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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
xiv, 266 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 24 cm.
Green Library
xii, 265 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Green Library
xv, 396 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Green Library
xv, 737 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
  • Introduction: The Buddhist System in Transition / Michael Jerryson
  • Part I: Regions
  • South Asian
  • Contemporary Sri Lankan Buddhist Traditions / Mahinda Deegalle
  • Buddhism in Contemporary India / David Geary and Sraman Mukherjee
  • Buddhism in Contemporary Bhutan / Samdrup Rigyal and Alyson Prude
  • East Asian
  • Contemporary Chinese Buddhist Traditions / Mario Poceski
  • Contemporary Korean Buddhist Traditions / Mark A. Nathan
  • Contemporary Japanese Buddhist Traditions / Elisabetta Porcu
  • Central Asian
  • Contemporary Tibetan Buddhism / Abraham Zablocki
  • Contemporary Mongolian Buddhism / Vesna A. Wallace and Christine Murphy
  • Southeast Asian
  • Contemporary Vietnamese Buddhism / Alexander Soucy
  • Contemporary Thai Buddhism / Rachelle Scott
  • Contemporary Burmese Buddhism / Niklas Foxeus
  • Contemporary Cambodian Buddhist Traditions: Seen from the Past / Ashley Thompson
  • Contemporary Buddhism in Malaysia / Jeffrey Samuels
  • Contemporary Lao Buddhism : ruptured histories / Patrice Ladwig
  • European-American
  • Buddhism in Latin America / Cristina Rocha
  • US Buddhist Traditions / Joseph Cheah
  • European Buddhist Traditions / Laurence Cox
  • Southern
  • Buddhism in Africa / Michel Clasquin-Johnson
  • Buddhism in Australia and the Oceania / Michelle Barker
  • Global
  • Diasporic Buddhisms and Convert Communities / John Nelson
  • Buddhist International Organizations / Brooke Schedneck.
  • Part II: Modalities
  • Material Culture
  • Buddhist Relics and Pilgrimage / Jovan Maud
  • Contemporary Buddhist Architecture: From reliquary to theme park / Lawrence Chua
  • Contemporary Buddhism and Iconography / Jessica Patterson
  • Buddhism and Media Technologies / Gregory Price Grieve and Daniel Veidlinger
  • Social Engagement
  • Contemporary Buddhism and Ecology / Susan M. Darlington, Hampshire College
  • Buddhism, Business, and Economics / Trine Brox and Elizabeth Williams-Oerberg
  • Contemporary Buddhism and Education / Vladimir Tikhonov
  • Buddhism, Nationalism, and Governance / Matthew J. Walton
  • Buddhism, Conflict, and Peacebuilding / Michael Jerryson
  • Practices
  • Contemporary Buddhist Chanting and Music / Paul D. Greene
  • Buddhist Healing and Taming in Tibet / Barbara Gerke
  • Contemporary Buddhism and Magic / Erick White
  • Contemporary Tantric Buddhist Traditions / David B. Gray
  • Contemporary Buddhism and Death / Mark Rowe
  • Identity
  • Buddhism and Gender / Sharon A. Suh
  • Buddhism, Race, and Ethnicity /Joseph Cheah
  • Buddhism and Sexual Orientation / Hsiao-Lan Hu
  • Buddhist Encounters with Diversity / Donald K. Swearer
  • Academics
  • Buddhism and Science as Ethical Discourse / Francisca Cho
  • The Contemporary Study of Buddhism / Nathan McGovern.
