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By Hanna Havnevik,Ute Hüsken,Mark Teeuwen,Vladimir Tikhonov,Koen Wellens

The alterations Buddhism has been present process within the glossy age have encouraged a lot examine over the past decade. the focus of consciousness has been the phenomenon referred to as Buddhist modernism, that is outlined as a wide awake try to regulate Buddhist teachings and practices in conformity with the fashionable norms of rationality, technology, or gender equality. This ebook advances study on Buddhist modernism by means of trying to make clear the hugely diversified ways that Buddhist religion, idea, and perform have constructed within the smooth age, either in Buddhist heartlands in Asia and within the West. It provides a suite of case reports that, taken jointly, reveal how Buddhist traditions have interaction with glossy phenomena similar to colonialism and militarism, the industry economic climate, international interconnectedness, the institutionalization of gender equality, and up to date ancient occasions akin to de-industrialization and the socio-cultural predicament in post-Soviet Buddhist parts. This quantity indicates how the (re)invention of traditions constitutes a big pathway within the improvement of Buddhist modernities and emphasizes the pluralistic range of those kinds in numerous settings.

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