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ix, 139 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Green Library
x, 404 pages ; 24 cm
  • The many faces of Meiji Buddhist enlightenment
  • Unification and spiritual activism: Murakami and Manshi
  • Warp & Woof: the new Buddhist discovery of society
  • Zen & the art of treason: renegade priests of late Meiji
  • Anarcho-Buddhist utopia: Taisho Tolstoyans
  • Extremes meet: radical Buddhists of early Showa.
Against Harmony traces the history of progressive and radical experiments in Japanese Buddhist thought practice from the mid-Meiji period through the early Showa period. Perhaps the two best representations of progressive Buddhism during this time were the New Buddhist Fellowship (1899-1915) and the Youth League for Revitalizing Buddhism (1931-1936), both non-sectarian, lay movements well-versed in both classical Buddhist texts and Western philosophy and religion. Their work effectively collapsed commonly held distinctions between religion, philosophy, ethics, politics, and economics. Unlike many others of their day, they did not regard the novel forces of modernization as problematic and disruptive, but as opportunities. James Mark Shields examines the intellectual genealogy and alternative visions of progressive and radical Buddhism in the decades leading up to the Pacific War. Exposing the variety in the conceptions and manifestations of progress, reform, and modernity in this period, he outlines their important implications for postwar and contemporary Buddhism in Japan and elsewhere.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190664008 20170807
Green Library
ix, 3 unnumbered pages, 224 pages ; 22 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)

4. The art of living [2017]

ix, 206 pages ; 22 cm
Green Library
lxvi, 146 pages : color illustrations ; 37 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xii, 210 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Reconceptions 1: Suffering is Birth 2: Birth Narratives and Gender Identity 3: Disgust for the Abject Mother 4: The Inauspicious Mother 5: Fertile Ascetics 6: Female Impurity and the Female Buddhist Ascetic Postpartum.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138201231 20170703
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 feminism. In fact, many ordained Buddhist women say they seek higher ordination so that they might be better Buddhist practitioners, not for the sake of gender equality. Eschewing the backward projection of secular liberal feminist categories, this book describes the basic features of the Buddhist discourse of the female body, held more or less in common across sectarian lines, and still pertinent to ordained Buddhist women today. The textual focus of the study is an early-first-millennium Sanskrit Buddhist work, "Descent into the Womb scripture" or Garbhavakranti-sutra. Drawing out the implications of this text, the author offers innovative arguments about the significance of childbirth and fertility in Buddhism, namely that birth is a master metaphor in Indian Buddhism; that Buddhist gender constructions are centrally shaped by Buddhist birth discourse; and that, by undermining the religious importance of female fertility, the Buddhist construction of an inauspicious, chronically impure, and disgusting femininity constituted a portal to a new, liberated, feminine life for Buddhist monastic women. Thus, this study of the Buddhist discourse of birth is also a genealogy of gender in middle period Indian Buddhism. Offering a new critical perspective on the issues of gender, bodies and suffering, this book will be of interest to an interdisciplinary audience, including researchers in the field of Buddhism, South Asian history and religion, gender and religion, theory and method in the study of religion, and Buddhist medicine.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138201231 20170703
Green Library
xii, 225 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Chapter 1: Buddhist Women in Early India Chapter 2: Marriage and Meaning in Late Vedic and Classical Hinduism Chapter 3: Marriage and Meaning in Indian Buddhism Chapter 4: How Should a Daughter Renounce? Chapter 5: Suprabha, Kasisundari, and the Indic Svayamvara Chapter 6: Other Women, Other Walks of Life Chapter 7: Some Conclusions and Observations Appendix 1: Dating the Avadanasataka Appendix 2: Sectarian Affiliation.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498511452 20170731
For young women in early South Asia, marriage was probably the most important event in their lives, as it largely determined their socioeconomic and religious future. Yet there has been little in the way of systematic examinations of the evidence on marriage customs among Buddhists of this time, and our understanding of the lives of early Buddhist women is still quite limited. This study uses ten stories from the Avadanasataka, the collection of Buddhist narratives compiled from the second to fifth centuries CE, to examine the social landscape of early India. The author analyzes marital customs and the development of nuns' hagiographies, while revealing regional variations of Buddhism in South Asia during this period.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498511452 20170731
Green Library
xiv, 370 pages : illustration, maps ; 25 cm
  • Acts of ingratitude
  • The limitations of propaganda
  • Patriotic soul boys and other Chinese myths
  • Tibetology with Chinese characteristics
  • Chinese and Tibetan perspectives on history.
