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Thailand's Theory of Monarchy
Thailand's Theory of Monarchy (June 2016)
The Vessantara Jataka and the Idea of the Perfect Man
Patrick Jory - Author

2016 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title

Discusses the origins and cultural history of the Theravada Buddhist ideals behind the Thai institution of monarchy.

Since the 2006 coup d’état, Thailand has been riven by two opposing political visions: one which aspires to a modern democracy and the rule of law, and another which holds to t...(Read More)
 
 
The Deep Ecology of Rhetoric in Mencius and Aristotle
The Deep Ecology of Rhetoric in Mencius and Aristotle (June 2016)
A Somatic Guide
Douglas Robinson - Author

Discusses philosophers Mencius and Aristotle as socio-ecological thinkers.

Mencius (385–303/302 BCE) and Aristotle (384–322 BCE) were contemporaries, but are often understood to represent opposite ends of the philosophical spectrum. Mencius is associated with the ecological, emergent, flowing, and connected; Artistotle with the rational, static, abstract, and binary. Douglas Robinson argues that in t...(Read More)
 
 
Fundamentals of Comparative and Intercultural Philosophy
Fundamentals of Comparative and Intercultural Philosophy (May 2016)
Lin Ma - Author
Jaap van Brakel - Author

Discusses the conditions of possibility for intercultural and comparative philosophy, and for crosscultural communication at large.

This innovative book explores the preconditions necessary for intercultural and comparative philosophy. Philosophical practices that involve at least two different traditions with no common heritage and whose languages have very different grammatical structure, such as Indo-German...(Read More)
 
 
The Dashing Ladies of Shiv Sena
The Dashing Ladies of Shiv Sena (May 2016)
Political Matronage in Urbanizing India
Tarini Bedi - Author

Explores the activities and political personas of women activists in Shiv Sena, a militant Indian political party.

Rich in detail, this book tells the stories of women of Shiv Sena (Shivaji’s Army), a militant political party in Western India. It provides insight into the political networks powered by lower-level women politicians in postcolonial, globalizing cities and on their margins. Based on more than...(Read More)
 
 
Chinese Philosophy on Teaching and Learning
Chinese Philosophy on Teaching and Learning (April 2016)
Xueji in the Twenty-First Century
Xu Di - Editor
Hunter McEwan - Editor

A translation and discussion of the central Confucian text on education, Xueji (On Teaching and Learning), influential in China from the Han dynasty to the present day.

Written over two and a half millennia ago, the Xueji (On Teaching and Learning) is one of the oldest and most comprehensive works on educational philosophy and teaching methods as well as a consideration of the appropri...(Read More)
 
 
Confucianism, A Habit of the Heart
Confucianism, A Habit of the Heart (March 2016)
Bellah, Civil Religion, and East Asia
Philip J. Ivanhoe - Editor
Sungmoon Kim - Editor

Employs Robert Bellah’s notion of civil religion to explore East Asia’s Confucian revival.

Can Confucianism be regarded as a civil religion for East Asia? This book explores this question, bringing the insights of Robert Bellah to a consideration of various expressions of the contemporary Confucian revival. Bellah identified American civil religion as a religious dimension of life that can be found t...(Read More)
 
 
Fabricating an Educational Miracle
Fabricating an Educational Miracle (February 2016)
Compulsory Schooling Meets Ethnic Rural Development in Southwest China
Jinting Wu - Author

2017 AERA Division B Outstanding Book Recognition Award

2017 Society of Professors of Education Outstanding Book Award, presented by the Society of Professors of Education
Illustrates the changing significance of what it means to be educated, rural, and ethnic in Southwest China.

In today’s China, education is translated into both acute social desires and...(Read More)
 
 
Journal of Buddhist Philosophy, Volume #1, Issue #1
Journal of Buddhist Philosophy, Volume #1, Issue #1 (12/2015)
Gereon Kopf - Editor in Chief
Douglas Samuel Duckworth - Associate editor
Francesca Soans - Assistant editor
Pascale Hugon - Book Review editor
Tao Jiang - Book Review editor

 
 
Daoism, Meditation, and the Wonders of Serenity
Daoism, Meditation, and the Wonders of Serenity (December 2015)
From the Latter Han Dynasty (25-220) to the Tang Dynasty (618-907)
Stephen Eskildsen - Author

An overview of Daoist texts on passive meditation from the Latter Han through Tang periods.

Stephen Eskildsen offers an overview of Daoist religious texts from the Latter Han (25–220) through Tang (618–907) periods, exploring passive meditation methods and their anticipated effects. These methods entailed observing the processes that unfold spontaneously within mind and body, rather than actively manipulating them ...(Read More)
 
 
Engaged Emancipation
Engaged Emancipation (December 2015)
Mind, Morals, and Make-Believe in the Moksopaya (Yogavasistha)
Christopher Key Chapple - Editor
Arindam Chakrabarti - Editor

A wide-ranging analysis of the Mokṣopāya, the Indian literary classic that teaches through storytelling how to enjoy an active, successful, worldly life in a spiritually enlightened way.

In the Mokṣopāya (also known as the Yogavāsiṣṭha), an eleventh-century Sanskrit poetic text, the great Vedic philosopher Vasiṣṭha counsels his young p...(Read More)
 
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