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This-Worldly Nibbāna: A Buddhist-Feminist Social Ethic for Peacemaking in the Global Community by Hsiao-Lan Hu (review)

This-Worldly Nibbāna: A Buddhist-Feminist Social Ethic for Peacemaking in the Global Community by... Book Reviews THIS-WORLDLY NIBBNA: A BUDDHIST-FEMINIST SOCIAL ETHIC FOR PEACEMAKING IN THE GLOBAL COMMUNITY. By Hsiao-Lan Hu. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2011. xi + 238 pp. Hsiao-Lan Hu has written a clear and concise analysis of the teachings of Buddhism that is inseparable from her analysis of questions that have rested at the heart of feminist analyses in the last three decades. Unlike many other feminist studies of Buddhism, Hu does not rely on a "glass half full" reading of the remembered actions of the Buddha, nor does she treat feminism solely as the rationale for "adding women and stirring." This book would be a welcome addition to an undergraduate course on Buddhism and feminism or even in a broader survey course on feminist approaches to the study of religion. It would be equally at home in a discussion and meditation group, serving as the basis for several months' worth of close reading, study, and practice. It is refreshing and innovative, and draws on a broad range of primary texts, secondary sources, and common sense analogies. What I appreciate most in this work is that Hu's analysis of Buddhism and feminism is intricately and subtly http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Buddhist-Christian Studies University of Hawai'I Press

This-Worldly Nibbāna: A Buddhist-Feminist Social Ethic for Peacemaking in the Global Community by Hsiao-Lan Hu (review)

Buddhist-Christian Studies , Volume 35 (1) – Dec 16, 2015

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Book Reviews THIS-WORLDLY NIBBNA: A BUDDHIST-FEMINIST SOCIAL ETHIC FOR PEACEMAKING IN THE GLOBAL COMMUNITY. By Hsiao-Lan Hu. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2011. xi + 238 pp. Hsiao-Lan Hu has written a clear and concise analysis of the teachings of Buddhism that is inseparable from her analysis of questions that have rested at the heart of feminist analyses in the last three decades. Unlike many other feminist studies of Buddhism, Hu does not rely on a "glass half full" reading of the remembered actions of the Buddha, nor does she treat feminism solely as the rationale for "adding women and stirring." This book would be a welcome addition to an undergraduate course on Buddhism and feminism or even in a broader survey course on feminist approaches to the study of religion. It would be equally at home in a discussion and meditation group, serving as the basis for several months' worth of close reading, study, and practice. It is refreshing and innovative, and draws on a broad range of primary texts, secondary sources, and common sense analogies. What I appreciate most in this work is that Hu's analysis of Buddhism and feminism is intricately and subtly

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Buddhist-Christian StudiesUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Dec 16, 2015

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