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The Journal of Japanese Philosophy, Vol. #1, Issue #1
The Journal of Japanese Philosophy, Vol. #1, Issue #1 (5/2013)


 
 
Gandhi's Ascetic Activism
Gandhi's Ascetic Activism (March 2013)
Renunciation and Social Action
Veena R. Howard - Author

Discusses Gandhi’s creative use of ascetic practice, particularly his practice of celibacy, for nonviolent activism.

More than six decades after his death, Mohandas Gandhi continues to inspire those who seek political and social liberation through nonviolent means. Uniquely, Gandhi placed celibacy and other renunciatory disciplines at the center of his nonviolent political strategy, conducting original exp...(Read More)
 
 
The Kyoto School
The Kyoto School (January 2013)
An Introduction
Robert E. Carter - Author
Thomas P. Kasulis - Foreword by

An accessible discussion of the thought of key figures of the Kyoto School of Japanese philosophy.

This book provides a much-needed introduction to the Kyoto School of Japanese philosophy. Robert E. Carter focuses on four influential Japanese philosophers: the three most important members of the Kyoto School (Nishida Kitaroµ, Tanabe Hajime, and Nishitani Keiji), and a fourth (Watsuji Tetsuroµ), ...(Read More)
 
 
Spiritual Masters of the World's Religions
Spiritual Masters of the World's Religions (December 2012)
Victoria Kennick - Editor
Arvind Sharma - Editor

Discusses the notion of a spiritual master and looks at examples in a variety of world religions.

What is a spiritual master? Spiritual Masters of the World’s Religions offers an important contribution to religious studies by addressing that question in the context of such themes as charismatic authority, role models, symbolism, and categories of religious perception. The book contains essays by sch...(Read More)
 
 
The Ordination of a Tree
The Ordination of a Tree (December 2012)
The Thai Buddhist Environmental Movement
Susan M. Darlington - Author

A firsthand look at the Thai Buddhist environmental movement and its activist monks.

Thai Buddhist monks wrap orange clerical robes around trees to protect forests. “Ordaining” a tree is a provocative ritual that has become the symbol of a small but influential monastic movement aimed at reversing environmental degradation and the unsustainable economic development and consumerism that fuel it. Thi...(Read More)
 
 
Somatic Lessons
Somatic Lessons (November 2012)
Narrating Patienthood and Illness in Indian Medical Literature
Anthony Cerulli - Author

Looks at narrative in the history of ayurvedic medical literature and the perspectives on illness and patienthood that emerge.

In ayurvedic medical practice, the ways in which and the reasons why people become ill are often explained with stories. This book explores the forms and functions of narrative in Āyurveda, India’s classical medical system. Looking at narratives concerning fever, ...(Read More)
 
 
Love, Rōshi
Love, Rōshi (October 2012)
Robert Baker Aitken and His Distant Correspondents
Helen J. Baroni - Author

Robert Baker Aitken’s correspondence with Buddhist sympathizers and solo practitioners reveals a significant, little-understood aspect of American Buddhism.

Love, Rōshi explores the relationship between Robert Baker Aitken (1917–2010), American Zen teacher and author, and his distant correspondents, individuals drawn to Zen teachings and practice through books. Aitken, founder of the Ho...(Read More)
 
 
In the Company of Friends
In the Company of Friends (September 2012)
Exploring Faith and Understanding with Buddhists and Christians
John Ross Carter - Author

2014 Frederick J. Streng Award, presented by the Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies

Buddhist-Christian reflection that uses friendship as a model for interreligious understanding.

In this work of Buddhist-Christian reflection, John Ross Carter explores two basic aspects of human religiousness: faith and the activity of understanding. Carter’s perspective is unique, ...(Read More)
 
 
Ironies of Oneness and Difference
Ironies of Oneness and Difference (September 2012)
Coherence in Early Chinese Thought; Prolegomena to the Study of Li
Brook Ziporyn - Author

Explores the development of Chinese thought, highlighting its concern with questions of coherence.

Providing a bracing expansion of horizons, this book displays the unsuspected range of human thinking on the most basic categories of experience. The way in which early Chinese thinkers approached concepts such as one and many, sameness and difference, self and other, and ...(Read More)
 
 
Music, Cosmology, and the Politics of Harmony in Early China
Music, Cosmology, and the Politics of Harmony in Early China (September 2012)
Erica Fox Brindley - Author

2013 Reading Committee Accolade for a Specialist Publication in the Humanities, presented by the International Convention of Asia Scholars
Explores the religious, political, and cultural significance attributed to music in early China.
In early China, conceptions of music became important culturally and politically. This fascinating book examines a wide range of texts and discourse on music during this period (ca. 500...(Read More)
 
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