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Purifying ZenWatsuji Tetsuro's Shamon Dogen

Purifying Zen: Watsuji Tetsuro's Shamon Dogen

Tetsuro Watsuji

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835101
eISBN:
9780824868505
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835101.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

In 1223 the monk Dōgen Kigen (1200–1253) came to the conclusion that Japanese Buddhism had become hopelessly corrupt. He undertook a dangerous pilgrimage to China to bring back a purer form of ... More

Rectifying God's NameLiu Zhi's Confucian Translation of Monotheism and Islamic Law

Rectifying God's Name: Liu Zhi's Confucian Translation of Monotheism and Islamic Law

James D. Frankel

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834746
eISBN:
9780824871734
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834746.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Islam first arrived in China more than 1,200 years ago, but for more than a millennium it was perceived as a foreign presence. The restoration of native Chinese rule by the Ming dynasty (1368–1644), ... More

Reflections of a Zen Buddhist Nun

Reflections of a Zen Buddhist Nun

Kim Iryop

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838782
eISBN:
9780824871468
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838782.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The life and work of Kim Iryŏp (1896–1971) bear witness to Korea's encounter with modernity. A prolific writer, Iryŏp reflected on identity and existential loneliness in her poems, short stories, and ... More

Right Thoughts at the Last MomentBuddhism and Deathbed Practices in Early Medieval Japan

Right Thoughts at the Last Moment: Buddhism and Deathbed Practices in Early Medieval Japan

Jacqueline I. Stone

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824856434
eISBN:
9780824872984
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824856434.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Buddhists across Asia have often sought to die, as the Buddha himself is said to have done, with a clear and focused mind. This study explores the reception and development in early medieval Japan ... 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

Riven by LustIncest and Schism in Indian Buddhist Legend and Historiography

Riven by Lust: Incest and Schism in Indian Buddhist Legend and Historiography

Jonathan A. Silk

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824830908
eISBN:
9780824868987
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824830908.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book explores the tale of a man accused of causing the fundamental schism in early Indian Buddhism, but not before he has sex with his mother and kills his father. It follows the tale through ... More

Saving BuddhismThe Impermanence of Religion in Colonial Burma

Saving Buddhism: The Impermanence of Religion in Colonial Burma

Alicia Turner

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839376
eISBN:
9780824869571
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839376.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book explores the dissonance between the goals of the colonial state and the Buddhist worldview that animated Burmese Buddhism at the turn of the twentieth century. For many Burmese, the ... More

Secrecy's PowerCovert Shin Buddhists in Japan and Contradictions of Concealment

Secrecy's Power: Covert Shin Buddhists in Japan and Contradictions of Concealment

Clark Chilson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838393
eISBN:
9780824868420
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838393.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Shin has long been one of the most popular forms of Buddhism in Japan. As a devotional tradition that emphasizes gratitude and trust in Amida Buddha, it is thought to have little to do with secrecy. ... More

The Seven Tengu ScrollsEvil and the Rhetoric of Legitimacy in Medieval Japanese Buddhism

The Seven Tengu Scrolls: Evil and the Rhetoric of Legitimacy in Medieval Japanese Buddhism

Haruko Wakabayashi

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834166
eISBN:
9780824869700
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834166.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book is a study of visual and textual images of the mythical creature tengu from the late Heian (897–1185) to the late Kamakura (1185–1333) periods. Popularly depicted as half-bird, half-human ... More

Shimaji Mokurai and the Reconception of Religion and the Secular in Modern Japan

Shimaji Mokurai and the Reconception of Religion and the Secular in Modern Japan

Hans Martin Krämer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824851538
eISBN:
9780824868079
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824851538.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Religion is at the heart of ongoing political debates in Japan such as the constitutionality of official government visits to Yasukuni Shrine, yet the categories that frame these debates, religion ... More

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