The Buddha Party tells the story of how the People's Republic of China employs propaganda to define Tibetan Buddhist belief and sway opinion within the country and abroad. The narrative they create is at odds with historical facts and deliberately misleading, but, John Powers argues, it is widely believed by Han Chinese. Most of China's leaders appear to deeply believe the official line regarding Tibet, which resonates with Han notions of themselves as China's most advanced nationality and as a benevolent race that liberates and culturally uplifts minority peoples. This in turn profoundly affects how the leadership interacts with their counterparts in other countries. Powers's study focuses in particular on the government's "patriotic education" campaign-an initiative that forces monks and nuns to participate in propaganda sessions and repeat official dogma. Powers contextualizes this within a larger campaign to transform China's religions into "patriotic" systems that endorse Communist Party policies. This book offers a powerful, comprehensive examination of this ongoing phenomenon, how it works and how Tibetans resist it.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199358151 20161205
Green Library
2 volumes (xv, xv, 1423 pages) : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
  • From the contents:Abhidhamma Pitaka.- Abhidharma Theravada).- Abhinna.- Abhisamayalamkara.- Ahimsa, Buddhism.- Ahimsa, Jainism.- Ajanta.- Bamiyan.- Bedsa.- Bhaisajyaguru.- Bhaja.- Caga.- Cakka.- Candala, Buddhism.- Dana, Buddhism.- Date of the Buddha.- Death, Buddhism.- Decline of Indian Buddhism.- Devadatta.- Earth, Buddhism.- Ecology, Buddhism.- Education, Buddhism.- Education, Jainism.- Fate, Buddhism.- Faxian (337-422 C.E.).- Festivals, Buddhism.- Folklore, Buddhism.- Gandavyuha.- Gandhara.- Gaudapada.- Gender, Buddhism.- Hagiography, Buddhism.- Hagiography, Buddhism.- Heaven, Buddhism.- Hell, Buddhism.- Jara-marana.- Jataka.- Jinasena, Jainism.- Jiva, Jainism.- Junnar.- Kailash.- Kamma.- Kanheri.- Lalitavistara.- Lankavatara Sutra.- Liberation, Buddhism.- Mahasanghika.- Nagarjuna.- Nagarjunakonda.- Nagasena.- Nalanda.- Omniscience.- Oral Transmission.- Ordination.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789402408539 20170605
This volume focuses on Buddhism and Jainism, two religions which, together with Hinduism, constitute the three pillars of Indic religious tradition in its classical formulation. It explores their history and relates how the Vedic period in the history of Hinduism drew to a close around the sixth century BCE and how its gradual etiolation gave rise to a number of religious movements. While some of these remained within the fold of the Vedic traditions, others arose in a context of a more ambiguous relationship between the two. Two of these have survived to the present day as Buddhism and Jainism. The volume describes the major role Buddhism played in the history not only of India but of Asia, and now the world as well, and the more confined role of Jainism in India until relatively recent times. It examines the followers of these religions and their influence on the Indian religious landscape. In addition, it depicts the transformative effect on existing traditions of the encounter of Hinduism with these two religions, as well as the fertile interaction between the three. The book shows how Buddhism and Jainism share the basic concepts of karma, rebirth, and liberation with Hinduism while giving them their own hue, and how they differ from the Hindu tradition in their understanding of the role of the Vedas, the "caste system, " and ritualism in religious life. The volume contributes to the debate on whether the proper way of describing the relationship between the three major components of the classical Indic tradition is to treat them as siblings (sometimes as even exhibiting sibling rivalry), or as friends (sometimes even exhibiting schadenfreude), or as radical alternatives to one another, or all of these at different points in time.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789402408539 20170605
Green Library
xxxiii, 689 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
From its earliest days, Buddhism has been closely intertwined with medicine. Buddhism and Medicine is a singular collection showcasing the generative relationship and mutual influence between these fields across premodern Asia. The anthology combines dozens of English-language translations of premodern Buddhist texts with contextualizing introductions by leading international scholars in Buddhist studies, history of medicine, and a range of other fields. These sources explore in detail medical topics ranging from the development of fetal anatomy in the womb to nursing, hospice, dietary regimen, magical powers, visualization, and other healing knowledge. Works translated here include meditation guides, popular narratives, ritual manuals, spells texts, monastic disciplinary codes, recipe inscriptions, philosophical treatises, poetry, works by physicians, and other genres. Altogether, these selections and their introductions provide a comprehensive overview of Buddhist healing throughout Asia. They also demonstrate the central place of healing in Buddhist practice and in the daily life of the premodern world.
