Religion: Chinese & Japanese Religions

  • Daoism in History: Essays in Honour of Liu Ts'un-yan book cover

    Daoism in History

    Essays in Honour of Liu Ts'un-yan, 1st Edition

    Edited by Benjamin Penny

    Over the last decade there has been a marked increase in the study of Daoism especially in Japan, China and the West, with a new generation of scholars broadening our understanding of the religion. Including contributions from the foremost scholars in the field, Daoism in History presents…

    Hardback – 2006-03-17
    Routledge Studies in Taoism

  • Buddhist Hagiography in Early Japan: Images of Compassion in the Gyoki Tradition book cover

    Buddhist Hagiography in Early Japan

    Images of Compassion in the Gyoki Tradition, 1st Edition

    By Jonathan Morris Augustine

    Hagiographies or idealized biographies which recount the lives of saints, bodhisattvas and other charismatic figures have been the meeting place for myth and experience. In medieval Europe, the 'lives of saints' were read during liturgical celebrations and the texts themselves were treated as…

    Hardback – 2004-10-28
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion

  • Chinese Death Rituals in Singapore book cover

    Chinese Death Rituals in Singapore

    1st Edition

    By Tong Chee Kiong

    Through a cultural analysis of the symbols of death - flesh, blood, bones, souls, time numbers, food and money - Chinese Death Rituals in Singapore throws light upon the Chinese perception of death and how they cope with its eventuality. In the seeming mass of religious rituals and beliefs, it…

    Hardback – 2004-03-25
    Anthropology of Asia

  • Japanese Religions at Home and Abroad: Anthropological Perspectives book cover

    Japanese Religions at Home and Abroad

    Anthropological Perspectives, 1st Edition

    By Hirochika Nakamaki

    In this important book, a leading authority on Japanese religions brings together for the first time in English his extensive work on the subject. The book is important both for what it reveals about Japanese religions, and also because it demonstrates for western readers the distinctive Japanese…

    Hardback – 2003-05-22

  • Linguistic Strategies in Daoist Zhuangzi and Chan Buddhism: The Other Way of Speaking book cover

    Linguistic Strategies in Daoist Zhuangzi and Chan Buddhism

    The Other Way of Speaking, 1st Edition

    By Youru Wang

    As the first systematic attempt to probe the linguistic strategies of Daoist Zhuangzi and Chan Buddhism, this book investigates three areas: deconstructive strategy, liminology of language, and indirect communication. It bases these investigations on the critical examination of original texts,…

    Hardback – 2003-04-17

  • Religion, Law and Tradition: Comparative Studies in Religious Law book cover

    Religion, Law and Tradition

    Comparative Studies in Religious Law, 1st Edition

    By Andrew Huxley

    This book brings together two scholarly traditions: experts in Roman, Jewish and Islamic law, an area where scholars tend to be familiar with work in each area, and experts in the legal traditions of South and East Asia, which have tended to be less interdisciplinary. The resulting mix produces new…

    Hardback – 2002-09-05

  • Japanese Buddhism book cover

    Japanese Buddhism

    1st Edition

    By Sir Charles Eliot

    Written as a companion to Eliot's 3-volume Hinduism and Buddhism this text begins with an overview of Buddhism as practiced in India and China before presenting an in depth account of the history of Buddhism in Japan. It follows the development of the Buddhist movement…

    Hardback – 2002-03-11

  • Popular Religion in China: The Imperial Metaphor book cover

    Popular Religion in China

    The Imperial Metaphor, 1st Edition

    By Stephan Feuchtwang

    The institution of local festivals and temples is not as well known as that of ancestor worship, but it is just as much a universal fact of Chinese life. Its content is an imperial metaphor, which stands in relation to the rest of its participants' lives as the poetry of collective vision,…

    Paperback – 2001-03-09

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