Buddhism Across AsiaBuddhism Across Asia



"e;Buddhism across Asia is a must-read for anyone interested in the history and spread of Buddhism in Asia. It comprises a rich collection of articles written by leading experts in their fields.

Author: Tansen Sen

Publisher: Flipside Digital Content Company Inc.

ISBN: 9789814519960

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"e;Buddhism across Asia is a must-read for anyone interested in the history and spread of Buddhism in Asia. It comprises a rich collection of articles written by leading experts in their fields. Together, the contributions provide an in-depth analysis of Buddhist history and transmission in Asia over a period of more than 2000 years. Aspects examined include material culture, politics, economy, languages and texts, religious institutions, practices and rituals, conceptualisations, and philosophy, while the geographic scope of the studies extends from India to Southeast Asia and East Asia. Readers' knowledge of Buddhism is constantly challenged by the studies presented, incorporating new materials and interpretations. Rejecting the concept of a reified monolithic and timeless 'Buddhism', this publication reflects the entangled 'dynamic and multi-dimensional' history of Buddhism in Asia over extended periods of 'integration', 'development of multiple centres', and 'European expansion', which shaped the religion's regional and trans-regional identities."e; - Max Deeg, Cardiff University

The Buddha s FootprintThe Buddha s Footprint



There are exceptions, such as Robert DeCaroli, who has noted that the Buddhist
tradition of absorbing local spirits that is found across Asia is not about “
accommodation” but quite specifically about eliminating “divisive or fractious
elements ...

Author: Johan Elverskog

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ISBN: 9780812251838

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"An environmental history of Buddhism. The book addresses the basic concerns of environmental history: the history of human thought about "nature" or "the environment"; the influence of environmental factors on human history; and the effect of human-caused environmental changes on human society"--

Seeking SakyamuniSeeking Sakyamuni



various forms of Buddhism across Asia, Japanese who had encountered the
Buddhism of Ceylon, India, Siam, and ... The sudden efflorescence in South
Asian interest among Japanese Buddhists during the second decade of the Meiji
era ...

Author: Richard M. Jaffe

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226391151

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Though fascinated with the land of their tradition’s birth, virtually no Japanese Buddhists visited the Indian subcontinent before the nineteenth century. In the richly illustrated Seeking Śākyamuni, Richard M. Jaffe reveals the experiences of the first Japanese Buddhists who traveled to South Asia in search of Buddhist knowledge beginning in 1873. Analyzing the impact of these voyages on Japanese conceptions of Buddhism, he argues that South Asia developed into a pivotal nexus for the development of twentieth-century Japanese Buddhism. Jaffe shows that Japan’s growing economic ties to the subcontinent following World War I fostered even more Japanese pilgrimage and study at Buddhism’s foundational sites. Tracking the Japanese travelers who returned home, as well as South Asians who visited Japan, Jaffe describes how the resulting flows of knowledge, personal connections, linguistic expertise, and material artifacts of South and Southeast Asian Buddhism instantiated the growing popular consciousness of Buddhism as a pan-Asian tradition—in the heart of Japan.

Buddhist Encounters and Identities Across East AsiaBuddhist Encounters and Identities Across East Asia



Buddhist Encounters and Identities across East Asia offers a fascinating picture of the intricacies of regional and cross-regional networks and the complexity of Buddhist identities emerging across Asia.

Author: Ann Heirman

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004366152

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Page: 454

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Buddhist Encounters and Identities across East Asia offers a fascinating picture of the intricacies of regional and cross-regional networks and the complexity of Buddhist identities emerging across Asia.

The Irish BuddhistThe Irish Buddhist



After Japan, he became and remained an energetic activist for Buddhism across
Asia. These are not small achievements for an uneducated ex-hobo from Dublin.
5 Multiplying Buddhist Missions— Singapore, Bangkok, Penang 1903–5 ...

Author: Alicia Turner

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190073084

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""The Irish Buddhist tells the story of a poor Irishman who worked his way across America as a migrant worker, became one of the very first Western Buddhist monks, and traveled the length and breadth of Asia, from Burma and present-day Thailand to China and Japan, and from India and Sri Lanka to Singapore and Australia. Defying racial boundaries, he scandalized the colonial establishment of the 1900s. As a Buddhist monk, he energetically challenged the values and power of the British empire. U Dhammaloka was a radical celebrity who rallied Buddhists across Asia, set up schools, and argued down Christian missionaries - often using western atheist arguments. He was tried for sedition, tracked by police and intelligence services, and died at least twice. His early years and final days are shrouded in mystery despite his adept use of mass media. His story illuminates the forgotten margins and interstices of imperial power, the complexities of class, ethnicity and religious belonging in colonial Asia, and the fluidity of identity in the high Victorian period. Too often, the story of the pan-Asian Buddhist revival movement and Buddhism's remaking as a world religion has been told "from above," highlighting scholarly writers, middle-class reformers and ecclesiastical hierarchies. By contrast, Dhammaloka's adventures "from below" highlight the changing and contested meanings of Buddhism in colonial Asia. They offer a window into the worlds of ethnic minorities and diasporas, transnational networks, poor whites, and social movements, all developing different visions of Buddhist and post-imperial modernities. ""--

