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  1. Deconstruction and the Ethical in Asian Thought

    Edited by Youru Wang

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

    The striking parallels between Derrida’s deconstruction and certain strategies eschewing oppositional hierarchies in Asian thought, especially in Buddhism and Daoism, have attracted much attention from scholars of both Western and Asian philosophy. This book contributes to this discussion by...

    Published October 7th 2011 by Routledge

  2. An Introduction to Daoist Thought

    Action, Language, and Ethics in Zhuangzi

    By Eske Møllgaard

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

    This is the first work available in English which addresses Zhuangzi’s thought as a whole. It presents an interpretation of the Zhuangzi, a book in thirty-three chapters that is the most important collection of Daoist texts in early China. The author introduces a complex reading that shows the...

    Published October 7th 2011 by Routledge

  3. Daoist Ritual, State Religion, and Popular Practices

    Zhenwu Worship from Song to Ming (960-1644)

    By Shin-Yi Chao

    Series: Routledge Studies in Taoism

    Zhenwu, or the Perfected Warrior, is one of the few Chinese Deities that can rightfully claim a countrywide devotion. Religious specialists, lay devotees, the state machine, and the cultural industry all participated, both collaboratively and competitively, in the evolution of this devotional...

    Published May 25th 2011 by Routledge

  4. Yoga

    The Indian Tradition

    Edited by David Carpenter, Ian Whicher

    The popular perception of yoga in the West remains for the most part that of a physical fitness program, largely divorced from its historical and spiritual roots. The essays collected here provide a sense of the historical emergence of the classical system presented by Patañjali, a careful...

    Published September 17th 2010 by Routledge

  5. Identity, Ritual and State in Tibetan Buddhism

    The Foundations of Authority in Gelukpa Monasticism

    By Martin A. Mills

    Series: Routledge Studies in Tantric Traditions

    This is a major anthropological study of contemporary Tibetan Buddhist monasticism and tantric ritual in the Ladakh region of North-West India and of the role of tantric ritual in the formation and maintenance of traditional forms of state structure and political consciousness in Tibet. Containing...

    Published July 1st 2010 by Routledge

  6. Indian Political Thought

    A Reader

    Edited by Aakash Singh, Silika Mohapatra

    This Reader provides a comprehensive introduction to the study of contemporary Indian political theory. Tracing the development of the discipline and offering a clear presentation of the most influential literature in the field, it brings together contributions by outstanding and well-known...

    Published June 30th 2010 by Routledge

  7. Governance for Harmony in Asia and Beyond

    Edited by Julia Tao, Anthony B. L. Cheung, Martin Painter, Chenyang Li

    Series: Comparative Development and Policy in Asia

    Harmony has become a major challenge for modern governance in the twenty-first century because of the multi-religious, multi-racial and multi-ethnic character of our increasingly globalized societies. Governments all over the world are facing growing pressure to integrate the many diverse elements...

    Published December 14th 2009 by Routledge

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Self-Surrender (prapatti) to God in Shrivaishnavism

    Tamil Cats or Sanskrit Monkeys?

    By Srilata Raman

    Series: Routledge Hindu Studies Series

    Filling the most glaring gap in Shrivaishnava scholarship, this book deals with the history of interpretation of a theological concept of self-surrender-prapatti in late twelfth and thirteenth century religious texts of the Shrivaishnava community of South India. This original study shows that...

    Published April 21st 2009 by Routledge