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Translating Buddhism
Translating Buddhism (April 2021)
Historical and Contextual Perspectives
Alice Collett - Editor

Explores key questions about translations and translators of South Asian Buddhist texts, past and present.

Although many Buddhist studies scholars spend a great deal of their time involved in acts of translation, to date not much has been published that examines the key questions, problems, and difficulties faced by translators of South Asian Buddhist texts and epigraphs. Trans...(Read More)
 
 
The Awakening of Modern Japanese Fiction
The Awakening of Modern Japanese Fiction (February 2021)
Path Literature and an Interpretation of Buddhism
Michihiro Ama - Author

Argues that the role of Buddhism in modern Japanese prose literature has been significantly overlooked.

The Awakening of Modern Japanese Fiction is the first book to treat the literary practices of certain major modern Japanese writers as Buddhist practices, and to read their work as Buddhist literature. Its distinctive contribution is its focus on modern literature ...(Read More)
 
 
The Sound of Vultures' Wings
The Sound of Vultures' Wings (January 2021)
The Tibetan Buddhist Chod Ritual Practice of the Female Buddha Machik Labdron
Jeffrey W. Cupchik - Author
Ven. Phuntsok Rabgey - Foreword by

Explores the music of the Tibetan Chöd tradition.

The Sound of Vultures’ Wings offers the first in-depth exploration of the music of the Tibetan Chöd tradition, which is based on the liturgical song-poems of the twelfth-century Tibetan female ascetic Machik Labdrön (1055–1153). Chöd is a musical/meditative Vajrayāna method for cutting off the root of suffering, name...(Read More)
 
 
Tracing the Path of Yoga
Tracing the Path of Yoga (January 2021)
The History and Philosophy of Indian Mind-Body Discipline
Stuart Ray Sarbacker - Author

A comprehensive and theory-rich investigation of the history and philosophy of yoga, from its Indian origins to the contemporary context.

Clear, accessible, and meticulously annotated, Tracing the Path of Yoga offers a comprehensive survey of the history and philosophy of yoga that will be invaluable to both specialists and to nonspecialists seeking a deeper understa...(Read More)
 
 
Teardrops of Time
Teardrops of Time (December 2020)
Buddhist Aesthetics in the Poetry of Angkarn Kallayanapong
Arnika Fuhrmann - Author

Investigates how the Thai poet Angkarn Kallayanapong adapts Buddhist concepts of time to create a modern Asian aesthetic imaginary.

Focusing on one of the most significant poets of the twentieth century, Angkarn Kallayanapong (1926–2012), this book makes a unique contribution to understandings of non-Western literary modernity. Arnika Fuhrmann investigates how the Thai poet adapts...(Read More)
 
 
Buddhist Literature as Philosophy, Buddhist Philosophy as Literature
Buddhist Literature as Philosophy, Buddhist Philosophy as Literature (November 2020)
Rafal K. Stepien - Editor

Explores the relationship between literature and philosophy in classical and contemporary Buddhist texts.

Can literature reveal reality? Is philosophical truth a literary artifice? How does the way we think affect what we can know? Buddhism has been grappling with these questions for centuries, and this book attempts to answer them by exploring the relationship between literature ...(Read More)
 
 
The Other Emptiness
The Other Emptiness (December 2019)
Rethinking the Zhentong Buddhist Discourse in Tibet
Michael R. Sheehy - Editor
Klaus-Dieter Mathes - Editor

Presents a new vision of the Buddhist history and philosophy of emptiness in Tibet.

This book brings together perspectives of leading international Tibetan studies scholars on the subject of zhentong or “other-emptiness.” Defined as the emptiness of everything other than the continuous luminous awareness that is one’s own enlightened nature, this distinctive philosophical and contemplative presentation o...(Read More)
 
 
Buddhisms in Asia
Buddhisms in Asia (September 2019)
Traditions, Transmissions, and Transformations
Nicholas S. Brasovan - Editor
Micheline M. Soong - Editor

A guide to Buddhism’s rich variety of traditions and cultural expressions for educators who would like to include Buddhism in their undergraduate courses.

Over its long history, Buddhism has never been a simple monolithic phenomenon, but rather a complex living tradition—or better, a family of traditions—continually shaped by and shaping a vast array of social, economic, political, literary, and aesthetic cont...(Read More)
 
 
Word, Chant, and Song
Word, Chant, and Song (September 2019)
Spiritual Transformation in Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, and Sikhism
Harold Coward - Author

An accessible introduction to the centrality of word, chant, and song in the Hindu, Buddhist, Islamic, and Sikh traditions.

In academic religious studies and musicology, little attention has been given to chanted word, hymns, and songs, yet these are often the key spiritual practices for lay devotees. To address this gap in knowledge, Harold Coward presents a thematic study of sacred sound as it functions in word, chant, and so...(Read More)
 
 
Malleable Mara
Malleable Mara (March 2019)
Transformations of a Buddhist Symbol of Evil
Michael D. Nichols - Author

2019 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title

Analyzes the breadth of representations of the mythic figure of Māra in Buddhism to reveal how closely tied such narratives are to the social and historical concerns of Buddhist communities.

2019 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title

This is the first book to examine the development of the...(Read More)
 
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