diverse history. The impact that the political, cultural, and economic exchange on the Silk Roads had on the world cannot be overestimated; this…

    Hardback – 2016-07-07
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Asian Studies

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