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  1. The Korean Paekjong Under Japanese Rule

    The Quest for Equality and Human Rights

    By Joong-Seop Kim

    Traditional Korean society was characterized by a rigid hierarchy. The minority Paekjong were the lowest group of the lowest rank of the shinbun class system, and were treated as outcasts throughout the Choson period (1392-1910). This book deals with their historical and social background, and...

    Published February 6th 2003 by Routledge

  2. Religious Motivation and the Origins of Buddhism

    A Social-Psychological Exploration of the Origins of a World Religion

    By Torkel Brekke

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    Why did people in North India from the 5th century BC choose to leave the world and join the sect of the Buddha? This is the first book to apply the insights of social psychology in order to understand the religious motivation of the people who constituted the early Buddhist community. It also...

    Published August 29th 2002 by Routledge

  3. Buddhist Phenomenology

    A Philosophical Investigation of Yogacara Buddhism and the Ch'eng Wei-shih Lun

    By Dan Lusthaus

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    A richly complex study of the Yogacara tradition of Buddhism, divided into five parts: the first on Buddhism and phenomenology, the second on the four basic models of Indian Buddhist thought, the third on karma, meditation and epistemology, the fourth on the Trimsika and its translations, and...

    Published August 22nd 2002 by Routledge

  4. In Defense of Dharma

    Just-War Ideology in Buddhist Sri Lanka

    By Tessa J. Bartholomeusz

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    This is the first book to examine war and violence in Sri Lanka through the lens of cross-cultural studies on just-war tradition and theory. In a study that is textual, historical and anthropological, it is argued that the ongoing Sinhala-Tamil conflict is in actual practice often justified by a...

    Published August 22nd 2002 by Routledge

  5. The Religious Traditions of Asia

    Religion, History, and Culture, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Joseph Kitagawa

    This essential student textbook consists of seventeen sections, all written by leading scholars in their different fields. They cover all the religious traditions of Southwest Asia, Southeast Asia, Central Asia, Tibet, and East Asia. The major traditions that are described and discussed are (from...

    Published July 25th 2002 by Routledge

  6. North Korea under Communism

    Report of an Envoy to Paradise

    By Cornell Erik

    After the collapse of the Soviet world, North Korea alone has continued on the rigid communist way, in spite of its economic consequences leading the state beyond ruin to famine. What are the reasons behind this peculiar choice of direction? Why did the leaders in Pyongyang pursue a policy...

    Published July 11th 2002 by Routledge

  7. The Making of Modern Korea

    By Adrian Buzo

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    This fully updated second edition of The Making of Modern Korea provides a thorough, balanced and engaging history of Korea from 1910 to the present day. The text is unique in placing emphasis on Korea’s regional and geographical context, through which Buzo analyzes the influence of bigger and more...

    Published March 7th 2002 by Routledge

  8. Buddhist Suttas

    By F. Max Muller

    This is a subset of F. Max Mullers great collection The Sacred Books of the East which includes translations of all the most important works of the seven non-Christian religions which have exercised a profound influence on the civilizations of the continent of Asia. The works have been translated...

    Published September 21st 2001 by Routledge

  9. Buddhist Mahayana Texts

    By E.B. Cowell, F. Max Muller, J. Takakusu

    This is a subset of the Sacred Books of the East Series which includes translations of all the most important works of the seven non-Christian religions which have exercised a profound influence on the civilizations of the continent of Asia. The works have been translated by leading authorities in...

    Published September 21st 2001 by Routledge

  10. 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 August 24th 2001 by Routledge