South Asian BuddhismSouth Asian Buddhism



Incorporating findings from the latest research on Buddhist texts and culture, this work provides a critical, historically based survey of South Asian Buddhism that will be useful for students, scholars, and general readers.

Author: Stephen C. Berkwitz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135689834

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Page: 256

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South Asian Buddhism presents a comprehensive historical survey of the full range of Buddhist traditions throughout South Asia from the beginnings of the religion up to the present. Starting with narratives on the Buddha’s life and foundational teachings from ancient India, the book proceeds to discuss the rise of Buddhist monastic organizations and texts among the early Mainstream Buddhist schools. It considers the origins and development of Mahayana Buddhism in South Asia, surveys the development of Buddhist Tantra in South Asia and outlines developments in Buddhism as found in Sri Lanka and Nepal following the decline of the religion in India. Berkwitz also importantly considers the effects of colonialism and modernity on the revivals of Buddhism across South Asia in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. South Asian Buddhism offers a broad, yet detailed perspective on the history, culture, and thought of the various Buddhist traditions that developed in South Asia. Incorporating findings from the latest research on Buddhist texts and culture, this work provides a critical, historically based survey of South Asian Buddhism that will be useful for students, scholars, and general readers.

Buddhism and Asian HistoryBuddhism and Asian History



Originally introduced into China by the now defunct Chen - yen ( Vajrayāna )
school , these masses for the dead were adapted to their new Chinese
environment and became an integral component of Chinese Buddhist culture . All
across Asia ...

Author: Joseph Mitsuo Kitagawa

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers

ISBN: UVA:X001615860

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One of the first volumes in a series covering the history, practices and beliefs of religion, this book provides an account of the rise of Buddhism and its spread throughout Asia. It includes surveys of the practice of Buddhism in many countries, together with a study of a variety of Buddhist schools and sects.

Transfer of Buddhism Across Central Asian Networks 7th to 13th Centuries Transfer of Buddhism Across Central Asian Networks 7th to 13th Centuries



Transfer of Buddhism across Central Asian Networks (7th to 13th Centuries), ed. Carmen Meinert, offers a transregional and transcultural vision for religious transfer processes in Central Asian history.

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004307438

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Page: 352

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Transfer of Buddhism across Central Asian Networks (7th to 13th Centuries), ed. Carmen Meinert, offers a transregional and transcultural vision for religious transfer processes in Central Asian history. It explores Buddhist localisations in the Tarim basin, the Transhimalaya and Tibet.

Buddhisms in AsiaBuddhisms in Asia



The text aims to represent “Buddhisms” by approaching the subject from a broad range of disciplinary perspectives, including art history, anthropology, history, literature, philosophy, religious studies, and pedagogy. “I teach an ...

Author: Nicholas S. Brasovan

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438475868

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A guide to Buddhism’s rich variety of traditions and cultural expressions for educators who would like to include Buddhism in their undergraduate courses. Over its long history, Buddhism has never been a simple monolithic phenomenon, but rather a complex living tradition—or better, a family of traditions—continually shaped by and shaping a vast array of social, economic, political, literary, and aesthetic contexts across East Asia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. Written by undergraduate educators, Buddhisms in Asia offers a guide to Buddhism’s rich variety of traditions and cultural expressions for educators who would like to include Buddhism in their undergraduate courses. It introduces fundamental yet often underrepresented Buddhist texts, concepts, and material in their historical contexts; presents the major “ecologies” of Buddhist belief, practice, and cultural expression; and provides methodological insights regarding how best to infuse Buddhist content into undergraduate courses in the humanities and social sciences. The text aims to represent “Buddhisms” by approaching the subject from a broad range of disciplinary perspectives, including art history, anthropology, history, literature, philosophy, religious studies, and pedagogy. “I teach an introductory course on Buddhism on a regular basis, and every single chapter of this book gave me ideas for materials I could incorporate, new modules I might develop, and/or better ways I might organize and present existing content to students. I think that the book will be particularly useful to educators in Asian studies who are not themselves specialized in areas of Buddhism or religion. The collection gives them the information on Buddhist philosophy, doctrine, and practice that they would need to better incorporate the role of Buddhism into classes on Asian culture, history, society, and politics.” — Leah Kalmanson, coeditor of Buddhist Responses to Globalization

Arts of AsiaArts of Asia



Tsarist ( and later , Soviet ) Imperial expansion was across northern Asia ;
however , most of the Buddhist inhabitants of Russian Central Asia and Mongolia
had long revered the Dalai Lama , and Buryat , Khalkha , Zunghar and Kalmyk
monks ...

