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Interpreting Amida: History and Orientalism in the Study of Pure Land Buddhism
作者 Amstutz, Galen Dean
出版日期1997.04
頁次262
出版者State University of New York Press (SUNY Press)
出版者網址 http://www.sunypress.edu/default.aspx
出版地Albany, NY, US [奧爾巴尼, 紐約州, 美國]
資料類型書籍=Book
使用語言英文=English
附註項Galen Amstutz is Coordinator of the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard University.
SUNY Series in Buddhist Studies.
關鍵詞淨土宗=Pure Land Buddhism=Shin Buddhsim; 日本佛教=Japanese Buddhism
摘要Amstutz clearly demonstrates how the sources of Western and Eastern misunderstanding of Pure Land Buddhism have been engendered,both consciously and unconsciously,by orientalist assumptions current in scholarly understanding of the history and practice of Pure Land Buddhism. Before academic studies in Pure Land Buddhism can advance much further,all of us in the field must confront the issues of orientalist assumptions and biaseslurking in our scholarship. The author has pointed these out within their historical contexts in a powerful way,and perhaps this is the most important contribution this book has to offer. I know that after reading Amstutz's critique,I will be more careful and alert in my own work in Pure Land Buddhism in particular and Buddhist studies in general." -- Paul O. Ingram,Pacific Lutheran University
Pure Land Buddhism was the largest traditional religion in Japan. It had an enormous impact on Japanese culture and was among the first forms of Buddhism encountered by Western culture. Not only has it been neglected in modern descriptions of Japan,but it also has been relatively ignored by Buddhist studies. The author shows that Pure Land Buddhism,despite a Mahayana Buddhist philosophical basis, has paralleled the social and political qualities associated with the Judeo-Christian tradition. It has variously been threatening to mainstream Westerners, uninteresting to Westerners seeking the exotic,and disagreeable to cultural brokers on all sides who want to depict Japanese culture as radically opposed to the West. The faulty appreciation of Pure Land Buddhism is one of the leading world examples of a counterproductive orientalism that restricts rather than improves cross-cultural communication.
"This book will not only illuminate the Western assumptions about Buddhism and Asian religions, but also offer a glimpse into the status of pre-modern religious institutions in the post-modern period. There have been quite a number of treatments of new Japanese religions in the modern period but little that discuss the classical institutions." -- Kenneth K. Tanaka, Institute of Buddhist Studies

目次
Preface: Shin Buddhism and Orientalist Interpretation
1. Background: Pure Land Buddhism from India to the Modern Period
2. Modernization
3. Interpreting Pure Land Buddhism before the Nineteenth Century
4. Interpreting Pure Land from the 1870s through World War II
5. Interpreting Pure Land in the Postwar Period
6. Interpreting Pure Land in the Future: A Concluding Prognosis
Appendix: Other Missionaries' and Outside Observers' Reports on Shin in the Late Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
Notes
Bibliography
Index
ISBN0791433102 (pbk); 0791433099 (hc); 9780791433096 (hc)
點閱次數338
建檔日期1998.04.28
更新日期2014.03.27










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