Explores the music of the Tibetan Chöd tradition.
An introduction to ancient Chinese ideas on how to live a good life.
Explores the relationship between literature and philosophy in classical and contemporary Buddhist texts.
An interdisciplinary dialogue with Shūsaku Endō’s last novel offering new perspectives on Japanese culture, Christian doctrine, Hindu spiritualities, and Buddhist worldviews.
Presents a new vision of the Buddhist history and philosophy of emptiness in Tibet.
Challenges descriptions of East Asian societies as Confucian cultures and communitarian Confucian models as a political alternative to liberal democracy.
Explores the role of meditation on the five elements in the practice of Yoga.
Investigates the cosmological and metaphysical thought in the Zhuangzi from the perspective of nothingness.
A guide to Buddhism’s rich variety of traditions and cultural expressions for educators who would like to include Buddhism in their undergraduate courses.
The first comprehensive treatment of Inoue Enryō, a pioneer of modern Buddhism and a key figure in the reception of Western philosophy in East Asia.
Discusses contemporary Confucianism's relevance and its capacity to address pressing social and political issues of twenty-first-century life.
A study of comparative metaphysics that explores the concepts of Reality and Appearance and their relevance to contemporary religious consciousness.
Offers a fresh perspective on the Mahābhārata based on an exploration of its ending, the Svargārohaṇa parvan.
A translation of Wang Daiyu’s Real Commentary on the True Teaching, the first and most influential work written in the Chinese language on Islam.
First work to address the legacy of Wilfred Cantwell Smith and his influence on the development of religious studies and Islamic studies in the twentieth century.
Examines various Tibetan interpretations of the Uttaratantra, the most authoritative Indic commentary on buddha-nature.
Presents a twenty-first-century, progressive, liberal Confucianism.
A new translation and commentary of the Analects for contemporary audiences.
Shows how the text evolved from a non-narrative historical record into a Confucian classic.
Examines Buddhism, Confucianism, and Christianity in Korea, focusing on their mutual accommodation, exclusion, conflict, and assimilation.
Looks at the Daoist Zhuangzi's critique of Confucianism.
Confucian philosopher Xunzi’s moral thought is considered in light of the modern focus on self-realization.
Examines how embodiment is conceived and experienced in South Asian religions.
Considers film as a form of Buddhist ritual and contemplative practice.
Looks at the concept of Ultimate Reality in Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, and Christianity.
Employs Robert Bellah’s notion of civil religion to explore East Asia’s Confucian revival.
A translation and discussion of the central Confucian text on education, Xueji (On Teaching and Learning), influential in China from the Han dynasty to the present day.
Using Chinese thought, explores how non-Western thought can structure generally applicable social and political theory.
Discusses philosophers Mencius and Aristotle as socio-ecological thinkers.
Challenges standard views of the origins of the Daodejing, revealing the work’s roots in a tradition of physical cultivation.
Using the thought of Christian thinker Thomas Aquinas and Neo-Confucian Zhu Xi, explores how to exercise and limit authority.
A wide-ranging analysis of the Mokṣopāya, the Indian literary classic that teaches through storytelling how to enjoy an active, successful, worldly life in a spiritually enlightened way.
A reconsideration of Zhu Xi, known as the “great synthesizer” of Confucianism, which establishes him as an important thinker in his own right.
An overview of Daoist texts on passive meditation from the Latter Han through Tang periods.
Discusses the journey of Buddhist ideas on awareness and personhood from India to China.
A reconsideration of the Confucian concept li (ritual or ritual propriety), one that references Western philosophers as well as the Chinese context.
Considers the notable similarities between the thought of Confucius and Wittgenstein.
A consideration of Confucian ethics that employs the work and concerns of the eminent comparative ethicist Joel J. Kupperman.
A wide ranging consideration of the work of contemporary ethicist David Wong.
Discusses how Zhou Dunyi's thought became a cornerstone of neo-Confucianism.
Challenges traditional views to consider Xunzi as a religious thinker.
Continues the author’s inquiry into the development of the Chinese philosophical concept Li, concluding in Song and Ming dynasty Neo-Confucianism.
Exploring homegrown movements and figures, proclaims “American Hinduism” as a distinct religious tradition.
A wide-ranging exploration of Buddhism and family in Asia--from biological families to families created in monasteries.
An anthology of English translations of primary texts of the Quanzhen (Complete Perfection) school of Daoism.
The first book-length study in English of the Chinese classic, the Li sao (Encountering Sorrow). Includes translations of the Li sao and the Nine Songs.
Discusses the notion of a spiritual master and looks at examples in a variety of world religions.
Explores the religious, political, and cultural significance attributed to music in early China.
