Religion: History of Buddhism

  • Chinese Buddhism and Traditional Culture book cover

    Chinese Buddhism and Traditional Culture

    1st Edition

    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 became 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 – 2018-12-13
    Routledge
    China Perspectives

  • Theravada Buddhism in Colonial Contexts book cover

    Theravada Buddhism in Colonial Contexts

    1st Edition

    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 – 2018-04-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Yungang: Art, History, Archaeology, Liturgy book cover

    Yungang

    Art, History, Archaeology, Liturgy, 1st Edition

    By Joy Lidu Yi

    The first-ever comprehensive analysis of its kind in any western language, this unique volume provides a social art history of Yungang: a 5th-century rock-cut court cave complex, UNESCO World Heritage site, and one of the greatest Buddhist monuments of all time. Yungang asks why, when, and under…

    Hardback – 2017-11-14
    Routledge

  • Archaeology and Buddhism in South Asia book cover

    Archaeology and Buddhism in South Asia

    1st Edition

    By Himanshu Prabha Ray

    This book traces the archaeological trajectory of the expansion of Buddhism and its regional variations in South Asia. Focusing on the multireligious context of the subcontinent in the first millennium BCE, the volume breaks from conventional studies that pose Buddhism as a counter to the Vedic…

    Hardback – 2017-08-29
    Routledge India

  • The Buddha in Sri Lanka: Histories and Stories book cover

    The Buddha in Sri Lanka

    Histories and Stories, 1st Edition

    By Gananath Obeyesekere

    This book examines culture, religion and polity in the context of Buddhism. Gananath Obeyesekere, one of the foremost analytical voices from South Asia develops Freud’s notion of ‘dream work’, the ‘work of culture’ and ideas of no-self (anatta) to understand Buddhism in contemporary Sri Lanka. This…

    Hardback – 2017-08-01
    Routledge India

  • Birth in Buddhism: The Suffering Fetus and Female Freedom book cover

    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

  • Engendering the Buddhist State: Territory, Sovereignty and Sexual Difference in the Inventions of Angkor book cover

    Engendering the Buddhist State

    Territory, Sovereignty and Sexual Difference in the Inventions of Angkor, 1st Edition

    By Ashley Thompson

    Drawing from more than a decade of field and archival research, this monograph concerns Cambodian cultural history and historiography, with an ultimate aim of broadening and deepening bases for understanding the Cambodian Theravadin politico-cultural complex. The book takes the form of an…

    Hardback – 2016-04-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Women and Monastic Buddhism in Early South Asia: Rediscovering the invisible believers book cover

    Women and Monastic Buddhism in Early South Asia

    Rediscovering the invisible believers, 1st Edition

    By Garima Kaushik

    This book uses gender as a framework to offer unique insights into the socio-cultural foundations of Buddhism. Moving away from dominant discourses that discuss women as a single monolithic, homogenous category—thus rendering them invisible within the broader religious discourse—this monograph…

    Hardback – 2016-02-17
    Routledge India
    Archaeology and Religion in South Asia

  • The Glorious Deeds of Purna: A Translation and Study of the Purnavadana book cover

    The Glorious Deeds of Purna

    A Translation and Study of the Purnavadana, 1st Edition

    By Joel Tatelman

    By providing an annotated translation of, and applying the methods of literary criticism to, a first-century account of the life of the saint Purna, this study introduces the reader to the richness and complexity of an essential Buddhist genre.…

    Paperback – 2015-03-04
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    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Buddhism and Violence: Militarism and Buddhism in Modern Asia book cover

    Buddhism and Violence

    Militarism and Buddhism in Modern Asia, 1st Edition

    Edited by Vladimir Tikhonov, Torkel Brekke

    It is generally accepted in the West that Buddhism is a ‘peaceful’ religion. The Western public tends to assume that the doctrinal rejection of violence in Buddhism would make Buddhist pacifists, and often expects Buddhist societies or individual Asian Buddhists to conform to the modern Western…

    Hardback – 2012-08-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Cross-disciplinary Perspectives on a Contested Buddhist Site: Bodh Gaya Jataka book cover

    Cross-disciplinary Perspectives on a Contested Buddhist Site

    Bodh Gaya Jataka, 1st Edition

    Edited by David Geary, Matthew R. Sayers, Abhishek Singh Amar

    Bodh Gaya in the North Indian state of Bihar has long been recognized as the place where the Buddha achieved enlightenment. This book brings together the recent work of twelve scholars from a variety of disciplines - anthropology, art history, history, and religion – to highlight their…

    Hardback – 2012-04-26
    Routledge
    Routledge South Asian Religion Series

  • Buddhist Monasticism in East Asia: Places of Practice book cover

    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…

    Hardback – 2009-07-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

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