Reviews

Author: 
Suzanne M. Bessenger
Reviewer: 
Catherine Hartmann

Hartmann on Bessenger, 'Echoes of Enlightenment: The Life and Legacy of the Tibetan Saint Sonam Peldren'

Suzanne M. Bessenger. Echoes of Enlightenment: The Life and Legacy of the Tibetan Saint Sonam Peldren. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. viii + 296 pp. $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-022528-5; $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-022527-8.

Reviewed by Catherine Hartmann (Harvard University) Published on H-Buddhism (September, 2018) Commissioned by John Powers (Deakin University)

Author: 
Emily T. Yeh, Christopher R. Coggins, eds.
Reviewer: 
Alex McKay

McKay on Yeh and Coggins, 'Mapping Shangrila: Contested Landscapes in the Sino-Tibetan Borderlands'

Emily T. Yeh, Christopher R. Coggins, eds. Mapping Shangrila: Contested Landscapes in the Sino-Tibetan Borderlands. Studies on Ethnic Groups in China Series. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2014. xv + 332 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-295-99357-7; $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-295-99358-4.

Reviewed by Alex McKay (University of Leiden - Emeritus) Published on H-Buddhism (September, 2018) Commissioned by John Powers (Deakin University)

Author: 
Graham Lock, Gary S. Linebarger
Reviewer: 
John Kieschnick

Kieschnick on Lock and Linebarger, 'Chinese Buddhist Texts: An Introductory Reader'

Graham Lock, Gary S. Linebarger. Chinese Buddhist Texts: An Introductory Reader. Abingdon: Routledge, 2018. 188 pp. $35.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-138-95333-8; $136.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-138-95332-1.

Reviewed by John Kieschnick (Stanford University) Published on H-Buddhism (August, 2018) Commissioned by Rafal Stepien (University of Oxford)

Author: 
Paul L. Swanson, trans. and commentator
Reviewer: 
Brook Ziporyn

Ziporyn on Swanson, 'Clear Serenity, Quiet Insight: T’ien-t’ai Chih-i’s Mo-ho Chih-kuan'

Paul L. Swanson, trans. and commentator. Clear Serenity, Quiet Insight: T’ien-t’ai Chih-i’s Mo-ho Chih-kuan. Nanzan Library of Asian Religion and Culture Series. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2017. 3 vols. vii + 2,256 pp. $90.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8248-7377-6.

Author: 
Brook A. Ziporyn
Reviewer: 
Gereon Kopf

Kopf on Ziporyn, 'Emptiness and Omnipresence: An Essential Introduction to Tiantai Buddhism'

Brook A. Ziporyn. Emptiness and Omnipresence: An Essential Introduction to Tiantai Buddhism. World Philosophies Series. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2016. 336 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-02108-3; $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-02112-0.

Reviewed by Gereon Kopf (Luther College) Published on H-Buddhism (June, 2018) Commissioned by Rafal Stepien (University of Oxford)

Author: 
Francisca Cho
Reviewer: 
Lina Verchery

Verchery on Cho, 'Seeing Like the Buddha: Enlightenment through Film'

Francisca Cho. Seeing Like the Buddha: Enlightenment through Film. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2017. xi + 177 pp. $80.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4384-6439-8; $20.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4384-6438-1.

Reviewed by Lina Verchery (Harvard University) Published on H-Buddhism (May, 2018) Commissioned by Rafal Stepien (University of Oxford)

Author: 
Cécile Ducher
Reviewer: 
David Templeman

Templeman on Ducher, 'Building a Tradition: The Lives of Mar-pa the Translator'

Cécile Ducher. Building a Tradition: The Lives of Mar-pa the Translator. Munich: Indus-Verlag, 2017. 326 pp. EUR 59.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-940659-04-0.

Reviewed by David Templeman (Monash University) Published on H-Buddhism (March, 2018) Commissioned by John Powers (Deakin University)

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=51280

Author: 
Robert E. Buswell
Reviewer: 
Eamon Adams

Adams on Buswell, 'Numinous Awareness Is Never Dark: The Korean Buddhist Master Chinul's Excerpts on Zen Practice'

Robert E. Buswell. Numinous Awareness Is Never Dark: The Korean Buddhist Master Chinul's Excerpts on Zen Practice. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2016. xiv + 326 pp. $68.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-6739-3.

