Reviews

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.

Author: 
Rachelle M. Scott
Reviewer: 
Justin T. McDaniel

McDaniel on Scott, 'Nirvana for Sale? Buddhism, Wealth, and the Dhammakāya Temple in Contemporary Thailand'

Rachelle M. Scott. Nirvana for Sale? Buddhism, Wealth, and the Dhammakāya Temple in Contemporary Thailand. Albany: SUNY Press, 2009. Illustrations. xiii + 242 pp. $70.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4384-2783-6; $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4384-2784-3.

Reviewed by Justin T. McDaniel (University of Pennsylvania) Published on H-Buddhism (August, 2010) Commissioned by Thomas Borchert

Author: 
Fabio Rambelli
Reviewer: 
Pamela Winfield

Winfield on Rambelli, 'Buddhist Materiality: A Cultural History of Objects in Japanese Buddhism'

Fabio Rambelli. Buddhist Materiality: A Cultural History of Objects in Japanese Buddhism. Palo Alto: Stanford University Press, 2007. xiv + 394 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-5682-2.

Reviewed by Pamela Winfield (Elon University) Published on H-Buddhism (July, 2010) Commissioned by Gereon Kopf

The Material World of Japanese Buddhism

Author: 
John Powers
Reviewer: 
Susanne Mrozik

Mrozik on Powers, 'A Bull of a Man: Images of Masculinity, Sex, and the Body in Indian Buddhism'

John Powers. A Bull of a Man: Images of Masculinity, Sex, and the Body in Indian Buddhism. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2009. 334 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-03329-0.

Reviewed by Susanne Mrozik (Mount Holyoke College) Published on H-Buddhism (July, 2010) Commissioned by Daniel A. Arnold

Learning to Think Differently: Buddhism and Masculinity Discourse

Author: 
Michael K. Jerryson, Mark Juergensmeyer, eds.
Reviewer: 
Vladimir Tikhonov

Tikhonov on Jerryson and Juergensmeyer, 'Buddhist Warfare'

Michael K. Jerryson, Mark Juergensmeyer, eds. Buddhist Warfare. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010. xi + 257 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-539483-2; $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-539484-9.

Reviewed by Vladimir Tikhonov (University of Oslo) Published on H-Buddhism (June, 2010) Commissioned by Dan Lusthaus

The Myth of ”Nonviolent Buddhism” – Demolished Once Again

Author: 
Richard Payne, ed.
Reviewer: 
Michael Conway

Conway on Payne, 'Shin Buddhism: Historical, Textual, and Interpretive Studies'

Richard Payne, ed. Shin Buddhism: Historical, Textual, and Interpretive Studies. Berkeley: Institute of Buddhist Studies and Numata Center for Buddhist Translation and Research, 2007. xii + 397 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-886439-40-5.

Reviewed by Michael Conway (Otani University) Published on H-Buddhism (June, 2010) Commissioned by Gereon Kopf

Essays on Shin Buddhism

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