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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

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

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

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

In Pursuit of ProgressNarratives of Development on a Philippine Island

In Pursuit of Progress: Narratives of Development on a Philippine Island

Hannah C. M. Bulloch

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780824858865
eISBN:
9780824873646
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824858865.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

In Pursuit of Progress explores how meta-narratives of development become entangled in people’s identities and life trajectories; how they weave their way into people’s imaginings of their histories, ... More

Pure Land, Real WorldModern Buddhism, Japanese Leftists, and the Utopian Imagination

Pure Land, Real World: Modern Buddhism, Japanese Leftists, and the Utopian Imagination

Melissa Anne-Marie Curley

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780824857752
eISBN:
9780824873653
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824857752.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

For a thousand years, Japanese Buddhists cultivated vivid images of utopia in the form of the Western Paradise, but in the modern period, this utopianism became troublesome. Shinshū modernizers ... More

Ritualized WritingBuddhist Practice and Scriptural Cultures in Ancient Japan

Ritualized Writing: Buddhist Practice and Scriptural Cultures in Ancient Japan

Bryan D. Lowe

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780824859404
eISBN:
9780824873660
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824859404.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Transcribing scripture (sutras) represents one of the most central devotional practices in the Buddhist world. Sutra copying functioned as a form of ritualized writing, a practice strategically set ... More

TeikaThe Life and Works of a Medieval Japanese Poet

Teika: The Life and Works of a Medieval Japanese Poet

Paul S. Atkins

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780824858506
eISBN:
9780824873677
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824858506.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The medieval Japanese courtier, poet, compiler, copyist, critic, and diarist Fujiwara no Teika (1162–1241) is one of the most influential writers in the history of Japanese literature. Descended from ... More

Theravada TraditionsBuddhist Ritual Cultures in Contemporary Southeast Asia and Sri Lanka

Theravada Traditions: Buddhist Ritual Cultures in Contemporary Southeast Asia and Sri Lanka

John Clifford Holt

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780824867805
eISBN:
9780824873691
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824867805.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This is a study of very popular ritual celebrations observed by Buddhist monks and laity in each of the predominantly Theravada Buddhist cultures in Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia (Thailand, Myanmar, ... More

Transnational Japan in the Global Environmental Movement

Transnational Japan in the Global Environmental Movement

Simon Avenell

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780824867133
eISBN:
9780824873721
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824867133.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

What motivates people to become involved in issues beyond national borders and how are activists changed and movements transformed by reaching out to others a world away? Transnational Japan in the ... More

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