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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)
 
 
Inside North Korea’s Theocracy
Inside North Korea’s Theocracy (April 2019)
The Rise and Sudden Fall of Jang Song-thaek
Ra Jong-yil - Author
Jinna Park - Translator

 
 
Malleable Mara
Malleable Mara (March 2019)
Transformations of a Buddhist Symbol of Evil
Michael D. Nichols - Author

Analyzes the breadth of representations of the mythic figure of Māra in Buddhism to reveal how closely tied such narratives are to the social and historical concerns of Buddhist communities.

This is the first book to examine the development of the figure of Māra, who appears across Buddhist traditions as a personification of death and desire. Portrayed as a combination of god and demon, Māra serves as a key antag...(Read More)
 
 
Nothingness in the Heart of Empire
Nothingness in the Heart of Empire (March 2019)
The Moral and Political Philosophy of the Kyoto School in Imperial Japan
Harumi Osaki - Author

Reveals the complicity between the Kyoto School’s moral and political philosophy, based on the school’s founder Nishida Kitarō’s metaphysics of nothingness, and Japanese imperialism.

In the field of philosophy, the common view of philosophy as an essentially Western discipline persists even today, while non-Western philosophy tends to be undervalued and not investigated seriously. In t...(Read More)
 
 
The Sound of Vultures' Wings
The Sound of Vultures' Wings (February 2019)
The Tibetan Buddhist Chod Ritual Practice of the Female Buddha Machik Labdron
Jeffrey W. Cupchik - Author
Ven. Pencho 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)
 
 
Found in Transition
Found in Transition (November 2018)
Hong Kong Studies in the Age of China
Yiu-Wai Chu - Author

Presents an updated account of Hong Kong and its culture two decades after its reversion to China.

In Found in Transition, Yiu-Wai Chu examines the fate of Hong Kong’s unique cultural identity in the contexts of both global capitalism and the increasing influence of China. Drawing on recent developments, especially with respect to language, movies, and popular songs as modes of resistance to “Mainlandization&...(Read More)
 
 
Race and Rurality in the Global Economy
Race and Rurality in the Global Economy (October 2018)
Michaeline A. Crichlow - Editor
Patricia Northover - Editor
Juan Giusti-Cordero - Editor

Essays that examine globalization’s effects with an emphasis on the interplay of race and rurality as it occurs across diverse geographies and peoples.

Issues of migration, environment, rurality, and the visceral “politics of place” and “space” have occupied center stage in recent electoral political struggles in the United States and Europe, suffused by an antiglobalization discourse that has come ...(Read More)
 
 
The Journal of Japanese Philosophy - Annual
The Journal of Japanese Philosophy - Annual (September 2018)
Mayuko Uehara - Editor-in-Chief
Ching-yuen Cheung - Assistant editor
Leah Kalmanson - Assistant editor
John W. M. Krummel - Assistant editor
Curtis Rigsby - Book Review editor
Anton Luis Sevilla - Book Review editor

The first international, peer-reviewed journal of Japanese philosophy.

Interest in Japanese philosophy has grown throughout the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, and this first international peer-reviewed journal serves to both develop these traditions of thought and enhance worldwide awareness of them and the resources they offer. The Journal of Japanese Philosophy is devoted to scholarly engagement with a wide r...(Read More)
 
 
Enticement
Enticement (September 2018)
Stories of Tibet
Pema Tseden - Author
Patricia Schiaffini-Vedani - Editor/translator
Michael Monhart - Editor/translator

Short stories that reflect the complexities of contemporary Tibetan life, written by Tibetan filmmaker Pema Tseden.

Enticement marks the English-language debut of prominent Tibetan writer and filmmaker Pema Tseden. This collection gathers together his most relevant and influential short stories, including “Tharlo,” which he adapted into an award-winning and internationally acclaimed film in 2015. Written orig...(Read More)
 
 
Religious Journeys in India
Religious Journeys in India (September 2018)
Pilgrims, Tourists, and Travelers
Andrea Marion Pinkney - Editor
John Whalen-Bridge - Editor

Explores how religious travel in India is transforming religious identities and self-constructions.

In an increasingly global world where convenient modes of travel have opened the door to international and intraregional tourism and brought together people from different religious and ethnic communities, religious journeying in India has become the site of evolving and often paradoxical forms of self-construction. Through ethno...(Read More)
 
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