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Little Buddhas : children and childhoods in Buddhist texts and traditions

Author: Vanessa R Sasson
Publisher: New York : Oxford Univ. Press, 2013.
Series: Religion, culture, and histor
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Edited by Vanessa R. Sasson, Little Buddhas brings together a wide range of scholarship and expertise to address the question of what role children have played in Buddhist literature, in particular  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Vanessa R Sasson
ISBN: 9780199860265 0199860262 9780199945610 0199945616
OCLC Number: 828789658
Description: XVI, 524 Seiten : Illustrationen.
Contents: Contributors ; Introduction: Charting New Territory: Children and Childhoods in Buddhist Texts and Traditions - Vanessa R. Sasson ; Part One: Children and Childhoods in Buddhist Texts ; Chapter One: A New Hat for Hariti: On "Giving" Children for their Protection to Buddhist Monks and Nuns in Early India - Gregory Schopen ; Chapter Two: Scarecrows, Upasakas, Fetuses, and Other Child Monastics in Middle Period Indian Buddhism - Amy Paris Langenberg ; Chapter Three: The Buddha's "Childhood": The Foundation for the Great Departure - Vanessa R. Sasson ; Chapter Four: The Inheritance of Rahula: Abandoned Child, Boy Monk, Ideal Son, and Trainee - Kate Crosby ; Chapter Five: The Precocious Child in Chinese Buddhism - Miriam Levering ; Chapter Six: Picturing Childhood in Chinese Buddhism: The Sujati Jataka in Text and Image - Winston Kyan ; Chapter Seven: "What Children Need": Making Childhood with Technologies of Protection and Healing - Frances Garrett ; Chapter Eight: Picturing Buddhism: Nurturing Buddhist Worldviews through Children's Books - Karen Derris ; Part Two: Children and Childhoods in Buddhist Traditions ; Chapter Nine: Ordination (Pabbajja) as Going Forth?: Social Bonds and the Making of a Buddhist Monastic - Jeffrey Samuels ; Chapter Ten: Monk and Boy: Becoming a Novice in Contemporary Sipsongpanna - Thomas Borchert ; Chapter Eleven: Buddhism as a Vehicle for Girls' Safety and Education in Thailand - Monica Lindberg Falk ; Chapter Twelve: Superheroes and Slapstick: New Media and the Teaching of Buddhist Children in Thailand - Justin McDaniel ; Chapter Thirteen: Once We Were...: Former Child Nuns in Taiwan Reflecting Back - Wei-Yi Cheng ; Chapter Fourteen: Zen-Boy Ikkyu - Melissa Anne-Marie Curley ; Chapter Fifteen: Marrying the "Thought Of Enlightenment": The Multivalency of Girls' Symbolic Marriage Rites in the Newar Buddhist Community of Kathmandu, Nepal - Todd Lewis & Christoph Emmrich ; Chapter Sixteen: Children in Himalayan Monasteries - Karma Lekshe Tsomo ; Chapter Seventeen: The Westernization of Tulkus - Elijah Ary ; Chapter Eighteen: "Give Me My Inheritance": Western Buddhists Raising Buddhist Children - Kristin Scheible ; Chapter Nineteen: Young Lord Maitreya: The Curious Case of Jiddu Krishnamurti - Hillary Rodrigues ; Bibliography ; Index
Series Title: Religion, culture, and histor
Responsibility: ed. by Vanessa R. Sasson.

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