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Tantric Buddhism in East AsiaTantric Buddhism in East Asia



The only book to present the entire breadth of tantric Buddhism in East Asia, this collection remedies that situation with 12 key essays drawn from rare sources.

Author: Richard K. Payne

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780861714872

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Although Indian and Tibetan versions of tantric Buddhism are increasingly recognized, the East Asian variations on this practice remain largely overlooked. The only book to present the entire breadth of tantric Buddhism in East Asia, this collection remedies that situation with 12 key essays drawn from rare sources. Organized into four sections--China and Korea, Japan, Deities and Practices, and Influences on Japanese Religion--the book brings together a "critical mass" of scholarship, with the potential to create a sea change in the understanding of this subject

Buddhism in Central AsiaBuddhism in Central Asia



Buddhism in Central Asia is a saga of peaceful pursuit by Buddhist scholars from Kashmir and Kabul to propagate the message of the Buddha.

Author: Baij Nath Puri

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.

ISBN: 8120803728

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Buddhism in Central Asia is a saga of peaceful pursuit by Buddhist scholars from Kashmir and Kabul to propagate the message of the Buddha. This vast region between the Tien-Shan and the Kunlun ranges was the centre of activities of these Buddhist savants. Here people of different races and professions, speaking many languages, were finally blended into a cosmopolitan culture. This created an intellectual climate of high order. In this context, the famous silk trade route was helpful in adding to the material prosperity of the people in this region. The present study, therefore, is not one of Buddhism in isolation. It equally provides an account of the political forces confronting each other during the course of history of this region for well over a thousand years. For centuries the drifting desert sand of Central Asia enveloped this civilization and the religion connected with it. The late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century explorers and archaeologists successfully uncovered it at different centres along the old Silk Route. This has been helpful for a comprehensive study of Buddhism with its literature and art. The finds of hundreds of inscriptions have added to the cultural dimensions of the study.

Education about AsiaEducation about Asia



This latter definition opens the door to a across Asia . In her original form , the
compassionate bodhisattva meaningful study of the interrelationship between a
culture ' s world Kannon , often shown with the Amida Nyorai , is the Indian
Buddhist ...

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Three Ways of Asian WisdomThree Ways of Asian Wisdom



This disruption and violence from the outside are not , however , the whole story
of Buddhism's decline in India . ... During Buddhism's centuries of travel across
Asia , it was inevitable that many concessions - far removed from the original ...

Author: Nancy Wilson Ross

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: UCAL:B4967345

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A lucid exposition of the three major Oriental religions and their related art forms, defining clearly the relationship of Eastern culture and thought to the Western world

A Buddha from KoreaA Buddha from Korea



As they swept across the heart of the old world , the Mongol nobility and their
retainers were exposed to diverse forms of Buddhism in North China , Korea ,
South China , and Tibet , to Islam and Nestorian Christianity in Central Asia and
Iran ...

Author: Pou Kuksa

Publisher: Random House Value Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105038450867

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Discusses the religious and historical background of T'aego, and gathers his teachings about truth, greatness, contemplation, infinity, self-praise, doubt, and time

South Asian SurveySouth Asian Survey



As Buddhism spread across Asia , indigenous cultures mingled their own colours
in various streams of Buddhist thought , creating unique works of art , sculpture
and architecture ; vast bodies of literature and commentary , music , dance and ...

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Arise Asia Arise Asia



So with Asia . Islam , Buddhism , Confucianism provide the cross - cutting
linkages . Islam dominates the society and culture of West and Central Asia and
the Islamic arc runs across South Asia into South - East Asia . The presence of a
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Author: Niraj Kamal

Publisher: Niraj Kumar

ISBN: UVA:X004748115

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Page: 414

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ANTIQUITYANTIQUITY



The Three Jewels form the starting point for an exploration of the different
expressions of Buddhism across Asia. Theravada Buddhist treasures in the
Library include vividly painted Burmese and Thai folding books, while the Tibetan
collection ...

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Exploring World HistoryExploring World History



The map on this page shows how Buddhism spread across Asia. Buddhism
started in northern India in about 500 b.c and spread slowly into many parts of
Asia. As ancient empires rose and fell, trade routes changed. When trade routes
 ...

Author: Sol Holt

Publisher: Globe Fearon Company

ISBN: 0835906450

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Page: 752

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A textbook history of the world from earliest times to today.