ISBN 9781118610336,The Wiley Blackwell Companion To East And Inner Asian Buddhism

The Wiley Blackwell Companion To East And Inner Asian Buddhism

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Mario Poceski

Publisher:

John Wiley & Sons

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ISBN 9781118610336
Publisher

John Wiley & Sons

Publication Year 2014
ISBN-13

ISBN 9781118610336

ISBN-10 1118610334
Binding

Hard Back

Number of Pages 552 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Buddhism

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to East and Inner Asian Buddhism combines outstanding contributions covering Buddhism as it developed and is practiced in this region. These newlycommissioned essays provide fresh scholarly perspectives on a wide range of concepts, texts, and practices. Offers a comprehensive and balanced survey of Buddhism within East and Central Asia, from the time of the Buddha through to the present day Provides fresh perspectives on a wide range of concepts, texts, traditions, doctrines, practices, and institutions on topics spanning gender roles, tantric rituals, and the spread of Zen into Europe Brings together cuttingedge research by an interdisciplinary and international contributor team, including historians, literature scholars, and historians, as well as those from religious studies Presents a panoramic view of the extraordinary richness and variety of local Buddhist expressions and practices within Chinese, Korean, Japanese, and Tibetan, cultures. Offering comprehensive and balanced coverage, this Companion explores numerous aspects of Buddhism within East and Central Asia, from the time of the Buddha right through to the present day. Written by an outstanding interdisciplinary and international contributor team, these newlycommissioned essays provide fresh, scholarly perspectives on a wide range of texts, traditions, doctrines, practices, and institutions on topics spanning gender roles, tantric rituals, and the spread of Zen into Europe, through to Canon formation, the development of monastic institutions, and the role of digital Buddhism. Together they provide a panoramic view of the extraordinary richness and variety of local Buddhist expressions and practices within Chinese, Korean, Japanese, and Tibetan cultures. The Wiley Blackwell Companion to East and Inner Buddhism crosses boundaries that separate traditional academic disciplines, providing an invaluable resource and reference for scholars, students, and others interested in the study of Buddhism.
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