American Buddhism: Methods and Findings in Recent Scholarship

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This is the first scholarly treatment of the emergence of American Buddhist Studies as a significant research field. Until now, few investigators have turned their attention to the interpretive challenge posed by the presence of all the traditional lineages of Asian Buddhism in a consciously multicultural society. Nor have scholars considered the place of their own contributions as writers, teachers, and practising Buddhists in this unfolding saga. In thirteen chapters and a critical introduction to the field, the book treats issues such as Asian American Buddhist identity, the new Buddhism, Buddhism and American culture, and the scholar's place in American Buddhist Studies. The volume offers complete lists of dissertations and theses on American Buddhism and North American dissertations and theses on topics related to Buddhism since 1892.
 

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Contents

Profiling the New Buddhists
69
Modes of Dharma Transmission
115
The Scholars Place in American Buddhist Studies
181
Dissertations and Theses on American Buddhism
262
North American Dissertations and Theses on Topics Related to Buddhism
267
Contributors
312
Index
316
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