Asian Studies Textbooks Catalog 2012

New Titles and Key Backlist

General Asia: Religion

  1. Introducing Tibetan Buddhism

    By Geoffrey Samuel

    Series: World Religions

    This lively introduction is the ideal starting point for students wishing to undertake a comprehensive study of Tibetan religion. It covers the development and influence of Tibetan Buddhism and the key schools and traditions, including Bon. Geoffrey Samuel helps students get to grips with a complex...

    Published April 12th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Buddhism in the Modern World

    Edited by David L. McMahan

    Series: Religions in the Modern World

    Buddhism in the Modern World explores the challenges faced by Buddhism today, the distinctive forms that it has taken and the individuals and movements that have shaped it. Part One discusses the modern history of Buddhism in different geographical regions, from Southeast Asia to North America....

    Published December 6th 2011 by Routledge

  3. Studying Buddhism in Practice

    Edited by John S. Harding

    Series: Studying Religions in Practice

    This book introduces the rich realities of the Buddhist tradition and the academic approaches through which they are studied. Based on personal experiences of Buddhism on the ground, it provides a reflective context within which religious practices can be understood and appreciated. The engaging...

    Published December 1st 2011 by Routledge

  4. Buddhist Thought

    A Complete Introduction to the Indian Tradition, 2nd Edition

    By Paul Williams, Anthony Tribe, Alexander Wynne

    This book serves as an accessible and reliable survey for students wishing to gain familiarity with the basic ideas of Buddhist philosophical and religious thought, and with some of the recent research in the field. It guides readers towards a richer understanding of the central concepts of...

    Published November 9th 2011 by Routledge

  5. Introducing Buddhism

    2nd Edition

    By Charles S. Prebish, Damien Keown

    Series: World Religions

    Introducing Buddhism is the ideal resource for all students beginning the study of this fascinating religious tradition. It explains the religion’s key teachings and traces its historical development and geographical spread of from its foundations up to present day. Charles S. Prebish and Damien...

    Published December 1st 2009 by Routledge

  6. Mahayana Buddhism

    The Doctrinal Foundations, 2nd Edition

    By Paul Williams

    Series: The Library of Religious Beliefs and Practices

    Originating in India, Mahayana Buddhism spread across Asia, becoming the prevalent form of Buddhism in Tibet and East Asia. Over the last twenty-five years Western interest in Mahayana has increased considerably, reflected both in the quantity of scholarly material produced and in the attraction of...

    Published July 10th 2008 by Routledge

  7. Major World Religions

    From Their Origins To The Present

    Edited by Lloyd Ridgeon

    This work seeks to answer questions about the great religious traditions in the contemporary age. It focuses upon those religions that continue to demand the attention of the Western world. Following an introduction on the philosophy of religion, attention is focused on Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism,...

    Published March 12th 2003 by Routledge

  8. 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 24th 2002 by Routledge