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  • History As Propagandaby John Powers

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 49.99

    Despite Chinese efforts to stop foreign countries from granting him visas, the Dalai Lama has become one of the most recognizable and best loved people on the planet, drawing enormous crowds wherever he goes. By contrast, China's charismatically-challenged leaders attract crowds of protestors waving Tibetan flags and shouting "Free Tibet!" whenever... more...

  • A Concise Encyclopedia of Buddhismby John Powers

    Oneworld Publications 2013; US$ 29.99

    From the teachings of the early masters to the growth of the tradition in the West, this authoritative new reference tool contains over 900 entries supplying information on all the key doctrines, practices, and figures central to Buddhism. more...

  • The Buddhist Worldby John Powers

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 255.00

    The Buddhist World joins a series of books on the world’s great religions and cultures, offering a lively and up-to-date survey of Buddhist studies for students and scholars alike. It explores regional varieties of Buddhism and core topics including buddha-nature, ritual, and pilgrimage. In addition to historical and geo-political views of Buddhism,... more...

  • History As Propagandaby John Powers

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 49.99

    Despite Chinese efforts to stop foreign countries from granting him visas, the Dalai Lama has become one of the most recognizable and best loved people on the planet, drawing enormous crowds wherever he goes. By contrast, China's charismatically-challenged leaders attract crowds of protestors waving Tibetan flags and shouting "Free Tibet!" whenever... more...

  • The Buddha Partyby John Powers

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 23.99

    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. more...

  • Inventing Chemistryby John C. Powers

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 32.00

    In Inventing Chemistry , historian John C. Powers turns his attention to Herman Boerhaave (1668–1738), a Dutch medical and chemical professor whose work reached a wide, educated audience and became the template for chemical knowledge in the eighteenth century. The primary focus of this study is Boerhaave’s educational philosophy, and Powers traces... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Tibetby John Powers; David Templeman

    Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 144.00

    The Historical Dictionary of Tibet is the most comprehensive dictionary published to date on Tibetan history. It covers the history of Tibet from 27,000 BCE to the present through a chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and over 1,000 cross-referenced dictionary entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign... more...

  • Fenway Parkby John Powers; Ron Driscoll

    Running Press 2012; US$ 42.00

    Fenway Park. The name evokes a team and a sport that have become more synonymous with a city’s identity than any stadium or arena in the country.   Since opening in the same week of 1912 that the Titanic sank, the park’s instantly recognizable confines have seen some of the most dramatic happenings in baseball history, including Carlton Fisk’s... more...

  • The Social Construction of SARSby John H. Powers; Xiaosui Xiao

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 149.00

    Social perception and the construction of social reality are intrinsically linked. This study tested the conjoint effects of participant rationality and two story attributes, severity and context, on perception of the SARS threat and on story evaluation. Participants’ rationality was assessed by the Rational-Experiential Inventory. Stories of SARS... more...

  • Destroying Mara Foreverby John Powers; Charles S. Prebish

    Shambhala 2010; US$ 21.99

    A thought-provoking collection of essays on Buddhist ethics by some of the leading thinkers in the field. The reader is provided with engaging explorations of central issues in Buddhist ethics, insightful analyses of the ways Buddhist ethical principles are being applied today in both Asian and Western countries, and groundbreaking proposals about... more...