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Sword of ZenMaster Takuan and His Writings on Immovable Wisdom and the Sword Taie

Sword of Zen: Master Takuan and His Writings on Immovable Wisdom and the Sword Taie

Soho Takuan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835439
eISBN:
9780824871321
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835439.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Takuan Sōho's (1573–1645) two works on Zen and swordsmanship are among the most straightforward and lively presentations of Zen ever written and have enjoyed great popularity in both premodern and ... More

Theravada BuddhismThe View of the Elders

Theravada Buddhism: The View of the Elders

Asanga Tilakaratne

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835965
eISBN:
9780824871598
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835965.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book brings to life the age-old religious tradition of Theravada (literally, “view of the elders”) Buddhism as it is found in ancient texts and understood and practiced today in South and ... More

Tracing the Itinerant PathJishū Nuns of Medieval Japan

Tracing the Itinerant Path: Jishū Nuns of Medieval Japan

Caitilin J. Griffiths

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824859367
eISBN:
9780824873004
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824859367.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This study introduces the jishū nuns who participated alongside monks as fellow practitioners—not as wives, daughters, or mothers. They were partners in a Pure Land religious school devoted to ... More

Weaving and BindingImmigrant Gods and Female Immortals in Ancient Japan

Weaving and Binding: Immigrant Gods and Female Immortals in Ancient Japan

Michael Como

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824829575
eISBN:
9780824870560
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824829575.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Among the most exciting developments in the study of Japanese religion over the past two decades has been the discovery of tens of thousands of ritual vessels, implements, and scapegoat dolls ... More

What Is Asian American Biblical Hermeneutics? Reading the New Testament

What Is Asian American Biblical Hermeneutics? Reading the New Testament

Tat-siong Benny Liew

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831622
eISBN:
9780824869168
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831622.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This is the first single-authored book on Asian American biblical interpretation. It covers all of the major genres within the New Testament and broadens biblical hermeneutics to cover not only the ... More

When Tengu TalkHirata Atsutane’s Ethnography of the Other World

When Tengu Talk: Hirata Atsutane’s Ethnography of the Other World

Wilburn Hansen

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832094
eISBN:
9780824869304
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832094.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Hirata Atsutane (1776–1843) has been the subject of numerous studies that focus on his importance to nationalist politics and Japanese intellectual and social history. Although well known as an ... More

Wonhyo's Philosophy of Mind

Wonhyo's Philosophy of Mind

A. Charles Muller and Cuong T. Nguyen (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835736
eISBN:
9780824871277
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835736.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Leading East Asian Buddhist thinkers of the seventh century compared, analyzed, and finalized seminal epistemological and soteriological issues that had been under discussion in India and East Asia ... More

Zen Koans

Zen Koans

Steven Heine

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839734
eISBN:
9780824868901
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839734.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This compact volume analyzes the classic background of texts and rites and explores the contemporary significance of koans to illuminate the full implications of this ongoing tradition. The cryptic ... More

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