Reviews

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

Author: 
James Carter
Reviewer: 
Justin Ritzinger

Ritzinger on Carter, 'Heart of Buddha, Heart of China: The Life of Tanxu, a Twentieth-Century Monk'

James Carter. Heart of Buddha, Heart of China: The Life of Tanxu, a Twentieth-Century Monk. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011. viii + 221 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-539885-4.

Reviewed by Justin Ritzinger (Oberlin College) Published on H-Buddhism (August, 2011) Commissioned by Dan Lusthaus

Author: 
Johannes Bronkhorst
Reviewer: 
Alexander Wynne

Wynne on Bronkhorst, 'Greater Magadha: Studies in the Culture of Early India'

Johannes Bronkhorst. Greater Magadha: Studies in the Culture of Early India. Handbook of Oriental Studies Series. Leiden: Brill, 2007. xix + 414 pp. $182.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-90-04-15719-4.

Reviewed by Alexander Wynne Published on H-Buddhism (July, 2011) Commissioned by Daniel A. Arnold

Author: 
Jin Y. Park, ed.
Reviewer: 
Richard McBride

McBride on Park, 'Makers of Modern Korean Buddhism'

Jin Y. Park, ed. Makers of Modern Korean Buddhism. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2009. ix + 382 pp. $80.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4384-2921-2; $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4384-2922-9.

Reviewed by Richard McBride (BYU-Hawaii) Published on H-Buddhism (July, 2011) Commissioned by A. Charles Muller

Modern Korean Buddhism

Author: 
Daniel M. Veidlinger
Reviewer: 
DC Lammerts

Lammerts on Veidlinger, 'Spreading the Dhamma: Writing, Orality, and Textual Transmission in Buddhist Northern Thailand'

Daniel M. Veidlinger. Spreading the Dhamma: Writing, Orality, and Textual Transmission in Buddhist Northern Thailand. Southeast Asia: Politics, Meaning, Memory Series. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2006. 259 pp. $52.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-3024-3.

Reviewed by DC Lammerts (Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies) Published on H-Buddhism (May, 2011) Commissioned by Thomas Borchert

Author: 
David L. McMahan
Reviewer: 
Eyal Aviv

Aviv on McMahan, 'The Making of Buddhist Modernism'

David L. McMahan. The Making of Buddhist Modernism. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008. 299 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-518327-6.

Reviewed by Eyal Aviv (George Washington University) Published on H-Buddhism (January, 2011) Commissioned by Jin Y. Park

Buddhism Meets Modernity

Author: 
Pori Park
Reviewer: 
Hwansoo Kim

Kim on Park, 'Trial and Error in Modernist Reforms: Korean Buddhism under Colonial Rule'

Pori Park. Trial and Error in Modernist Reforms: Korean Buddhism under Colonial Rule. Berkeley: Institute of East Asian Studies, 2009. 158 pp. $20.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-55729-094-6.

Reviewed by Hwansoo Kim (Duke University) Published on H-Buddhism (November, 2010) Commissioned by Jin Y. Park

Author: 
Nalini Bhushan, Jay L. Garfield, Abraham Zablocki, eds.
Reviewer: 
Ruth Gamble

Gamble on Bhushan and Garfield and Zablocki, 'TransBuddhism: Transmission, Translation, and Transformation'

Nalini Bhushan, Jay L. Garfield, Abraham Zablocki, eds. TransBuddhism: Transmission, Translation, and Transformation. Collaborations Series. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2009. ix + 260 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-55849-708-5; $80.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-55849-707-8.

Reviewed by Ruth Gamble (Australian National University) Published on H-Buddhism (October, 2010) Commissioned by A. Charles Muller

Author: 
Justin Thomas McDaniel
Reviewer: 
Anne Blackburn

Blackburn on McDaniel, 'Gathering Leaves and Lifting Words: Histories of Buddhist Monastic Education in Laos and Thailand'

Justin Thomas McDaniel. Gathering Leaves and Lifting Words: Histories of Buddhist Monastic Education in Laos and Thailand. Critical Dialogues in Southeast Asian Studies Series. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2008. 358 pp. $70.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-295-98848-1; $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-295-98849-8.

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