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Buddhism and Race  

Adeana McNicholl

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May 2018
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Mar 2018
This chapter takes a step toward the theorization of discourses of race and racialization within the American Buddhist context. Far from being neutral observers, Buddhist Studies scholars ... More

Buddhist Economics: Scales of Value in Global Exchange  

Matthew King

In addition to summarizing key concerns in Theravāda Buddhist Economics by scholars such as E. F. Schumacher and the Thai monk Payutto, this essay explores how descriptions of the West, ... More

Buddhist Traditions and Violence  

Michael Jerryson

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Jan 2013
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Mar 2013
This chapter discusses the history of Buddhist traditions and violence, concentrating on the scriptural justifications, symbols, and actual manifestations of violence. It covers Theravada ... More

Burmese Buddhist Politics  

Matthew J. Walton

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Oct 2015
This article looks thematically at several important aspects of Buddhist politics in Myanmar, from the precolonial period to the present. It considers a number of arguments regarding the ... More

The Greening of Buddhism: Promise and Perils  

Stephanie Kaza

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Nov 2006
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Sep 2009
Buddhist understanding about nature and human-nature relations has been based on a wide range of teachings, texts, and social views. With the rise of the religion and ecology movement, ... More

Japanese Millennial Movements  

Helen Hardacre

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Oct 2011
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Jan 2012
This article introduces the Japanese millennial movements, which came into contact with its western counterparts in the nineteenth century. While periodization has been intrinsic to ... More

Korean Millennial Movements  

Robert Pearson Flaherty

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Oct 2011
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Jan 2012
This article examines some of the main contributors to millennialism in a Korean context. The Korean millennial legacy is a synthesis of diverse influences such as Buddhism, Christianity, ... More

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