Reviews

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

Author: 
Lawrence J. McCrea, and Parimal G. Patil
Reviewer: 
Vincent Eltschinger

Eltschinger on McCrea, 'Buddhist Philosophy of Language in India: Jnanasrimitra on Exclusion'


Lawrence J. McCrea, and Parimal G. Patil. Buddhist Philosophy of Language in India: Jnanasrimitra on Exclusion. New York: Columbia University Press, 2010. 216 pp. $27.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-231-15095-8; $82.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-15094-1.

Reviewed by Vincent Eltschinger (Institut für Kultur- und Geistesgeschichte Asiens)
Published on H-Buddhism (April, 2012)
Commissioned by Daniel A. Arnold

Author: 
Richard F. Gombrich
Reviewer: 
Rupert Gethin

Gethin on Gombrich, 'What the Buddha Thought'


Richard F. Gombrich. What the Buddha Thought. London: Equinox Pub., 2009. xv + 240 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-84553-612-1; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-84553-614-5.

Reviewed by Rupert Gethin (University of Bristol)
Published on H-Buddhism (January, 2012)
Commissioned by Daniel A. Arnold

Author: 
Ingrid Jordt
Reviewer: 
Erik Braun

Braun on Jordt, 'Burma's Mass Lay Meditation Movement: Buddhism and the Cultural Construction of Power'


Ingrid Jordt. Burma's Mass Lay Meditation Movement: Buddhism and the Cultural Construction of Power. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2007. xxii + 265 pp. + 14 pp. of plates. $28.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-89680-255-1.

Reviewed by Erik Braun (University of Oklahoma)
Published on H-Buddhism (January, 2012)
Commissioned by Thomas Borchert

Author: 
Aśvaghoṣa
Reviewer: 
Jonathan Walters

Walters on Aśvaghoṣa, 'Life of the Buddha'


Aśvaghoṣa. Life of the Buddha. Translated by Patrick Olivelle. Clay Sanskrit Library Series. New York: New York University Press and JJC Foundation, 2008. lv + 497 pp. $22.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8147-6216-5.

Reviewed by Jonathan Walters (Whitman College)
Published on H-Buddhism (January, 2012)
Commissioned by Daniel A. Arnold

Author: 
Prapod Assavavirulhakarn
Reviewer: 
Daniel Veidlinger

Veidlinger on Prapod Assavavirulhakarn, 'The Ascendancy of Theravada Buddhism in Southeast Asia'


Prapod Assavavirulhakarn. The Ascendancy of Theravada Buddhism in Southeast Asia. Chiang Mai: Silkworm Books, 2010. . $45.00 (paper), ISBN 978-974-9511-94-7.

Reviewed by Daniel Veidlinger (California State University, Chico)
Published on H-Buddhism (December, 2011)
Commissioned by Thomas Borchert

A Passage from India: The Coming of Buddhism to Southeast Asia

Author: 
John Clifford Holt
Reviewer: 
Marybeth White

White on Holt, 'Spirits of the Place: Buddhism and Lao Religious Culture'


John Clifford Holt. Spirits of the Place: Buddhism and Lao Religious Culture. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2009. 368 pp. $58.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-3327-5.

Reviewed by Marybeth White (Wilfrid Laurier University)
Published on H-Buddhism (November, 2011)
Commissioned by Alexander D. Soucy

Author: 
W. L. Idema
Reviewer: 
Philip Clart

Clart on Idema, 'The White Snake and Her Son: A Translation of the Precious Scroll of Thunder Peak, With Related Texts'


W. L. Idema. The White Snake and Her Son: A Translation of the Precious Scroll of Thunder Peak, With Related Texts. Indianapolis: Hackett Pub. Co., 2009. xxiv + 171 pp. $14.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-87220-995-4; $44.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-87220-996-1.

Reviewed by Philip Clart (University of Leipzig)
Published on H-Buddhism (October, 2011)
Commissioned by Dan Lusthaus

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