A straightforward, accessible introduction to core theories in normative ethics from Western and non-Western philosophy suitable for the classroom.
Explores the music of the Tibetan Chöd tradition.
A clear translation and helpful explanations illuminate this ancient classic of self-cultivation for a modern audience.
An introduction to ancient Chinese ideas on how to live a good life.
Examines the relationship between Mughal political culture and the two dominant strains of Islam's Sufi traditions in South Asia: one centered around orthodoxy, the other focusing on a more accommodating and mystical spirituality.
A major contribution to the study of South Asian literature, offering a landmark view of Mahābhārata studies.
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.
Adds new voices to the feminist conversation and brings a rich variety of diverse approaches to Buddhist women’s identities, “the feminine,” and Buddhist feminism.
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.
Explores how religious travel in India is transforming religious identities and self-constructions.
A study of comparative metaphysics that explores the concepts of Reality and Appearance and their relevance to contemporary religious consciousness.
Discusses contemporary Confucianism's relevance and its capacity to address pressing social and political issues of twenty-first-century life.
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.
Offers a fresh perspective on the Mahābhārata based on an exploration of its ending, the Svargārohaṇa parvan.
Examines various Tibetan interpretations of the Uttaratantra, the most authoritative Indic commentary on buddha-nature.
A new translation and commentary of the Analects for contemporary audiences.
Looks at the Daoist Zhuangzi's critique of Confucianism.
Examines Buddhism, Confucianism, and Christianity in Korea, focusing on their mutual accommodation, exclusion, conflict, and assimilation.
Considers film as a form of Buddhist ritual and contemplative practice.
Examines how embodiment is conceived and experienced in South Asian religions.
Confucian philosopher Xunzi’s moral thought is considered in light of the modern focus on self-realization.
Presents a twenty-first-century, progressive, liberal Confucianism.
Shows how the text evolved from a non-narrative historical record into a Confucian classic.
Using Chinese thought, explores how non-Western thought can structure generally applicable social and political theory.
Discusses the origins and cultural history of the Theravada Buddhist ideals behind the Thai institution of monarchy.
Employs Robert Bellah’s notion of civil religion to explore East Asia’s Confucian revival.
Discusses philosophers Mencius and Aristotle as socio-ecological thinkers.
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.
Looks at the concept of Ultimate Reality in Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, and Christianity.
Using the thought of Christian thinker Thomas Aquinas and Neo-Confucian Zhu Xi, explores how to exercise and limit authority.
Challenges standard views of the origins of the Daodejing, revealing the work’s roots in a tradition of physical cultivation.
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.
Explores how objects shape the worlds of religious participants across a range of South Asian traditions.
Discusses the journey of Buddhist ideas on awareness and personhood from India to China.
Considers the notable similarities between the thought of Confucius and Wittgenstein.
A reconsideration of the Confucian concept li (ritual or ritual propriety), one that references Western philosophers as well as the Chinese context.
A gender-critical consideration of women and religion in Chinese traditions from medieval to modern times.
Discusses Hindu Advaita Vedānta as a philosophy of social justice for the modern world.
A consideration of Confucian ethics that employs the work and concerns of the eminent comparative ethicist Joel J. Kupperman.
Challenges traditional views to consider Xunzi as a religious thinker.
Discusses both depictions of Buddhism in film and Buddhist takes on a variety of films.
Challenges traditional views of the Qin dynasty as an oppressive regime by revealing cooperative aspects of its governance.
Uses both textual and ethnographic sources to demonstrate that in Śaṅkara’s vedānta, brahman is an active force as well as a transcendent ultimate.
A translation of the Īśvara Gītā, a parallel text to the Bhagavad Gītā that promotes religious inclusion.
Discusses how Zhou Dunyi's thought became a cornerstone of neo-Confucianism.
A wide ranging consideration of the work of contemporary ethicist David Wong.
Continues the author’s inquiry into the development of the Chinese philosophical concept Li, concluding in Song and Ming dynasty Neo-Confucianism.
A wide-ranging exploration of Buddhism and family in Asia--from biological families to families created in monasteries.
Exploring homegrown movements and figures, proclaims “American Hinduism” as a distinct religious tradition.
Translation of the first grand synthesis of classic Chinese thought.
Discusses Gandhi’s creative use of ascetic practice, particularly his practice of celibacy, for nonviolent activism.
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.
Buddhist-Christian reflection that uses friendship as a model for interreligious understanding.
Explores the development of Chinese thought, highlighting its concern with questions of coherence.
Explores the religious, political, and cultural significance attributed to music in early China.
Looks at narrative in the history of ayurvedic medical literature and the perspectives on illness and patienthood that emerge.
An accessible discussion of the thought of key figures of the Kyoto School of Japanese philosophy.
A philosophical analysis of the work of one of the most iconoclastic thinkers in Chinese history, Li Zhi, whose ethics prized spontaneous expression of genuine feelings.
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.
The first English translations of the writings of Chŏngsan (1900-62), who codified the central doctrines of Won Buddhism.
A new, multifaceted look at Korean women during a period of strong Confucian ideology.
Presents the thought of a controversial Tibetan Buddhist thinker on the Yogācāra and Madhyamaka systems.
A Buddhist feminist social ethics for contemporary times.
Reconsiders whether Hinduism can be considered a missionary religion.
A wide-ranging exploration of traditional Chinese views of mortality.
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 the roles of Korean Buddhist nuns and laywomen from the Koryo period to the present.
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.
Explores the new literary and interpretive milieu that emerged in the years following the decline of China’s Han dynasty.
A consideration of Confucian ethics as a living ethical tradition with contemporary relevance.
A multi-faceted portrait of Lakshmi, Hindu goddess of wealth and prosperity. Includes translations of verses used to invoke this goddess.
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 work of and about comparative philosophy that stresses the importance of language in intercultural endeavors.
Explores the milieu of Taiwan’s Buddhist nuns, who have the greatest numbers in the Buddhist world and a prominent place in their own country.
An overview of Korean Buddhism and its major figures in the modern period.
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.
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.