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  • Race and Religion in American Buddhismby Joseph Cheah

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 77.99 US$ 70.19

    In Race and Religion in American Buddhism , Joseph Cheah examines how the racial ideology of white supremacy has been played out in the two different ways by which convert Buddhists and sympathizers, and Burmese ethnic Buddhists have adapted Buddhist religious practices to the American context. more...

  • Virtual Orientalismby Jane Iwamura

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 17.99 US$ 16.19

    Jane Iwamura examines contemporary fascination with Eastern spirituality and provides a cultural history of the representation of Asian religions in American mass media. At the heart of her study is the Oriental Monk, a non-sexual, solitary, conventionalized icon who generously and purposefully shares his wisdom with the West. more...

  • Ties That Bindby Reiko Ohnuma

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 37.99 US$ 34.19

    Reiko Ohnuma offers a wide-ranging exploration of maternal imagery and discourse in pre-modern South Asian Buddhism, drawing on textual sources preserved in Pali and Sanskrit. She demonstrates that Buddhism in India had a complex and ambivalent relationship with mothers and motherhood-symbolically, affectively, and institutionally. more...

  • Unbounded Wholenessby Anne Carolyn Klein; Geshe Tenzin Rinpoche Wangyal

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 26.99 US$ 24.29

    In this book, Anne Carolyn Klein, an American scholar and teacher of Buddhism, and Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, a rigorously trained Tibetan Lama who was among the first to bring Bon Dzogchen teachings to the West, provide a study and translation of the Authenticity of Open Awareness , a foundational text of the Bon Dzogchen tradition. This is... more...

  • Shotokuby Michael I. Como

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 54.99 US$ 49.49

    Prince Shotoku (573?-622?), the purported founder of Japanese Buddhism, is widely referred to as Japan's first national hero. The cult that grew up around his memory is recognized as one of the most important phenomena in early Japanese religion. This book examines the creation and evolution of the Shotoku cult over the roughly 200 years following... more...

  • Consequences of Compassionby Charles Goodman

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 30.99 US$ 27.89

    This book examines the theoretical structure of Buddhist accounts of morality, defends them against objections, and discusses their implications for free will, the justification of punishment, and other issues. more...

  • Pointing at the Moonby Jay L. Garfield; Tom J.F. Tillemans; Mario D'Amato

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 21.99 US$ 19.79

    This volume collects essays by distinguished philosophers and scholars working at the interface of Western philosophy and Buddhist Studies. They address a broad range of topics in the philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, logic, epistemology, and metaphysics, and demonstrate the fecundity of the interaction between the Buddhist and Western philosophical... more...

  • Chinese Religious Lifeby David A. Palmer; Glenn Shive; Philip L. Wickeri

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 22.99 US$ 20.69

    David A. Palmer, Glenn Shive, and Philip L. Wickeri offer an introduction to religion in contemporary China. The essays in this volume consider religion in urban, rural, and ethnic minority settings; the religious dimensions of body, gender, environment, and civil society; and the historical, sociological, economic, and political aspects of religion... more...

  • The Dysfunction of Ritual in Early Confucianismby Michael David Kaulana Ing

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 37.99 US$ 34.19

    Michael Ing's The Dysfunction of Ritual in Early Confucianism is the first monograph in English about the Liji --a text that purports to be the writings of Confucius' immediate disciples, and part of the earliest canon of Confucian texts called ''The Five Classics,'' included in the canon several centuries before the Analects. Ing uses his analysis... more...

  • You Are Not Your Fault and Other Revelationsby Wes "Scoop" Nisker

    Soft Skull Press 2016; US$ 16.99

    Wes Scoop? Nisker is an award-winning broadcast journalist and commentator, a renowned Buddhist meditation teacher, a best selling author and a captivating performer. In How to be an Earthling , Wes draws on his diverse experiences delivering a collection that brims with the insight, humor and wisdom he is famous for. Compiling for the first time,... more...