"As an incredibly diverse religious system, Buddhism is constantly changing. The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Buddhism offers a comprehensive collection of work by leading scholars in the field that tracks these changes up to the present day. Taken together, the book provides a blueprint to understanding Buddhism's past and uses it to explore the ways in which Buddhism has transformed in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The volume contains 41 essays, divided into two sections. The essays in the first section examine the historical development of Buddhist traditions throughout the world. These chapters cover familiar settings like India, Japan, and Tibet as well as the less well-known countries of Vietnam, Bhutan, and the regions of Latin America, Africa, and Oceania. Focusing on changes within countries and transnationally, this section also contains chapters that focus explicitly on globalization, such as Buddhist international organizations and diasporic communities. The second section tracks the relationship between Buddhist traditions and particular themes. These chapters review Buddhist interactions with contemporary topics such as violence and peacebuilding, and ecology, as well as Buddhist influences in areas such as medicine and science. Offering coverage that is both expansive and detailed, The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Buddhism delves into some of the most debated and contested areas within Buddhist Studies today. "-- Provided by publisher.
Green Library
vii, 352 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Introduction 2. Conventions in the critical text and the translation 3. Critical Edition of the Radha Tantra 4. Annotated Translation of the Radha Tantra.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138892361 20161228
The Radha Tantra is an anonymous 17th century tantric text from Bengal. The text offers a lively picture of the meeting of different religious traditions in 17th century Bengal, since it presents a Sakta version of the famous Vaisnava story of Radha and Krsna. This book presents a critically edited text of the Radha Tantra, based on manuscripts in India, Nepal and Bangladesh, as well as an annotated translation It is prefaced by an introduction that situates the text in its social and historical context and discusses its significance. The introduction also looks at the composition and metrics, vocabulary and grammar, and contents and doctrine of the text. It also includes a discussion of the extensive intertextualities of the Radha Tantra, as well as the sources used for this edition. The Sanskrit text in Roman transliteration, following the standard IAST system, is then presented, followed by an English translation of the text. This book will be of interest to scholars of South Asian Religion, Tantric Studies and Religious History.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138892361 20161228
Green Library
xxviii, 400 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Buddhist studies is a rapidly changing field of research, constantly transforming and adapting to new scholarship. This creates a problem for instructors, both in a university setting and in monastic schools, as they try to develop a curriculum based on a body of scholarship that continually shifts in focus and expands to new areas. Teaching Buddhism establishes a dialogue between the community of instructors of Buddhism and leading scholars in the field who are updating, revising, and correcting earlier understandings of Buddhist traditions. Each chapter presents new ideas within a particular theme of Buddhist studies and explores how courses can be enhanced with these insights. Contributors in the first section focus on the typical approaches, figures, and traditions in undergraduate courses, such as the role of philosophy in Buddhism, Nagarjuna, Yogacara Buddhism, tantric traditions, and Zen Buddhism. They describe the impact of recent developments-like new studies in the cognitive sciences-on scholarship in those areas. Part Two examines how political engagement and ritual practice have shaped the tradition throughout its history. Focus then shifts to the issues facing instructors of Buddhism-dilemmas for the scholar-practitioner in the academic and monastic classroom, the tradition's possible roles in teaching feminism and diversity, and how to present the tradition in the context of a world religions course. In the final section, contributors offer stories of their own experiences teaching, paying particular attention to the ways in which American culture has impacted them. They discuss the development of courses on American Buddhism; using course material on the family and children; the history and trajectory of a Buddhist-Christian dialog; and Buddhist bioethics, environmentalism, economic development, and social justice. In synthesizing this vast and varied body of research, the contributors in this volume have provided an invaluable service to the field.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199373093 20161205
