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Curators of the Buddha
By Donald S. Lopez

Curators of the Buddha

Study of Buddhism Under Colonialism 2nd

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Curators of the Buddha by Donald S. Lopez

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This is a critical history of the study of Buddhism in the West, bringing the insights of colonial and post-colonial cultural studies to bear on this field. After an overview of the origins of Buddhist studies in the early 19th century, the essays focus on important "curators of the Buddha," such as Aurel Stein, D.T. Suzuki and Carl Jung. The essays discuss many of the important social, political and cultural conditions that have shaped the course of Buddhist studies for more than a century. Contributors Charles Hallisey, Gustavo Benavides, Stanley Abe, Luis Gomez, Robert Sharf and Donald Lopez challenge some of the most enduring ideas in Buddhist studies: that Zen Buddhism is, above all, an experience; that Tibetan Buddhism is polluted, or pristine; that the Buddha image is of Greek or Roman origin; and that the classical text supersedes the vernacular, as the manuscript supersedes the informant.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780226493091
ISBN-10: 0226493091
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 14-Sep-1995
Country of Publication: United States

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First published in 1844, and it was read by Schopenhauer and Nietzsche in Germany and Emerson and Thoreau in America. Reintroducing Burnouf to a new generation of Buddhologists, Buffetrille and Lopez have revived a seminal text in the history of Orientalism. It provides a view of how the Buddhism religion was understood in the nineteenth century.

Norton Anthology of World Religions by Donald S. Lopez Norton Anthology of World Religions, Hardback (November 2014)

This groundbreaking new Norton Anthology enables the six major, living, international world religions to speak to students in their own words.

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