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Architects of Buddhist LeisureSocially Disengaged Buddhism in Asia's Museums, Monuments, and Amusement Parks

Architects of Buddhist Leisure: Socially Disengaged Buddhism in Asia's Museums, Monuments, and Amusement Parks

Justin Thomas McDaniel

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780824865986
eISBN:
9780824873738
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824865986.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Buddhism, usually described as an austere religion which condemns desire, promotes denial, and idealizes the monastic and contemplative life, actually has a thriving leisure culture. Creative ... More

Behaving Badly in Early and Medieval China

Behaving Badly in Early and Medieval China

N. Harry Rothschild and Leslie V. Wallace (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824867812
eISBN:
9780824875671
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824867812.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Focusing on a diverse cast of characters and/or depraved actions polemicized by writers from the Spring and Autumn period (771-476 B.C.E.) through the Song dynasty (960-1279 C.E.), this volume places ... More

The Buddha in LannaArt, Lineage, Power, and Place in Northern Thailand

The Buddha in Lanna: Art, Lineage, Power, and Place in Northern Thailand

Angela S. Chiu

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780824858742
eISBN:
9780824873684
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824858742.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This work is the first in-depth historical study of the Thai tradition of donation of that most iconic of Thai art objects, the Buddha image. The book introduces stories from tamnan(chronicles), ... More

Catholics and Anti-Catholicism in Choson Korea

Catholics and Anti-Catholicism in Choson Korea

Don Baker and Franklin Rausch

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824866266
eISBN:
9780824875633
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824866266.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

A study of Korea’s first significant encounter with Western civilization, this work analyzes how Koreans reacted to Catholicism imported from China at the end of the 18th century. It explores the ... More

Darwin, Dharma, and the DivineEvolutionary Theory and Religion in Modern Japan

Darwin, Dharma, and the Divine: Evolutionary Theory and Religion in Modern Japan

G. Clinton Godart

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780824858513
eISBN:
9780824873639
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824858513.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Darwin, Dharma, and the Divine demonstrates that evolutionary theory was never passively accepted, but played active and controversial roles in modern Japanese thought. Evolutionary theory was ... More

Educating MonksMinority Buddhism on China's Southwest Border

Educating Monks: Minority Buddhism on China's Southwest Border

Thomas A. Borchert

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824866488
eISBN:
9780824875657
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824866488.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Educating Monks examines the education and training of novices and young Buddhist monks of a Tai minority group on China’s Southwest border. The Buddhists of this region, the Dai-lue, are Chinese ... More

Encounters Old and New in World HistoryEssays Inspired by Jerry H. Bentley

Encounters Old and New in World History: Essays Inspired by Jerry H. Bentley

Alan Karras and Laura J. Mitchell (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824865917
eISBN:
9780824875626
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824865917.001.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

This volume responds to provocations that Jerry Bentley tendered in his scholarship and through his professional activities. The collection interrogates the institutional settings, disciplinary ... More

The Fractal SelfScience, Philosophy, and the Evolution of Human Cooperation

The Fractal Self: Science, Philosophy, and the Evolution of Human Cooperation

John L. Culliney and David Jones

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824866617
eISBN:
9780824875763
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824866617.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

“The Fractal Self” traces fresh insights on the evolution of the universe from the Big Bang to sociobiology and human culture. The book posits that on every scale, complex structure and function and ... More

Genshin's Ojōyōshū and the Construction of Pure Land Discourse in Heian Japan

Genshin's Ojōyōshū and the Construction of Pure Land Discourse in Heian Japan

Robert F. Rhodes

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824872489
eISBN:
9780824875701
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824872489.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The Ōjōyōshū, written by the Heian period Tendai monk Genshin (942-1017), played a pivotal role in establishing Pure Land Buddhism in Japan. This book is a study of the central teachings of the ... More

The History ProblemThe Politics of War Commemoration in East Asia

The History Problem: The Politics of War Commemoration in East Asia

Hiro Saito

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780824856748
eISBN:
9780824873714
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824856748.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Seventy years after the Asia-Pacific War ended, Japan is still embroiled in intense controversies with South Korea and China over how to commemorate it. Why did the controversies—known as East Asia’s ... More

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