Buddhism

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With approximately 300 million adherents around the globe today, Buddhism is one of the largest world religions. The study of Buddhism is a diverse field which combines religion, philosophy, history, art history, philology and textual studies, as well as informing a variety of comparative studies. Besides its interdisciplinary nature, Buddhist traditions vary enormously throughout the world. Because the field comprises so many varied aspects, research and scholarship is wide-reaching in its response to new discoveries, interpretations, and theoretical ideas. Much of this work has moved online so that today’s students and researchers have ready access to key primary source texts and a range of other electronic resources. Managing the ever-expanding universe of scholarly information in this field of study has proved to be a monumental if not near impossible task. Oxford Bibliographies in Buddhism provides students and scholars with a reliable and authoritative solution to the problem of information overload. Unlike traditional bibliographies and online abstracting and indexing services, Oxford Bibliographies in Buddhism offers a much-needed expert filter that relies on expertise that no algorithm can replicate.

Editor in Chief

Richard Payne, Yehan Numata Professor of Buddhist Studies, is the Dean of the Institute of Buddhist Studies at the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley. He grew up in the San José area where there is a large and vibrant Japanese American community centered on the San Jose Buddhist Betsuin. At San José State University his interests came to focus on modern Continental philosophy and psychology, completing his studies for both a BA (Philosophy-Psychology, 1972) and an MA (Philosophy,1975) there. He also pursued studies at the Nyingma Institute, Berkeley, receiving an MA (Buddhist Studies, 1981), with a thesis on the concept of apoha in the Buddhist epistemologists (published, Journal of Indian Philosophy, 1987). In order to continue work on Buddhism, he entered the doctoral program in History and Phenomenology of Religion at the Graduate Theological Union. His dissertation research was on the votive fire offering (Skt. homa, Jpn. goma) in the Shingon tradition, and included training for the Shingon priesthood on Mt. Koya in Japan. He graduated in 1985 (dissertation published, Sata Pitaka series, 1991), at which point he began teaching for the Institute of Buddhist Studies. In 1994 he was appointed to his current position. He continues to be active in the fields of Japanese Buddhist studies, ritual studies, and the cognitive study of religion. He also serves as editor-in-chief of the Institute’s annual journal, Pacific World, and is chair of the Editorial Committee of the Pure Land Buddhist Studies Series.

 

 


STANDING EDITORIAL BOARD

Kyushu University
University of Chicago
California State University at Chico

FORMER STANDING EDITORIAL BOARD

Bates College

FOUNDING EDITORIAL BOARD

Galen Amstutz
Institute of Buddhist Studies and Independent Scholar
Cornell University
Indiana University
University of Chicago
Santa Clara University
Humboldt State University
University of Chicago
Institute of Buddhist Studies
Franklin and Marshall
University of Southern California
Institute of Buddhist Studies
University of Ghent
Australian National University
Harvard University
California State University at Chico
Middlebury College
Oxford University
University of Waterloo

ARTICLES AND CONTRIBUTORS

* = recently published

Anthropology and Archaeology

Akira Shimada
State University of New York at New Paltz
Ivette Vargas-O’Bryan
Austin College
Robin Coningham
Durham University
John N. Miksic
National University of Singapore
Suraj Pandit
Sathaye College
Scott A. Mitchell
The Institute of Buddhist Studies
Tilman Frasch
Manchester Metropolitan University
David Quinter
University of Alberta

Art, Architecture, and Symbolic Motifs

Beth Szczepanski
Lewis & Clark College
Karen S. Hwang
Vassar College
Jinah Kim
Harvard University
Heather Blair
Indiana University Bloomington
Isabelle Charleux
HDR
Erberto Lo Bue
Bologna University
Pattaratorn Chirapravati
California State University, Sacramento
John Listopad
California State University, Sacramento
David Gray
Santa Clara University
Michelle C. Wang
Georgetown University
Charles Lachman
University of Oregon
Heather Blair
Indiana University Bloomington
Elizabeth Horton Sharf
University of California Berkeley
Ulrich Pagel
University of London
Karil Kucera
St. Olaf College

Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, and Guardians

Galen Amstutz
Ryukoku University
Chün-fang Yü
Columbia University
Alan Sponberg
University of Montana
Laura Harrington
Boston University
Klaus Pinte
Universiteit Gent
Niklas Foxeus
Stockholm University

Doctrinal Concepts and Categories

William S. Waldron
Middlebury College
George D. Bond
Northwestern University
John Powers
Australian National University
James B. Apple
University of Calgary
Damien Keown
University of London
Liz Wilson
Miami University
Greg Bailey
La Trobe University
Miguel Alvarez Ortega
Universidad de Sevilla
John Powers
Australian National University
Reiko Ohnuma
Dartmouth University
David Fiordalis
Linfield College
Tadeusz Skorupski
SOAS, University of London
Jeffrey L. Broughton
California State University, Long Beach
Mark Ty Unno
University of Oregon
Elizabeth M. Grosz
University of Oregon
Vesna Wallace
Balliol College, Oxford
Paul G. Hackett
Columbia University
John Powers
Australian National University
Sam van Schaik
International Dunhuang Project
Guy Newland
Central Michigan University
Paul Copp
University of Chicago
Carol Anderson
Kalamazoo College
Elijah Ary
École Pratique des Hautes Études
Michael Sheehy
Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center
Andrew Quintman
Yale University
Paul Donnelly
Northern Arizona University
Roger Jackson
Carleton College
Roger Jackson
Carleton College
Daniel Boucher
Cornell University
James B. Apple
University of Calgary
Galen Amstutz
Ryukoku University
Jonathan C. Gold
Princeton University
Jeff Wilson
University of Waterloo
Thomas Borchert
The University of Vermont
Bart Dessein
Ghent University
Tadeusz Skorupski
SOAS, University of London
Matthew Kapstein
University of Chicago
Richard Payne
The Institute of Buddhist Studies
David Gray
Santa Clara University
Andrew Gebert
Institute of Oriental Philosophy
William M. Bodiford
University of California, Los Angeles
Carol Anderson
Kalamazoo College
Matthew Kapstein
University of Chicago
Justin McDaniel
University of Pennsylvania
Ruben L.F. Habito
Southern Methodist University
John Powers
Australian National University
Paul L. Swanson
Nanzan University
William S. Waldron
Middlebury College

History

Christopher S. Queen
Harvard University
Greg Bailey
La Trobe University
Gregory Adam Scott
Columbia University
Anne Blackburn
Cornell University
David Drewes
University of Manitoba
Frank Usarski
Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo
Albert Welter
The University of Winnipeg
Daniel Veidlinger
California State University, Chico
Taigen Leighton
The Institute of Buddhist Studies

Interfaith Relations

Johan Elverskog
Southern Methodist University
Mark Teeuwen
Universitetet i Oslo
Kristin Largen
Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg
Livia Kohn
Boston University
Nathan McGovern
Dalhousie University

Literature and Textual Studies

Jason Clower
California State University, Chico
Kimberly Beek
McMaster University
Scott A. Mitchell
The Institute of Buddhist Studies
Sam van Schaik
International Dunhuang Project
Daniel Veidlinger
California State University, Chico
Naomi Appleton
The University of Edinburgh
Vesna Wallace
Balliol College, Oxford
Jeffrey L. Broughton
California State University, Long Beach
Taigen Leighton
The Institute of Buddhist Studies
Paul Donnelly
Northern Arizona University
Stefano Zacchetti
University of Oxford
Jeff Wilson
University of Waterloo
Daniel Veidlinger
California State University, Chico
David Gray
Santa Clara University
Casey Alexandra Kemp
Universität Wien
Klaus Pinte
Universiteit Gent
David Quinter
University of Alberta

