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New and Published Books

  1. Building Temples in China

    Memories, Tourism and Identities

    By Selina Ching Chan, Graeme Lang

    Series: Anthropology of Asia

    Much has been written on how temples are constructed or reconstructed for reviving local religious and communal life or for recycling tradition after the market reforms in China. The dynamics between the state and society that lie behind the revival of temples and religious practices initiated by...

    Published December 4th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Disease, Religion and Healing in Asia

    Collaborations and Collisions

    Edited by Ivette M. Vargas-O'Bryan, Zhou Xun

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

    Recent academic and medical initiatives have highlighted the benefits of studying culturally embedded healing traditions that incorporate religious and philosophical viewpoints to better understand local and global healing phenomena. Capitalising on this trend, the present volume looks at the...

    Published December 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  3. Pilgrimage in the Hindu Tradition

    Salvific Space

    By Knut A. Jacobsen

    Series: Routledge Hindu Studies Series

    Salvific space is one of the central ideas in the Hindu traditions of pilgrimage, and concerns the ability of space, especially sites associated with bodies of water such as rivers and lakes, to grant salvific rewards. Focusing on religious, historical and sociological questions about the...

    Published December 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  4. Introducing Anthropology of Religion

    Culture to the Ultimate, 2nd Edition

    By Jack David Eller

    This clear and engaging guide introduces students to key areas of the field and shows how to apply an anthropological approach to the study of religion in the contemporary world. Written by an experienced teacher, it covers major traditional topics including definitions, theories and beliefs as...

    Published November 19th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Chinese Myth: A Treasury of Legends, Art, and History

    A Treasury of Legends, Art, and History

    By Philip Wilkinson

    In 1978, faced with the pressure to modernize and a declining budget, the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) reluctantly agreed to join China's economic reform drive, expanding its internal economy to market-oriented civilian production. This work examines PLA's role in the economy up to 1998....

    Published November 17th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Women in Pali Buddhism

    Walking the Spiritual Paths in Mutual Dependence

    By Pascale Engelmajer

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    The Pali tradition presents a diverse and often contradictory picture of women. This book examines women’s roles as they are described in the Pali canon and its commentaries. Taking into consideration the wider socio-religious context and drawing from early brahmanical literature and epigraphical...

    Published October 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  7. Re-figuring the Ramayana as Theology

    A History of Reception in Premodern India

    By Ajay K. Rao

    Series: Routledge Hindu Studies Series

    The Ramayana of Valmiki is considered by many contemporary Hindus to be a foundational religious text. But this understanding is in part the result of a transformation of the epic’s receptive history, a hermeneutic project which challenged one characterization of the genre of the text, as a work of...

    Published October 12th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Routledge Handbook of Religions in Asia

    Edited by Bryan S. Turner, Oscar Salemink

    The Routledge Handbook of Religions in Asia provides a contemporary and comprehensive overview of religion in contemporary Asia. Compiled and introduced by Bryan S. Turner and Oscar Salemink, the Handbook contains specially written chapters by experts in their respective fields. The wide-ranging...

    Published September 24th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Companion Encyclopedia of Theology

    Edited by Peter Byrne, Leslie Houlden, Rev Prof Leslie Houlden

    Series: Routledge Companion Encyclopedias

    The Companion Encyclopedia of Theology provides a comprehensive guide to modern theological thought. An international team of theologians and practitioners of both the Christian and Jewish faiths investigate and consider aspects of theology in 48 self-contained articles. Neither partisan and...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  10. The Politics of Religion in Indonesia

    Syncretism, Orthodoxy, and Religious Contention in Java and Bali

    Edited by Michel Picard, Rémy Madinier

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    Indonesia is a remarkable case study for religious politics. While not being a theocratic country, it is not secular either, with the Indonesian state officially defining what constitutes religion, and every citizen needing to be affiliated to one of them. This book focuses on Java and Bali, and...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge