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Re-ending the Mahabharata
Re-ending the Mahabharata (April 2017)
The Rejection of Dharma in the Sanskrit Epic
Naama Shalom - Author

Offers a fresh perspective on the Mahābhārata based on an exploration of its ending, the Svargārohaṇa parvan.

This book challenges two prevalent assumptions about the Mahābhārata: that its narrative is inherently incapable of achieving a conclusion and that its ending, the Svargārohaṇa parvan, is an extraneous part of the text. While the exegetic tradi...(Read More)
 
 
The First Islamic Classic in Chinese
The First Islamic Classic in Chinese (April 2017)
Wang Daiyu's Real Commentary on the True Teaching
Sachiko Murata - Translated with an introduction and notes by

A translation of Wang Daiyu’s Real Commentary on the True Teaching, the first and most influential work written in the Chinese language on Islam.

Published in 1642, Wang Daiyu’s Real Commentary on the True Teaching was the first significant presentation of Islam in the Chinese language by a Muslim scholar. It set the standard for the expression of Islamic theology, Sufism, and ethics in Chinese, and bec...(Read More)
 
 
The Legacy of Wilfred Cantwell Smith
The Legacy of Wilfred Cantwell Smith (April 2017)
Ellen Bradshaw Aitken - Editor
Arvind Sharma - Editor

First work to address the legacy of Wilfred Cantwell Smith and his influence on the development of religious studies and Islamic studies in the twentieth century.

This is the first work to address the legacy of Wilfred Cantwell Smith (1916–2000), whose intellectual and institutional contributions helped shape the field of religious studies in the latter half of the twentieth century. As a young scholar, Sm...(Read More)
 
 
Seeing Like the Buddha
Seeing Like the Buddha (March 2017)
Enlightenment through Film
Francisca Cho - Author

Considers film as a form of Buddhist ritual and contemplative practice.

In this important new contribution to Buddhist studies and Buddhist film criticism, Francisca Cho argues that films can do more than simply convey information about Buddhism. Films themselves can become a form of Buddhist ritual and contemplative practice that enables the viewer not only to see the Buddha, but to see like the Buddha. Drawing upon her ...(Read More)
 
 
The Uttaratantra in the Land of Snows
The Uttaratantra in the Land of Snows (March 2017)
Tibetan Thinkers Debate the Centrality of the Buddha-Nature Treatise
Tsering Wangchuk - Author

Examines various Tibetan interpretations of the Uttaratantra, the most authoritative Indic commentary on buddha-nature.

With its emphasis on the concept of buddha-nature, or the ultimate nature of mind, the Uttaratantra is a classical Buddhist treatise that lays out an early map of the Mahāyāna path to enlightenment. Tsering Wangchuk unravels the history of this important Indic text in Tibet by examinin...(Read More)
 
 
Understanding the Analects of Confucius
Understanding the Analects of Confucius (March 2017)
A New Translation of Lunyu with Annotations
Peimin Ni - Author

A new translation and commentary of the Analects for contemporary audiences.

The Analects of Confucius is arguably the single most influential work of China’s cultural heritage. In this new English translation, Peimin Ni accomplishes the rare feat of simultaneously providing a faithful translation of the text, offering his own reading based on gongfu (practice) perspective, and presenting major alte...(Read More)
 
 
Refiguring the Body
Refiguring the Body (December 2016)
Embodiment in South Asian Religions
Barbara A. Holdrege - Editor
Karen Pechilis - Editor

Examines how embodiment is conceived and experienced in South Asian religions.

Refiguring the Body provides a sustained interrogation of categories and models of the body grounded in the distinctive idioms of South Asian religions, particularly Hindu and Buddhist traditions. The contributors engage prevailing theories of the body in the Western academy that derive from philosophy, social theory, and feminist and gend...(Read More)
 
 
The Journal of Japanese Philosophy, Vol. #5, Issue #1
The Journal of Japanese Philosophy, Vol. #4, Issue #1 - Special Issue (12/2016)
Mayuko Uehara - Editor in Chief
Lam Wing-keung Kevin - Associate editor
Ching-yuen Cheung - Assistant editor
John W. M. Krummel - Assistant editor
Leah Kalmanson - Assistant editor
Curtis Rigsby - Book Review editor
Anton Luis Sevilla - Book Review editor

 
 
Journal of Buddhist Philosophy - Annual
Journal of Buddhist Philosophy - Annual (December 2016)
Gereon Kopf - Editor in Chief
Douglas Samuel Duckworth - Co-Editor
Marcus Bingenheimer - Consulting Editor
Pascale Hugon - Book Review editor
Tao Jiang - Book Review editor
Francesca Soans - Assistant editor

A peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the academic discussion of Buddhist philosophy.

The Journal of Buddhist Philosophy provides a forum for the academic discussion of Buddhist philosophy, which emerges as an independent discipline. Articles engage with buddhology, comparative philosophy, and Buddhist critical reflection, while discussions of concepts and arguments are highlighted. The Journal of Buddhist Philosop...(Read More)
 
 
The Commentarial Transformation of the Spring and Autumn
The Commentarial Transformation of the Spring and Autumn (December 2016)
Newell Ann Van Auken - Author

Shows how the text evolved from a non-narrative historical record into a Confucian classic.

The Spring and Autumn is among the earliest surviving Chinese historical records, covering the period 722–479 BCE. It is a curious text: the canonical interpretation claims that it was composed by Confucius and embodies his moral judgments, but this view appears to be contradicted by the brief and dispa...(Read More)
 
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