Little Buddhas: Children And Childhoods In Buddhist Texts And Traditions

Little Buddhas: Children And Childhoods In Buddhist Texts And Traditions

by Vanessa R. Sasson (Editor)

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ISBN-13: 9780199945610
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 11/19/2012
Series: AAR Religion, Culture, and History Series
Pages: 552
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

Vanessa R. Sasson is Professor of Religious Studies at Marianopolis College.

Table of 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

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