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By Hanna Havnevik,Ute Hüsken,Mark Teeuwen,Vladimir Tikhonov,Koen Wellens

The adjustments Buddhism has been present process within the sleek age have encouraged a lot study over the past decade. the focus of cognizance has been the phenomenon often called Buddhist modernism, that's outlined as a awake try and alter Buddhist teachings and practices in conformity with the fashionable norms of rationality, technological know-how, or gender equality. This booklet advances study on Buddhist modernism by way of trying to make clear the hugely different ways that Buddhist religion, notion, and perform have built within the sleek age, either in Buddhist heartlands in Asia and within the West. It offers a suite of case reviews that, taken jointly, show how Buddhist traditions engage with glossy phenomena resembling colonialism and militarism, the marketplace economic system, international interconnectedness, the institutionalization of gender equality, and up to date ancient occasions similar to de-industrialization and the socio-cultural concern in post-Soviet Buddhist components. This quantity indicates how the (re)invention of traditions constitutes an enormous pathway within the improvement of Buddhist modernities and emphasizes the pluralistic range of those varieties in numerous settings.

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