Green Library
271 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
  • La formation d'un esprit libre -- Une jeunesse bruxelloise et fugueuse -- Un intérêt précoce pour les religions et l'Orient -- Le cercle des intellectuels anarchistes -- Orientaliste et cantatrice -- Le chant et la plume d'une féministe éclairée -- Journaliste et féministe -- Le mariage, "profession pour femme" -- Pour un féminisme rationnel et l'aide aux femmes démunies -- Bouddhisme et sociétés savantes -- Bouddhiste zélée -- Premiers pas dans des sociétés savantes -- Les "influences ambiantes" -- Premières communications sur l'Inde -- Le mariage malgré tout -- Des articles originaux sur l'Inde, la Corée, le Tibet -- Un singulier mariage -- D'autres articles sur l'Asie et un livre majeur -- Le charme du Sikkim, premier regard sur le Tibet -- Un premier exploit : la rencontre avec le XIIIe Dalaï-lama -- Immersion dans le bouddhisme tibétain au Sikkim -- Coup de foudre pour le Tibet -- Le rude apprentissage d'une ermite en Himalaya -- Un objectif : suivre les enseignements ésotériques -- Ermite en Himalaya -- L'expulsion du Sikkim après une excursion clandestine au Tibet -- La vie pittoresque de la dame lama au Tibet -- Séjours au Japon et en Corée -- Un hiver à Pékin -- En piste vers le Far-West chinois -- Deux ans et demi au grand monastère de Kumbum -- L'acharnement sur des pistes improbables -- Une itinérance contrariée -- Quelques étapes dans des missions chrétiennes -- Nouvelle interdiction et dix mois à Jakyendo -- Un nouveau départ -- À pied en mendiant jusqu'à Lhassa, la ville interdite : l'exploit de 1924 -- Un formidable exploit humain -- La fin de l'épopée -- Retour triomphal en France -- La passion de l'Inde jusqu'à l'immersion de ses cendres dans le Gange -- Premier voyage vers l'Inde mystique -- De retour en Inde vingt ans plus tard -- Le regard d'une Occidentale -- Pèlerinage bouddhique au Népal -- La dernière épopée en Asie et les drames d'une vieille exploratrice -- Arrivée dans une Chine nouvelle -- Un séjour écourté au Wutai Shan -- Fuite éperdue pendant la guerre sino-japonaise -- Réfugiée durant cinq ans dans les Marches tibétaines -- Dernier séjour en Inde -- Juillet 1946 : le retour définitif en Europe -- Une vie, une oeuvre : Alexandra David-Néel, "passeur pour notre temps" -- Un succès pérenne -- Un style vif et plaisant -- La reconnaissance tardive d'une exploratrice -- La profondeur d'une expérience humaine -- Une inspiratrice -- Épilogue -- Textes d'Alexandra David-Néel -- Auprès du Dalaï-lama -- Femmes du Thibet -- Gandhi, un Saint ou un Sage ? -- Opinions sur l'Inde d'hier et d'aujourd'hui.
"En février 1924, Alexandra David-Néel pénétrait à Lhassa, au coeur du Tibet interdit, après une marche de quatre mois à travers de hautes montagnes puis des territoires non cartographiés que l'on croyait peuplés de cannibales. Accompagnée de son fils adoptif Aphur Yongden, elle vécut cette rude expérience en se faisant passer pour une Tibétaine, mendiant sa nourriture comme les pèlerins les plus pauvres du pays. Ce périple clandestin de 2 000 kilomètres, exploit sans précédent, la rendit célèbre dans le monde entier. Cette voyageuse intrépide présente bien d'autres facettes, moins connues: anarchiste dans sa jeunesse, féministe, bouddhiste bien avant l'arrivée du bouddhisme en Europe, franc-maçonne, cantatrice, journaliste... Esprit libre et douée d'un beau talent d'écriture, elle laissa une oeuvre sans cesse rééditée. Sa passion de l'Orient, dont elle fit connaître les coutumes et les religions, resta intacte jusqu'à sa mort à l'âge de 101 ans."--Page 4 of cover.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
303 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm
East Asia Library
504 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm
中国文化遗产研究院收藏的民国时期北平研究 院北平庙宇调查资料, 是20世纪30年代北平研究院史学研究会为编纂"北 平志"而开展的北京城区及近郊庙宇调查所留存下 来的宝贵资料.这批资料, 对于宗教史, 文化史, 建筑史, 地方史, 民俗学等都具有重要价值.对于今天北京和其他古 城的文物保护和历史文化传承, 作用也无可替代.
