Buddhism, Sexuality, and Gender / Edition 1

Buddhism, Sexuality, and Gender / Edition 1

by Jose I. Cabezon
     
 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791407585
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
01/28/1992
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Jose Ignacio Cabezon

I. Gender and Buddhist History

1. Attitudes toward Women and the Feminine in Early Buddhism
Alan Sponberg

2. The Female Mendicant in Buddhist Sri Lanka
Tessa Bartholomeusz

II. Gender and Contemporary Buddhist Culture

3. Buddhism and Abortion in Contemporary Japan: Mizuko Kuyo and the Confrontation with Death
Bardwell Smith

4. Buddhist Women of the Contemporary Maharashtrian Conversion Movement
Eleanor Zelliot

III. The Rhetoric of Gender in Buddhist Texts

5. Gender and Persuasion: The Portrayal of Beauty, Anguish, and Nurturance in an Account of a Tamil Nun
Paula Richman

6. Lin-chi (Rinzai) Ch'an and Gender: The Rhetoric of Equality and the Rhetoric of Heroism
Miriam L. Levering

IV. Gender and Buddhist Symbols

7. The Gender Symbolism of Kuan-yin Bodhisattva
Barbara E. Reed

8. Mother Wisdom, Father Love: Gender-Based Imagery in Mahayana Buddhist Thought
Jose Ignacio Cabezon

V. Buddhism and Homosexuality

9. Homosexuality as Seen in Indian Buddhist Texts
Leonard Zwilling

10. Kukai and the Tradition of Male Love in Japanese Buddhism
Paul Gordan Schalow

Contributors

Index

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