I write to draw your attention to an excellent set of review essays, published over the last couple of years and now gathered together in a virtual issue of Religion Compass entitled "Women and Buddhism." These essays should be valuable resources for anyone who teaches Buddhism or whose research on Buddhism intersects with gender.
The essays are:
- Stephanie Balkwill, "Why does a woman need to become a man in order to become a Buddha?: Past investigations, new leads"
- Lori Meeks, "Women and Buddhism in East Asian history: The case of the Blood Bowl Sutra, Part I: China"
- Lori Meeks, "Women and Buddhism in East Asian history: The case of the Blood Bowl Sutra, Part II: Japan"
- Alison Melnick, "Beyond the recovery of women: The evolving study of gender in Tibetan Buddhism"
All four essays will be available for free until the end of August. You can find the virtual issue here:
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