East Asia Library
viii, 246 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
"Buddhahood in This Life is a complete translation of the earliest Tibetan commentary on the Dzogchen secret instructions. Available for the first time in English, Buddhahood in This Life presents the Great Commentary of Vimalamitra--one of the earliest and most influential texts in the Dzogchen tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. It explores the theory and practice of the Great Perfection tradition in detail, shows how Dzogchen meditation relates to the entirety of the Buddhist path, and outlines how we can understand buddhahood--and even achieve it in our lifetime. This essential text includes topics such as: How delusion arises; The pathway of pristine consciousness; How buddhahood is present in the body and more. Translator Malcolm Smith includes an overview, analysis and clarification for all topics. Buddhahood in This Life covers fine details of Dzogchen meditation, including profound 'secret instructions' rarely discussed in most meditation manuals. This text is essential for any serious student of the Great Perfection"-- Provided by publisher.
"A translation of an important Tibetan Buddhist text related to the Dzogchen practice of the Nyingma school"-- Provided by publisher.
Green Library
xvi, 488 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Historical and doctrinal background
  • The authorship of the Ratnagotravibhaga and its transmission in India from the 5th to the 10th century
  • The resurrection of the Ratnagotravibhaga in India in the early 11th century : Maitripa and Inanasrlmitra
  • Ratnakarasanti's understanding of Buddha-nature
  • The transmission of the Ratnagotravibhaga in East India from the 11th to the 13th century from Prajnakaramati to Vibhuticandra
  • The Kashmiri tradition of the Ratnagotravibhaga Exegesis in the 11th and 12th centuries : Sajjana and his Circle
  • Six Tibetan translations of the Ratnagotravibhaga
  • Conclusion
  • RNgog Blo-ldan-shes-rab and his doctrinal position
  • The life and works of RNgog Blo-ldan-shes-rab
  • RNgog's Doctrinal Positions in Relation to Sajjana's and His Com-mentarial Style
  • RNgog's RGyud bla ma'i don bsdus pa as a Reflection of his own doctrinal position
  • Conclusion
  • RNgog's impact on later developments to the Early 14th century
  • 14th to the 16th century
  • Conclusion
  • Final considerations
  • Resituating Rngog's position in a wider context
  • Appendices
  • Appendix A : a topical outline of the RGyud bla mai don bsduspa
  • Appendix B : a list of commentaries of the Ratnagotravibhaga
  • Abbreviations and bibliographies
  • Indices.
Green Library
xxii, 217 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Right understanding
  • Personal training
  • Dealing with anger
  • Proper speech
  • Good friendship
  • One's own good and the good of others
  • The intentional community
  • Disputes
  • Settling disputes
  • Establishing an equitable society.
"An anthology of the writings of the Buddha on the subject of harmony selected and translated from the original Pali"-- Provided by publisher.
Green Library
viii, 198 pages ; 25 cm
  • Buddhism and political thought
  • Buddhism's theory of government
  • Theory of government and political theory in early Buddhism
  • The traditional Buddhist theory of government
  • Buddhist modernism: 1850-1950
  • A Buddhist political theory
  • Overcoming vs. letting go: Nietzsche and Buddha on the self and politics
  • Theories of limited citizenship, east and west
  • Buddhism, naturalistic ethics, and politics
  • Buddhist political theory in the twenty-first century.
