Reviews

Author: 
Justin Ritzinger
Reviewer: 
Lei Ying

Ying on Ritzinger, 'Anarchy in the Pure Land: Reinventing the Cult of Maitreya in Modern Chinese Buddhism'

Justin Ritzinger. Anarchy in the Pure Land: Reinventing the Cult of Maitreya in Modern Chinese Buddhism. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017. 352 pp. $74.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-049116-1

Reviewed by Lei Ying (Amherst College) Published on H-Buddhism (February, 2021) Commissioned by Jessica Zu (USC Dornsife, School of Religion)

Author: 
Michelle C. Wang
Reviewer: 
Zhenru Zhou

Zhou on Wang, 'Maṇḍalas in the Making: The Visual Culture of Esoteric Buddhism at Dunhuang'

Michelle C. Wang. Maṇḍalas in the Making: The Visual Culture of Esoteric Buddhism at Dunhuang. Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2018. xvii + 318 pp. ISBN 978-90-04-35765-5.

Reviewed by Zhenru Zhou (The University of Chicago) Published on H-Buddhism (January, 2021) Commissioned by Jessica Zu (USC Dornsife, School of Religion)

Printable Version: https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=55814

Author: 
Yuhang Li
Reviewer: 
Jacqueline Chao

Chao on Li, 'Becoming Guanyin: Artistic Devotion of Buddhist Women in Late Imperial China'

Yuhang Li. Becoming Guanyin: Artistic Devotion of Buddhist Women in Late Imperial China. New York: Columbia University Press, 2020. xii + 299 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-90-04-40088-7.

Reviewed by Jacqueline Chao (Crow Museum of Asian Art of The University of Texas at Dallas) Published on H-Buddhism (January, 2021) Commissioned by Jessica Zu (USC Dornsife, School of Religion)

Author: 
Matthew W. King
Reviewer: 
Brenton Sullivan

Sullivan on King, 'Ocean of Milk, Ocean of Blood: A Mongolian Monk in the Ruins of the Qing Empire'

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. 304 pp. $64.99 (e-book), ISBN 978-0-231-54922-6; $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-19106-7.

Reviewed by Brenton Sullivan (Colgate University) Published on H-Buddhism (December, 2020) Commissioned by Jessica Zu (USC Dornsife, School of Religion)

Author: 
Richard D. McBride
Reviewer: 
Charles B. Jones

Jones on McBride, 'Aspiring to Enlightenment: Pure Land Buddhism in Silla Korea'

Richard D. McBride. Aspiring to Enlightenment: Pure Land Buddhism in Silla Korea. Pure Land Buddhist Studies. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2020. 247 pp. $68.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-8260-0

Reviewed by Charles B. Jones (The Catholic University of America) Published on H-Buddhism (December, 2020) Commissioned by Sujung Kim (DePauw University)

Author: 
Michael R. Sheehy, Klaus-Dieter Mathes, eds.
Reviewer: 
Jay L. Garfield

Garfield on Sheehy and Mathes, 'The Other Emptiness: Rethinking the Zhentong Buddhist Discourse in Tibet'

Michael R. Sheehy, Klaus-Dieter Mathes, eds. The Other Emptiness: Rethinking the Zhentong Buddhist Discourse in Tibet. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2019. 448 pp. $100.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4384-7757-2

Author: 
Avram Alpert
Reviewer: 
John Barbour

Barbour on Alpert, 'Global Origins of the Modern Self, from Montaigne to Suzuki'

Avram Alpert. Global Origins of the Modern Self, from Montaigne to Suzuki. SUNY Press, 2019. xv + 435 pages. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4384-7385-7

Reviewed by John Barbour (St. Olaf College) Published on H-Buddhism (November, 2020) Commissioned by Ben Van Overmeire (Duke Kunshan University)

Author: 
Lynn A. Struve
Reviewer: 
Yuzhou Bai

Bai on Struve, 'The Dreaming Mind and the End of the Ming World'

Lynn A. Struve. The Dreaming Mind and the End of the Ming World. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2019. Illustrations. 439 pp. $72.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-7525-1

Reviewed by Yuzhou Bai (Princeton University) Published on H-Buddhism (November, 2020) Commissioned by Jessica Zu (USC Dornsife, School of Religion)

Author: 
John Jorgensen, Dan Lusthaus, John Makeham, Mark Strange, ed. and trans.
Reviewer: 
Tao Jin

Jin on Jorgensen and Dan Lusthaus and John Makeham and Mark Strange and ed. and trans., 'Treatise on Awakening Mahāyāna Faith'

John Jorgensen, Dan Lusthaus, John Makeham, Mark Strange, ed. and trans. Treatise on Awakening Mahāyāna Faith. New York: Oxford University Press, 2019. 184 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-029770-1.

Reviewed by Tao Jin (Illinois Wesleyan University) Published on H-Buddhism (October, 2020) Commissioned by Jessica Zu (USC Dornsife, School of Religion)

Author: 
Dewei Zhang
Reviewer: 
Chun-fang Yu

Yu on Zhang, 'Thriving in Crisis: Buddhism and Political Disruption in China, 1522-1620'

Dewei Zhang. Thriving in Crisis: Buddhism and Political Disruption in China, 1522-1620. The Sheng Yen Series in Chinese Buddhist Studies. New York: Columbia University Press, 2020. 368 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-19700-7.

Reviewed by Chun-fang Yu (Columbia University) Published on H-Buddhism (October, 2020) Commissioned by Jessica Zu (USC Dornsife, School of Religion)

Author: 
Ira Helderman
Reviewer: 
Seth Zuiho Segall

Segall on Helderman, 'Prescribing the Dharma: Psychotherapists, Buddhist Traditions, and Defining Religion'

Ira Helderman. Prescribing the Dharma: Psychotherapists, Buddhist Traditions, and Defining Religion. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2019. 328 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4696-4852-1; $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4696-4851-4.

Reviewed by Seth Zuiho Segall (Independent Scholar) Published on H-Buddhism (October, 2020) Commissioned by Ben Van Overmeire (Duke Kunshan University)

Author: 
Daniel Veidlinger
Reviewer: 
James Taylor

Taylor on Veidlinger, 'From Indra's Net to Internet: Communication, Technology, and the Evolution of Buddhist Ideas'

Daniel Veidlinger. From Indra's Net to Internet: Communication, Technology, and the Evolution of Buddhist Ideas. Contemporary Buddhism Series. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2018. 284 pp. $68.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-7340-0.

Reviewed by James Taylor (The University of Adelaide) Published on H-Buddhism (September, 2020) Commissioned by Ben Van Overmeire (Duke Kunshan University)

Author: 
Michal Pagis
Reviewer: 
Tyler Carter

Carter on Pagis, 'Inward: Vipassana Meditation and the Embodiment of the Self'

Michal Pagis. Inward: Vipassana Meditation and the Embodiment of the Self. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2019. 240 pp. $27.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-226-36187-1.

Reviewed by Tyler Carter (Duke Kunshan University) Published on H-Buddhism (September, 2020) Commissioned by Ben Van Overmeire (Duke Kunshan University)

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=55483

Author: 
Yingcong Dai
Reviewer: 
Daniel Burton-Rose

Burton-Rose on Dai, 'The White Lotus War: Rebellion and Suppression in Late Imperial China'

Yingcong Dai. The White Lotus War: Rebellion and Suppression in Late Imperial China. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2019. 664 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-295-74545-9.

Reviewed by Daniel Burton-Rose (Seoul National University Language Education Institute) Published on H-Buddhism (September, 2020) Commissioned by Jessica Zu (USC Dornsife, School of Religion)

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