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  1. Empty Vision

    Metaphor and Visionary Imagery in Mahayana Buddhism

    By David McMahan

    Visual metaphors in a number of Mahayana sutras construct a discourse in which visual perception serves as a model for knowledge and enlightenment. In the Perfection of Wisdom (Prajnaparamita) and other Mahayana literature, immediate access to reality is symbolized by vision and set in opposition...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Religious Giving and the Invention of Karma in Theravada Buddhism

    By James Egge

    Demonstrates that Buddhists appropriated the practice, vocabulary, and ideology of sacrifice from Vedic religion, and discusses the relationship of this sacrificial discourse to ideas of karma in the Pali canon and in early Buddhism....

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Buddhism and Deconstruction

    Towards a Comparative Semiotics

    By Dr Youxuan Wang, Wang Youxuan

    This is a semiotic study of a corpus of texts that Kumârajîva (344-413 CE), Paramârtha (499~569 CE) and Xuanzang (599~664 CE) transmitted from India to China, featuring a critical reading of the Dazhidu Lun (T1509, Mahâ-Prajñâpâramitâ-upadeúa-Úâstra), San Wuxing Lun (T1617, Try-asvabhâva-prakara.na...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Chinese Economists on Economic Reform - Collected Works of Xue Muqiao

    Edited by The China Development Research Foundation

    The China Development Research Foundation is one of the leading economic and social think tanks in China, where many of the theoretical underpinnings and policy details of economic reform were formulated. This book is the first of a series which makes available to an English-speaking audience the...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Neoliberalism and Culture in China and Hong Kong

    The Countdown of Time

    By Hai Ren

    This book examines the period leading up to the Hong Kong handover in 1997 - the 'countdown of time', and by using iconic cultural symbols such as the countdown clock, the Hong Kong Museum exhibitions and cultural heritage sites, argues that China has undergone a transition to neoliberal state, in...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Religion, Medicine and the Human Embryo in Tibet

    By Frances Garrett

    This book explores the cultural history of embryology in Tibet, in culture, religion, art and literature, and what this reveals about its medicine and religion. Filling a significant gap in the literature this is the first in-depth exploration of Tibetan medical history in the English language. It...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Pain and Its Ending

    The Four Noble Truths in the Theravada Buddhist Canon

    By Carol Anderson

    Demonstrates how the four noble truths are used thorughout the Pali canon as a symbol of Buddha's enlightenment and as a doctrine within a larger network of Buddha's teachings. Their unique nature rests in their function as a proposition and as a symbol in the Theravada canon....

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Tibetan Historical Literature

    By A.I. Vostrikov

    First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  9. China’s Literary and Cultural Scenes at the Turn of the 21st Century

    Edited by Jie Lu

    China’s literary and cultural production at the turn of the twenty-first century is marked by heterogeneity, plurality, and diversity. Given its complexity, the literary/cultural production of this period perhaps can be understood most productively as a response to a global modernity that has...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Thoughts on Economic Development in China

    Edited by Ma Ying, Hans-Michael Trautwein

    This book is about mutual influences of thinking about economic development in China and in the West, from the 18th century until the present. Its chapters are contributed by development economists and historians of thought from China and other parts of the world. The book describes important...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge