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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

2. 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
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
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
xii, 265 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • I. Introduction: "Logging on". Part One: "The Play between Creativity and Desire". II. Chapter One: "Liquid Salvation: A Walkthrough of Second Life Religion". III. Chapter Two: "Second Life Buddhism: The Desire for 'Real Buddhism in a Virtual World". Part Two: "Three Virtual Jewels: Self, Practice and Community". IV. Chapter Three:"Virtual Robes of Enlightenment: Fashioning a Buddhist Self in Second Life". V. Chapter Four: "Sitting on a Virtual Cushio: Second Life Buddhist Practice". VI. Chapter Five: "The Virtual Sangha: A Buddhist Cloud Community". VII. Conclusion: "Awakening in the Virtual World".
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415628730 20170227
Cyber Zen ethnographically explores Buddhist practices in the online virtual world of Second Life. Does typing at a keyboard and moving avatars around the screen, however, count as real Buddhism? If authentic practices must mimic the actual world, then Second Life Buddhism does not. In fact, a critical investigation reveals that online Buddhist practices have at best only a family resemblance to canonical Asian traditions and owe much of their methods to the late twentieth century field of cybernetics. If, however, they are judged existentially, by how they enable users to respond to the suffering generated by living in a highly mediated consumer society, then Second Life Buddhism consists of authentic spiritual practices. Cyber Zen explores how Second Life Buddhist enthusiasts form communities, identities, locations, and practices that are both a product of and authentic response to contemporary Network Consumer Society. Gregory Price illustrates that to some extent all religion has always been virtual and gives a glimpse of possible future alternative forms of religion.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415628730 20170227
Green Library
204 pages ; 24 cm.
  • La crise du modèle confucéen -- Une dimension confucéenne du culte des ancêtres -- Les caractéristiques du culte des ancêtres vietnamien -- La pagode vietnamienne de Joinville-le-Pont -- Ethnographie des hommages aux défunts -- La plasticité de la religiosité vietnamienne -- Une signification confucéenne du culte du défunt -- Restaurer l'ordre familial -- Jouer son rôle d'aîné, un usage social de la parenté -- Un culte des ancêtres en mutation -- Que reste-t-il du ritualisme confucéen ? -- Ethnographie des conduites motrices d'un jeune de la troisième génération -- Le chau dich tôn, l'héritier symbolique du culte des ancêtres -- Entre "tradition" et "modernité" ? -- Bouddhisme et relation aux défunts -- La pagode : une maison du culte des ancêtres en terre d'exil -- Les multiples aspects du bouddhisme vietnamien -- L'association bouddhique de Bagneux -- Ethnographie des pratiques rituelles -- La place centrale du culte des ancêtres -- L'interpénétration du culturel et du religieux -- Filiation identitaire et filiation eschatologique -- Une communauté bouddhique vietnamienne en France -- "Une grande famille depuis plus de trente ans" -- La redécouverte du bouddhisme de M. Phuroc -- Une politique d'assimilation de l'identité bouddhique à l'identité culturelle -- L'identité bouddhique, une identité "bricolée" -- Une communauté réinventée -- Le point de vue distancié d'un jeune exilé -- Le point de vue externe d'une vietnamienne séjournant en France -- L'originalité du bouddhisme vietnamien en terre d'exil -- Fêter les défunts à la pagode -- Le Têt, le Nouvel An vietnamien -- Ethnographie du Têt 2007 -- Le Têt, un moment de fraternité bouddhiste en terre d'exil -- Le Vu Lan, la fête des défunts et de la piété filiale -- Ethnographie du Vu Lan -- Une fête générale pour les morts et les réincarnations -- Fête populaire et pragmatisme syncrétiste -- Obtenir et transférer des mérites -- Le "karma familial" -- Un "dinh" bouddhique en terre d'exil -- Religion et identité -- Redéfinition du culte des ancêtres et de la dimension ethnico-religieuse -- Mémoire collective et bricolage -- La culture bouddhique, un cadre social d'acculturation de l'ethos vietnamien -- Un ethos remodelé -- De multiples modalités d'acculturation -- L'"acculturation formelle" du sentiment religieux et du rapport à la mort -- La signification du culte des défunts dans un bouddhisme réinterprété -- Hypothèses de recherche -- La famille vietnamienne -- Le processus d'acculturation de la famille vietnamienne en France -- Une ethno-religion pour réinventer un imaginaire de la continuité -- L'affiliation à la pagode supplante la structure familiale étendue -- La restructuration d'une éthique par le biais de la référence au bouddhisme -- Les frontières de l'ethnico-religieux -- Le rapport aux défunts, une "altérité du dedans" -- Une réinterprétation subjective de l'affiliation à la pagode.
