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INTERPRETING AMIDA: HISTORY AND ORIENTALISM IN THE STUDY OF PURE LAND BUDDH ISM / EDITION 1

By: Amstutz, Galen

Price: ¥1,500.00

Publisher: State University of New York: 1999

Seller ID: RWARE0000045015

ISBN: 0791433102

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Examines the history of Japanese Pure Land Buddhism and how orientalist ass umptions have caused the West to ignore this important tradition. Pure Land Buddhism was the largest traditional religion in Japan. It had an enormous impact on Japanese culture and was among the first forms of Buddhism encountered by Western culture. Not only has it been neglected in modern descriptions of Japan, but it also has been relatively ignored by Buddhist studies. T... View more info