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Buddhism: A Cultural Perspective

Buddhism: A Cultural Perspective
Author: William R. La Fleur
ISBN 13: 9780130847249
ISBN 10: 130847240
Edition: 1
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 1988-03-12
Format: Paperback
Pages: 160
List Price: $49.40

This book begins with Buddhism's involvement in the culture and thought of India, and observes its moves into other, very different contexts: China, Southeast Asia, Tibet, Japan, and even the West, to a limited extent. The book accepts the diversity within Buddhism, giving roughly equal treatment to its two major traditions — the Theravada and the Mahayana. KEY TOPICS: Probes the philosophy and religion of Buddhism and how they relate to cultural traditions.