Reviews

Author: 
D. Christian Lammerts
Reviewer: 
Petra Kieffer-Pulz

Kieffer-Pulz on Lammerts, 'Buddhist Law in Burma: A History of Dhammasattha Texts and Jurisprudence, 1250-1850'

D. Christian Lammerts. Buddhist Law in Burma: A History of Dhammasattha Texts and Jurisprudence, 1250-1850. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2018. 304 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-7260-1.

Reviewed by Petra Kieffer-Pulz (Academy of Sciences and Literature, Mainz) Published on H-Buddhism (March, 2020) Commissioned by Thomas Borchert (University of Vermont)

Author: 
Juhn Young Ahn
Reviewer: 
Richard McBride

McBride on Ahn, 'Buddhas and Ancestors: Religion and Wealth in Fourteenth-Century Korea'

Juhn Young Ahn. Buddhas and Ancestors: Religion and Wealth in Fourteenth-Century Korea. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2018. 260 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-295-74339-4.

Reviewed by Richard McBride (Brigham Young University) Published on H-Buddhism (September, 2019) Commissioned by Sujung Kim (DePauw University)

Author: 
Eugene Ford
Reviewer: 
Richard A. Ruth

Ruth on Ford, 'Cold War Monks: Buddhism and America's Secret Strategy in Southeast Asia'

Eugene Ford. Cold War Monks: Buddhism and America's Secret Strategy in Southeast Asia. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2017. 392 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-21856-5.

Reviewed by Richard A. Ruth (US Naval Academy) Published on H-Buddhism (September, 2019) Commissioned by Thomas Borchert (University of Vermont)

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=54458

Author: 
Erik W. Davis
Reviewer: 
Benjamin Baumann

Baumann on Davis, 'Deathpower: Buddhism's Ritual Imagination in Cambodia'

Erik W. Davis. Deathpower: Buddhism's Ritual Imagination in Cambodia. New York: Columbia University Press, 2015. 320 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-16918-9.

Reviewed by Benjamin Baumann (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) Published on H-Buddhism (July, 2019) Commissioned by Thomas Borchert (University of Vermont)

Author: 
Mark A. Nathan
Reviewer: 
Erik Hammerstrom

Hammerstrom on Nathan, 'From the Mountains to the Cities: A History of Buddhist Propagation in Modern Korea'

Mark A. Nathan. From the Mountains to the Cities: A History of Buddhist Propagation in Modern Korea. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2018. 206 pp. $62.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-7261-8.

Reviewed by Erik Hammerstrom (Pacific Lutheran University) Published on H-Buddhism (June, 2019) Commissioned by Hwansoo Kim (Duke University)

Author: 
Alicia Marie Turner, Guillaume Rozenberg, Benedicte Brac de La Perriere, eds.
Reviewer: 
Nicola Tannenbaum

Tannenbaum on Turner and Rozenberg and Brac de La Perriere, 'Champions of Buddhism: Weikza Cults in Contemporary Burma'

Alicia Marie Turner, Guillaume Rozenberg, Benedicte Brac de La Perriere, eds. Champions of Buddhism: Weikza Cults in Contemporary Burma. Singapore: National University of Singapore Press, 2014. xxvii + 261 pp. $38.00 (paper), ISBN 978-9971-69-780-8.

Reviewed by Nicola Tannenbaum (Lehigh University) Published on H-Buddhism (May, 2019) Commissioned by Thomas Borchert (University of Vermont)

Author: 
Paul T. Cohen, ed.
Reviewer: 
Felix Hessler

Hessler on Cohen, 'Charismatic Monks of Lanna Buddhism'

Paul T. Cohen, ed. Charismatic Monks of Lanna Buddhism. Copenhagen: NIAS Press, 2017. 272 pp. $27.00 (paper), ISBN 978-87-7694-195-6.

Reviewed by Felix Hessler (Leibniz University Hannover / Mote Oo Education, Yangon) Published on H-Buddhism (May, 2019) Commissioned by Thomas Borchert (University of Vermont)

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=53644

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)

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