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Guardian of a Dying Flame Sariputra (c. 1335-1426) and the End of Late Indian Buddhism
ISBN: HB: 9780674984356, Harvard University Press, January 2019
450 pp., 25.4x17.8 cm
Arthur McKeown presents the first full-length analysis of the continuation of Buddhism in India after the thirteenth century. This study describes later Indian Buddhism through a detailed examination of the life of Œariputra (c. 1335-1426), the last...
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Korean Buddhist Empire A Transnational History, 1910-1945
ISBN: HB: 9780674987197, Harvard University Press, November 2018
358 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 16 line illus.
In the first part of the twentieth century, Korean Buddhists, despite living under colonial rule, reconfigured sacred objects, festivals, urban temples, propagation – and even their own identities – to modernize and elevate Korean Buddhism. By focusi...
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Word Embodied The Jeweled Pagoda Mandalas in Japanese Buddhist Art
ISBN: HB: 9780674983861, Harvard University Press, July 2018
300 pp., 25.4x17.8 cm, 90 colour illus.
In this study of the Japanese jeweled pagoda mandalas, Halle O'Neal reveals the entangled realms of sacred body, beauty, and salvation. Much of the previous scholarship on these paintings concentrates on formal analysis and iconographic study of thei...
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Dispelling the Darkness A Jesuit's Quest for the Soul of Tibet
ISBN: HB: 9780674659704, Harvard University Press, April 2017
320 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 1 halftone, 1 line illustration
In a remote Himalayan village in 1721, the Jesuit priest Ippolito Desideri awaited permission from Rome to continue his mission to convert the Tibetan people to Christianity. In the meantime, he forged ahead with an ambitious project: a treatise, wri...
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Assembling Shinto Buddhist Approaches to Kami Worship in Medieval Japan
ISBN: HB: 9780674970571, Harvard University Press, March 2017
400 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 9 colour illus., 15 line illus., 3 maps
During the late twelfth to fourteenth centuries, several precursors of what is now commonly known as Shinto came together for the first time. By focusing on Mt. Miwa in present-day Nara Prefecture and examining the worship of indigenous deities (kami...
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Early Text on the History of Rwa sgreng Monastery The Rgyal ba'i dben gnas rwa sgreng gi bshad pa nyi ma'i 'od zer of 'Brom Shes rab me lce
ISBN: HB: 9780674975569, Harvard University Press, January 2017
210 pp., 25.4x17.8 cm
This monograph is a study of the "Rgyal ba'i dben gnas rwa sgreng gi bshad pa nyi ma'i 'od zer" ("Rays of the Sun: A Statement about Rwa sgreng Monastery, Hermitage of the Victor"), which is a newly discovered hand-written manuscript from the Fifth D...
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Ashoka in Ancient India
ISBN: HB: 9780674057777, Harvard University Press, September 2015
406 pp., 21x13.9 cm, 7 colour illus., 38 halftones, 3 maps
In the third century BCE, Ashoka ruled an empire encompassing much of modern-day India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh. During his reign, Buddhism proliferated across the South Asian subcontinent, and future generations of Asians came to see h...
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Materializing Magic Power Chinese Popular Religion in Villages and Cities
ISBN: HB: 9780674504363, Harvard University Press, March 2015
230 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 24 halftones, 7 maps, 2 tables
"Materializing Magic Power" paints a broad picture of the dynamics of popular religion in Taiwan. The first book to explore contemporary Chinese popular religion from its cultural, social, and material perspectives, it analyzes these aspects of relig...
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Illusory Abiding The Cultural Construction of the Chan Monk Zhongfeng Mingben
ISBN: HB: 9780674417113, Harvard University Press, October 2014
400 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 17 halftones, 3 maps, 1 table
A groundbreaking monograph on Yuan dynasty Buddhism,"Illusory Abiding" offers a cultural history of Buddhism through a case study of the eminent Chan master Zhongfeng Mingben. Natasha Heller demonstrates that Mingben, and other monks of his stature,...
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Buddhism, Unitarianism, and the Meiji Competition for Universality
ISBN: HB: 9780674066946, Harvard University Press, September 2014
250 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 10 black&white illus.
In the late 1800s, as Japanese leaders mulled over the usefulness of religion in modernizing their country, they chose to invite Unitarian missionaries to Japan. This book spotlights one facet of debates sparked by the subsequent encounter between Un...
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