Philosophical Thought

David Fiordalis
Linfield College
K.T.S. Sarao
University of Delhi
Daniel Cozort
Dickinson College
Stephen Jenkins
Humboldt State University
Richard Nance
Indiana University Bloomington
David L. McMahan
Franklin & Marshall College
Jin Y. Park
American University
Mario Poceski
University of Florida
John Powers
Australian National University
Masato Ishida
University of Hawai'i
Gail Hinich Sutherland
Louisiana State University
Ellison Banks Findly
Trinity College
Tadeusz Skorupski
SOAS, University of London
Anna Andreeva
Universitat HUniversität Heidelberg
Casey Alexandra Kemp
Universität Wien
James Egge
Eastern Michigan University
Chaisit Suwanvarangkul
University of Otago
Matthew Kapstein
University of Chicago

Regional Categories

Erica Baffelli
University of Otago
Heather Blair
Indiana University Bloomington
Matthew King
University of California, Riverside
Jason Neelis
Wilfrid Laurier University
Anthony Tribe
Lori Meeks
University of Southern California
Richard McBride II
Brigham Young University - Hawaii
Justin McDaniel
University of Pennsylvania
Hun Lye
Davidson College
Jeffrey Samuels
Western Kentucky University
Vesna Wallace
Balliol College, Oxford
Erik Braun
The University of Oklahoma
Anne Blackburn
Cornell University
Georges-Jean Pinault
École Pratique des Hautes Études
Scott A. Mitchell
The Institute of Buddhist Studies
David Gray
Santa Clara University
Elise Anne DeVido
Duke University
John Marston
El Colegio de México
Lori Meeks
University of Southern California
Jeffrey Samuels
Western Kentucky University
Justin McDaniel
University of Pennsylvania
Peter Zieme
Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities

Rituals and Practices

Courtney Bruntz
Graduate Theological Union
Jason A. Carbine
Whittier College
Patrick Kellycooper
Whittier College
Maria R. Heim
Amherst College
Margaret Gouin
University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Richard Payne
The Institute of Buddhist Studies
Cameron Warner
Aarhus Universitet
Paul Copp
University of Chicago
John Kieschnick
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
David L. McMahan
Franklin & Marshall College
Erik Braun
The University of Oklahoma
Galen Amstutz
Ryukoku University
Kory Goldberg
Champlain Regional College
Mathieu Boisvert
Université du Québec à Montréal
Barbara Ambros
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Katia Buffetrille
École Pratique des Hautes Études
Karma Lekshe Tsomo
University of San Diego
David Gray
Santa Clara University
Bhikkhu Anālayo
Universität Hamburg
David L. McMahan
Franklin & Marshall College
Mikael Adolphson
University of Alberta

Schools and Lineages

Casey Alexandra Kemp
Universität Wien
Bart Dessein
Ghent University

Social Issues

Rita M. Gross
Brooke Schedneck
Institute of Southeast Asian Affairs
Richard Payne
The Institute of Buddhist Studies
Scott A. Mitchell
The Institute of Buddhist Studies
William S. Waldron
Middlebury College
Lori Meeks
University of Southern California
C. Pierce Salguero
The Abington College of Penn State University
Karma Lekshe Tsomo
University of San Diego
Ann Gleig
University of Central Florida
Kim Gutschow
Williams College

Teachers and Historical Figures

Karen C. Lang
University of Virginia
Ligeia Lugli
University of California at Berkeley
Kumkum Roy
Jawaharlal Nehru University
Naina Dayal
St. Stephen's College
Romila Thapar
Jawaharlal Nehru University
Malcolm David Eckel
Boston University
Jeffrey L. Broughton
California State University, Long Beach
Karen C. Lang
University of Virginia
Gareth Sparham
University of Michigan
Dan Lusthaus
Harvard University
Taigen Leighton
The Institute of Buddhist Studies
Frank Neubert
Universität Bern
Masaki Matsubara
Stanford University
John M. Thompson
Christopher Newport University
Klaus Pinte
Universiteit Gent
Andrew Quintman
Yale University
Andrew Quintman
Yale University
Paul Donnelly
Northern Arizona University
Francis Brassard
Jeff Wilson
University of Waterloo
Michael Sheehy
Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center
Dan Arnold
The University of Chicago
Elise Anne DeVido
Duke University
Brandon Dotson
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Gareth Sparham
University of Michigan
Roy Tzohar
Tel Aviv University
Vanessa R. Sasson
Marianopolis College

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