Green Library
ix, 267 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Chapter 1: Introduction: Seeing Things As They Are Chapter 2: 'A Garden of Every Kind of People:' Newar Buddhists in Hindu Nepal Chapter 3: The Revival of "Pure Buddhism" Chapter 4: What Makes A Theravada Buddhist? Chapter 5: Becoming "Pure Buddhist" (1): Practices of Personhood Chapter 6: Becoming "Pure Buddhist" (2): Vipassana Meditation and the Theravada Care of the Self Chapter 7: The Best Dharma for Today: Post-Protestant Buddhism in Neoliberal Nepal Conclusion: The Buddhist Art of Living, in Nepal and Elsewhere.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415617345 20170424
Theravada Buddhism has experienced a powerful and far-reaching revival in modern Nepal, 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 political, economic and cultural shifts associated with late modernity, and especially neoliberal globalization. Nepal has changed radically over the last century, particularly since the introduction of liberal democracy and an open-market economy in 1990. The rise of lay vipassana meditation has also dramatically impacted the Buddhist landscape. Drawing on recently revived understandings of ethics as embodied practices of self-formation, the author argues that the Theravada turn is best understood as an ethical movement that offers practitioners ways of engaging, and models for living in, a rapidly changing world. The book takes readers into the Buddhist reform from the perspectives of its diverse practitioners, detailing devotees' ritual and meditative practices, their often conflicted relations to Vajrayana Buddhism and Newar civil society, their struggles over identity in a formerly Hindu nation-state, and the political, cultural, institutional and moral reorientations that becoming a "pure Buddhist"-as Theravada devotees understand themselves-entails. Based on more than 20 years of anthropological fieldwork, this book is an important contribution to scholarly debates over modern Buddhism, ethical practices, and the anthropology of religion. It is of interest to students and scholars of Asian Religion, Anthropology, Buddhism and Philosophy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415617345 20170424
Green Library
xx, 203 pages : illustration ; 22 cm
  • Why we need a holistic economic model
  • What is Buddhist economics?
  • Interdependent with one another
  • Interdependent with our environment
  • Prosperity for both rich and poor
  • Measuring quality of life
  • Leap to Buddhist economics.
In the tradition of E. F. Schumacher's Small Is Beautiful, renowned economist Clair Brown argues persuasively for a new economics built upon equality, sustainability, and right living. "Buddhist Economics will give guidance to all those who seek peace, fairness, and environmental sustainability." -Jeffrey Sachs, author of The Age of Sustainable Development. Traditional economics measures the ways in which we spend our income, but doesn't attribute worth to the crucial human interactions that give our lives meaning. Clair Brown, an economics professor at U.C. Berkeley and a practicing Buddhist, has developed a holistic model, one based on the notion that quality of life should be measured by more than national income. Brown advocates an approach to organizing the economy that embraces rather than skirts questions of values, sustainability, and equity. Complementing the award-winning work of Jeffrey Sachs and Bill McKibben, and the paradigm-breaking spirit of Amartya Sen, Robert Reich, and Thomas Piketty, Brown incorporates the Buddhist emphasis on interdependence, shared prosperity, and happiness into her vision for a sustainable and compassionate world. Buddhist economics leads us to think mindfully as we go about our daily activities, and offers a way to appreciate how our actions affect the well-being of those around us. By replacing the endless cycle of desire with more positive collective activities, we can make our lives more meaningful as well as happier. Inspired by the popular course Professor Brown teaches at U.C. Berkeley, Buddhist Economics represents an enlightened approach to our modern world infused with ancient wisdom, with benefits both personal and global, for generations to come.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781632863669 20170605
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xii, 302 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Green Library
