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

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 92.99

    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$ 29.99

    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...

  • Race and Religion in American Buddhismby Joseph Cheah

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 79.99

    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...

  • Ties That Bindby Reiko Ohnuma

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 39.99

    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$ 27.99

    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$ 57.99

    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$ 32.99

    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$ 124.99

    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...