Reviews

Author: 
James A. Benn
Reviewer: 
Ryan Overbey

Overbey on Benn, 'Burning for the Buddha: Self-Immolation in Chinese Buddhism'

James A. Benn. Burning for the Buddha: Self-Immolation in Chinese Buddhism. Studies in East Asian Buddhism. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2007. 376 pp. $48.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-2992-6.

Reviewed by Ryan Overbey (Harvard University) Published on H-Buddhism (November, 2009) Commissioned by Dan Lusthaus

Buddhism and Self-Immolation

Author: 
Morten Schlütter
Reviewer: 
Jinhua Jia

Jia on Schlütter, 'How Zen Became Zen: The Dispute over Enlightenment and the Formation of Chan Buddhism in Song-Dynasty China'

Morten Schlütter. How Zen Became Zen: The Dispute over Enlightenment and the Formation of Chan Buddhism in Song-Dynasty China. Kuroda Institute Studies in East Asian Buddhism. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2008. x + 289 pp. $48.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-3255-1.

Reviewed by Jinhua Jia (University of Macao) Published on H-Buddhism (October, 2009) Commissioned by Dan Lusthaus

Author: 
Donald F. McCallum
Reviewer: 
J. Edward Kidder

Kidder on McCallum, 'The Four Great Temples: Buddhist Archaeology, Architecture, and Icons of Seventh-Century Japan'

Donald F. McCallum. The Four Great Temples: Buddhist Archaeology, Architecture, and Icons of Seventh-Century Japan. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2009. Illustrations. xvii + 328 pp. $38.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-3114-1.

Reviewed by J. Edward Kidder Published on H-Buddhism (October, 2009) Commissioned by A. Charles Muller

Author: 
Jonathan A. Silk
Reviewer: 
Douglas Osto

Osto on Silk, 'Riven by Lust: Incest and Schism in Indian Buddhist Legend and Historiography'

Jonathan A. Silk. Riven by Lust: Incest and Schism in Indian Buddhist Legend and Historiography. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2008. Charts. 368 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-3090-8.

Reviewed by Douglas Osto (Massey University) Published on H-Buddhism (October, 2009) Commissioned by Daniel A. Arnold

A Comparative Look at Buddhist Incest Narratives

Author: 
William Edelglass, Jay L. Garfield
Reviewer: 
Eric S. Nelson

Nelson on Edelglass and Garfield, 'Buddhist Philosophy: Essential Readings'

William Edelglass, Jay L. Garfield. Buddhist Philosophy: Essential Readings. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009. xix + 457 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-532817-2; $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-532816-5.

Reviewed by Eric S. Nelson (University of Massachusetts Lowell) Published on H-Buddhism (October, 2009) Commissioned by A. Charles Muller

Buddhism as Philosophy?

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

Women and Japanese Buddhism

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: 
Daniel Boucher
Reviewer: 
Elsa Legittimo

Legittimo on Boucher, 'Bodhisattvas of the Forest and the Formation of the Mahāyāna: A Study and Translation of the Rāṣṭrapālaparipṛcchā-sūtra'

Daniel Boucher. Bodhisattvas of the Forest and the Formation of the Mahāyāna: A Study and Translation of the Rāṣṭrapālaparipṛcchā-sūtra. Studies in the Buddhist Traditions Series. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2008. xxiii + 287 pp. $54.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-2881-3.

Reviewed by Elsa Legittimo (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany) Published on H-Buddhism (April, 2009) Commissioned by Dan Lusthaus

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