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The religious traditions of Asia : religion, history, and culture

Author: Joseph M Kitagawa
Publisher: Hoboken : Routledge, Taylor and Francis, [2013]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This essential student textbook consists of seventeen sections, all written by leading scholars in their different fields. They cover all the religious traditions of Southwest Asia, Southeast Asia, Central Asia, Tibet, and East Asia. The major traditions that are described and discussed are (from the Southwest) Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Sikhism and Islam, and (from the East) Taoism, Confucianism and Shinto. In  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Encyclopedias
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kitagawa, Joseph.
Religious Traditions of Asia.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph M Kitagawa
ISBN: 9781136875908 1136875905 129985169X 9781299851696
OCLC Number: 858230282
Description: 1 online resource (385 pages)
Contents: Cover; The Religious Traditions of Asia: Religion, History, and Culture; Copyright; CONTENTS; INTRODUCTION; PART ONE SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST ASIA; 1 HINDUISM; 2 BUDDHISM --
IN INDIA; 3 JAINISM; 4 THE SIKHS; 5 BUDDHISM IN SOUTHEAST ASIA; 6 ISLAM IN SOUTH ASIA; 7 ISLAM IN SOUTHEAST ASIA; PART TWO INNER ASIA AND TIBET; 8 THE RELIGIONS OF TIBET; 9 THE SCHOOLS OF TIBETAN BUDDHISM; 10 BON; 11 THE RELIGIONS OF INNER ASIA; 12 ISLAM IN CENTRAL ASIA; PART THREE EAST ASIA; 13 CHINESE RELIGION; 14 JAPANESE RELIGION; 15 KOREAN RELIGION; 16 BUDDHISM IN KOREA; 17 ISLAM IN CHINA; CONTRIBUTORS.
Responsibility: [edited by] Joseph M. Kitagawa.

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This essential student textbook consists of seventeen sections, all written by leading scholars in their different fields. They cover all the religious traditions of Southwest Asia, Southeast Asia, Central Asia, Tibet, and East Asia. The major traditions that are described and discussed are (from the Southwest) Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Sikhism and Islam, and (from the East) Taoism, Confucianism and Shinto. In addition, the tradition of Bon in Tibet, the shamanistic religions of Inner Asia, and general Chinese, Korean and Japanese religion are also given full coverage. The emphasis througho.

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