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Buddhism and Asian History (Religion, History, and Culture)

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Published by Macmillan Pub Co .
Written in English


  • Religion: general,
  • Buddhism,
  • History,
  • Religion

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Edition Notes

ContributionsMark D. Cummings (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages400
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9224485M
ISBN 100028972120
ISBN 109780028972121

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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 . By focusing on the career and legacy of Amoghavajra, one of the most significant figures in the history of East Asian Buddhism, Geoffrey C. Goble's work provides a detailed image of Esoteric Buddhism in elite Chinese society and fills a long-standing lacuna in .   Kexue, or science, captured the Chinese imagination in the early twentieth century, promising new knowledge about the world and a dynamic path to e Buddhists embraced scientific language and ideas to carve out a place for their religion within a rapidly modernizing society. Examining dozens of previously unstudied writings from the . This chapter examines the history and character of Buddhism in each of the six main regions of Central Asia: Kusania, Kroraina (Shan-shan), Sogdiana, Khotan, Kucha, and Author: Mariko Namba Walter.

The interdisciplinary volume Transfer of Buddhism across Central Asian Networks (7th to 13th Centuries), edited by Carmen Meinert, offers a new transregional and transcultural vision for religious transfer processes in Central Asian history. Get this from a library! Buddhism and iconoclasm in East Asia: a history. [Fabio Rambelli; Eric Robert Reinders] -- This is a cross-cultural study of the multifaceted relations between Buddhism, its materiality, and instances of religious violence and destruction in . For a detailed history of Buddhism in China we will have to wait for Kenneth Chen’s book which should be published by the Princeton Press in In the meantime, Arthur Wright’s Buddhism in Chinese History gives a clear and discerning picture of the sweep of Buddhist history through the centuries and has a useful bibliography for further. 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 Price Range: $ - $