Reviews

Author: 
John R. McRae
Reviewer: 
Peter D. Hershock

Hershock on McRae, 'Seeing through Zen: Encounter, Transformation, and Genealogy in Chinese Chan Buddhism'


John R. McRae. Seeing through Zen: Encounter, Transformation, and Genealogy in Chinese Chan Buddhism. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2003. xx + 204 pp. ISBN 978-0-520-23797-1; ISBN 978-0-520-23798-8.

Reviewed by Peter D. Hershock (East-West Center)
Published on H-Buddhism (August, 2007)

Defining Chinese Chan Buddhism

Author: 
Mark Siderits
Reviewer: 
David Burton

Burton on Siderits, 'Personal Identity and Buddhist Philosophy: Empty Persons'


Mark Siderits. Personal Identity and Buddhist Philosophy: Empty Persons. Aldershot and Burlington: Ashgate, 2003. xvii + 231 pp. $79.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7546-3473-7.

Reviewed by David Burton (Department of Theology and Religious Studies, Canterbury Christ Church University)
Published on H-Buddhism (July, 2007)

Author: 
Stephen Grover Covell
Reviewer: 
Richard Jaffe

Jaffe on Covell, 'Japanese Temple Buddhism: Worldliness in a Religion of Renunciation'


Stephen Grover Covell. Japanese Temple Buddhism: Worldliness in a Religion of Renunciation. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2005. 256 pp. $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8248-2967-4.

Reviewed by Richard Jaffe (Department of Religion, Duke University)
Published on H-Buddhism (June, 2007)

Author: 
James Duerlinger
Reviewer: 
Mark Siderits

Siderits on Duerlinger, 'Indian Buddhist Theories of Persons: Vasubandhu's 'Refutation of the Theory of a Self''


James Duerlinger. Indian Buddhist Theories of Persons: Vasubandhu's 'Refutation of the Theory of a Self'. London: RoutledgeCurzon, 2003. xii + 308 pp. $37.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-415-40611-6.

Reviewed by Mark Siderits (Illinois State University)
Published on H-Buddhism (May, 2007)

Author: 
Dan Arnold
Reviewer: 
David Eckel

Eckel on Arnold, 'Buddhists, Brahmins, and Belief: Epistemology in South Asian Religion'


Dan Arnold. Buddhists, Brahmins, and Belief: Epistemology in South Asian Religion. New York: Columbia University Press, 2005. 318 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-13280-0.

Reviewed by David Eckel (Boston University)
Published on H-Buddhism (March, 2007)

Author: 
Jacquelynn Baas
Reviewer: 
Gail F. Chin

Chin on Baas, 'Smile of the Buddha: Eastern Philosophy and Western Art from Monet to Today'


Jacquelynn Baas. Smile of the Buddha: Eastern Philosophy and Western Art from Monet to Today. F. Thurman. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005. xvi + 294 pp. $45 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-24208-1.

Reviewed by Gail F. Chin (Department of Visual Arts, University of Regina)
Published on H-Buddhism (February, 2007)

What is a Buddhist Artist?

Author: 
Brook Ziporyn
Reviewer: 
Robert Magliola

Magliola on Ziporyn, 'Being and Ambiguity: Philosophical Experiments with Tiantai Buddhism'


Brook Ziporyn. Being and Ambiguity: Philosophical Experiments with Tiantai Buddhism. Chicago: Open Court, 2004. xxii + 452 pp. $32.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8126-9542-7.

Reviewed by Robert Magliola (National Taiwan University and Abac Assumption University of Thailand, retired; Seminar Associate, Columbia University Seminar in Buddhist Studies)
Published on H-Buddhism (January, 2007)

Author: 
Ikumi Kaminishi
Reviewer: 
Monika Dix

Dix on Kaminishi, 'Explaining Pictures: Buddhist Propaganda and Etoki Storytelling in Japan'


Ikumi Kaminishi. Explaining Pictures: Buddhist Propaganda and Etoki Storytelling in Japan. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2006. x + 284 pp. $52.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-2697-0.

Reviewed by Monika Dix (Sainsbury Institute, SOAS, University of London)
Published on H-Buddhism (October, 2006)

Author: 
Richard K. Payne, Kenneth K. Tanaka, eds.
Reviewer: 
Pamela Winfield

Winfield on Payne and Tanaka, 'Approaching the Land of Bliss: Religious Praxis in the Cult of Amitābha'


Richard K. Payne, Kenneth K. Tanaka, eds. Approaching the Land of Bliss: Religious Praxis in the Cult of Amitābha. Kuroda Institute Studies in East Asian Buddhism. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2004. 304 pp. $32.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-2578-2.

Reviewed by Pamela Winfield
Published on H-Buddhism (October, 2006)

Author: 
Richard K. Payne, Kenneth K. Tanaka, eds.
Reviewer: 
Pamela Winfield

Winfield on Payne and Tanaka, 'Approaching the Land of Bliss: Religious Praxis in the Cult of Amitābha'


Richard K. Payne, Kenneth K. Tanaka, eds. Approaching the Land of Bliss: Religious Praxis in the Cult of Amitābha. Kuroda Institute Studies in East Asian Buddhism. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2004. 304 pp. $32.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-2578-2.

Reviewed by Pamela Winfield (Department of Religion and Philosophy, Meredith College)
Published on H-Buddhism (October, 2006)

Author: 
Machig Labdrön
Reviewer: 
Michelle Sorensen

Sorensen on Labdrön, 'Machik's Complete Explanation: Clarifying the Meaning of Chöd: A Complete Explanation of Casting Out the Body as Food'


Machig Labdrön. Machik's Complete Explanation: Clarifying the Meaning of Chöd: A Complete Explanation of Casting Out the Body as Food. Ithaca: Snow Lion, 2003. 365 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-55939-182-5.

Reviewed by Michelle Sorensen (Center for Buddhist Studies, Columbia University Department of Religion)
Published on H-Buddhism (September, 2006)

An Offering of Chöd

Author: 
Wang Zhenping
Reviewer: 
Whalen Lai

Lai on Zhenping, 'Ambassadors from the Islands of Immortals: China-Japan Relationships in the Han-Tang Period'


Wang Zhenping. Ambassadors from the Islands of Immortals: China-Japan Relationships in the Han-Tang Period. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2005. xiii + 387 pp. $57.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-2871-4.

Reviewed by Whalen Lai (Independent)
Published on H-Buddhism (September, 2006)

Author: 
Jin Y. Park
Reviewer: 
Stephen Heine

Heine on Park, 'Buddhisms and Deconstructions (New Frameworks for Continental Philosophy)'


Jin Y. Park. Buddhisms and Deconstructions (New Frameworks for Continental Philosophy). Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2006. xxii + 290 pp. $87.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7425-3417-9; $30.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7425-3418-6.

Reviewed by Stephen Heine (Florida International University)
Published on H-Buddhism (September, 2006)

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