Download e-book for kindle: Buddhism and the Dynamics of Transculturality: New by Birgit Kellner

By Birgit Kellner

ISBN-10: 3110411539

ISBN-13: 9783110411539

For over 2500 years, Buddhism was once implicated in tactics of cultural interplay that during flip formed Buddhist doctrines, practices and associations. whereas the cultural plurality of Buddhism has usually been remarked upon, the transcultural tactics that represent this plurality, and their long term results, have scarcely been studied as an issue of their personal correct. The contributions to this quantity current special case reports ranging throughout various time classes, areas and disciplines, and so they tackle methodological demanding situations in addition to theoretical difficulties. as well as casting a focus on themes as assorted because the position of exchange contacts within the early unfold of Buddhism, the hybrid nature of spiritual practices in Japan or Indo-Tibetan relatives in Tibetan polemical literature, the person papers together increase the query as to if there will be whatever precise approximately how Buddhism steers and impacts kinds of cultural alternate, and is in flip formed via modalities of cultural interplay all through Asian, in addition to worldwide, historical past. the quantity is meant to illustrate the necessity for investigating transcultural dynamics extra heavily within the learn of Buddhism, and to signify new avenues for Buddhist Studies.

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