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  • Buddhist Poetry and Colonialismby Stephen C. Berkwitz

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 49.99 US$ 42.99

    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 US$ 47.29

    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 US$ 75.67

    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 US$ 29.23

    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 US$ 24.07

    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...

  • Race and Religion in American Buddhismby Joseph Cheah

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 77.99 US$ 67.07

    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$ 15.47

    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$ 32.67

    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$ 23.21

    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$ 47.29

    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...