"Au Vietnam, le culte des ancêtres et le bouddhisme sont deux systèmes religieux distincts. Ils peuvent être juxtaposés et se chevaucher, mais leurs frontières restent relativement étanches l'un pour l'autre. Dans le contexte post-migratoire français, on observe un phénomène étonnant et nouveau : ces deux références religieuses sont amenées à entrer en contact, à s'interpénétrer. En effet, en France, les pagodes vietnamiennes intègrent les hommages aux ancêtres, et certaines d'entre elles leur accordent même une place centrale au sein de leur espace rituel. Cet ouvrage, qui s'appuie sur une enquête de terrain réalisée dans des pagodes vietnamiennes de la région parisienne, décrit les multiples aspects de ce contact entre culte des ancêtres et culte bouddhique, et analyse les raisons de ce que l'on pourrait appeler la "bouddhisation" du culte des ancêtres en France. La pagode prend en charge la question du rapport à la mort, qui est fondamentale dans la culture vietnamienne. A une époque où l'affiliation lignagère perd de son évidence, tout laisse à penser que les générations de Vietnamiens issues de l'exil ressentent un besoin impérieux de réactualiser une symbolique de la continuité, en particulier pour transmettre leur héritage culturel. La pagode permet de réunir toute la famille plus efficacement, et la fonction roborative d'une parenté mobilisable apporte une sécurité identitaire et eschatologique. Elle fournit également un réservoir de sens à redéfinir. Les contenus de l'ethos vietnamien peuvent être ainsi remaniés en vue d'une meilleure adaptation à la situation présente."--Page 4 of cover.
Green Library
xiii, 212 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Part I. Translator's introduction
  • Ŭich'ŏn in the history of Korean Buddhism
  • A brief biographical sketch of Ŭich'ŏn's life
  • Reassessment of the life of Ŭich'ŏn
  • Ŭich'ŏn's collected works
  • Rationale for the translations
  • Ŭich'ŏn's thought : an overview
  • Part II. Translation
  • Selections from Ŭich'ŏn's Collected works of State Preceptor Taegak (Taegak kuksa munjip)
  • Prefaces
  • Speeches
  • Memorials
  • Letters
  • Addresses for official occasions
  • Addresses for ritual ocassions
  • Poetry.
?ich'?n (1055-1101) is recognized as a Buddhist master of great stature in the East Asian tradition. Born a prince in the medieval Korean state of Kory? (960-1279), he traveled to Song China (960-1279) to study Buddhism and later compiled and published the first collection of East Asian exegetical texts. According to the received scholarly tradition, after returning to Korea, ?ich'?n left the Hwa?m (Huayan) school to found a new Ch'?nt'ae (Tiantai) school when he realized that the synthesis between doctrinal learning and meditative practice in the latter would help bring together the discordant sects of Kory? Buddhism. In the late twentieth century, however, scholars began to question the assertion that ?ich'?n forsook one school for another, arguing that his writings assembled in The Collected Works of State Preceptor Taegak (Taegak kuksa munjip) do not portray a committed sectarian but a monk dedicated to developing a sophisticated and rigorous system of monastic education that encompassed all Buddhist intellectual traditions. In this first comprehensive study of ?ich'?n 's life and work in English, Richard McBride presents translations of select lectures, letters, essays, and poetry from The Collected Works to provide a more balanced view of ?ich'?n's philosophy of life and understanding of key Buddhist teachings. The translations center on the monk's activities in the pan-East Asian Buddhist world and his compilation of scholarly texts, writings related to his interactions with royalty, and correspondence with his Chinese mentor, Jinshui Jingyuan (1011-1088). By incorporating ?ich'?n's work associated with doctrinal Buddhism and his poetry, McBride clearly shows that even in his most personal work ?ich'?n did not abandon Hwa?m teachings for those of the Ch'?nt'ae but rather he encouraged monks to blend the best learning from all doctrinal traditions with meditative practice.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780824867430 20170724
Green Library
xvii, 210 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
  • Local monks in Sipsongpanna
  • Fortune-telling and false monks : defining and governing religion
  • Monks on the move : Dai-Lue monastic networks
  • Learning to read in village temples and Chinese public schools
  • The fragility of autonomy : curricular education at Dhamma schools
  • Transnational Buddhist education and the limits of the Buddhist ethnoscape.
Most studies of Buddhist communities tend to be limited to villages, individual temple communities, or a single national community. Buddhist monastics, however, cross a number of these different framings: They are part of local communities, are governed through national legal frameworks, and participate in both national and transnational Buddhist networks. Educating Monks makes visible the ways Buddhist communities are shaped by all of the above-collectively and often simultaneously. Educating Monks examines a minority Buddhist community in Sipsongpanna, a region located on China's southwest border with Myanmar and Laos. Its people, the Dai-lue, are "double minorities": They are recognized by the Chinese state as part of a minority group, and they practice Theravada Buddhism, a minority form within China, where Mahayana Buddhism is the norm. Theravada has long been the primary training ground for Dai-lue men, and since the return of Buddhism to the area in the years following Mao Zedong's death, the Dai-lue have put many of their resources into providing monastic education for their sons. However, the author's analysis of institutional organization within Sipsongpanna, the governance of religion there, and the movements of monks (revealing the "ethnoscapes" that the monks of Sipsongpanna participate in) points to educational contexts that depend not just on local villagers, but also resources from the local (Communist) government and aid form Chinese Mahayana monks and Theravada monks from Thailand and Myanmar. While the Dai-lue monks draw on these various resources for the development of the sangha, they do not share the same agenda and must continually engage in a careful political dance between villagers who want to revive traditional forms of Buddhism, a Chinese state that is at best indifferent to the continuation of Buddhism, and transnational monks that want to import their own modern forms of Buddhism into the region. Based on ethnographic fieldwork and interviews with Dai-lue monks in China, Thailand, and Singapore, this ambitious and sophisticated study will find a ready audience among students and scholars of the anthropology of Buddhism, and religion, education, and transnationalism in Southeast and East Asia.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780824866488 20170724
Green Library