The Wiley Blackwell Companion to East and Inner Asian Buddhism combines outstanding contributions covering Buddhism as it developed and is practiced in this region. These newly-commissioned essays provide fresh scholarly perspectives on a wide range of concepts, texts, and practices.
- Offers a comprehensive and balanced survey of Buddhism within East and Central Asia, from the time of the Buddha through to the present day
- Provides fresh perspectives on a wide range of concepts, texts, traditions, doctrines, practices, and institutions - on topics spanning gender roles, tantric rituals, and the spread of Zen into Europe
- Brings together cutting-edge research by an interdisciplinary and international contributor team, including historians, literature scholars, and historians, as well as those from religious studies
- Presents a panoramic view of the extraordinary richness and variety of local Buddhist expressions and practices within Chinese, Korean, Japanese, and Tibetan, cultures
Mario Poceski is Associate Professor of Buddhist studies and Chinese religions at the University of Florida. He has spent extended periods as a visiting researcher at Komazawa University, Japan, Stanford University, National University of Singapore, and University of Hamburg, Germany. A specialist in the history of Chinese Buddhism and a recipient of several prestigious fellowships, his numerous books include Ordinary Mind as the Way: The Hongzhou School and the Growth of Chan Buddhism (2007) and Introducing Chinese Religions (2009).