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By Hanna Havnevik,Ute Hüsken,Mark Teeuwen,Vladimir Tikhonov,Koen Wellens

ISBN-10: 1138687847

ISBN-13: 9781138687844

The changes Buddhism has been present process within the glossy age have encouraged a lot study during the last decade. the main target of recognition has been the phenomenon referred to as Buddhist modernism, that's outlined as a wide awake try and alter Buddhist teachings and practices in conformity with the trendy norms of rationality, technology, or gender equality. This booklet advances learn on Buddhist modernism by means of trying to make clear the hugely varied ways that Buddhist religion, notion, and perform have constructed within the sleek age, either in Buddhist heartlands in Asia and within the West. It provides a suite of case reviews that, taken jointly, show how Buddhist traditions engage with sleek phenomena resembling colonialism and militarism, the industry financial system, worldwide interconnectedness, the institutionalization of gender equality, and up to date old occasions resembling de-industrialization and the socio-cultural challenge in post-Soviet Buddhist components. This quantity indicates how the (re)invention of traditions constitutes a massive pathway within the improvement of Buddhist modernities and emphasizes the pluralistic variety of those varieties in numerous settings.

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