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Title Buddhism and law : an introduction / edited by Rebecca Redwood French, Mark A. Nathan
Imprint New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2014
book jacket
 Ethnology Library  KNC615 .B83 2014    AVAILABLE    30520020803210
 CLP Library  220.1658 B927    AVAILABLE    30580003178766
Descript xxii, 385 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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Note "As the first comprehensive study of Buddhism and law in Asia, this interdisciplinary volume challenges the concept of Buddhism as an apolitical religion without implications for law. Buddhism and Law draws on the expertise of the foremost scholars in Buddhist studies and in law to trace the legal aspects of the religion from the time of the Buddha to the present. In some cases, Buddhism provided the crucial architecture for legal ideologies and secular law codes, while in other cases it had to contend with a preexisting legal system, to which it added a new layer of complexity. The wide-ranging studies in this book reveal a diversity of relationships between Buddhist monastic codes and secular legal systems in terms of substantive rules, factoring, and ritual practices. This volume will be an essential resource for all students and teachers in Buddhist studies, law and religion, and comparative law"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-372) and index
Introducing Buddhism and law / Rebecca Redwood French and Mark A. Nathan -- Part I. The roots of Buddhism and law in India -- Society at the time of the Buddha / Kumkum Roy -- What the Vinayas can tell us about law / Petra Kieffer-Pülz -- Keeping the Buddha's rules : the view from the Sūtra Piṭaka / Rupert Gethin -- Proper possessions : Buddhist attitudes toward material property / Jacob N. Kinnard -- On the legal and economic activities of Buddhist nuns : two examples from early India / Gregory Schopen -- Part II. Buddhism and law in South and Southeast Asia -- Buddhism and law in Sri Lanka / Sunil Goonasekera -- Flanked by images of our Buddha : community, law, and religion in a premodern Buddhist context / Jonathan S. Walters -- The legal regulation of Buddhism in contemporary Sri Lanka / Benjamin Schonthal -- Pāli Buddhist law in Southeast Asia / Andrew Huxley -- Genres and jurisdictions : laws governing monastic inheritance in seventeenth-century Burma / Christian Lammerts -- Part III. Buddhism and law in East Asia -- Buddhism and law in China : the emergence of distinctive patterns in Chinese history / T.H. Barrett -- The ownership and theft of monastic land in Ming China / Timothy Brook -- Buddhism and law in China : Qing Dynasty to the present / Anthony Dicks -- Buddhism and law in Korean history : from parallel transmission to institutional divergence / Mark A. Nathan -- Buddhism and law in Japan / Brian Ruppert -- Relic theft in medieval Japan / Bernard Faure -- Part IV. Buddhism and law in North Asia and the Himalayan region -- Buddhism and law in Tibet / Rebecca Redwood French -- Buddhist laws in Mongolia / Vesna A. Wallace -- Karma, monastic law, and gender justice / Karma Lekshe Tsomo -- Buddhism and constitutions in Bhutan / Richard W. Whitecross
Subject Buddhists -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Asia
Buddhism and law -- Asia
Alt Author French, Rebecca Redwood, editor
Nathan, Mark A., 1969- editor
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