Explores the development of Chinese thought, highlighting its concern with questions of coherence.
Buddhist-Christian reflection that uses friendship as a model for interreligious understanding.
An accessible discussion of the thought of key figures of the Kyoto School of Japanese philosophy.
Four Shin Buddhist thinkers reflect on their tradition’s encounter with modernity.
A unique translation of and commentary on the Laozi, based on the oldest edition of the work.
A Buddhist feminist social ethics for contemporary times.
Presents the thought of a controversial Tibetan Buddhist thinker on the Yogācāra and Madhyamaka systems.
A wide-ranging exploration of traditional Chinese views of mortality.
Explores the roles of Korean Buddhist nuns and laywomen from the Koryo period to the present.
Reconsiders whether Hinduism can be considered a missionary religion.
New attention and fresh perspectives on the classic, but neglected, text of Daoism, the Liezi.
Looks at Western understandings of South Asian religions and indigenous responses from pre-colonial to contemporary times.
Explores how Xu Bing and other contemporary Chinese artists use Western ideas within a Chinese cultural discourse.
A wide-ranging consideration of Confucianism for Western readers.
A consideration of Confucian ethics as a living ethical tradition with contemporary relevance.
Explores the new literary and interpretive milieu that emerged in the years following the decline of China’s Han dynasty.
Enlightening encounters with the world's religions from a Hindu perspective.
Explores the significance of levity and humor in South Asian religious traditions.
A much-needed consideration of methodology in comparative philosophy.
A wide-ranging, readable account of the Theravada Buddhist thought and practice in the Southeast Asian societies of Thailand, Myanmar (Burma), Laos, Cambodia, and Sri Lanka.
Looks at how a spiritual tradition can be appropriated by those involved in ethno-nationalist conflict.
An engagement between Confucianism and the philosophy of Richard Rorty.
Celebrates and instructs in the healing power of breath.
Translations of two works from Sri Lanka on Yasodharā, the wife of the Buddha—an allusive and intriguing figure in Buddhist lore and literature.
Explores the relationship between material prosperity and spirituality in contemporary Thai Buddhism.
Essays from the singular experience of Buddhist social critic and philosopher David R. Loy on classic and contemporary concerns.
A comprehensive overview of Tibetan Buddhist thinker Mipam’s work on emptiness and Buddha-nature.
Explores the importance of Buddhism as it developed in the Krishna River Valley of Andhra (modern-day Andhra Pradesh) and its influence.
Explores the significance of Dewey’s thought on democracy for the contemporary world.
Brings Confucianism and Daoism into conversation with contemporary philosophy and the contemporary world situation.
Insights into the experience and philosophy of Buddhism from a Korean perspective.
A meticulous study of various Taiwanese religions and their relationships with democratic values and behaviors.
Looks at a variety of Buddhist sacred writings as literature and includes insights from literary theory.
Introduces Paramānand, one of India’s poet-saints, his work, and this work’s use in ritual.
A study of the seminal Tibetan Buddhist work, Gateway to Learning.
Using the life and work of influential Chinese writer Guo Moruo (1892–1978), reflects on China’s encounters with modernity, Communism, and capitalism.
Explores the issue of the perfectibility of nature in philosophy, psychology, and a variety of world religions.
Takes the reader on a pilgrimage to Mount Kōya, the holy Buddhist mountain in Japan.
Brings Asian theories of consciousness into dialogue with Western psychotherapeutic practices.
A comprehensive study of the Hongzhou school of Chan Buddhism, long regarded as the Golden Age of this tradition, using many previously ignored texts, including stele inscriptions.
Explores the ritual practice of Buddhist preaching.
Examines the practice of relic veneration in a variety of forms of Buddhism.
Explores the practice of taking ritual vows in South Asia, a lay tradition prevalent in the region’s religions.
A fascinating look at a Zen convent throughout its history.
Explores a wide range of Confucian-based cultures of authority in China.
A Hindu bioethics of reproductive technology that references the Mahābhārata.
Explores how the flood myths of early China provided a template for that society’s major social and political institutions.
Explores the rewriting of early Chinese texts in the wake of new archaeological evidence.
Shows how the emerging Chinese empire purposely reconceived but was also constrained by basic spatial units such as the body, the household, the region, and the world.
Discusses interpretations of the Yijing (the I Ching or Book of Changes) during the Northern Song period and how these illuminate the momentous changes in Chinese society during this era.
A new reading of Daoism, arguing that it originated in a particular textual tradition distinct from Confucianism and other philosophical traditions of early China.
A new interpretation of the Confucian classic, the Mencius, based on both traditional sources and newly discovered documents.