Aug. 23, 2019
Congratulations to A.W. Barber on his recent publication
Congratulations to Dr. Barber, Associate Professor and Academic Coordinator in the East Asian Studies program for his recent publication on the flow of Buddhist ideas and culture from India to China and their transmuting to fit within the Chinese spiritual dialogue as one of the greatest creative achievements in human history.
Sinicizing Buddhism: Studies in Doctrine, Practice, Fine Arts, Performing Arts, explores these movements within the framework of different genres explaining in each study the Indic phenomena, the early Chinese integration and the promulgation with emphasis on the Chan and Pure Land traditions. The volume draws on Sanskrit, Pali, Chinese and Tibetan sources presenting information on some of the approaches used in making Buddhism a thoroughly Chinese transformative teaching. Topics include Historiography, the notion of “Self”, magical Dances, Buddha Play, painted Art, Early Chan, Praxis and Eschatology and a Conclusion. Each chapter presents new information and/or perspectives on the above subjects.
Title: Sinicizing Buddhism: Studies in Doctrine, Practice, Fine Arts, Performing Arts
Author: Anthony W. Barber
Publisher: Vogelstein Press, 2019
ISBN: 099490889X, 9780994908896
Length: 310 pages