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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

Attracting the HeartSocial Relations and the Aesthetics of Emotion in Sri Lankan Monastic Culture

Attracting the Heart: Social Relations and the Aesthetics of Emotion in Sri Lankan Monastic Culture

Jeffrey Samuels

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833855
eISBN:
9780824870041
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833855.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

An idealized view of the lifestyle of a Buddhist monk might be described according to the doctrinal demand for emotional detachment and, ultimately, the cessation of all desire. Yet monks are also ... More

Bodhisattvas of the Forest and the Formation of the MahayanaA Study and Translation of the Rastrapalapariprccha-sutra

Bodhisattvas of the Forest and the Formation of the Mahayana: A Study and Translation of the Rastrapalapariprccha-sutra

Daniel Boucher

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824828813
eISBN:
9780824869274
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824828813.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book delves into the socioreligious milieu of the authors, editors, and propagators of the Rāṣṭrapālapaṛiprcchā-sūtra (Questions of Rāṣṭrapāla), a Buddhist text circulating in India during the ... More

Bones of ContentionAnimals and Religion in Contemporary Japan

Bones of Contention: Animals and Religion in Contemporary Japan

Barbara R. Ambros

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836269
eISBN:
9780824871512
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836269.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Since the 1990s the Japanese pet industry has grown to a trillion-yen business and estimates place the number of pets above the number of children under the age of fifteen. There are between 6,000 to ... More

Born AgainEvangelicalism in Korea

Born Again: Evangelicalism in Korea

Timothy S. Lee

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833756
eISBN:
9780824870799
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833756.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Known as Asia's “evangelical superpower,” South Korea today has some of the largest and most dynamic churches in the world and is second only to the United States in the number of missionaries it ... More

Bringing Zen HomeThe Healing Heart of Japanese Women's Rituals

Bringing Zen Home: The Healing Heart of Japanese Women's Rituals

Paula Arai

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835354
eISBN:
9780824870362
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835354.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Healing lies at the heart of Zen. This book reveals a vital stream of religious practice that flourishes outside the bounds of formal institutions through sacred rites that women develop and transmit ... 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

The Buddha SideGender, Power, and Buddhist Practice in Vietnam

The Buddha Side: Gender, Power, and Buddhist Practice in Vietnam

Alexander Soucy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835989
eISBN:
9780824871567
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835989.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The most common description of the supernatural landscape in Vietnam makes a distinction between Buddhist and non-Buddhist “sides.” The “Buddha side” (ben phat) is the focus of this investigation ... More

Buddhism and Taoism Face to FaceScripture, Ritual, and Iconographic Exchange in Medieval China

Buddhism and Taoism Face to Face: Scripture, Ritual, and Iconographic Exchange in Medieval China

Christine Mollier

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831691
eISBN:
9780824868765
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831691.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This book reveals previously unexplored dimensions of the interaction between Buddhism and Taoism in medieval China. While scholars of Chinese religions have long recognized the mutual influences ... More

Buddhism and the Transformation of Old Age in Medieval Japan

Buddhism and the Transformation of Old Age in Medieval Japan

Edward R. Drott

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824851507
eISBN:
9780824868833
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824851507.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book examines the shifting sets of meanings ascribed to the aged body in early and medieval Japan and the symbolic uses to which the aged body was put in the service of religious and ... More

Buddhism in a Dark AgeCambodian Monks under Pol Pot

Buddhism in a Dark Age: Cambodian Monks under Pol Pot

Ian Harris

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835613
eISBN:
9780824871444
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835613.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This study of the fate of Buddhism during the communist period in Cambodia puts a human face on a dark period in Cambodia's history. It is the first sustained analysis of the widely held assumption ... More

Challenging the Secular StateThe Islamization of Law in Modern Indonesia

Challenging the Secular State: The Islamization of Law in Modern Indonesia

Arskal Salim

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832377
eISBN:
9780824868963
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832377.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This book examines Muslim efforts to incorporate sharia (religious law) into modern Indonesia's legal system from the time of independence in 1945 to the present. The book argues that attempts to ... More

The Chinese Classic of Family ReverenceA Philosophical Translation of the Xiaojing

The Chinese Classic of Family Reverence: A Philosophical Translation of the Xiaojing

Henry Jr. Rosemont and Roger T. Ames

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832841
eISBN:
9780824869953
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832841.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Few if any philosophical schools have championed family values as persistently as the early Confucians, and a great deal can be learned by attending to what they had to say on the subject. In the ... More

Conceiving the Indian Buddhist Patriarchs in China

Conceiving the Indian Buddhist Patriarchs in China

Stuart H. Young

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824841201
eISBN:
9780824868598
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824841201.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book is a study of how medieval Chinese Buddhists represented their ancient Indian forebears as exemplars of Buddhist practice for a world without a Buddha. It focuses on the Chinese ... More

Death and the Afterlife in Japanese Buddhism

Death and the Afterlife in Japanese Buddhism

Jacqueline I. Stone and Mariko Namba Walter (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832049
eISBN:
9780824869250
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832049.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

For more than a thousand years, Buddhism has dominated Japanese death rituals and concepts of the afterlife. This book, running chronologically from the tenth century to the present, brings to light ... More

Demythologizing Pure Land BuddhismYasuda Rijin and the Shin Buddhist Tradition

Demythologizing Pure Land Buddhism: Yasuda Rijin and the Shin Buddhist Tradition

Paul B. Watt

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824856328
eISBN:
9780824869038
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824856328.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The True Pure Land sect of Japanese Buddhism, or Shin Buddhism, grew out of the teachings of Shinran (1173–1262), a Tendai-trained monk. Shinran held that even those unable to fulfill the ... More

Dharma

Dharma

Alf Hiltebeitel

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834661
eISBN:
9780824870713
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834661.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book proposes a fresh take on the ancient Indian concept dharma. It offers insights into the innovative character of both Hindu and Buddhist usages of the concept. The book explores how the ... More

The Divine Eye and the DiasporaVietnamese Syncretism Becomes Transpacific Caodaism

The Divine Eye and the Diaspora: Vietnamese Syncretism Becomes Transpacific Caodaism

Janet Alison Hoskins

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824840044
eISBN:
9780824868611
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824840044.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Caodaism, Vietnam’s third largest religion with four million followers, is now a major world religion. Colorful and strikingly eclectic, it incorporates Chinese, Buddhist and Western traditions along ... More

Doctrine and Practice in Medieval Korean BuddhismThe Collected Works of Uich'on

Doctrine and Practice in Medieval Korean Buddhism: The Collected Works of Uich'on

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824867430
eISBN:
9780824873080
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824867430.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Ŭich’ŏn (1055–1101) is one of the most important figures in Koryŏ Buddhism. He was a staunch proponent of doctrinal Buddhism and the intellectual heritage of East Asia. Although Ŭich’ŏn had been ... More

Eminent NunsWomen Chan Masters of Seventeenth-Century China

Eminent Nuns: Women Chan Masters of Seventeenth-Century China

Beata Grant

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832025
eISBN:
9780824871758
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832025.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The seventeenth century is generally acknowledged as one of the most politically tumultuous but culturally creative periods of late imperial Chinese history. Only recently beginning to be explored ... More

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