Buddhism in America

Pub. Date: 2007-08-21
Publisher(s): Gale Virtual Reference Library
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Buddhism has influenced American culture since the American Transcendentalist movement in the 1830s and '40s; only recntly, however, has this transplanted philosophy begun to blossom into a full-fledged American religion. Seager offers a perceptive and engaging portrait of the communities, institutions, practices, and individuals that are integral to the contemporary Buddhist landscape, including six profiles of Buddhist traditions exported to the United States from Japan, Tibet, Southeast Asia, and elsewhere. The book also considers Americanization and recent developments in gender equity, progressive social change, and intra-Buddhist and interreligious dialogue.

Table of Contents

The Chinese Tradition in Antiquity
The Oracle-Bone Inscriptions of the Late Shang Dynasty
Classical Sources of Chinese TraditionBurton Watson
Confucius and the Analects
Mozi: Utilitarianism, Uniformity, and Universal Love
The Way of Laozi and Zhuangzi
The Evolution of the Confucian Tradition in Antiquity
Legalists and Militarists
The Han Reaction to Qin Despotism
Daoist Syncretisms of the Late Zhou Qin Early Han
The Imperial Order Han Syntheses
The Economic Order
The Great Han Historians
Later Taoism and Mah+y+na Buddhism in China
Learning of the Mysterious
Daoist Religion
The Introduction of Buddhism
Schools of Buddhism
Schools of Buddhism
The Confucian Revival and Neo-Confucianism
Social Life and Political Culture in the Tang
The Confucian Revival in the Song
Neo-Confucianism: The Philosophy of Human Nature and the Way of the Sage
Zhu Xi's Neo-Confucian Program
Ideological Foundations of Late Imperial China
Neo-Confucian Education
Continuity and Crisis in the Ming
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