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  • Head, Eyes, Flesh, Bloodby Reiko Ohnuma

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 59.99

    Head, Eyes, Flesh, and Blood is the first comprehensive study of a central narrative theme in premodern South Asian Buddhist literature: the Buddha's bodily self-sacrifice during his previous lives as a bodhisattva. Conducting close readings of stories from Sanskrit, Pali, Chinese, and Tibetan literature written between the third century B.C.E.... more...

  • Speaking for Buddhasby Richard F. Nance

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 59.99

    As with many religious and philosophical traditions, Buddhist intellectual discourse owes its development to a dynamic interplay of primary source material and subsequent interpretation, yet until now Buddhist scholarship has neglected to privilege one crucial series of texts. Commentaries on Buddhist scripture, particularly the sutras, written by... more...

  • Miracles of Book and Bodyby Charlotte Eubanks

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 57.95

    Miracles of Book and Body is the first book to explore the intersection of two key genres of sacred literature in medieval Japan: sutras, or sacred Buddhist texts, and setsuwa , or "explanatory tales," used in sermons and collected in written compilations. For most of East Asia, Buddhist sutras were written in classical Chinese and inaccessible... more...

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