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With approximately 300 million adherents around the globe today, Buddhism is one of the largest world religions. The study of Buddhism is a diverse field which combines religion, philosophy, history, art history, philology and textual studies, as well as informing a variety of comparative studies. Besides its interdisciplinary nature, Buddhist traditions vary enormously throughout the world. Because the field comprises so many varied aspects, research and scholarship is wide-reaching in its response to new discoveries, interpretations, and theoretical ideas. Much of this work has moved online so that today’s students and researchers have ready access to key primary source texts and a range of other electronic resources. Managing the ever-expanding universe of scholarly information in this field of study has proved to be a monumental if not near impossible task. Oxford Bibliographies in Buddhism provides students and scholars with a reliable and authoritative solution to the problem of information overload. Unlike traditional bibliographies and online abstracting and indexing services, Oxford Bibliographies in Buddhism offers a much-needed expert filter that relies on expertise that no algorithm can replicate.
Editor in Chief
Courtney Bruntz is Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences at Southeast Community College in Lincoln, NE. While attending Augustana College (IL), she began pursuing her interests in Chinese language and East Asian religions, and was able to study abroad in China and Japan. After completing a BA (Religion and Asian Studies), she moved to Wuhan, China to teach English, and following, entered the graduate program in Cultural and Historical Studies of Religion at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA. At the GTU she completed both an MA and PhD (Buddhist Studies, 2014), and her dissertation focused on revitalizations of Buddhist pilgrimage in a post-Mao era at Mount Putuo in Zhejiang, China. Her teaching appointments have included Oregon State University and Doane University, and in 2021 she accepted her current position as Associate Dean. She continues to be active in conducting ethnography at Buddhist temples and monasteries in China, and her research focuses on Buddhist tourism, intersections of religion and economics, and socio-cultural influences on Buddhist practice. Her first edited volume is titled Buddhist Tourism, and was published by University of Hawaii Press, 2020.
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Anthropology and Archaeology
Art, Architecture, and Symbolic Motifs
Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, and Guardians
Doctrinal Concepts and Categories
Literature and Textual Studies
Rituals and Practices
Schools and Lineages
Teachers and Historical Figures
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