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  • The History of the Buddha's Relic Shrineby Stephen C. Berkwitz

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 87.99

    Buddhist chronicles have long been had a central place in the study of Buddhism. Scholars, however, have relied almost exclusively on Pali works that were composed by elites for learned audiences, to the neglect of a large number of Buddhist histories written in local languages for popular consumption. The Sinhala Th?pavamsa, composed by Parakama Pandita... more...

  • Did D?gen Go to China?by Steven Heine

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 64.99

    D?gen (1200-1253), the founder of the S?t? Zen sect in Japan, is especially known for introducing to Japanese Buddhism many of the texts and practices that he discovered in China. Heine reconstructs the context of D?gen's travels to and reflections on China by means of a critical look at traditional sources both by and about D?gen in light of recent... more...

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

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 21.99

    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

    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

    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...

  • Buddhist Poetry and Colonialismby Stephen C. Berkwitz

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 49.99

    Buddhist Poetry and Colonialism examines five works by the poet Alagiyavanna to demonstrate how Buddhism in Sri Lanka was transformed by the encounters with Portuguese colonialism in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. more...

  • Four Illusionsby Candrakirti; Karen C. Lang

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 54.99

    This book provides the first English translation of Candrakirti's commentary (ca. 6-7th century C.E.) on four illusions that prevent us from becoming Buddhas. Lang's translation captures the clarity of Candrakirti's arguments and the lively humor of the stories and examples he uses. Lang's introduction explores the range of Candrakirti's interests... more...

  • Yongming Yanshou's Conception of Chan in the Zongjing luby Albert Welter

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 87.99

    Yongming Yanshou ranks among the great figures of the Chinese and East Asian Buddhist tradition. His main work, the one-hundred fascicle Zongjing lu (Records of the Source-Mirror), is regularly cited but has been subjected to little systematic investigation. Through a vivid reconstruction of the environment in which Yanshou lived and wrote, Welter... more...

  • The Holy Madmen of Tibetby David M. DiValerio

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 33.99

    This book is the first comprehensive study of the "holy madmen" of Tibetan Buddhism - tantric yogins who achieved a degree of saintliness through shocking, norm-overturning behavior. more...

  • The Dispeller of Disputesby Jan Westerhoff

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 27.99

    Nagarjuna's Vigrahavyavartani is one of the most important Madhyamaka Buddhist philosophical texts. Jan Westerhoff offers a new translation, reflecting the best current philological research and all available editions, and adds his own philosophical commentary on the text. His nuanced, philosophically sophisticated commentary explains Nagarjuna's... more...