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The Resource The Buddhist dead : practices, discourses, representations, edited by Bryan J. Cuevas and Jacqueline I. Stone

The Buddhist dead : practices, discourses, representations, edited by Bryan J. Cuevas and Jacqueline I. Stone

Label
The Buddhist dead : practices, discourses, representations
Title
The Buddhist dead
Title remainder
practices, discourses, representations
Statement of responsibility
edited by Bryan J. Cuevas and Jacqueline I. Stone
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In its teachings, practices, and institutions, Buddhism in its varied Asian forms has been--and continues to be--centrally concerned with death and the dead. Yet surprisingly "death in Buddhism" has received little sustained scholarly attention. The Buddhist Dead offers the first comparative investigation of this topic across the major Buddhist cultures of India, Sri Lanka, China, Japan, Tibet, and Burma. Its individual essays, representing a range of methods, shed light on a rich array of traditional Buddhist practices for the dead and dying; the sophisticated but often paradoxical discourses about death and the dead in Buddhist texts; and the varied representations of the dead and the afterlife found in Buddhist funerary art and popular literature. This important collection moves beyond the largely text--and doctrine--centered approaches characterizing an earlier generation of Buddhist scholarship and expands its treatment of death to include ritual, devotional, and material culture. Contributors: James A. Benn, Raoul Birnbaum, Jason A. Carbine, Bryan J. Cuevas, Hank Glassman, John Clifford Holt, Matthew T. Kapstein, D. Max Moerman, Mark Rowe, Kurtis R. Schaeffer, Gregory Schopen, Koichi Shinohara, Jacqueline I. Stone, John S. Strong.13 illus
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
294.3/423
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BQ4487
LC item number
.B82 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Cuevas, Bryan J.
  • Stone, Jacqueline Ilyse
  • Kuroda Institute
Series statement
Studies in East Asian Buddhism
Series volume
20
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Death
  • Buddhism
  • RELIGION
  • RELIGION
  • Buddhism
  • Death
Label
The Buddhist dead : practices, discourses, representations, edited by Bryan J. Cuevas and Jacqueline I. Stone
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Kuroda Institute book."
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Buddha's funeral / John S. Strong -- Cross-dressing with the dead : asceticism, ambivalence, and institutional values in an Indian monastic code / Gregory Schopen -- The moment of death in Daoxuan's vinaya commentary / Koichi Shinohara -- The secret art of dying : esoteric deathbed practices in Heian Japan / Jacqueline I. Stone -- The deathbed image of Master Hongyi / Raoul Birnbaum -- Dying like Milarépa : death accounts in a Tibetan hagiographic tradition / Kurtis R. Schaeffer -- Fire and the sword : some connections between self-immolation and religious persecution in the history of Chinese Buddhism / James A. Benn -- Passage to fudaraku : suicide and salvation in premodern Japanese Buddhism / D. Max Moerman -- The death and return of Lady Wangzin : visions of the afterlife in Tibetan Buddhist popular literature / Bryan J. Cuevas -- Gone but not departed : the dead among the living in contemporary Buddhist Sri Lanka / John Clifford Holt -- Mulian in the land of snows and King Gesar in hell : a Chinese tale of parental death in its Tibetan transformations / Matthew T. Kapstein -- Chinese Buddhist death ritual and the transformation of Japanese kinship / Hank Glassmann -- Grave changes : scattering ashes in contemporary Japan / Mark Rowe -- Care for Buddhism : text, ceremony, and religious emotion in a monk's final journey / Jason A. Carbine
Control code
256728783
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 491 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824860165
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt6681wk
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)256728783
Label
The Buddhist dead : practices, discourses, representations, edited by Bryan J. Cuevas and Jacqueline I. Stone
Publication
Note
"A Kuroda Institute book."
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Buddha's funeral / John S. Strong -- Cross-dressing with the dead : asceticism, ambivalence, and institutional values in an Indian monastic code / Gregory Schopen -- The moment of death in Daoxuan's vinaya commentary / Koichi Shinohara -- The secret art of dying : esoteric deathbed practices in Heian Japan / Jacqueline I. Stone -- The deathbed image of Master Hongyi / Raoul Birnbaum -- Dying like Milarépa : death accounts in a Tibetan hagiographic tradition / Kurtis R. Schaeffer -- Fire and the sword : some connections between self-immolation and religious persecution in the history of Chinese Buddhism / James A. Benn -- Passage to fudaraku : suicide and salvation in premodern Japanese Buddhism / D. Max Moerman -- The death and return of Lady Wangzin : visions of the afterlife in Tibetan Buddhist popular literature / Bryan J. Cuevas -- Gone but not departed : the dead among the living in contemporary Buddhist Sri Lanka / John Clifford Holt -- Mulian in the land of snows and King Gesar in hell : a Chinese tale of parental death in its Tibetan transformations / Matthew T. Kapstein -- Chinese Buddhist death ritual and the transformation of Japanese kinship / Hank Glassmann -- Grave changes : scattering ashes in contemporary Japan / Mark Rowe -- Care for Buddhism : text, ceremony, and religious emotion in a monk's final journey / Jason A. Carbine
Control code
256728783
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 491 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824860165
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt6681wk
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)256728783

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