Reviews

Author: 
Sarah F. Haynes, Michelle J. Sorensen, eds.
Reviewer: 
Ryan Overbey

Overbey on Haynes and Sorensen, 'Wading into the Stream of Wisdom: Essays in Honor of Leslie Kawamura'


Sarah F. Haynes, Michelle J. Sorensen, eds. Wading into the Stream of Wisdom: Essays in Honor of Leslie Kawamura. Contemporary Issues in Buddhist Studies Series. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2013. 380 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-886439-52-8.

Reviewed by Ryan Overbey
Published on H-Buddhism (May, 2015)
Commissioned by A. Charles Muller

Author: 
Steven Heine
Reviewer: 
John Jorgensen

Jorgensen on Heine, 'Zen Koans'


Steven Heine. Zen Koans. Dimensions of Asian Spirituality Series. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2014. 206 pp. $48.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-3973-4; $17.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8248-3974-1.

Reviewed by John Jorgensen (Australian National University)
Published on H-Buddhism (May, 2015)
Commissioned by Gregory A. Scott

The Problem with Koans

Author: 
Jeff Wilson
Reviewer: 
Franz A. Metcalf

Metcalf on Wilson, 'Mindful America: The Mutual Transformation of Buddhist Meditation and American Culture'


Jeff Wilson. Mindful America: The Mutual Transformation of Buddhist Meditation and American Culture. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. 287 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-982781-7.

Reviewed by Franz A. Metcalf (California State University Los Angeles)
Published on H-Buddhism (March, 2015)
Commissioned by A. Charles Muller

Author: 
Amy Holmes-Tagchungdarpa
Reviewer: 
David Templeman

Templeman on Holmes-Tagchungdarpa, 'The Social Life of Tibetan Biography: Textuality, Community, and Authority in the Lineage of Tokden Shakya Shri'


Amy Holmes-Tagchungdarpa. The Social Life of Tibetan Biography: Textuality, Community, and Authority in the Lineage of Tokden Shakya Shri. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2014. 221 pp. $89.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7391-6519-5.

Reviewed by David Templeman (Monash University)
Published on H-Buddhism (December, 2014)
Commissioned by John Powers

Author: 
Maria Heim
Reviewer: 
C. W. Huntington

Huntington on Heim, 'The Forerunner of All Things: Buddhaghosa on Mind, Intention, and Agency'


Maria Heim. The Forerunner of All Things: Buddhaghosa on Mind, Intention, and Agency. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. 272 pp. $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-933104-8; $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-933103-1.

Reviewed by C. W. Huntington (Hartwick College)
Published on H-Buddhism (December, 2014)
Commissioned by Thomas Borchert

Author: 
Juliane Schober
Reviewer: 
Jason Carbine

Carbine on Schober, 'Modern Buddhist Conjunctures in Myanmar: Cultural Narratives, Colonial Legacies, and Civil Society'


Juliane Schober. Modern Buddhist Conjunctures in Myanmar: Cultural Narratives, Colonial Legacies, and Civil Society. Honolulu: University of Hawaiʻi Press, 2011. 248 pp. $49.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-3382-4.

Reviewed by Jason Carbine
Published on H-Buddhism (December, 2014)
Commissioned by Thomas Borchert

Author: 
Christian Coseru
Reviewer: 
David Tomlinson

Tomlinson on Coseru, 'Perceiving Reality: Consciousness, Intentionality, and Cognition in Buddhist Philosophy'


Christian Coseru. Perceiving Reality: Consciousness, Intentionality, and Cognition in Buddhist Philosophy. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. xvii + 356 pp. $78.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-984338-1.

Reviewed by David Tomlinson (University of Chicago)
Published on H-Buddhism (October, 2014)
Commissioned by Daniel A. Arnold

In Search of an Optimistic Naturalism

Author: 
Shayne Neil Clarke
Reviewer: 
Reiko Ohnuma

Ohnuma on Clarke, 'Family Matters in Indian Buddhist Monasticisms'


Shayne Neil Clarke. Family Matters in Indian Buddhist Monasticisms. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2014. xiii + 275 pp. $52.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-3647-4.

