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The Other Emptiness
The Other Emptiness (December 2019)
Rethinking the Zhentong Buddhist Discourse in Tibet
Michael R. Sheehy - Editor
Klaus-Dieter Mathes - Editor

Presents a new vision of the Buddhist history and philosophy of emptiness in Tibet.

This book brings together perspectives of leading international Tibetan studies scholars on the subject of zhentong or “other-emptiness.” Defined as the emptiness of everything other than the continuous luminous awareness that is one’s own enlightened nature, this distinctive philosophical and contemplative presentation o...(Read More)
 
 
The Political Logics of Anticorruption Efforts in Asia
The Political Logics of Anticorruption Efforts in Asia (December 2019)
Cheng Chen - Editor
Meredith L. Weiss - Editor

Examines the political dynamics behind anticorruption efforts in Asia.

Focusing on Northeast and Southeast Asia—regions notable for political diversity, difficult environments for fighting corruption, and multifarious anticorruption outcomes—this book examines the political dynamics behind anticorruption efforts there. The contributors present case studies of the Philippines, Indonesia, Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand, S...(Read More)
 
 
Merleau-Ponty and Nishida
Merleau-Ponty and Nishida (October 2019)
Artistic Expression as Motor-Perceptual Faith
Adam Loughnane - Author

Places the phenomenologies of Merleau-Ponty and Nishida into dialogue and uncovers a demand for a motor-perceptual form of faith in both philosophers’ meditations on artistic expression.

In Merleau-Ponty and Nishida, Adam Loughnane initiates a dialogue between two of the twentieth century’s most important phenomenologists from the Eastern and Western philosophical worlds. He guides the reader through the comp...(Read More)
 
 
Buddhisms in Asia
Buddhisms in Asia (September 2019)
Traditions, Transmissions, and Transformations
Nicholas S. Brasovan - Editor
Micheline M. Soong - Editor

A guide to Buddhism’s rich variety of traditions and cultural expressions for educators who would like to include Buddhism in their undergraduate courses.

Over its long history, Buddhism has never been a simple monolithic phenomenon, but rather a complex living tradition—or better, a family of traditions—continually shaped by and shaping a vast array of social, economic, political, literary, and aesthetic cont...(Read More)
 
 
The Politics of People
The Politics of People (September 2019)
Protest Cultures in China
Shih-Diing Liu - Author

Explores the cultural dimensions of protest and dissent in China, focusing on dramatic forms of bodily, spatial, strategic, and artistic performativity.

Since the 1989 Tiananmen Square occupation, mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macau have experienced an increase in and persistence of mass gatherings, demonstrations, and blockades staged as a means of protesting the ways in which people are governed. In this book, Shih-Diing Liu...(Read More)
 
 
The Sound of Vultures' Wings
The Sound of Vultures' Wings (September 2019)
The Tibetan Buddhist Chod Ritual Practice of the Female Buddha Machik Labdron
Jeffrey W. Cupchik - Author
Ven. Phuntsok Rabgey - Foreword by

Explores the music of the Tibetan Chöd tradition.

The Sound of Vultures’ Wings offers the first in-depth exploration of the music of the Tibetan Chöd tradition, which is based on the liturgical song-poems of the twelfth-century Tibetan female ascetic Machik Labdrön (1055–1153). Chöd is a musical/meditative Vajrayāna method for cutting off the root of suffering, name...(Read More)
 
 
Confucianism's Prospects
Confucianism's Prospects (August 2019)
A Reassessment
Shaun O'Dwyer - Author

 
 
Help (Not) Wanted
Help (Not) Wanted (August 2019)
Immigration Politics in Japan
Michael Strausz - Author

Shows how Japan’s immigration policy is shaped by the nature of Japan’s economy and elite debates about the country’s national identity.

In Help (Not) Wanted, Michael Strausz offers an original and provocative answer to a question that has long perplexed observers of Japan: Why has Japan’s immigration policy remained so restrictive, especially in light of economic, demographic, and international po...(Read More)
 
 
The State of Race
The State of Race (July 2019)
Asian/American Fiction after World War II
Sze Wei Ang - Author

An innovative comparative study of the role racial stereotypes play in expressing state power under globalization.

Contemporary ideas about race are often assumed to be products of specific locales and histories, yet we find versions of the same ideas about race across countries and cultures. How can we account for this paradox? In The State of Race, Sze Wei Ang argues that globalization has led to new ways of using raci...(Read More)
 
 
Beyond the Troubled Water of Shifei
Beyond the Troubled Water of Shifei (June 2019)
From Disputation to Walking-Two-Roads in the Zhuangzi
Lin Ma - Author
Jaap van Brakel - Author

Offers the first focused study of the shifei debates of the Warring States period in ancient China and challenges the imposition of Western conceptual categories onto these debates.

In recent decades, a growing concern in studies in Chinese intellectual history is that Chinese classics have been forced into systems of classification prevalent in Western philosophy and thus imperceptibly transformed into examples that echo Wester...(Read More)
 
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