Religions in the modern world. Buddhism in the modern world

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0415780144 
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9780415780148 
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Publication Year
2012 
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Buddhism--History--21st century. 
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xiv, 329 pages : 26 cm.; pt. 1 Buddhism in its geographical context :Modern Buddhist conjunctures in Southeast Asia /Juliane Schober --Buddhism in modern Sri Lanka /Stephen C. Berkwitz --Searching for a place to sit : Buddhism in modern Japan /Clark Chilson --Buddhism in China and Taiwan /Gareth Fisher --Tibetan and Himalayan Buddhism /Sarah Jacoby and Antonio Terrone --Modernist interpretations of Buddhism in Europe /Martin Baumann --The North American Buddhist experience /Paul David Numrich --pt. 2 Buddhism and the challenges of modernity :Buddhist modernism /David L. McMahan --Buddhism, politics and nationalism /Ian Harris --Socially engaged Buddhism /Sallie B. King --Buddhist ethics : a critique /Damien Keown --Buddhism and the powers of the mind /Richard K. Payne --Buddhism and gender /Liz Wilson --Buddhism and science : translating and re-translating culture /Francisca Cho --Buddhism and globalization /Cristina Rocha --Buddhism, media and popular culture /Scott A. Mitchell.; "Buddhism in the Modern World explores the challenges faced by Buddhism today, the distinctive forms that it has taken and the individuals and movements that have shaped it. Part One discusses the modern history of Buddhism in different geographical regions, from Southeast Asia to North America. Part Two examines key themes including globalization, gender issues, and the ways in which Buddhism has confronted modernity, science, popular culture and national politics. Each chapter is written by a distinguished scholar in the field and includes photographs, summaries, discussion points and suggestions for further reading. The book provides a lively and up-to-date overview that is indispensable for both students and scholars of Buddhism"--Provided by publisher.; 
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