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  1. The Ethics of War in Asian Civilizations

    A Comparative Perspective

    Edited by Torkel Brekke

    This book explores how issues of ethics in war and warfare have been treated by major ethical traditions of Asia. It opens a discussion about whether there are universal standards in the ideologies of warfare between the major religious traditions of the world. While the chapters are written by...

    Published April 29th 2009 by Routledge

  2. The Buddhist Theory of Self-Cognition

    By Zhihua Yao

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    This highly original work explores the concept of self-awareness or self-consciousness in Buddhist thought. Its central thesis is that the Buddhist theory of self-cognition originated in a soteriological discussion of omniscience among the Mahasamghikas, and then evolved into a topic of...

    Published April 29th 2009 by Routledge

  3. Buddhism, Conflict and Violence in Modern Sri Lanka

    Edited by Mahinda Deegalle

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    Interdisciplinary in its approach, this book explores the dilemmas that Buddhism faces in relation to the continuing ethnic conflict and violence in modern Sri Lanka. Prominent scholars in the fields of anthropology, history, Buddhist studies and Pali examine multiple dimensions of the problem...

    Published April 29th 2009 by Routledge

  4. Discourse and Ideology in Medieval Japanese Buddhism

    Edited by Richard K. Payne, Taigen Dan Leighton

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    The medieval period of Japanese religious history is commonly known as one in which there was a radical transformation of the religious culture. This book suggests an alternate approach to understanding the dynamics of that transformation. One main topic of analysis focuses on what Buddhism - its...

    Published April 29th 2009 by Routledge

  5. China and India

    A Tale of Two Economies

    By Dilip K. Das

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia

    The economies of the People’s Republic of China and India are emerging-market economies, which account for more than a third of the global population. These two economies share many similarities in that they are large populous neighbours, who were regarded as abjectly poor countries until the 1980s...

    Published April 29th 2009 by Routledge

  6. Globalization and Religious Nationalism in India

    The Search for Ontological Security

    By Catarina Kinnvall

    Series: Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics

    Exploring the effects of globalization in India and the problem of identity formation, this book contributes to the theoretical and empirical debate on identity, globalization, religious nationalism and (in)security. The author puts forward a new approach based on political psychology, to...

    Published April 29th 2009 by Routledge

  7. The Origin of Buddhist Meditation

    By Alexander Wynne

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism - Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies

    Having identified early material that goes back to the Buddha himself, the author argues that the two teachers of the Buddha were historical figures. Based on the early Brahminic literature, namely the early Upanishads and Moksadharma, the author asserts the origin of the method of meditation...

    Published April 29th 2009 by Routledge

  8. Buddhist Rituals of Death and Rebirth

    Contemporary Sri Lankan Practice and Its Origins

    By Rita Langer

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    In Buddhist thought and practice, death has always been a central concept. This book provides a careful and thorough analysis of the rituals and social customs surrounding death in the Theravada tradition of Sri Lanka. Rita Langer describes the rituals of death and rebirth and investigates their...

    Published April 29th 2009 by Routledge

  9. Gender and Narrative in the Mahabharata

    Edited by Simon Brodbeck, Brian Black

    Series: Routledge Hindu Studies Series

    The Sanskrit Mahabharata is one of the most important texts to emerge from the Indian cultural tradition. At almost 75,000 verses it is the longest poem in the world, and throughout Indian history it has been hugely influential in shaping gender and social norms. In the context of ancient India, it...

    Published April 29th 2009 by Routledge

  10. Islamic Legitimacy in a Plural Asia

    Edited by Anthony Reid, Michael Gilsenan

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    A global debate has emerged within Islam about how to coexist with democracy. Even in Asia, where such ideas have always been marginal, radical groups are taking the view that scriptural authority requires either Islamic rule (Dar-ul-Islam) or a state of war with the essentially illegitimate...

    Published April 29th 2009 by Routledge