xxiii, 281 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Abstract Introduction General and Historical Aspects Collecting Methods Genitalia Preparation Genetic Aspects Notes on the Illustrations Acknowledgments 1 Systematics and Classification 2 Morphology of Psychidae 3 Parthenogenesis 4 Checklist of European Psychidae 5 Identification Keys Key to Subfamilies and Tribes (Based on Male Characteristics) Key to the Genera and Subgenera (Based on Male Characteristics) 6 Systematic Treatment of the Genera and Species of Psychidae in Europe Species incertae sedis Addenda 7 Distribution Catalogue Acronyms of the Countries 8 Colour Plates 9 Male and Female Genitalia Illustrations References Index to Genus-Group Names Information on Back Cover Index to Species-Group Names.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004335769 20170515
Tsybikov was the first scholar with a European education to visit Tibet and describe its monasteries and temples as an eyewitness traveler and an objective researcher. Tsybikov had two distinct advantages: an ethnic Buryat he could travel as a Buddhist pilgrim and thus have a chance of reaching its mysterious capital Lhasa, the religious and political center of Tibet, which was barred to outsiders, especially Europeans; as a scholar educated at a European university he had the historical and linguistic background to understand and describe what he saw. Tsybikov understood the secretive nature of the lama state and was careful to hide his work as a researcher. It was his journal that became the basis of A Buddhist Pilgrim at the Shrines of Tibet, which has both the vividness of a traveller's eyewitness account and the informed detachment of a scholar. As a record of both religious practices and the everyday life in Tibet before Chinese inroads during the twentieth century effaced that way of life, Tsybikov's book is a unique and invaluable snapshot of a lost culture.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004335769 20170515
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xviii, 577 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Green Library
xi, 353 pages ; 24 cm
  • Khmer Buddhism beliefs
  • Rituals of Khmer Buddhism
  • Non-Buddhist Cambodians
  • Re-building Khmer Buddhism
  • Temple expansion
  • Religious personnel
  • Temple organization
  • Beyond the temple
  • Congregation
  • Temple contributions
  • Temple difficulties
  • Additional difficulties.
Green Library
xxii, 210 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
How does the tendency to crave pleasure and reject pain shape our lives? How does it affect the way we perceive reality, and how is it related to the emergence of suffering and the way it is experienced and transmitted? Can we live free of this tendency, beyond the pleasure principle? This book approaches these questions through an examination of the psychoanalytic concepts of projection and projective identification in the light of early Buddhist thought. It looks at the personal and the interpersonal, at theory, meta-theory, and everyday life. It observes how the mind's habits mould the human condition, and investigates its ability to free itself from their domination. It examines the potential of this liberation: to be in touch with reality as it is and live a less reactive, more ethical life.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781782204503 20170403
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xiv, 266 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 24 cm.
Lanna Buddhism is a variant of Theravada Buddhism that evolved between the 13th and 16th centuries in northern Thailand and spread to neighbouring areas of the Upper Mekong region. A salient feature is the belief in charismatic monks, some of whom are renowned for their asceticism, supernatural powers and strivings to recreate a utopian 'Buddha-land'. Issues highlighted in the book are the relationship of these charismatic monks to the state and state-controlled monkhood (sangha), the tendency for religious construction to spill over into economic development activities, and the diversity of lowland and highland devotional communities from Thailand and Myanmar.The book also explores contemporary influences on this religious tradition: the continuing marginalization of highland minorities and consequent devotion to messianic leaders, the incorporation for Lanna holy men into a national constellation of popular charismatic monks, the commercialization of Buddhism, and the patronage of wealthy urban elites.Charismatic Monks of Lanna Buddhism will appeal to scholars within the fields of Buddhist studies, Thai studies and the anthropology of religion as well as to those with an interest in the study of contemporary religious change in Thailand.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9788776941956 20170306
Green Library
5, 370 pages, 6 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, facsimiles ; 25 cm.
