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Oxford handbook of contemporary Buddhism / edited by Michael Jerryson.

  • New York, NY, United States of America : Oxford University Press, [2017]
  • ©2017
xv, 737 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Summary note:
"As an incredibly diverse religious system, Buddhism is constantly changing. The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Buddhism offers a comprehensive collection of work by leading scholars in the field that tracks these changes up to the present day. Taken together, the book provides a blueprint to understanding Buddhism's past and uses it to explore the ways in which Buddhism has transformed in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The volume contains 41 essays, divided into two sections. The essays in the first section examine the historical development of Buddhist traditions throughout the world. These chapters cover familiar settings like India, Japan, and Tibet as well as the less well-known countries of Vietnam, Bhutan, and the regions of Latin America, Africa, and Oceania. Focusing on changes within countries and transnationally, this section also contains chapters that focus explicitly on globalization, such as Buddhist international organizations and diasporic communities. The second section tracks the relationship between Buddhist traditions and particular themes. These chapters review Buddhist interactions with contemporary topics such as violence and peacebuilding, and ecology, as well as Buddhist influences in areas such as medicine and science. Offering coverage that is both expansive and detailed, The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Buddhism delves into some of the most debated and contested areas within Buddhist Studies today. "-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Introduction: The Buddhist System in Transition / Michael Jerryson -- Part I: Regions -- South Asian -- Contemporary Sri Lankan Buddhist Traditions / Mahinda Deegalle -- Buddhism in Contemporary India / David Geary and Sraman Mukherjee -- Buddhism in Contemporary Bhutan / Samdrup Rigyal and Alyson Prude -- East Asian -- Contemporary Chinese Buddhist Traditions / Mario Poceski -- Contemporary Korean Buddhist Traditions / Mark A. Nathan -- Contemporary Japanese Buddhist Traditions / Elisabetta Porcu -- Central Asian -- Contemporary Tibetan Buddhism / Abraham Zablocki -- Contemporary Mongolian Buddhism / Vesna A. Wallace and Christine Murphy -- Southeast Asian -- Contemporary Vietnamese Buddhism / Alexander Soucy -- Contemporary Thai Buddhism / Rachelle Scott -- Contemporary Burmese Buddhism / Niklas Foxeus -- Contemporary Cambodian Buddhist Traditions: Seen from the Past / Ashley Thompson -- Contemporary Buddhism in Malaysia / Jeffrey Samuels -- Contemporary Lao Buddhism : ruptured histories / Patrice Ladwig -- European-American -- Buddhism in Latin America / Cristina Rocha -- US Buddhist Traditions / Joseph Cheah -- European Buddhist Traditions / Laurence Cox -- Southern -- Buddhism in Africa / Michel Clasquin-Johnson -- Buddhism in Australia and the Oceania / Michelle Barker -- Global -- Diasporic Buddhisms and Convert Communities / John Nelson -- Buddhist International Organizations / Brooke Schedneck.
  • Part II: Modalities -- Material Culture -- Buddhist Relics and Pilgrimage / Jovan Maud -- Contemporary Buddhist Architecture: From reliquary to theme park / Lawrence Chua -- Contemporary Buddhism and Iconography / Jessica Patterson -- Buddhism and Media Technologies / Gregory Price Grieve and Daniel Veidlinger -- Social Engagement -- Contemporary Buddhism and Ecology / Susan M. Darlington, Hampshire College -- Buddhism, Business, and Economics / Trine Brox and Elizabeth Williams-Oerberg -- Contemporary Buddhism and Education / Vladimir Tikhonov -- Buddhism, Nationalism, and Governance / Matthew J. Walton -- Buddhism, Conflict, and Peacebuilding / Michael Jerryson -- Practices -- Contemporary Buddhist Chanting and Music / Paul D. Greene -- Buddhist Healing and Taming in Tibet / Barbara Gerke -- Contemporary Buddhism and Magic / Erick White -- Contemporary Tantric Buddhist Traditions / David B. Gray -- Contemporary Buddhism and Death / Mark Rowe -- Identity -- Buddhism and Gender / Sharon A. Suh -- Buddhism, Race, and Ethnicity /Joseph Cheah -- Buddhism and Sexual Orientation / Hsiao-Lan Hu -- Buddhist Encounters with Diversity / Donald K. Swearer -- Academics -- Buddhism and Science as Ethical Discourse / Francisca Cho -- The Contemporary Study of Buddhism / Nathan McGovern.
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