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Journal of Global Buddhism
Author Chandler, Stuart ; Bauman, Martin ; Prebish, Charles S.
Date2000
PublisherJournal of Global Buddhism
Publisher Url http://www.cahners.com/
LocationHighlands Ranch, CO, US
Content type連續性出版品=Serial
Language英文=English
Note282
Keyword期刊; Periodicals; 學術期刊; Academic Journal
AbstractAims
The Journal of Global Buddhism has been established to promote the study of Buddhism's globalization and its transcontinental interrelatedness. This aim shall be achieved through the publication of research articles, discussions, critical notes, bulletins, and reviews; additionally,the journal will function as an independent research tool itself,emphasizing surveys, the creation of databases, empirical investigations, and through the presentation of ongoing research projects.

Description
The Journal of Global Buddhism is a scholarly academic journal employing a blind peer review evaluation process, and is innovative in adopting a totally electronic mode of publication. In all respects, it functions as a traditional scholarly journal.

Subject Classifications
The Journal of Global Buddhism interprets "global" in a broad geographic and sociological sense,but with a particular focus on developments in industrialized,non-Asian countries. The primary subjects considered by the journal include:

1. Historical Studies
Major historical investigations of Buddhist development with a focus on Western countries; developments within individual Buddhist traditions concentrating on historical trends in Western Buddhism.

2. Transnational Studies
Comparative studies in the development of Western Buddhism; area studies and their interconnectedness; concerns for de-territorialization of locality.

3. Issues in the Development of Buddhist Traditions
Investigation of membership determination; ethnicity; Buddhist practice(s); democratization; adaptation and acculturation; ecumenical movements; future trends.

4. Case Studies and Biographical Studies
Investigations of individual Buddhist groups(s); multiple studies of Buddhist communities within Buddhist traditions and sectarian divisions; studies of leading figures in modern Buddhism,reflecting both Asian immigrant and Western convert communities; studies of leading figures in modern Buddhism,reflecting both Asian immigrant and Western convert communities.

5. Survey Results and Their Interpretation
Empirical findings resulting from individual investigations; results from journal-sponsored surveys.

6. Research Bibliographies
Inclusive,broadly based,comprehensive bibliographies; case-specific tradition-based bibliographies; country-specific bibliographies; issue-oriented bibliographies.

7. Human Rights Issues and Socially Engaged Buddhism
Concerns for all areas of human rights; issues of equality; justice; freedom; privacy; women's rights; international codes; peace issues; ecological issues; animal rights; prison reform; social activism.

8. Interfaith Dialogue
Similarities and differences between modern Buddhist traditions and other world religions; cross-cultural hermeneutics.

9. Theoretical and Methodological Studies
Transcultural transplantation of Buddhist traditions:models and systematizations; images, projections, and idealizations of Buddhism; politics of representation; the impact of globalization; examination of approaches to the study of global Buddhism,such as diaspora studies.

Additional Journal Features
Research Projects -- the journal will function as an independent research tool itself,emphasizing surveys, the creation of databases, empirical investigations, and through the presentation of ongoing research projects. The focus of the journal's research projects will be determined by the editorial board and/or by independent proposals submitted by scholars working in the field.

Book Reviews -- Unlike the Journal of Buddhist Ethics, the JGB will review books only in the area of focus of the journal. Because it is likely that the two journals will have varying subscriber bases, it is possible that some book reviews may be published in both journals simultaneously.

Teaching Resources -- This section of the journal will focus on resources for web-based co
ISSN15276457
Hits702
Created date2001.08.06; 2002.10.03
Modified date2020.07.06



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