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Buddhism Across Asia: Networks of Material, Intellectual and by Tansen Sen

By Tansen Sen

“Buddhism throughout Asia is a must-read for somebody attracted to the historical past and unfold of Buddhism in Asia. It contains a wealthy choice of articles written by way of top specialists of their fields. jointly, the contributions offer an in-depth research of Buddhist background and transmission in Asia over a interval of greater than 2000 years. features tested contain fabric tradition, politics, financial system, languages and texts, spiritual associations, practices and rituals, conceptualisations, and philosophy, whereas the geographic scope of the experiences extends from India to Southeast Asia and East Asia. Readers’ wisdom of Buddhism is continually challenged via the reports provided, incorporating new fabrics and interpretations. Rejecting the idea that of a reified monolithic and undying ‘Buddhism’, this e-book displays the entangled ‘dynamic and multi-dimensional’ heritage of Buddhism in Asia over prolonged classes of ‘integration’, ‘development of a number of centres’, and ‘European expansion’, which formed the religion’s nearby and trans-regional identities.” — Max Deeg, Cardiff University

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