Despite the recent upsurge of interest in comparative political theory, there has been virtually no serious examination of Buddhism by political philosophers in the past five decades. In part, this is because Buddhism is not typically seen as a school of political thought. However, as Matthew Moore argues, Buddhism simultaneously parallels and challenges many core assumptions and arguments in contemporary Western political theory. In brief, Western thinkers not only have a great deal to learn about Buddhism, they have a great deal to learn from it. To both incite and facilitate the process of Western theorists engaging with this neglected tradition, this book provides a detailed, critical reading of the key primary Buddhist texts, from the earliest recorded teachings of the Buddha through the present day. It also discusses the relevant secondary literature on Buddhism and political theory (nearly all of it from disciplines other than political theory), as well as the literatures on particular issues addressed in the argument. Moore argues that Buddhist political thought rests on three core premises-that there is no self, that politics is of very limited importance in human life, and that normative beliefs and judgments represent practical advice about how to live a certain way, rather than being obligatory commands about how all persons must act. He compares Buddhist political theory to what he sees as Western analogues-Nietzsche's similar but crucially different theory of the self, Western theories of limited citizenship from Epicurus to John Howard Yoder, and to the Western tradition of immanence theories in ethics. This will be the first comprehensive treatment of Buddhism as political theory.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190465513 20160704
Green Library
xxii, 266 pages ; 23 cm
  • Introduction to Buddhism and the Political Process: Patterns of Interaction-- Ian Harris 2. On Being a Monk and a Citizen in Thailand and China-- Thomas Borchert 3. U Nu's Liberal Democracy and Buddhist Communalism in Modern Burma-- Hiroko Kawanami 4. Buddhist Monks and Democratic Politics in Contemporary Myanmar-- Matthew Walton 5. Buddha or the Ballot: The Buddhist Exception to Universal Suffrage in Contemporary Asia-- Tomas Larsson 6. Particularist Goals through Universalist Means: The Political Paradoxes of Buddhist Revivalism in Sri Lanka-- Iselin Frydenlund 7. The 'Army of Buddhist Power' in Sri Lankan Politics-- Mahinda Deegalle 8. The Buddhist State of Exception-- Michael Jerryson 9. Tibetan Buddhist Leadership: Recent Developments in Historical Context-- Bruce Knauft 10. Feeding a Scapegoat? The Political Function of Amoghavajra's Ritual Services in Protecting the Country-- Martin Lehnert 11. Opium Eaters: Buddhism as Revolutionary Politics-- James Mark Shields.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137573995 20160619
In its interpretation of Buddhism both as a cultural heritage and social ideology, this edited volume seeks to understand how Buddhist values and world views have impacted on the political process of many countries in Asia. In their respective work in Myanmar, Thailand, Sri Lanka, China, Japan and Tibet, the contributors engage with an interactive typology originally proposed by the late Ian Harris, to whom the book is dedicated. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, they explore the interaction between Buddhism and politics, religious authority and political power, considering issues that concern the politicization of monks, proliferation of violence, leadership, citizenship, democracy and communalism in order to further understand the interface between Buddhism and politics in modern and contemporary times.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137573995 20160619
Green Library
xxi, 220 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Gods of the earth and the making of the vital center
  • "Lamenting gray hair" : the poetics of retirement in early Japan
  • Decrepit demons and defiled deities : elders at the crossroads in late Heian Japan
  • Between this world and the next : reappraising the aged body in medieval Japan
  • From outcast to saint : overcoming pollution in an age of decline
  • The eccentric avatar : reimagining the body of the bodhisattva in early medieval engi
  • The graying of the gods : the return of the okina kami in medieval myth
  • "Tranquil heart, gazing afar" : reimagining the aged body in noh.