Reviewed by Reiko Ohnuma (Dartmouth University)
Published on H-Buddhism (September, 2014)
Commissioned by Daniel A. Arnold

Author: 
Pattana Kitiarsa
Reviewer: 
Kelly Meister

Meister on Kitiarsa, 'Mediums, Monks, and Amulets: Thai Popular Buddhism Today'


Pattana Kitiarsa. Mediums, Monks, and Amulets: Thai Popular Buddhism Today. Chiang Mai: Silkworm Books, 2012. xxi + 170 pp. $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-616215049-4.

Reviewed by Kelly Meister (University of Chicago)
Published on H-Buddhism (September, 2014)
Commissioned by Thomas Borchert

Author: 
Kim Iryop
Reviewer: 
Hwansoo Kim

Kim on Iryop, 'Reflections of a Zen Buddhist Nun: Essays by Zen Master Kim Iryop'


Kim Iryop. Reflections of a Zen Buddhist Nun: Essays by Zen Master Kim Iryop. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2014. 328 pp. $46.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-3878-2.

Reviewed by Hwansoo Kim (Duke University)
Published on H-Buddhism (July, 2014)
Commissioned by A. Charles Muller

From Passionate Feminist to Passionate Defender of Buddhism: The Life and Teachings of the Korean Nun Iryŏp (1896–1971)

Author: 
Peter Skilling, Jason A. Carbine, Claudio Cicuzza, Santi Pakdeekham, eds.
Reviewer: 
Stephen Berkwitz

Berkwitz on Skilling and Carbine and Cicuzza and Pakdeekham, 'How Theravāda Is Theravāda? Exploring Buddhist Identities'


Peter Skilling, Jason A. Carbine, Claudio Cicuzza, Santi Pakdeekham, eds. How Theravāda Is Theravāda? Exploring Buddhist Identities. Published with the support of the Khyentse Foundation and the Fragile Palm Leaves Foundation. Chiang Mai: Silkworm Books. xxxvi + 620 pp. $60.00 (paper), ISBN 978-616215044-9.

Reviewed by Stephen Berkwitz (Missouri State University)
Published on H-Buddhism (April, 2014)
Commissioned by Thomas Borchert

Author: 
Gray Tuttle, Kurtis R. Schaeffer, eds.
Reviewer: 
Alex McKay

McKay on Tuttle and Schaeffer, 'The Tibetan History Reader'


Gray Tuttle, Kurtis R. Schaeffer, eds. The Tibetan History Reader. New York: Columbia University Press, 2013. xxiii + 720 pp. $120.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-14468-1; $40.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-231-14469-8; ISBN 978-0-231-51354-8.

Reviewed by Alex McKay (University of Leiden (Emeritus))
Published on H-Buddhism (February, 2014)
Commissioned by A. Charles Muller

Tibet History Reader by Kurtis Schaefer

Author: 
Georgios T. Halkias
Reviewer: 
Charles B. Jones

Jones on Halkias, 'Luminous Bliss: A Religious History of Pure Land Literature in Tibet'


Georgios T. Halkias. Luminous Bliss: A Religious History of Pure Land Literature in Tibet. Pure Land Buddhist Studies Series. Honolulu: University of Hawaiʻi Press, 2012. 335 pp. $49.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-3590-3.

Reviewed by Charles B. Jones (The Catholic University of America)
Published on H-Buddhism (February, 2014)
Commissioned by John Powers

Reaching the Pure Land of Amitābha from Tibet

Author: 
Reiko Ohnuma
Reviewer: 
Kristin Scheible

Scheible on Ohnuma, 'Ties That Bind: Maternal Imagery and Discourse in Indian Buddhism'


Reiko Ohnuma. Ties That Bind: Maternal Imagery and Discourse in Indian Buddhism. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. 288 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-991565-1; $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-991567-5.

Reviewed by Kristin Scheible (Bard College)
Published on H-Buddhism (January, 2014)
Commissioned by Daniel A. Arnold

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