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Buddhism and Asian History (Religion, History, and Culture)

by Joseph Mitsuo Kitagawa

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Published by Macmillan Pub Co .
Written in English


Edition Notes

ContributionsMark D. Cummings (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages400
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7269772M
ISBN 100028972120
ISBN 109780028972121

Buddhism, religion and philosophy that developed from the doctrines of the Buddha, a teacher who lived in northern India between the mid-6th and mid-4th centuries BCE. Buddhism has played a central role in the spiritual, cultural, and social life of Asia, and, beginning in the 20th century, it spread to the West. HISTORY OF BUDDHISM including Siddartha Gautama, Four Truths, Eightfold Path, The spread of Buddhism, Mahayana and Theravada, Buddhism in east Asia, Buddhist murals, Printing, The printed book, Buddhist banners and scrolls, New Buddhist sects in Japan, Buddhism today.

Buddhism: a history User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. Reat covers the history of Buddhism in a marvelously interesting and informative way that will appeal to the general reader. In 13 chapters, he discusses the Buddha in history and legend; the death of Read full review.   This is not a trendy, New Age version of buddhism; this is the real thing, containing the spirit of thousands of years of history in many different Asian cultures. Reading the book was an entrancing experience, combining intellectual fascination and /5(4).

Gradually, Buddhism spread to numerous countries. The original Indian foundation was expanded by the inclusion of Central Asian, East Asian, and Southeast Asian cultures. Today Buddhism has spread to almost all the countries of the world with the population of Buddhists estimated to be around Size: KB. This is a Wikipedia book, East Asian Buddhism Ekavyāvahārika Family of Gautama Buddha Four Noble Truths Four stages of enlightenment Gautama Buddha Gautama Buddha in world religions Gelug God in Buddhism Hinayana History of Buddhism History of Buddhism in India History of Tibetan Buddhism Impermanence Japanese Zen Kagyu Kalachakra.


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Buddhism and Asian History (Religion, History, and Culture) by Joseph Mitsuo Kitagawa Download PDF EPUB FB2

Part 1: Foundations of the tradition --Buddhist religion, culture, and civilization / Frank E. Reynolds and Charles Hallisey --The Buddha / Frank E. Reynolds and Charles Hallisey --Buddhism in India / Luis O. Giomez --Part 2: The Pan-Asian Buddhist world --Buddhism in Southeast Asia / Donald K.

Swearer --Buddhism in Central Asia / Ronald Eric. Buddhism and Asian History (Religion, History, and Culture) Paperback – May 1, by Joseph Mitsuo Kitagawa (Author), Mark D.

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Price Cited by: 9. Buddhism is a religion that was founded by Siddhartha Gautama (“The Buddha”) more than 2, years ago in India. With about million followers, scholars consider Buddhism one of the major.

A study of Buddhism and iconoclasm in East Asia as part of a general theory of religious destruction. About the Author Fabio Rambelli is Professor and International Shinto Foundation Chair of Shinto Studies, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies, and Department of Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, by: 1.

In doing so, it illustrates how a country whose powerful armies overran the capital of China and installed a puppet emperor came to abandon its aggressive military campaigns: this transformation was due to Guru Rinpoché, who tamed and converted Tibet to Buddhism and thereby changed the course of Asian history.

Buddhism is an Indian religion founded on the teachings of a mendicant and spiritual teacher called "the Buddha" ("the Awakened One", c. 5th to 4th century BCE).

Early texts have the Buddha's family name as "Gautama" (Pali: Gotama). The details of Buddha's life are mentioned in many Early Buddhist Texts but are inconsistent, and his social background and life details are.

South Asian Buddhism presents a comprehensive historical survey of the full range of Buddhist traditions throughout South Asia from the beginnings of the religion up to the present. Starting with narratives on the Buddha’s life and foundational teachings from ancient India, the book proceeds to discuss the rise of Buddhist monastic organizations and texts among the early Mainstream.

By focusing on the career and legacy of Amoghavajra, one of the most significant figures in the history of East Asian Buddhism, Geoffrey C. Goble's work provides a detailed image of Esoteric Buddhism in elite Chinese society and fills a long-standing lacuna in. Kexue, or science, captured the Chinese imagination in the early twentieth century, promising new knowledge about the world and a dynamic path to e Buddhists embraced scientific language and ideas to carve out a place for their religion within a rapidly modernizing society.

Examining dozens of previously unstudied writings from the. This chapter examines the history and character of Buddhism in each of the six main regions of Central Asia: Kusania, Kroraina (Shan-shan), Sogdiana, Khotan, Kucha, and Author: Mariko Namba Walter.

The interdisciplinary volume Transfer of Buddhism across Central Asian Networks (7th to 13th Centuries), edited by Carmen Meinert, offers a new transregional and transcultural vision for religious transfer processes in Central Asian history.

Get this from a library. Buddhism and iconoclasm in East Asia: a history. [Fabio Rambelli; Eric Robert Reinders] -- This is a cross-cultural study of the multifaceted relations between Buddhism, its materiality, and instances of religious violence and destruction in.

For a detailed history of Buddhism in China we will have to wait for Kenneth Chen’s book which should be published by the Princeton Press in In the meantime, Arthur Wright’s Buddhism in Chinese History gives a clear and discerning picture of the sweep of Buddhist history through the centuries and has a useful bibliography for further.

One of the first volumes in a series covering the history, practices and beliefs of religion, this book provides an account of the rise of Buddhism and its spread throughout Asia. It includes surveys of the practice of Buddhism in many countries, together with a Price Range: $ - $   Buddhism is the fastest growing religion in the United States, with adherents estimated in the several millions.

But what exactly defines a Buddhist. This has been a much-debated question in recent years, particularly in regard to the religion's bifurcation into two camps: the so-called imported or ethnic Buddhism of Asian immigrants and the convert Buddhism of a.

LibraryThing Review User Review - haeesh - LibraryThing. I cannot see this book as a satisfactory survey of Buddhism in China. First off, it's very vague. Often the author makes sweeping comments about Chinese culture, the role of Buddhism, Confucianism etc 3/5(2).

Throughout its history, Buddhism has developed a sophisticated philosophy of materiality, addressing the status of material objects and their role in the quest for salvation. This is an innovative book that addresses the ways in which Buddhism has conceived of, and dealt with, material objects ranging from the environment to everyday tools, ritual implements, icons, and.

The three principal religious denominations of China, referred to in English as Confucianism, Daoism, and Buddhism, all share a concern with self-cultivation.

Of these so-called “Three Teachings” (Sanjiao), Confucianism situates the self hierarchically within a social order, Daoism attempts to free the self from society and realign it with the more fundamental natural Author: Mark Meulenbeld.

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to East and Inner Asian Buddhism combines outstanding contributions covering Buddhism as it developed and is practiced in this region.

These newly-commissioned essays provide fresh scholarly perspectives on a. For history and world literature courses, these materials can provide background wherever exposure to Asian thought is involved.

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The translation of a large body of Indian Buddhist scriptures into Chinese and the inclusion of these translations together with works composed in China into a printed canon had far-reaching implications for .