Reviews

Author: 
Georgios Halkias, Richard K. Payne, eds.
Reviewer: 
Melissa Curley

Curley on Halkias and Payne, 'Pure Lands in Asian Texts and Contexts: An Anthology'

Georgios Halkias, Richard K. Payne, eds. Pure Lands in Asian Texts and Contexts: An Anthology. Pure Land Buddhist Studies. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2019. 808 pp. $80.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-7309-7.

Reviewed by Melissa Curley (The Ohio State University) Published on H-Buddhism (June, 2022) Commissioned by Jessica Zu (USC Dornsife, School of Religion)

Author: 
Ruth Gamble
Reviewer: 
Rolf Scheuermann

Scheuermann on Gamble, 'The Third Karmapa Rangjung Dorje: Master of Mahamudra'

Ruth Gamble. The Third Karmapa Rangjung Dorje: Master of Mahamudra. Boulder: Shambhala Publications, 2020. 296 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-61180-708-0.

Reviewed by Rolf Scheuermann (Heidelberg University) Published on H-Buddhism (June, 2022) Commissioned by Lucia Galli

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Author: 
Vesna A. Wallace
Reviewer: 
Matthew T. Kapstein

Kapstein on King, 'Ocean of Milk, Ocean of Blood: A Mongolian Monk in the Ruins of the Qing Empire' and Uranchimeg, 'A Monastery on the Move: Art and Politics in Later Buddhist Mongolia' and Wallace, 'Sources of Mongolian Buddhism'

Matthew W. King. Ocean of Milk, Ocean of Blood: A Mongolian Monk in the Ruins of the Qing Empire. New York: Columbia University Press, 2019. xiv + 281 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-19106-7Tsultemin Uranchimeg. A Monastery on the Move: Art and Politics in Later Buddhist Mongolia. Honolulu: University of Hawaiʻi Press, 2021. xix + 282 pp.

Author: 
Alex John Catanese
Reviewer: 
Palden Gyal

Gyal on Catanese, 'Buddha in the Marketplace: The Commodification of Buddhist Objects in Tibet (Traditions and Transformations in Tibetan Buddhism)'

Alex John Catanese. Buddha in the Marketplace: The Commodification of Buddhist Objects in Tibet (Traditions and Transformations in Tibetan Buddhism). Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2019. 334 pp. $39.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8139-4318-3

Author: 
Karen O'Brien-Kop
Reviewer: 
David Carpenter

Carpenter on O'Brien-Kop, 'Rethinking 'Classical Yoga' and Buddhism: Meditation, Metaphors and Materiality (Bloomsbury Advances in Religious Studies)'

Karen O'Brien-Kop. Rethinking 'Classical Yoga' and Buddhism: Meditation, Metaphors and Materiality (Bloomsbury Advances in Religious Studies). London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2021. 240 pp. $115.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-350-22999-0

Author: 
CHARLES B. JONES
Reviewer: 
Kai Shmushko

Shmushko on JONES, 'Taixu’s ‘On the Establishment of the Pure Land in the Human Realm’: A Translation and Study'

CHARLES B. JONES. Taixu’s ‘On the Establishment of the Pure Land in the Human Realm’: A Translation and Study. [Place of publication not identified]: BLOOMSBURY ACADEMIC, 2020. 168 p. ; ? x cm. $100.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-350-14056-1

Author: 
Ester Bianchi, Weirong Shen, eds.
Reviewer: 
Joshua Esler

Esler on Bianchi and Shen, 'Sino-Tibetan Buddhism across the Ages'

Ester Bianchi, Weirong Shen, eds. Sino-Tibetan Buddhism across the Ages. Leiden: Brill, 2021. xiv + 378 pp. $156.00 (e-book), ISBN 978-90-04-46837-5.

Reviewed by Joshua Esler (Sheridan Institute of Higher Education) Published on H-Buddhism (January, 2022) Commissioned by Lucia Galli

Printable Version: https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=57111

Author: 
Dominique Townsend
Reviewer: 
Lan Wu

Wu on Townsend, 'A Buddhist Sensibility: Aesthetic Education at Tibet's Mindröling Monastery'

Dominique Townsend. A Buddhist Sensibility: Aesthetic Education at Tibet's Mindröling Monastery. Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute Series. New York: Columbia University Press, 2021. Illustrations. 272 pp. $29.99 (e-book), ISBN 978-0-231-55105-2; $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-231-19487-7; $120.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-19486-0.

Reviewed by Lan Wu (Mount Holyoke College) Published on H-Buddhism (January, 2022) Commissioned by Lucia Galli

Author: 
Ying-Shih Yü
Reviewer: 
Bin Song

Song on Yü, 'The Religious Ethic and Mercantile Spirit in Early Modern China'

Ying-Shih Yü. The Religious Ethic and Mercantile Spirit in Early Modern China. Translated by Yim-tze Kwong. Edited by Hoyt Cleveland Tillman. New York: Columbia University Press, 2021. 328 pp. $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-231-20043-1.

Reviewed by Bin Song (Washington College) Published on H-Buddhism (January, 2022) Commissioned by Jessica Zu (USC Dornsife, School of Religion)

Author: 
Brenton Sullivan
Reviewer: 
Jonathan Samuels

Samuels on Sullivan, 'Building a Religious Empire: Tibetan Buddhism, Bureaucracy, and the Rise of the Gelukpa'

Brenton Sullivan. Building a Religious Empire: Tibetan Buddhism, Bureaucracy, and the Rise of the Gelukpa. Encounters with Asia Series. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2021. 304 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-5267-5.

Reviewed by Jonathan Samuels (University of Oxford) Published on H-Buddhism (November, 2021) Commissioned by Lucia Galli

Author: 
Michael D. Nichols
Reviewer: 
Simona Lazzerini

Lazzerini on Nichols, 'Malleable Mara: Transformations of a Buddhist Symbol of Evil'

Michael D. Nichols. Malleable Mara: Transformations of a Buddhist Symbol of Evil. Albany: SUNY Press, 2019. 268 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4384-7321-5

Reviewed by Simona Lazzerini (Stanford University) Published on H-Buddhism (November, 2021) Commissioned by Ben Van Overmeire (Duke Kunshan University)

Author: 
Eric M. Greene
Reviewer: 
Stuart Young

Young on Greene, 'Chan Before Chan: Meditation, Repentance, and Visionary Experience in Chinese Buddhism' and Greene, 'The Secrets of Buddhist Meditation: Visionary Meditation Texts from Early Medieval China'

Eric M. Greene. Chan Before Chan: Meditation, Repentance, and Visionary Experience in Chinese Buddhism. Kuroda Studies in East Asian Buddhism Series. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2021. 337 pp. $68.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-8443-7.Eric M. Greene. The Secrets of Buddhist Meditation: Visionary Meditation Texts from Early Medieval China. Kuroda Classics in East Asian Buddhism Series. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2021. 385 pp. $72.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-8444-4.

Author: 
Shisho Ri
Reviewer: 
Tianren Jiang

Jiang on Ri, '『究竟一乗宝性論』と東アジア仏教: 五─七世紀の如来蔵・真如・種姓説の研究'

Shisho Ri. 『究竟一乗宝性論』と東アジア仏教: 五─七世紀の如来蔵・真如・種姓説の研究. Tokyo-to Itabashi-ku: Kokusho Kankokai, 2020. iv + 662 pp. ISBN 978-4-336-06454-7

Reviewed by Tianren Jiang (Heidelberger Centrum für Transkulturelle Studien, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg) Published on H-Buddhism (October, 2021) Commissioned by Jessica Zu (USC Dornsife, School of Religion)

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