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On Understanding Buddhists
On Understanding Buddhists (July 1993)
Essays on the Theravada Tradition in Sri Lanka
John Ross Carter - Author

Carter unfolds the cumulative traditions of Theravada Buddhism by showing how one "looks at the world through Buddhist eyes." Presenting evidence from the Buddhist heritage in Sri Lanka, he develops a disciplined, inclusive approach to understanding notions of ethical living and "faith,"or how individuals live life religiously. The author examines Buddhism as a worldview, reviewing the process of its origins and the development of its important co...(Read More)
 
 
Unfolding A Mandala
Unfolding A Mandala (July 1993)
The Buddhist Cave Temples at Ellora
Geri H. Malandra - Author

Ellora is one of the great cave temple sites of India, with thirty-four major Buddhist, Hindu, and Jain monuments of the late sixth to tenth centuries A. D. This book describes the Buddhist caves at Ellora and places them in the context of Buddhist art and iconography.

Ellora's twelve Buddhist cave temples, dating from the early seventh to the early eighth centuries, preserve an unparalleled one-hundred-year sequence of architectural and ico...(Read More)
 
 
Way, Learning, and Politics
Way, Learning, and Politics (July 1993)
Essays on the Confucian Intellectual
Tu Wei-ming - Author

The emergence of New Confucian Humanism as a major intellectual and spiritual tradition in the Chinese cultural area since the Second World War is a phenomenon vitally important and intriguing to students of history, philosophy, and religion. The Confucian vision, rooted in the Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Japanese civilizations, has been sustained through more than two millennia of constant social change and holds special meaning for both indu...(Read More)
 
 
The Canon of Supreme Mystery by Yang Hsiung
The Canon of Supreme Mystery by Yang Hsiung (June 1993)
A Translation with Commentary of the T'ai hsuan ching by Michael Nylan
Michael Nylan - Author

Translation of the first grand synthesis of classic Chinese thought.

This is a translation, with a commentary and a long contextualizing introduction, of the only major work of Han (206 B.C. to 220 A.D.) philosophy that is still available in complete form. It is the first translation of the work into a European language and provides unique access to this formative period in Chinese history. Because Yang Hsiung&rsq...(Read More)
 
 
Gender and Sexuality in Twentieth-Century Chinese Literature and Society
Gender and Sexuality in Twentieth-Century Chinese Literature and Society (June 1993)
Tonglin Lu - Editor

"Only women and inferior men are difficult to deal with." -- Confucius

Two thousand years after Confucius, the contributors to this book ask if Chinese women have succeeded in changing their status as the equivalent of "inferior men." Gender and Sexuality in Twentieth-Century Chinese Literature and Society approaches the role of women in social change through analyzing literature and culture during the May Fourth and th...(Read More)
 
 
Taoist Meditation
Taoist Meditation (May 1993)
The Mao-shan Tradition of Great Purity
Isabelle Robinet - Author
Julian F. Pas - Translator
Norman J. Girardot - Translator

Taoist Meditation is the first and only scholarly study to discuss the ancient Mao-shan Taoist tradition of visionary meditation while, at the same time, helping to clarify the little understood relationship among the early Taoist classics, the Buddhist tradition, and the later Taoist religion. Most importantly, Taoist Meditation is a pioneering study that fully and accurately describes the unique visionary cosmology, bodily symbolism...(Read More)
 
 
Living Banaras
Living Banaras (April 1993)
Hindu Religion in Cultural Context
Bradley R. Hertel - Editor
Cynthia Ann Humes - Editor

By focusing on contemporary popular religious traditions, the book represents a substantial contribution to the study of modern religious practices in Banaras, holy city of India. This book offers in-depth, ethnographic views of many contemporary popular religious practices that have, for the most part, received little attention by scholars. Topics covered include the Ramlila celebrations, devotion to Hanuman, and goddess worship, and the way that...(Read More)
 
 
Law and Morality in Ancient China
Law and Morality in Ancient China (March 1993)
The Silk Manuscripts of Huang-Lao
R. P. Peerenboom - Author

"The main contributions of this work are threefold. First, making use of the recently discovered Mawangdui silk manuscripts, Peerenboom provides a thorough-going and persuasive account of the philosophical and political import of the previously undocumented Huang-Lao school. His is the first detailed treatment of this material in English.

"Secondly, the author uses the new material to reexamine classical schools of Chinese thought and to cl...(Read More)
 
 
Purana Perennis
Purana Perennis (March 1993)
Reciprocity and Transformation in Hindu and Jaina Texts
Wendy Doniger - Editor

In this volume, leading American, European, and Indian scholars including John E. Cort, Friedhelm Hardy, Padmanabh S. Jaini, Laurie L. Patton, A. K. Ramanujan, Velcheru Narayana Rao, and David Shulman discuss the subject of the Puran'as, focusing particularly on the relationship between the "Great Puran'as" of the Sanskrit tradition and the many other sorts of Puran'as. The Puran'as are essentially collections of stories dealing with all aspects of...(Read More)
 
 
Theology After Vedanta
Theology After Vedanta (March 1993)
An Experiment in Comparative Theology
Francis X. Clooney, SJ - Author

In two respects this is a truly original book. First, it elaborates the fundamental truth that people and communities live from the word of scripture, not from doctrines to which scriptures tend to be reduced. Second, this book refuses to take a higher view in theories applied to scriptures. Second, this book refuses to take a higher view in the History of Religions by passing superficially attractive judgments on either Christianity or Hinduism. It...(Read More)
 
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