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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)
 
 
The Stanzas on Vibration
The Stanzas on Vibration (October 1992)
The SpandaKarika with Four Commentaries: The SpandaSamdoha by Ksemaraja, The SpandaVrtti by Kallatabhatta, The SpandaVivrti by Rajanaka Rama, The SpandaPradipika by Bhagavadutpala
Mark S. G. Dyczkowski - Translation and introduction by

“This is a wonderful continuation of his previous work, The Doctrine of Vibration. Through this book, general readers can go to the original sources.” — Rajmani Tigunait

In his Doctrine of Vibration, the author presents a synthesis of Kashmir Shaivism—an overview with Spanda as the central theme. Spanda is the vibratory dynamism of the absolute consciousness. In this book the author focuse...(Read More)
 
 
Ancient Sichuan and the Unification of China
Ancient Sichuan and the Unification of China (August 1992)
Steven F. Sage - Author

Recent archaeological finds in China have made possible a reconstruction of the ancient history of Sichuan, the country's most populous province. Excavated artifacts and new recovered texts now supplement traditional textual materials. Together, these data show how Sichuan matured from peripheral obscurity to attain central importance in the Chinese empire during the first millennium B.C.

"What I like most about this manuscript is that it i...(Read More)
 
 
A Light Too Bright
A Light Too Bright (August 1992)
The Enlightenment Today: An Assessment of the Values of the European Enlightenment and a Search for New Foundations for Human Civilization
Paulos Mar Gregorios - Author

"The author has a special talent for bringing together vast amounts of material and summarizing in clear and insightful ways. This critique of the European Enlightenment is most significant in itself. While there have been other books on the Enlightenment, the approach taken here is unique and could only have been offered by a non-European."
-- Harold G. Coward, University of Calgary

Questioning the very legitimacy of Western lib...(Read More)
 
 
On Being and What There Is
On Being and What There Is (July 1992)
Classical Vaisesika and the History of Indian Ontology
Wilhelm Halbfass - Author

"It is a comprehensive study of some of the most difficult and poorly understood--yet central--issues of classical Indian philosophy. It covers an amazingly broad range of texts, explaining and analyzing some materials that have never been studied. It offers a synthetic picture of Vaisaesontology and convincingly explicates its 'genius.'
"No one has ever explained the concepts of substance, being, and universal in Vaisaesas comprehensively and ...(Read More)
 
 
The Classical Tibetan Language
The Classical Tibetan Language (July 1992)
Stephan V. Beyer - Author

Among Asian languages, Tibetan is second only to Chinese in the depth of its historical record, with texts dating back as far as the eighth and ninth centuries, written in an alphabetic script that preserves the contemporaneous phonological features of the language.

The Classical Tibetan Language is the first comprehensive description of the Tibetan language and is distinctive in that it treats the classical Tibetan language on its ow...(Read More)
 
 
The Aphorisms of Siva
The Aphorisms of Siva (May 1992)
The Siva Sutra with Bhaskara's Commentary, the Varttika
Mark S. G. Dyczkowski - Translated and annotated by
Paul E. Muller-Ortega - Foreword by

The Shiva Sutra was revealed to Vasugupta by Shiva in order to counter the effects of dualism. This revelation initiated the hermeneutics of syntheses and exegesis climaxed by the great Abhinavagupta. The Shiva Sutra is the most important scripture in the Trika system of Kashmir Shaivism. As a book on yoga, it explains the nature and cause of bondage and the means to liberation from bondage.

Bhaskara is in th...(Read More)
 
 
Policing in Japan
Policing in Japan (April 1992)
A Study on Making Crime
Setsuo Miyazawa - Author

An observational study of the Japanese detective.

This book is an observational study of the Japanese detective, demonstrating with extensive field data the process of criminal investigation. It is the first in-depth study of the Japanese criminal justice system at work. Utilizing Ericson’s concept of “making crime,” Setsuo Miyazawa analyzes the restraints under which Japanese detectives w...(Read More)
 
 
A Thousand Teachings
A Thousand Teachings (January 1992)
The Upadesasahasri of Sankara
Sengaku Mayeda - Editor/translator
John M. Koller - Editor/translator

This is the best introduction to Vedanta and to Sankara's philosophy. The Upadesaasahasri, or A Thousand Teachings consists of a metrical part and a prose part. In the metrical part, Sankara discusses the basic philosophical problems of non-dualism, at the same time refuting the teachings of other philosophical schools. In the prose part, he explains how to teach the way to self realization--to enlightenment.

San...(Read More)
 
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