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Legacies, Trajectories, and Comparison in the Anthropology of Buddhism

Nicolas Sihlé and Patrice Ladwig

original forms of ancient Indic Buddhism, in contrast with Mahāyāna (Great Vehicle) Buddhism (found primarily in Vietnam and more northern parts of Buddhist Asia, from Japan to Buryatia), which is distinguished by expansive scriptural canons and pantheons

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Portrait

Talal Asad

Talal Asad, Jonathan Boyarin, Nadia Fadil, Hussein Ali Agrama, Donovan O. Schaefer, and Ananda Abeysekara

Asian country. The study of Sri Lankan Buddhism, like the studies of Theravada and Mahayana Buddhism in general, is largely dominated by white scholars and remains mired within the empiricist protocols of area studies. 2 But Scott's work, unprecedented

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Lu Yang

An Artist in Transformation

Ari Heinrich, Livia Monnet, and Gabriel Remy-Handfield

reincarnation, another significant influence on the artist's work is religious iconography and cosmology derived from Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhism, Chinese Mahayana Buddhism, and Hinduism. Lu Yang first encountered Buddhism through his grandmother: Religion

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On Rewriting Buddhism

Or, How Not to Write a History

Ananda Abeysekara

even Mahayana entrenched in making outmoded yet normative assessments about Buddhism, history, and politics ( Abeysekara 2019a , 2019b ). 2 One of the concepts central to these endeavors is ‘agency’. 3 And before it gained inroads into Buddhist

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Road to the Periphery

An Account of Border-Making through Infrastructure

Sherin Ajin

and China. It is in its modest hamlet of Ogyenling that the Sixth Dalai Lama was born, making it one of the revered routes of pilgrimage in Mahayana Buddhism. Nestled in the scenic lap of the Eastern Himalayas, it is also one of the popular tourist

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Affective Futures and Relative Eschatology in American Tibetan Buddhism

Amy Binning

prophesied to his followers (as recounted in the Prajñāpāramitāsūtra , a set of texts in the Mahayana Buddhist tradition that translates as “The Perfection of Wisdom”) that after his death he would persist in the form of the written word during the