Reviews

Author: 
Sem Vermeersch
Reviewer: 
John Jorgensen

Jorgensen on Vermeersch, 'The Power of the Buddhas: The Politics of Buddhism during the Koryŏ Dynasty'


Sem Vermeersch. The Power of the Buddhas: The Politics of Buddhism during the Koryŏ Dynasty. Harvard East Asian Monographs Series. Cambridge: Harvard University Asia Center, 2008. 485 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-03188-3.

Reviewed by John Jorgensen (Griffith University)
Published on H-Buddhism (October, 2009)
Commissioned by Jin Y. Park

Author: 
Malcolm David Eckel
Reviewer: 
William Ames

Ames on Eckel, 'Bhāviveka and His Buddhist Opponents: Chapters 4 and 5 of the Verses on the Heart of the Middle Way (Madhyamakahrdayakarikah) with the Commentary Entitled the Flame of Reason (Tarkajvala)'


Malcolm David Eckel. Bhāviveka and His Buddhist Opponents: Chapters 4 and 5 of the Verses on the Heart of the Middle Way (Madhyamakahrdayakarikah) with the Commentary Entitled the Flame of Reason (Tarkajvala). Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2009. xv + 496 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-03274-3.

Reviewed by William Ames (Robert M. Fisher Library, John F. Kennedy University)
Published on H-Buddhism (September, 2009)
Commissioned by Daniel A. Arnold

Author: 
Douglas Osto
Reviewer: 
David V. Fiordalis

Fiordalis on Osto, 'Power, Wealth and Women in Indian Mahayana Buddhism: The Gandavyuha-sutra'


Douglas Osto. Power, Wealth and Women in Indian Mahayana Buddhism: The Gandavyuha-sutra. London: Routledge, 2008. 200 pp. $150.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-415-48073-4.

Reviewed by David V. Fiordalis
Published on H-Buddhism (August, 2009)
Commissioned by Daniel A. Arnold

A “Systems Approach” to the Gaṇḍavyūha

Author: 
Barbara Ruch, ed.
Reviewer: 
Michiko Yusa

Yusa on Ruch, 'Engendering Faith: Women and Buddhism in Premodern Japan'


Barbara Ruch, ed. Engendering Faith: Women and Buddhism in Premodern Japan. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2002. Illustrations, charts, maps. lxxviii + 706 pp. $69.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-929280-15-5.

Reviewed by Michiko Yusa (University of Western Washington)
Published on H-Buddhism (August, 2009)
Commissioned by A. Charles Muller

Author: 
Thomas Yūhō Kirchner, ed.
Reviewer: 
John McRae

McRae on Kirchner, 'The Record of Linji'


Thomas Yūhō Kirchner, ed. The Record of Linji. Translated and with commentary by Ruth Fuller Sasaki. Honolulu: University of Hawaiʻi Press, 2009. xxxii + 485 pp. $53.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-2821-9; No price listed (paper), ISBN 978-0-8248-3319-0.

Reviewed by John McRae (Hachiōji, Tokyo, Japan)
Published on H-Buddhism (August, 2009)
Commissioned by Dan Lusthaus

Author: 
Gary A. Tubb, Emery R. Boose
Reviewer: 
Richard P. Hayes

Hayes on Tubb and Boose, 'Scholastic Sanskrit: A Handbook for Students'


Gary A. Tubb, Emery R. Boose. Scholastic Sanskrit: A Handbook for Students. New York: American Institute of Buddhist Studies, 2005. 276 pp. $36.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-9753734-7-7.

Reviewed by Richard P. Hayes (University of New Mexico)
Published on H-Buddhism (August, 2009)
Commissioned by Dan Lusthaus

Commentarial Sanskrit

Author: 
Martin Brauen
Reviewer: 
José Cabezón

Cabezón on Martin Brauen, 'The Dalai Lamas: A Visual History'


Martin Brauen. The Dalai Lamas: A Visual History. Chicago: Serindia Publications, 2005. Illustrations, map, timeline. 304 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-932476-22-4.

Reviewed by José Cabezón (UC Santa Barbara)
Published on H-Buddhism (August, 2009)
Commissioned by A. Charles Muller

Visual History of the Dalai Lamas

Author: 
Hartmut Buescher
Reviewer: 
Mario D'Amato

D'Amato on Buescher, 'The Inception of Yogācāra-Vijñānavāda'


Hartmut Buescher. The Inception of Yogācāra-Vijñānavāda. Beiträge zur Kultur- und Geistesgeschichte Asiens Series, vol. 62. Vienna: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 2008. xxix +229 pp. $74.00 (paper), ISBN 978-3-7001-6099-1.

Reviewed by Mario D'Amato (Rollins College)
Published on H-Buddhism (May, 2009)
Commissioned by Daniel A. Arnold

An Archaeology of a Buddhist Doctrinal System

Author: 
Mahinda Deegalle
Reviewer: 
Jason Carbine

Carbine on Deegalle, 'Popularizing Buddhism: Preaching as Performance in Sri Lanka'


Mahinda Deegalle. Popularizing Buddhism: Preaching as Performance in Sri Lanka. Albany: SUNY Press, 2006. 241 pp. $23.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7914-6898-2.

Reviewed by Jason Carbine (Whittier College)
Published on H-Buddhism (March, 2009)
Commissioned by Daniel A. Arnold

Preaching, Sinhala Style: An Important Recent Work on Sri Lankan Buddhism

Author: 
Albert Welter
Reviewer: 
Stuart Young

Young on Welter, 'The Linji lu and the Creation of Chan Orthodoxy: The Development of Chan's Records of Sayings Literature'


Albert Welter. The Linji lu and the Creation of Chan Orthodoxy: The Development of Chan's Records of Sayings Literature. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008. xii + 236 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-532957-5.

Reviewed by Stuart Young (St. Lawrence University)
Published on H-Buddhism (March, 2009)
Commissioned by Dan Lusthaus

Author: 
Wendi L. Adamek
Reviewer: 
Albert Welter

Welter on Adamek, 'The Mystique of Transmission: On Early Chan History and Its Contexts'


Wendi L. Adamek. The Mystique of Transmission: On Early Chan History and Its Contexts. New York: Columbia University Press, 2007. 448 pp. $51.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-13664-8.

Reviewed by Albert Welter (University of Winnipeg)
Published on H-Buddhism (March, 2009)
Commissioned by Dan Lusthaus

Welter on Adamek: Mystique of Transmission

Author: 
Susanne Mrozik
Reviewer: 
Barbra R. Clayton

Clayton on Mrozik, 'Virtuous Bodies: The Physical Dimensions of Morality in Buddhist Ethics'


Susanne Mrozik. Virtuous Bodies: The Physical Dimensions of Morality in Buddhist Ethics. Religion, Culture and History Series. New York: Oxford University Press, 2007. vii + 184 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-530500-5.

Reviewed by Barbra R. Clayton (Mount Allison University)
Published on H-Buddhism (February, 2009)
Commissioned by Daniel A. Arnold

The Matter of Morals: Bringing Bodies to Mind

Author: 
Vladimir Tikhonov, Owen Miller, trans.
Reviewer: 
Micah Auerback

Auerback on Tikhonov and Miller and trans., 'Selected Writings of Han Yongun: From Social Darwinism to Socialism With a Buddhist Face'


Vladimir Tikhonov, Owen Miller, trans. Selected Writings of Han Yongun: From Social Darwinism to Socialism With a Buddhist Face. Folkestone: Global Oriental, 2008. vii + 263 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-905246-47-2.

Reviewed by Micah Auerback
Published on H-Buddhism (November, 2008)
Commissioned by Jin Y. Park

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