Pacific World, third series, no. 15 now available

Pacific World: Journal of the Institute of Buddhist Studies, third series, no. 15 is now available online. Individual articles or the entire issue may be downloaded from the website of the Institute of Buddhist Studies. This publication is made possible by the generous support of the Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai (Society for the Promotion of Buddhism) to whom we wish to express our gratitude and appreciation for all of the projects, research and publications they support.

Contents
The Legendary Siege of Anxi: Myth, History, and Truth in Chinese Buddhism
Geoffrey Goble 1
Guṇabhadra and Bodhidharma: Remarks about Their School Affiliation
Charles Willemen 33
Zen’s Debt to Confucianism
Russell Kirkland 53
The Absence of the Private: The Jion-e and Public Ritual in Pre-Modern Japan
Mikaël Bauer 65
Freedom in Submission: Kiyozawa Manshi’s Organic Critique of the Bunmei Kaika Movement in Meiji Japan
Jacques Fasan 87
Appreciation and Appropriation: Christian “Borrowing” of Buddhist Practices
Kristin Johnston Largen 105

Special Section: Graduate Student Symposium
Introduction to the Special Section
Scott A. Mitchell 117
What’s Buddhism Got to Do With It? Popular and Scientific Perspectives on Mindful Eating
Chenxing Han 119
Religious Tourism and Beijing’s 2008 Olympics: (Re)Imagining the White Pagoda Temple and the Huoshen Daoist Temple
Courtney Bruntz 139
Nenbutsu Mandala Visualization in Dōhan’s Himitsu nenbutsu shō: An Investigation into Medieval Japanese Vajrayāna Pure Land
Aaron P. Proffitt 153
The Development and Representation of Ritual in Early Indian Buddhist Donative Epigraphy
Matthew Milligan 171

Book Reviews

Buddhism: A Christian Exploration and Appraisal by Keith Yandell and Harold Netland
Kristin Johnston Largen 187
Buddhism: A Christian Exploration and Appraisal by Keith Yandell and Harold Netland
Richard K. Payne 193

 

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