Religion: Chinese & Japanese Religions

  • The Emergence of Daoism: Creation of Tradition book cover

    The Emergence of Daoism

    Creation of Tradition, 1st Edition

    By Gil Raz

    At the core of Daoism are ancient ideas concerning the Way, the fundamental process of existence (the Dao). Humans, as individuals and as a society, should be aligned with the Dao in order to attain the fullness of life and its potential. This book presents the history of early Daoism, tracing the…

    Paperback – 2014-09-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Taoism

  • Religion in Contemporary China: Revitalization and Innovation book cover

    Religion in Contemporary China

    Revitalization and Innovation, 1st Edition

    Edited by Adam Yuet Chau

    Before the modernist transformations of the twentieth century, China had one of the richest and most diverse religious cultures in the world. The radical anti-traditionalist policies of both the Republican and Communist regimes as well as other socio-historical factors posed formidable challenges…

    Paperback – 2014-03-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • 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,…

    Paperback – 2014-02-13
    Routledge

  • The Spread of Tibetan Buddhism in China: Charisma, Money, Enlightenment book cover

    The Spread of Tibetan Buddhism in China

    Charisma, Money, Enlightenment, 1st Edition

    By Dan Smyer Yu

    Focusing on contemporary Tibetan Buddhist revivals in the Tibetan regions of the Sichuan and Qinghai Provinces in China, this book explores the intricate entanglements of the Buddhist revivals with cultural identity, state ideology, and popular imagination of Tibetan Buddhist spirituality in…

    Paperback – 2014-01-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • The History of Buddhist Thought book cover

    The History of Buddhist Thought

    1st Edition

    By Edward J. Thomas

    Originally published between 1920-70,The History of Civilization was a landmark in early twentieth century publishing. It was published at a formative time within the social sciences, and during a period of decisive historical discovery. The aim of the general editor, C.K. Ogden, was to summarize…

    Paperback – 2013-10-31
    Routledge

  • Japanese Religions on the Internet: Innovation, Representation, and Authority book cover

    Japanese Religions on the Internet

    Innovation, Representation, and Authority, 1st Edition

    Edited by Erica Baffelli, Ian Reader, Birgit Staemmler

    Japanese Religions on the Internet draws attention to how religion is being presented, represented and discussed on the Japanese Internet. Its intention is to contribute to wider discussions about religion and the Internet by providing an important example – based on one of the Internet’s most…

    Paperback – 2013-09-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Religion, Media and Culture

  • An Introduction to Mahāyāna Buddhism: With especial Reference to Chinese and Japanese Phases book cover

    An Introduction to Mahāyāna Buddhism

    With especial Reference to Chinese and Japanese Phases, 1st Edition

    By William M McGovern

    William Montgomery McGovern’s Introduction to Mahayana Buddhism was one of the first books on Mahayana Buddhism written for a Western audience. It predates influential English language overviews of Buddhism by D. T. Suzuki, A. Watts, and W. Rahula. The author was born in New York City in 1897 and…

    Paperback – 2013-08-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Japan

  • The Cultural Transition: Human Experience and Social Transformation in the Third World and Japan book cover

    The Cultural Transition

    Human Experience and Social Transformation in the Third World and Japan, 1st Edition

    Edited by Merry I White, Susan Pollak

    This volume makes available a wide variety of cultural perspectives on education and on economic and social progress. Contributors focus on three main questions, the answers to which are vital for understanding the needs of both national policy and personal fulfilment in widely differing cultures.…

    Paperback – 2013-08-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Japan

  • Women, Religion, and Space in China: Islamic Mosques & Daoist Temples, Catholic Convents & Chinese Virgins book cover

    Women, Religion, and Space in China

    Islamic Mosques & Daoist Temples, Catholic Convents & Chinese Virgins, 1st Edition

    By Maria Jaschok, Jingjun Shui

    What enables women to hold firm in their beliefs in the face of long years of hostile persecution by the Communist party/state? How do women withstand daily discrimination and prolonged hardship under a Communist regime which held rejection of religious beliefs and practices as a patriotic duty?…

    Paperback – 2013-08-06
    Routledge
    Routledge International Studies of Women and Place

  • Confucian Reflections: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times book cover

    Confucian Reflections

    Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times, 1st Edition

    By Philip J Ivanhoe

    Confucian Reflections: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times is about the early Chinese Confucian classic the "Analects" Lunyu, attributed to the founder of the Confucian tradition, Kongzi (551-479 bce) and who is more commonly referred to as "Confucius" in the West. Philip J. Ivanhoe argues that the…

    Paperback – 2013-06-26
    Routledge

  • The Buddhist Sects of Japan: Their History, Philosophical Doctrines and Sanctuaries book cover

    The Buddhist Sects of Japan

    Their History, Philosophical Doctrines and Sanctuaries, 1st Edition

    By E Steinilber-Oberlin

    The philosophy of Buddhism, originating in India, has undergone considerable changes in its adoption in the Far East. It has, in Japan, assumed a more practical aspect, and has come to play an important role in the everyday life of action. But in this process Japanese Buddhism has split itself into…

    Paperback – 2013-06-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Japan

  • A Study of Shinto: The Religion of the Japanese Nation book cover

    A Study of Shinto

    The Religion of the Japanese Nation, 1st Edition

    By Genchi Katu

    This volume investigates and presents the salient features of Shinto through a long history of development from its remote past up to the present. It is a historical study of Shinto from a scientific point of view, illustrating the higher aspects of the religion, compiled on strict lines of…

    Paperback – 2013-02-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Japan

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