This essential student textbook consists of seventeen sections, all written by leading scholars in their different fields. They cover all the religious traditions of Southwest Asia, Southeast Asia, Central Asia, Tibet, and East Asia. The major traditions that are described and discussed are (from the Southwest) Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Sikhism and Islam, and (from the East) Taoism, Confucianism and Shinto. In addition, the tradition of Bon in Tibet, the shamanistic religions of Inner Asia, and general Chinese, Korean and Japanese religion are also given full coverage. The emphasis througho
Cover; The Religious Traditions of Asia: Religion, History, and Culture; Copyright; CONTENTS; INTRODUCTION; PART ONE SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST ASIA; 1 HINDUISM; 2 BUDDHISM - IN INDIA; 3 JAINISM; 4 THE SIKHS; 5 BUDDHISM IN SOUTHEAST ASIA; 6 ISLAM IN SOUTH ASIA; 7 ISLAM IN SOUTHEAST ASIA; PART TWO INNER ASIA AND TIBET; 8 THE RELIGIONS OF TIBET; 9 THE SCHOOLS OF TIBETAN BUDDHISM; 10 BON; 11 THE RELIGIONS OF INNER ASIA; 12 ISLAM IN CENTRAL ASIA; PART THREE EAST ASIA; 13 CHINESE RELIGION; 14 JAPANESE RELIGION; 15 KOREAN RELIGION; 16 BUDDHISM IN KOREA ; 17 ISLAM IN CHINA; CONTRIBUTORS
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