Reviewed by Eamon Adams (Mokpo Catholic University, South Korea) Published on H-Buddhism (January, 2018) Commissioned by Hwansoo Kim

Author: 
Richard Bowring
Reviewer: 
Joseph S. O'Leary

O'Leary on Bowring, 'In Search of the Way: Thought and Religion in Early-Modern Japan, 1582-1860'

Richard Bowring. In Search of the Way: Thought and Religion in Early-Modern Japan, 1582-1860. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017. xiv + 329 pp. $111.55 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-879523-0.

Reviewed by Joseph S. O'Leary (Professor English Literature, Sophia University, 1988-2015; Roche Chair for Interreligious Research, Nanzan University, 2015-16.) Published on H-Buddhism (December, 2017) Commissioned by Erez Joskovich

Author: 
Jacqueline I. Stone
Reviewer: 
Xiaofei Tu

Tu on Stone, 'Right Thoughts at the Last Moment: Buddhism and Deathbed Practices in Early Medieval Japan'

Jacqueline I. Stone. Right Thoughts at the Last Moment: Buddhism and Deathbed Practices in Early Medieval Japan. Kuroda Studies in East Asian Buddhism Series. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2016. 624 pp. $68.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-5643-4.

Reviewed by Xiaofei Tu (Lecturer Department of Languages,Literatures, and Cultures Appalachian State University) Published on H-Buddhism (December, 2017) Commissioned by Erez Joskovich

Author: 
Sharon A. Suh
Reviewer: 
Hyangsoon Yi

Yi on Suh, 'Silver Screen Buddha: Buddhism in Asian and Western Film'

Sharon A. Suh. Silver Screen Buddha: Buddhism in Asian and Western Film. New York: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2015. 232 pp. $122.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4411-0536-3.

Reviewed by Hyangsoon Yi (University of Georgia) Published on H-Buddhism (December, 2017) Commissioned by Hwansoo Kim

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=47450

Author: 
Jin Park
Reviewer: 
Sujung Kim

Kim on Park, 'Women and Buddhist Philosophy: Engaging Zen Master Kim Iryŏp'

Jin Park. Women and Buddhist Philosophy: Engaging Zen Master Kim Iryŏp. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2017. 280 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-5878-0.

Reviewed by Sujung Kim (DePauw University) Published on H-Buddhism (October, 2017) Commissioned by Hwansoo Kim

Author: 
John Powers
Reviewer: 
David Templeman

Templeman on Powers, 'The Buddha Party: How the People's Republic of China Works to Define and Control Tibetan Buddhism'

John Powers. The Buddha Party: How the People's Republic of China Works to Define and Control Tibetan Buddhism. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. 393 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-935815-1.

Reviewed by David Templeman (Monash University) Published on H-Buddhism (June, 2017) Commissioned by Gregory A. Scott

Author: 
Julia Cassaniti
Reviewer: 
Michael Chladek

Chladek on Cassaniti, 'Living Buddhism: Mind, Self, and Emotion in a Thai Community'

Julia Cassaniti. Living Buddhism: Mind, Self, and Emotion in a Thai Community. IthacA: Cornell University Press, 2015. 232 pp. $22.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8014-5671-8.

Reviewed by Michael Chladek (University of Chicago) Published on H-Buddhism (May, 2017) Commissioned by Thomas Borchert

Author: 
Tanya Storch
Reviewer: 
Antonello Palumbo

Palumbo on Storch, 'The History of Chinese Buddhist Bibliography: Censorship and Transformation of the Tripitaka'

Tanya Storch. The History of Chinese Buddhist Bibliography: Censorship and Transformation of the Tripitaka. Amherst: Cambria Press, 2014. 266 pp. $109.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-60497-877-3.

Reviewed by Antonello Palumbo (SOAS, University of London) Published on H-Buddhism (April, 2017) Commissioned by Gregory A. Scott

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