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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)
 
 
Vasistha's Yoga
Vasistha's Yoga (March 1993)
Swami Venkatesananda - Author

"For aspirants of the highest beatitude, the Yoga Vasistha is like nectar. It is a storehouse of wisdom."-- Swami Muktananda

This is Swami Venkatesananda's longer Yoga Vasistha. His two volume book is here offered between two covers. Its purpose is to provide a means to eliminate psychological conditioning and to attain liberation. Containing the instructions of the sage Vasistha to Lord Rama, this scripture ...(Read More)
 
 
Chinese Democracy and the Crisis of 1989
Chinese Democracy and the Crisis of 1989 (January 1993)
Chinese and American Reflections
Roger V. DesForges - Editor
Luo Ning - Editor
Yen-bo Wu - Editor

This study examines the process of democratization in China, taking as a focal point the recent crisis of 1989 in Tiananmen Square, but providing broader historical perspectives from both Chinese and American scholars. The authors evaluate China's political heritage, from theories of despotism in Chinese civilization to evidence for China's own democratic traditions. They also analyze the more recent political and social crises of the 1980s leadin...(Read More)
 
 
Japanese Business
Japanese Business (January 1993)
Cultural Perspectives
Subhash Durlabhji - Editor
Norton E. Marks - Editor

This book brings together the best writing on Japanese business in a comprehensive reader, illustrating the impact of Japanese culture and lifeways on all facets of business behavior. The authors examine not only Japanese management, but also production, accounting, marketing, distribution, law, and interpersonal relationships. Essays include analyses by businessmen, management scholars, anthropologists, and lawyers, all in one accessible volume f...(Read More)
 
 
Shankara and Indian Philosophy
Shankara and Indian Philosophy (January 1993)
Natalia Isayeva - Author

According to Advaita-Vedanta, God or Brahman is identical with the inner self (the Atman) of each person, while the rest of the world is nothing but objective illusion (maya). Shankara maintains that there are two primary levels of existence and knowledge: the higher knowledge that is Brahman itself, and the relative, limited knowledge, regarded as the very texture of the universe. Consequently, the task of a human being is to reach the absolute u...(Read More)
 
 
Self as Body in Asian Theory and Practice
Self as Body in Asian Theory and Practice (January 1993)
Thomas P. Kasulis - Editor
Roger T. Ames - Editor
Wimal Dissanayake - Editor

This book is an investigation of the relationship between self and body in the Indian, Japanese, and Chinese philosophical traditions. The interplay between self and body is complex and manifold, touching on issues of epistemology, ontology, social philosophy, and axiology. The authors examine these issues and make relevant connections to the Western tradition. The authors' allow the Asian traditions to shed new light on some of the traditional m...(Read More)
 
 
Buddhism After Patriarchy
Buddhism After Patriarchy (December 1992)
A Feminist History, Analysis, and Reconstruction of Buddhism
Rita M. Gross - Author

This book surveys both the part women have played in Buddhism historically and what Buddhism might become in its post-patriarchal future. The author completes the Buddhist historical record by discussing women, usually absent from histories of Buddhism, and she provides the first feminist analysis of the major concepts found in Buddhist religion. Gross demonstrates that the core teachings of Buddhism promote gender equity rather than male dominanc...(Read More)
 
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