Scholars have long remarked on the frequency with which Japanese myths portrayed gods (kami) as old men or okina . Many of these "sacred elders" came to be featured in premodern theater, most prominently in Noh. In the closing decades of the twentieth-century, as the number of Japan's senior citizens climbed steadily, the sacred elder of premodern myth became a subject of renewed interest and was seen by some as evidence that the elderly in Japan had once been accorded a level of respect unknown in recent times. In Buddhism and the Transformation of Old Age in Medieval Japan, Edward R. Drott charts the shifting sets of meanings ascribed to old age in medieval Japan, tracing the processes by which the aged body was transformed into a symbol of otherworldly power and the cultural, political, and religious circumstances that inspired its reimagination. Drott examines how the aged body was used to conceptualize forms of difference and to convey religious meanings in a variety of texts: official chronicles, literary works, Buddhist legends and didactic tales. In early Japan, old age was most commonly seen as a mark of negative distinction, one that represented the ugliness, barrenness, and pollution against which the imperial court sought to define itself. From the late-Heian period, however, certain Buddhist authors seized upon the aged body as a symbolic medium though which to challenge traditional dichotomies between center and margin, high and low, and purity and defilement, crafting narratives that associated aged saints and avatars with the cults, lineages, sacred sites, or religious practices these authors sought to promote. Contributing to a burgeoning literature on religion and the body, Buddhism and the Transformation of Old Age in Medieval Japan applies approaches developed in gender studies to "denaturalize" old age as a matter of representation, identity, and performance. By tracking the ideological uses of old age in premodern Japan, this work breaks new ground, revealing the role of religion in the construction of generational categories and the ways in which religious ideas and practices can serve not only to naturalize, but also challenge "common sense" about the body.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780824851507 20160704
Green Library
x, 302 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Acknowledgements Figures Introduction: convergence and divergence Part One: Histories 1. A Very Short Introduction to Buddhism 2. Nineteenth Century Foundations 3. From Acculturation to the Counterculture 4. Diversity and Pluralism at the Century's End Part Two: Traditions 5. Theravada Traditions 6. Mahayana Traditions 7. Vajrayana Traditions 8. Post-modern Horizons? Part Three: Frames 9. Buddhist Medias: Art, Practice, and Representation 10. Buddhist Identities: Race, Gender, and Sexuality 11. Buddhist Engagements: Confronting Environmental and Social Suffering 12. Buddhist Modernities: US Buddhism in its Global Context Glossary Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472581952 20161018
Buddhism in America provides the most comprehensive and up to date survey of the diverse landscape of US Buddhist traditions, their history and development, and current methodological trends in the study of Buddhism in the West, located within the translocal flow of global Buddhist culture. Divided into three parts (Histories; Traditions; Frames), this introduction traces Buddhism's history and encounter with North American culture, charts the landscape of US Buddhist communities, and engages current methodological and theoretical developments in the field. The volume includes: - A short introduction to Buddhism - A historical survey from the 19th century to the present - Coverage of contemporary US Buddhist communities, including Theravada, Mahayana, and Vajrayana Theoretical and methodological issues and debates covered include: - Social, political and environmental engagement - Race, feminist, and queer theories of Buddhism - Secular Buddhism, digital Buddhism, and modernity - Popular culture, media, and the arts Pedagogical tools include chapter summaries, discussion questions, images and maps, a glossary, and case studies. The book's website provides recommended further resources including websites, books and films, organized by chapter. With individual chapters which can stand on their own and be assigned out of sequence, Buddhism in America is the ideal resource for courses on Buddhism in America, American Religious History, and Introduction to Buddhism.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472581952 20161018
Green Library
252 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
159 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
In this book, a Burmese manuscript from the mid-nineteenth century is the catalyst for a study of the multifaceted Buddhist cosmos. The manuscript not only lays out the complex array of realms in the Buddhist universe but also ventures into a number of esoteric and little-understood aspects of the Therav da cosmological system and its inhabitants. By presenting translations and narration of much of the manuscripts text and sharing his careful analysis of its vivid illustrations, the author uncovers fascinating details of the Therav da Buddhist cosmos. Detailed color and black-and-white illustrations, including a complete reduced-scale reproduction of the manuscript, help clarify and explain the complex, segmented Buddhist cosmology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9786162151224 20170213
Green Library
115 pages : illustration ; 21 cm
  • Pain
  • Intimacy
  • The great matter
  • Karma
  • Taking care
  • Eulogy.
Green Library