Reviews

Author: 
Tojŏn Chŏng, Hamhŏ Tŭkt'ong
Reviewer: 
Seong Uk Kim

Kim on Chŏng and Tŭkt'ong, 'Korea's Great Buddhist-Confucian Debate: The Treatises of Chŏng Tojŏn (Sambong) and Hamhŏ Tŭkt'ong (Kihwa)'


Tojŏn Chŏng, Hamhŏ Tŭkt'ong. Korea's Great Buddhist-Confucian Debate: The Treatises of Chŏng Tojŏn (Sambong) and Hamhŏ Tŭkt'ong (Kihwa). Translated and with an introduction by A. Charles Muller. Korean Classics Library: Philosophy and Religion Series. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2015. 192 pp. $52.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-5380-8.

Reviewed by Seong Uk Kim (Columbia University)
Published on H-Buddhism (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Hwansoo Kim

Author: 
Irving Chan Johnson
Reviewer: 
Erick White

White on Johnson, 'The Buddha on Mecca's Verandah: Encounters, Mobilities, and Histories along the Malaysian-Thai Border'


Irving Chan Johnson. The Buddha on Mecca's Verandah: Encounters, Mobilities, and Histories along the Malaysian-Thai Border. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2012. 240 pp. $70.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-295-99203-7; $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-295-99204-4.

Reviewed by Erick White (Cornell University)
Published on H-Buddhism (January, 2017)
Commissioned by Thomas Borchert

Author: 
Paul Brooks Watt
Reviewer: 
Joseph S. O'Leary

O'Leary on Watt, 'Demythologizing Pure Land Buddhism: Yasuda Rijin and the Shin Buddhist Tradition'


Paul Brooks Watt. Demythologizing Pure Land Buddhism: Yasuda Rijin and the Shin Buddhist Tradition. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2016. xii + 181 pp. $52.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-5632-8.

Reviewed by Joseph S. O'Leary (Sophia University)
Published on H-Buddhism (January, 2017)
Commissioned by Erez Joskovich

Author: 
Jan Kiely, J. Brooks Jessup
Reviewer: 
Justin R. Ritzinger

Ritzinger on Kiely and Jessup, 'Recovering Buddhism in Modern China'


Jan Kiely, J. Brooks Jessup. Recovering Buddhism in Modern China. The Sheng Yen Series in Chinese Buddhist Studies. New York: Columbia University Press, 2016. 400 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-17276-9.

Reviewed by Justin R. Ritzinger (University of Miami)
Published on H-Buddhism (September, 2016)
Commissioned by Dan Lusthaus

Author: 
Paul Copp
Reviewer: 
Jennifer Eichman

Eichman on Copp, 'The Body Incantatory: Spells and the Ritual Imagination in Medieval Chinese Buddhism'


Paul Copp. The Body Incantatory: Spells and the Ritual Imagination in Medieval Chinese Buddhism. New York: Columbia University Press, 2014. xxix + 363 pp. $64.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-16270-8.

Reviewed by Jennifer Eichman (SOAS)
Published on H-Buddhism (September, 2016)
Commissioned by Gregory A. Scott

Clash of Styles: Balancing the Theoretical with the Historical (Review Article)

Author: 
Jiang Wu, Lucille Chia, eds.
Reviewer: 
Courtney Bruntz

Bruntz on Wu and Chia, 'Spreading Buddha's Word in East Asia: The Formation and Transformation of the Chinese Buddhist Canon'


Jiang Wu, Lucille Chia, eds. Spreading Buddha's Word in East Asia: The Formation and Transformation of the Chinese Buddhist Canon. Sheng Yen Series in Chinese Buddhist Studies. New York: Columbia University Press, 2015. 405 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-17160-1.

Reviewed by Courtney Bruntz (Doane University)
Published on H-Buddhism (July, 2016)
Commissioned by Gregory A. Scott

Author: 
D. Christian Lammerts, ed.
Reviewer: 
Justin T. McDaniel

McDaniel on Lammerts and ed., 'Buddhist Dynamics in Premodern and Early Modern Southeast Asia'


D. Christian Lammerts, ed. Buddhist Dynamics in Premodern and Early Modern Southeast Asia. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2015. 452 pp. $59.85 (paper), ISBN 978-981-4519-06-9.

