Tag Archives: Buddhism

19th-Century Tibetan Buddhist Spiritual Advice

A review of Patrul Rinpoche on Self-Cultivation: The Rhetoric of Nineteenth-Century Tibetan Buddhist Spiritual Advice, by Joshua D. Schapiro. Joshua D. Schapiro’s dissertation, Patrul Rinpoche…

The Five Great Space Repository Bodhisattvas

A review of The Five Great Space Repository Bodhisattvas: Lineage, Protection and Celestial Authority in Ninth-Century Japan, by Hillary Eve Pedersen. Hillary Pedersen’s dissertation presents…

Soka Gakkai in Japan

A review of Sōka Gakkai in Japan, by Levi McLaughlin. Levi McLaughlin studies the immensely influential and controversial lay Nichiren Buddhism-based organization Sōka Gakkai (Value…

State-Making in Southwest China

A review of Gazing at the Tibetan Plateau: Sovereignty and Chinese State Expansion in the Early Twentieth Century, by Scott Relyea. In September 2011 two…

Tibetan & Himalayan Studies

As part of our expanded third season, “Tibetan and Himalayan Studies Dissertation Reviews” will bring you friendly, non-critical overviews of recently defended, unpublished dissertations in…

Bushido in Late Meiji Japan

A review of Bushidō: The Creation of a Martial Ethic in Late Meiji Japan, by OLEG BENESCH. Bushidō, the vaunted “way of the warrior” ascribed…