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  • Buddhist Studies preliminary reading list (Fall 2004) [with revisions by Jason Neelis, Summer B 2005] General Heinz Bechert and Richard Gombrich, eds.. The World of Buddhism: Buddhist

    Monks and Nuns in Society and Culture. London: Thames and Hudson, 1984.

    Robert Buswell and Robert Gimello, eds. Paths to Liberation: The Mrga and Its Transformations in Buddhist Thought. Studies in East Asian Buddhism 7, Juroda Institute. Honolulu: University of Hawaii, 1992.

    Jos Ignazio Cabzon. Buddhist Studies as a Discipline and the Role of Theory Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies 18.2 (1995) 231-268.

    Rupert Gethin. The Foundations of Buddhism. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.

    Luis O. Gmez. Unspoken Paradigms: Meanderings through the Metaphors of a Field Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies 18.2 (1995) 183-227.

    Paul Harrison. Searching for the origins of the Mahyna: What are we looking for? Eastern Buddhist 28.1 (1995) pp. 48-69.

    Donald Lopez, ed. Curators of the Buddha: The Study of Buddhism under Colonialism. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1995.

    K.R. Norman. A Philological Approach to Buddhism. The Buddhist Forum 5. London: School of Oriental and African Studies, 1997.

    Paul Williams with Anthony Tribe. Buddhist Thought: A Complete Introduction to the Indian Tradition. London and New York: Routledge, 2000.

    South Asian Buddhism Ronald Davidson. Indian Esoteric Buddhism: A Social History of the Tantric

    Movement. New York: Columbia University Press, 2002.

  • tienne Lamotte. History of Indian Buddhism from the Origins to the aka Era. Translated by Sara Webb-Boin. Louvain-la-Neuve: Universit catholique de Louvain, Institut Orientaliste, 1988 [1958].

    Richard Salomon. Ancient Buddhist Scrolls from Gandhra: The British Library Kharoh Fragments. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1999.

    Gregory Schopen. Bones, Stones, and Buddhist Monks: Collected Papers on the Archaeology, Epigraphy, and Texts of Monastic Buddhism in India. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1997.

    Gregory Schopen. Buddhist Monks and Business Matters: Still More Papers on Monastic Buddhism in India. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2004.

    Liz Wilson. Charming Cadavers: Horrific Figurations of the Feminine in Indian Buddhist Hagiographic Literature. Chicago and London: Chicago University Press, 1995.

    Southeast Asian Buddhism (including Sri Lanka) Anne M. Blackburn. Buddhist Learning and Textual Practice in Eighteenth-

    Century Lankan Monastic Culture. Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2001.

    Steven Collins. Nirva and other Buddhist Felicities: Utopias of the Pali Imaginaire. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998.

    Steven Collins. Selfless Persons: Imagery and Thought in Theravda Buddhism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1982.

    Richard Gombrich. Theravda Buddhism: A social history from ancient Benares to modern Colombo. London/New York: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1988.

    R.A.L.H. Gunawardana. Robe and Plough: Monasticism and Economic Interest in Early Medieval Sri Lanka. Tucson: University of Arizona, 1979.

    Donald Swearer. The Buddhist World of Southeast Asia. Albany: State University of New York, 1995.

  • Kevin Trainor. Relics, Ritual, and Representation in Buddhism: Rematerializing the Sri Lankan Theravda Tradition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997.

    East Asian Buddhism Kenneth Chen. The Chinese Transformation of Buddhism. Princeton: Princeton

    University Press, 1973. Bernard Faure. Bodhidharma as Textual and Religious Paradigm History of

    Religion 25/3 (1986) 187-198. Jacques Gernet. Buddhism in Chinese Society: An Economic History from the

    Fifth to the Tenth Centuries. Translated by Franciscus Verellen. New York: Columbua University Press, 1995 [1956].

    Peter Gregory, ed. Sudden and Gradual: Approaches to Enlightenment in Chinese Thought. Studies in East Asian Buddhism 5. Honululu: University of Hawaii Press, 1987.

    Steven Heine and Dale S. Wright, eds. The Koan: Texts and Contexts in Zen Buddhism. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.

    Robert Sharf. Zen of Japanese Nationalism in Donald Lopez, ed. Curators of the Buddha: The Study of Buddhism under Colonialism. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1995.

    Judith Snodgrass. Presenting Japanese Buddhism to the West: Orientalism, Occidentalism, and the Columbian Exposition. Chapel Hill and London: University of North Carolina, 2003.

    Erik Zrcher. The Buddhist Conquest of China. 2 vols. Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1959. Erik Zrcher. Buddhism Across Boundaries: The Foreign Input, in Collection of

    Essays 1993: Buddhism Across Boundaries Chinese Buddhism and the Western Regions, pp. 1-60. Sanchung, Taipei (Taiwan): Fo Guang Shan Foundation for Buddhist & Culture Education, 1999.

    Tibetan Buddhism

  • Matthew Kapstein. The Tibetan Assimilation of Buddhism: Conversion, Contestation, and Memory. Oxford University Press, New York: 2000

    Donald Lopez. Prisoners of Shangri-La: Tibetan Buddhism and the West. Chicago and London: University of Chicago, 1998.

    Geoffrey Samuel. Civilized Shamans: Buddhism in Tibetan Societies. Washington and London: Smithsonian Institution, 1993.

    Snellgrove, David. Indo-Tibetan Buddhism: Indian Buddhists and Their Tibetan Successors. 2 vols. Boston: Shambhala, 1987.

    Miscellaneous: Buddhism in the West, Buddhist Art and Archaeology, Buddhist

    Languages and Literature, Buddhist Philiosophy, Reference sources Philip Almond. The British Discovery of Buddhism. Cambridge and New York:

    Cambridge University Press, 1988. Andr Bareau. Schools of Hnayna Buddhism in Encyclopedia of Religion,

    edited by Mirceau Eliade (New York: Macmillan, c. 1987) pp. 444-456. Heinz Bechert, ed. The Dating of the Historical Buddha (Die Datierung des

    historischen Buddha). Symposien zur Buddhismusforschung, IV. Abhandlungen der Akademie der Wissenschaften in Gttingen. Philologisch-Historische Klasse ; Folge 3, Nr. 189, 194. Gttingen : Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1991-

    Robert Buswell, ed. Encyclopedia of Buddhism. 2 vols. New York: Macmillan Reference USA, 2004.

    Franklin Edgerton. Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Grammar and Dictionary. Vol. 1, pp. 1-14. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1953.

    Paul J. Griffiths. On Being Mindless: Buddhist Meditation and the Mind-Body Problem. La Salle, Ill.: Open Court, 1986.

    Oskar von Hinber. A Handbook of Pali Literature. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 1996.

    Marilyn Rhie. Early Buddhist Art of China and Central Asia. 2 vols. Leiden: Brill, 1999-2002.

  • Thomas Tweed. The American Encounter with Buddhism, 1844-1912: Victorian Culture and the Limits of Dissent. Bloomington: Indiana University, 1992.

    Moriz Winternitz. History of Indian Literature. Vol. II: Buddhist Literature and Jain Literature. Translated by S. Ketkar and H. Kohn. New Delhi: Munshiram Manoharlal, 1991 [1933].


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