Reviews

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

Author: 
Mary Anne Cartelli
Reviewer: 
John Jorgensen

Jorgensen on Cartelli, 'The Five-Colored Clouds of Mount Wutai: Poems from Dunhuang'

Mary Anne Cartelli. The Five-Colored Clouds of Mount Wutai: Poems from Dunhuang. Leiden: Brill, 2012. xii + 224 pp. $129.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-90-04-18481-7.

Reviewed by John Jorgensen (Australian National University) Published on H-Buddhism (August, 2013) Commissioned by Dan Lusthaus

Author: 
Haruko Wakabayashi
Reviewer: 
Anna Andreeva

Andreeva on Wakabayashi, 'The Seven Tengu Scrolls: Evil and the Rhetoric of Legitimacy in Medieval Japanese Buddhism'

Haruko Wakabayashi. The Seven Tengu Scrolls: Evil and the Rhetoric of Legitimacy in Medieval Japanese Buddhism. Honolulu: University of Hawaiʻi Press, 2012. Illustrations. 203 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-3416-6.

Reviewed by Anna Andreeva (University of Heidelberg) Published on H-Buddhism (June, 2013) Commissioned by Mikael Bauer

Author: 
Daniel Anderson Arnold
Reviewer: 
Richard Nance

Nance on Arnold, 'Brains, Buddhas, and Believing: The Problem of Intentionality in Classical Buddhist and Cognitive-Scientific Philosophy of Mind'

Daniel Anderson Arnold. Brains, Buddhas, and Believing: The Problem of Intentionality in Classical Buddhist and Cognitive-Scientific Philosophy of Mind. New York: Columbia University Press, 2012. xii + 311 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-14546-6; ISBN 978-0-231-51821-5.

Reviewed by Richard Nance (Indiana University) Published on H-Buddhism (May, 2013) Commissioned by Thomas Borchert

Author: 
Richard F. Nance
Reviewer: 
Richard P. Hayes

Hayes on Nance, 'Speaking for Buddhas: Scriptural Commentary in Indian Buddhism'

Richard F. Nance. Speaking for Buddhas: Scriptural Commentary in Indian Buddhism. New York: Columbia University Press, 2011. 312 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-15230-3; $43.99 (digital), ISBN 978-0-231-52667-8.

Reviewed by Richard P. Hayes (Department of Philosophy) Published on H-Buddhism (March, 2013) Commissioned by Daniel A. Arnold

Author: 
Michael Radich
Reviewer: 
Juan Wu

Wu on Radich, 'How Ajātaśatru Was Reformed: The Domestication of "Ajase" and Stories in Buddhist History'

Michael Radich. How Ajātaśatru Was Reformed: The Domestication of "Ajase" and Stories in Buddhist History. Tokyo: International Institute for Buddhist Studies, 2011. iii + 202 pp. ISBN 978-4-906267-65-1.

Reviewed by Juan Wu (The University of Tokyo) Published on H-Buddhism (March, 2013) Commissioned by Dan Lusthaus

Author: 
Hank Glassman
Reviewer: 
Heather Blair

Blair on Glassman, 'The Face of Jizo: Image and Cult in Medieval Japanese Buddhism'

Hank Glassman. The Face of Jizo: Image and Cult in Medieval Japanese Buddhism. Honolulu: University of Hawaiʻi Press, 2012. 272 pp. $52.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-3443-2; $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8248-3581-1.

Reviewed by Heather Blair (Indiana University) Published on H-Buddhism (October, 2012) Commissioned by Mikael Bauer

Author: 
Andrew Edmund Goble
Reviewer: 
Anna Andreeva

Andreeva on Goble, 'Confluences of Medicine in Medieval Japan: Buddhist Healing, Chinese Knowledge, Islamic Formulas, and Wounds of War'

Andrew Edmund Goble. Confluences of Medicine in Medieval Japan: Buddhist Healing, Chinese Knowledge, Islamic Formulas, and Wounds of War. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2011. xx + 202 pp. $52.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-3500-2.

Reviewed by Anna Andreeva (University of Heidelberg) Published on H-Buddhism (August, 2012) Commissioned by Mikael Bauer

Author: 
Jeffrey Samuels
Reviewer: 
Jonathan Young

Young on Samuels, 'Attracting the Heart: Social Relations and the Aesthetics of Emotion in Sri Lankan Monastic Culture'

Jeffrey Samuels. Attracting the Heart: Social Relations and the Aesthetics of Emotion in Sri Lankan Monastic Culture. Topics in Contemporary Buddhism Series. Honolulu: University of Hawaiʻi Press, 2010. 192 pp. $36.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-3385-5.

Reviewed by Jonathan Young (College of the Holy Cross) Published on H-Buddhism (July, 2012) Commissioned by Thomas Borchert

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