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American Buddhism : Methods and Findings in Recent Scholarship - Duncan Ryuken Williams

American Buddhism

Methods and Findings in Recent Scholarship

Paperback Published: 5th August 1999
ISBN: 9780700712045
Number Of Pages: 329

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This is the first scholarly treatment of the emergence of American Buddhist Studies as a significant research field. Until now, few investigators have turned their attention to the interpretive challenge posed by the presence of all the traditional lineages of Asian Buddhism in a consciously multicultural society. Nor have scholars considered the place of their own contributions as writers, teachers, and practising Buddhists in this unfolding saga. In thirteen chapters and a critical introduction to the field, the book treats issues such as Asian American Buddhist identity, the new Buddhism, Buddhism and American culture, and the scholar's place in American Buddhist Studies. The volume offers complete lists of dissertations and theses on American Buddhism and North American dissertations and theses on topics related to Buddhism since 1892.

Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xii
Introductionp. xiv
Issues of Ethnicity in the Buddhist Churches of Americap. 3
Japanese American Zen Temples: Cultural Identity and Economicsp. 20
Placing Palms Together: Religious and Cultural Dimensions of the Hsi Lai Temple Political Donations Controversyp. 36
Ritual and the Performance of Buddhist Identity Among Lao Buddhists in North Americap. 57
Night-Stand Buddhists and Other Creatures: Sympathizers, Adherents, and the Study of Religionp. 71
the New Buddhism: Some Empirical Findingsp. 91
Supply and Demand: the Appeal of Buddhism in Americap. 100
Local Inter-Buddhist Associations in North Americap. 117
the Pacific Buddha's Wild Practice: Gary Snyder's Environmental Ethicp. 143
the Internet as Window onto American Buddhismp. 168
the Academic Study of Buddhism in America: a Silent Sanghap. 183
Buddhist Studies at Naropa: Sectarian or Academic?p. 215
Buddhist Worlds in the U.S.A.: a Survey of the Territoryp. 238
Dissertations and Theses on American Buddhismp. 262
North American Dissertations and Theses on Topics Related to Buddhismp. 267
Contributorsp. 312
Indexp. 316
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ISBN: 9780700712045
ISBN-10: 0700712046
Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 329
Published: 5th August 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1

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