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BUDDHISM IN WORLD CULTURES:COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVES


By BERKWITZ  (Author)
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Price : $85.00  
ISBN : 9781851097821  
Dimension :     Page : 373
Year of Publication : 2006    Edition : 1
Publisher : ABC-CLIO INC.
Subject : RELIGION




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Description :

Collecting the work of leading authorities on Buddhism in different societies around the world, this book details the state of the religion in Asian countries where it is a major cultural influence and in North America. The religion has changed to meet the challenges of modernity; its practitioners have incorporated those innovations and this work examines those changes in-depth.

A comprehensive overview of historical Buddhist practice grounds the reader for the entire nine chapters, each of which is organized by geographical area and follows the path Buddhism took as it spread across Asia and into North America. Each chapter presents field research and critical reflection on what constitutes modern Buddhism in one of nine countries or regions. Histories of Buddhism are common; this is the only source for in-depth information on modern Buddhism.



Content :

Contributors
Preface

  • The History of Buddhism in Retrospect
  • Buddhism in Sri Lanka: Practice, Protest, and Preservation
  • Buddhism in Burma: Engagement with Modernity
  • Buddhism in Thailand: Negotiating the Modern Age
  • Buddhism in Cambodia: Rupture and Continuity
  • Buddhism in Chaina and Taiwan: The Dimensions of Contemporary Chinese Buddhism
  • Buddism in Korea: Decolonization, Nationalism, and Modernization
  • Buddhism in Japan: The Creation of Traditions
  • Buddhism in Tibet and Nepal: Vicissitudes of Traditions of Power and Merit
  • Buddhism in The West: Transplantation and Innovation
  • Annotated Bibliography
  • Glossary of Terms
Index
About the Edition

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