Reviews

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

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

Linji Lu and Chinese Orthodoxy

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

Author: 
Meir Shahar
Reviewer: 
Paul Katz

Katz on Shahar, 'The Shaolin Monastery: History, Religion, and the Chinese Martial Arts'

Meir Shahar. The Shaolin Monastery: History, Religion, and the Chinese Martial Arts. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2008. xi + 281 pp. $54.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-3110-3.

Reviewed by Paul Katz Published on H-Buddhism (October, 2008) Commissioned by Dan Lusthaus

Shaolin History

Author: 
Christine Mollier
Reviewer: 
Ryan Overbey

Overbey on Mollier, 'Buddhism and Taoism Face to Face: Scripture, Ritual, and Iconographic Exchange in Medieval China'

Christine Mollier. Buddhism and Taoism Face to Face: Scripture, Ritual, and Iconographic Exchange in Medieval China. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2008. xi + 241 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-3169-1.

Reviewed by Ryan Overbey (Harvard University) Published on H-Buddhism (July, 2008)

Author: 
Richard D. McBride, II
Reviewer: 
Sem Vermeersch

Vermeersch on McBride, 'Domesticating the Dharma: Buddhist Cults and the Hwaom Synthesis in Silla Korea'

Richard D. McBride, II. Domesticating the Dharma: Buddhist Cults and the Hwaom Synthesis in Silla Korea. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2008. xiii + 228 pp. $52.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-3087-8.

Reviewed by Sem Vermeersch (Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies) Published on H-Buddhism (July, 2008)

Author: 
Janet Gyatso, Hanna Havnevik, eds.
Reviewer: 
Michelle Sorensen

Sorensen on Gyatso and Havnevik, 'Women in Tibet'

Janet Gyatso, Hanna Havnevik, eds. Women in Tibet. New York: Columbia University Press, 2005. 436 pp. $70.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-13098-1; $26.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-231-13099-8.

Reviewed by Michelle Sorensen (Center for Buddhist Studies and Department of Religion, Columbia University) Published on H-Buddhism (May, 2008)

The Productions of Tibetan Women

Author: 
Paul Fuller
Reviewer: 
Maria Heim

Heim on Fuller, 'The Notion of iditthi /iin Theravada Buddhism: The point of view'

Paul Fuller. The Notion of iditthi /iin Theravada Buddhism: The point of view. London: RoutledgeCurzon, 2005. xi + 257 pp. $180.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-415-34293-3.

Reviewed by Maria Heim (Religion Department, Amherst College) Published on H-Buddhism (May, 2008)

Author: 
Barbra Clayton
Reviewer: 
Charles Goodman

Goodman on Clayton, 'Moral Theory in Śāntideva's Siksasamuccaya: Cultivating the Fruits of Virtue'

Barbra Clayton. Moral Theory in Śāntideva's Siksasamuccaya: Cultivating the Fruits of Virtue. New York: Routledge, 2006. xv + 165 pp. $170.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-415-34696-2.

Reviewed by Charles Goodman (Department of Philosophy, Binghamton University) Published on H-Buddhism (April, 2008)

Making Sense of Śāntideva's's Ethics

Author: 
Alan Cole
Reviewer: 
David McMahan

McMahan on Cole, 'Text as Father: Paternal Seductions in Early Mahayana Buddhist Literature'

Alan Cole. Text as Father: Paternal Seductions in Early Mahayana Buddhist Literature. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005. xiii + 356 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-24276-0.

Reviewed by David McMahan (Department of Religious Studies, Franklin & Marshall College) Published on H-Buddhism (April, 2008)

Author: 
Jinhua Jia
Reviewer: 
John R. McRae

McRae on Jia, 'The Hongzhou School of Chan Buddhism in Eighth- through Tenth-century China'

Jinhua Jia. The Hongzhou School of Chan Buddhism in Eighth- through Tenth-century China. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2006. xv + 220 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7914-6823-4; $22.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7914-6824-1.

Reviewed by John R. McRae (Department of Buddhist Studies, Komazawa University) Published on H-Buddhism (March, 2008)

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