本书对"参天台五台山记"这部经典文献, 不仅深入发掘其文本内涵, 同时参照中日双方的大量其他史料, 作了深入, 全面的探讨.
East Asia Library
xi, 450 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • List of Figures Introduction Part I: Chinese Perspectives on the Origins of Esoteric Buddhism Chapter 1: Charles D. Orzech - Tantric Subjects: Liturgy and Vision in Chinese Esoteric Ritual Manuals Chapter 2: Henrik H. Sorensen - Spells and Magical Practices as Reflected in the Early Chinese Buddhist Sources (c. 300-600 CE) and their Implications for the Rise and Development of Esoteric Buddhism Chapter 3: Lu Jianfu - The Terms "Esoteric Teaching" ("Esoteric Buddhism") and "Tantra" in Chinese Buddhist Sources Part II: Chan, Chinese Religion, and Esoteric Buddhism Chapter 4: Robert Sharf - Buddhist Veda and the Rise of Chan Chapter 5: Lin Pei-ying - A Comparative Approach to Subhakarasimha's (637-735) "Essentials of Meditation": Meditation and Precepts in Eighth Century China Chapter 6: Meir Shahar - The Tantric Origins of the Horse King: Hayagriva and the Chinese Horse Cult Part III: Scriptures and Practices in the Their Tibetan Context Chapter 7: Dan Martin - Crazy Wisdom in Moderation: Padampa Sangye's Use of Counterintuitive Methods in Dealing with Negative Mental States Chapter 8: Eran Laish - Perception, Body and Selfhood: The Transformation of Embodiment in the Thod rgal Practice of the "Heart Essence" Tradition Chapter 9: Yael Bentor - Tibetan Interpretations of the Opening Verses of Vajraghanta on the Body Mandala Part IV: Tibetan Buddhism in China Chapter 10: Shen Weirong - Ming Chinese Translations of Tibetan Tantric Buddhist Texts and the Buddhist Samgha of the Western Regions in Beijing Chapter 11: Ester Bianchi - Continuities and Discontinuities in Sino-Tibetan Buddhism: The Case of Nenghai's Legacy in the Contemporary Era Part V: Esoteric Buddhism in Dunhuang Chapter 12: Jacob Dalton - On the Significance of the Arya-tattvasamgraha-sadhanopayika and Its Commentary Chapter 13: Li Ling and Ma De - Avalokitesvara and the Dunhuang Dharani Spells of Salvation in Childbirth Part VI: Esoteric Buddhism in the Tangut Xixia and Yugur Spheres Chapter 14: Hou Haoran - Notes on the Translation and Transmission of the Samputa and Cakrasamvara Tantras in the Xixia Period (1038-1227) Chapter 15: Yang Fuxue - Mongol Rulers, Yugur Subjects, and Tibetan Buddhism Part VII: Esoteric Buddhism in the Dali Kingdom (Yunnan) Chapter 16: Hou Chong - The Chinese Origins of Dali Esoteric Buddhism Chapter 17: Megan Bryson - Between China and Tibet: Mahakala Worship and Esoteric Buddhism in the Dali Kingdom Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004340497 20170626
Bringing together leading authorities in the fields of Chinese and Tibetan Studies alike, Chinese and Tibetan Esoteric Buddhism engages cutting-edge research on the fertile tradition of Esoteric Buddhism (also known as Tantric Buddhism). This state of the art volume unfolds the sweeping impact of esoteric Buddhism on Tibetan and Chinese cultures, and the movement's role in forging distinct political, ethnical, and religious identities across Asia at large. Deciphering the oftentimes bewildering richness of esoteric Buddhism, this broadly conceived work exposes the common ground it shares with other Buddhist schools, as well as its intersection with non-Buddhist faiths. As such, the book is a major contribution to the study of Asian religions and cultures. Contributors are: Yael Bentor, Ester Bianchi, Megan Bryson, Jacob P. Dalton, Hou Chong, Hou Haoran, Eran Laish, Li Ling, Lin Pei-ying, Lu Jianfu, Ma De, Dan Martin, Charles D. Orzech, Meir Shahar, Robert H. Sharf, Shen Weirong, Henrik H. Sorensen, and Yang Fuxue and Zhang Haijuan.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004340497 20170626
Green Library