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  • A Chinese Traveler in Medieval Koreaby Sem Vermeersch; Robert E. Buswell

    University of Hawaii Press 2016; US$ 65.00

    "The king and ministers, superior and inferior, move with ritual and refinement. When the king goes on an inspection tour, everyone has the correct ceremonial attributes and the divine flag [troops] gallop in front while armored soldiers block the road. The soldiers of the Six Divisions all hold their attributes. Although it is not completely in... more...

  • Korea's Great Buddhist-Confucian Debateby A. Charles Muller; Robert E. Buswell

    University of Hawaii Press 2015; US$ 52.00

    This volume makes available in English the seminal treatises in Korea's greatest interreligious debate of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. On Mind, Material Force, and Principle and An Array of Critiques of Buddhism by Confucian statesman Ch?ng Toj?n (1342?1398) and Exposition of Orthodoxy by S?n monk Kihwa (1376?1433) are presented here... more...

  • The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhismby Jr. Robert E. Buswell; Jr. Donald S. Lopez

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 65.00 US$ 52.00

    With more than 5,000 entries totaling over a million words, this is the most comprehensive and authoritative dictionary of Buddhism ever produced in English. It is also the first to cover terms from all of the canonical Buddhist languages and traditions: Sanskrit, Pali, Tibetan, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. Unlike reference works that focus on a... more...

  • No River to Crossby Daehaeng; Robert Buswell; Chong Go Sunim

    Wisdom Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    It is often said that enlightenment means "crossing over to the other shore," that far-off place where we can at last be free from suffering. Likewise, it is said that Buddhist teachings are the raft that takes us there. In this sparkling collection from one of the most vital teachers of modern Korean Buddhism, Zen Master Daehaeng shows us that there... more...

  • Right Thoughts at the Last Momentby Jacqueline I. Stone; Robert E. Buswell

    University of Hawaii Press 2016; US$ 68.00

    Buddhists across Asia have often aspired to die with a clear and focused mind, as the historical Buddha himself is said to have done. This book explores how the ideal of dying with right mindfulness was appropriated, disseminated, and transformed in premodern Japan, focusing on the late tenth through early fourteenth centuries. By concentrating one?s... more...

  • Numinous Awareness Is Never Darkby Robert E. Buswell; Robert E. Buswell

    University of Hawaii Press 2016; US$ 68.00

    Numinous Awareness Is Never Dark examines the issue of whether enlightenment in Zen Buddhism is sudden or gradual?that is, something intrinsic to the mind that is achieved in a sudden flash of insight or something extrinsic to it that must be developed through a sequential series of practices. This ?sudden/gradual issue? was one of the crucial debates... more...

  • Seeking Order in a Tumultuous Ageby David M. Robinson; Robert E. Buswell

    University of Hawaii Press 2016; US$ 65.00

    Ch?ng Toj?n, one of the most influential thinkers in Korean history, played a leading role in the establishment of the Chos?n dynasty (1392?1910). Long recognized for his contributions to the development of Neo-Confucianism in Korea, Ch?ng was both a prodigious writer and an influential statesman before being murdered in a political coup. Seeking... more...

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