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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 throughout US cult...(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)
 
 
Returning to Zhu Xi
Returning to Zhu Xi (December 2015)
Emerging Patterns within the Supreme Polarity
David Jones - Editor
Jinli He - Editor

A reconsideration of Zhu Xi, known as the “great synthesizer” of Confucianism, which establishes him as an important thinker in his own right.

Zhu Xi (1130–1200), the chief architect of neo-Confucian thought, affected a momentous transformation in Chinese philosophy. His ideas came to dominate Chinese intellectual life, including the educational and civil service systems, for centuries. Despite...(Read More)
 
 
Sacred Matters
Sacred Matters (December 2015)
Material Religion in South Asian Traditions
Tracy Pintchman - Editor
Corinne G. Dempsey - Editor

Explores how objects shape the worlds of religious participants across a range of South Asian traditions.
Sacred Matters explores the lives of material objects in South Asian religions. Spanning a range of traditions including Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Buddhism, and Christianity, the book demonstrates how sacred items influence and enliven the worlds of religious participants across South Asia and into the diaspora. Cont...(Read More)
 
 
A Very Old Machine
A Very Old Machine (November 2015)
The Many Origins of the Cinema in India
Sudhir Mahadevan - Author

Argues that Indian cinema’s deep nineteenth-century past continues to play a vital role in its twenty-first-century present.
In A Very Old Machine, Sudhir Mahadevan shows how Indian cinema’s many origins in the technologies and practices of the nineteenth century continue to play a vital and broad function in its twenty-first-century present. He proposes that there has never been a singular cinema in India; r...(Read More)
 
 
Buried Ideas
Buried Ideas (November 2015)
Legends of Abdication and Ideal Government in Early Chinese Bamboo-Slip Manuscripts
Sarah Allan - Author

Four Warring States texts discovered during recent decades challenge longstanding understandings of Chinese intellectual history.
The discovery of previously unknown philosophical texts from the Axial Age is revolutionizing our understanding of Chinese intellectual history. Buried Ideas presents and discusses four texts found on brush-written slips of bamboo and their seemingly unprecedented political philosophy. Written...(Read More)
 
 
Lifelong Learning in Neoliberal Japan
Lifelong Learning in Neoliberal Japan (November 2015)
Risk, Community, and Knowledge
Akihiro Ogawa - Author

Explores the trend of lifelong learning in Japan as a means to deal with risk in a neoliberal era.

Akihiro Ogawa explores Japan’s recent embrace of lifelong learning as a means by which a neoliberal state deals with risk. Lifelong learning has been heavily promoted by Japan’s policymakers, and statistics find one-third of Japanese people engaged in some form of these activities. Activities that increase abilities a...(Read More)
 
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