Reviews

Author: 
Jake H. Davis, ed.
Reviewer: 
Jonathan C. Gold

Gold on Davis, 'A Mirror Is for Reflection: Understanding Buddhist Ethics'

Jake H. Davis, ed. A Mirror Is for Reflection: Understanding Buddhist Ethics. New York: Oxford University Press, 2017. xxv + 358 pp. $38.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-049976-1.

Reviewed by Jonathan C. Gold (Princeton University) Published on H-Buddhism (March, 2019) Commissioned by Rafal Stepien (Heidelberg University)

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=52842

Author: 
Douglas Osto
Reviewer: 
Mavis Fenn

Fenn on Osto, 'Altered States: Buddhism and Psychedelic Spirituality in America'

Douglas Osto. Altered States: Buddhism and Psychedelic Spirituality in America. New York: Columbia University Press, 2016. xxvi + 300 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-17730-6.

Reviewed by Mavis Fenn (University of Waterloo) Published on H-Buddhism (March, 2019) Commissioned by John Powers (Deakin University)

Author: 
Roy Tzohar
Reviewer: 
Matthew Orsborn

Orsborn on Tzohar, 'A Yogācāra Buddhist Theory of Metaphor'

Roy Tzohar. A Yogācāra Buddhist Theory of Metaphor. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. 296 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-066439-8.

Reviewed by Matthew Orsborn (Mahidol University) Published on H-Buddhism (February, 2019) Commissioned by Rafal Stepien (Heidelberg University)

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=53031

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

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