Reviewed by Justin T. McDaniel (University of Pennsylvania)
Published on H-Buddhism (July, 2016)
Commissioned by Thomas Borchert

Author: 
Benjamin Brose
Reviewer: 
Alan Cole

Cole on Brose, 'Patrons and Patriarchs: Regional Rulers and Chan Monks During the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms'


Benjamin Brose. Patrons and Patriarchs: Regional Rulers and Chan Monks During the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2015. 264 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-5381-5.

Reviewed by Alan Cole (Independent Scholar)
Published on H-Buddhism (July, 2016)
Commissioned by Gregory A. Scott

Author: 
Stuart H. Young
Reviewer: 
Christoph Anderl

Anderl and Van Cutsem on Young, 'Conceiving the Indian Buddhist Patriarchs in China'


Stuart H. Young. Conceiving the Indian Buddhist Patriarchs in China. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2015. 352 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-4120-1.

Reviewed by Christoph Anderl (Ghent University) and Laurent Van Cutsem (Ghent University)
Published on H-Buddhism (June, 2016)
Commissioned by Gregory A. Scott

Author: 
Erik J. Hammerstrom
Reviewer: 
Hung-yok Ip

Ip on Hammerstrom, 'The Science of Chinese Buddhism: Early Twentieth-Century Engagements'


Erik J. Hammerstrom. The Science of Chinese Buddhism: Early Twentieth-Century Engagements. New York: Columbia University Press, 2015. 264 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-17034-5.

Reviewed by Hung-yok Ip (Oregon State University)
Published on H-Buddhism (May, 2016)
Commissioned by Gregory A. Scott

Author: 
Alicia Marie Turner
Reviewer: 
Mike Charney

Charney on Turner, 'Saving Buddhism: The Impermanence of Religion in Colonial Burma'


Alicia Marie Turner. Saving Buddhism: The Impermanence of Religion in Colonial Burma. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2015. xiii + 221 pp. $54.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-3937-6.

Reviewed by Mike Charney (School of Oriental and African Studies)
Published on H-Buddhism (April, 2016)
Commissioned by Thomas Borchert

Author: 
Mikael Adolphson, Anne Commons, eds.
Reviewer: 
Naama Eisenstein

Eisenstein on Adolphson and Commons, 'Lovable Losers: The Heike in Action and Memory'


Mikael Adolphson, Anne Commons, eds. Lovable Losers: The Heike in Action and Memory. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2015. 284 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-4675-6.

Reviewed by Naama Eisenstein (PhD Candidate, Department of History of Art and Archaeology SOAS, University of London)
Published on H-Buddhism (January, 2016)
Commissioned by Erez Joskovich

Heike Legacies

Author: 
Gareth Fisher
Reviewer: 
Chun-fang Yu

Yu on Fisher, 'From Comrades to Bodhisattvas: Moral Dimensions of Lay Buddhist Practice in Contemporary China'


Gareth Fisher. From Comrades to Bodhisattvas: Moral Dimensions of Lay Buddhist Practice in Contemporary China. Topics in Contemporary Buddhism Series. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2014. x + 263 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-3966-6.

Reviewed by Chun-fang Yu (Columbia University, emerita)
Published on H-Buddhism (October, 2015)
Commissioned by Gregory A. Scott

Author: 
Barend J. ter Haar
Reviewer: 
Beverley F. McGuire

McGuire on Haar, 'Practicing Scripture: A Lay Buddhist Movement in Late Imperial China'


Barend J. ter Haar. Practicing Scripture: A Lay Buddhist Movement in Late Imperial China. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2014. 312 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-3927-7.

Reviewed by Beverley F. McGuire (University of North Carolina Wilmington, Philosophy and Religion Department)
Published on H-Buddhism (October, 2015)
Commissioned by Gregory A. Scott

Author: 
John Jorgensen
Reviewer: 
Richard McBride

McBride on Jorgensen, 'A Handbook of Korean Zen Practice: A Mirror on the Sŏn School of Buddhism (Sŏn'ga kwigam)'


John Jorgensen. A Handbook of Korean Zen Practice: A Mirror on the Sŏn School of Buddhism (Sŏn'ga kwigam). Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2015. 328 pp. $49.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-4097-6.

Reviewed by Richard McBride (BYU-Hawaii)
Published on H-Buddhism (September, 2015)
Commissioned by Gregory A. Scott

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