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Approaching the Land of Bliss: Religious Praxis in the Cult of Amitābha. Edited by Richard K. Payne and Kenneth K. Tanaka. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 2004. Pp. ix + 304. Hardcover $32.00.
Being and Authenticity. By Xunwu Chen. Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, 2004. Pp. x + 182. Paper €40, U.S. $52.00.
“Borrowed Plumage”: Polemical Essays on Translation. By Eugene Chen Eoyang. Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, 2003. Pp. 186. Paper €40, U.S. $52.00.
Buddhist Monks and Business Matters: Still More Papers on Monastic Buddhism in India. By Gregory Schopen. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 2004. Pp. xvii + 422. Hardcover $60.00. Paper $28.95.
Chinese Aesthetics and Literature: A Reader. Edited by Corrine H. Dale. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2004. Pp. xxi + 247. Hardcover $81.50. Paper $27.95.
The Chinese Face of Jesus Christ, Volume 2. Edited by Roman Malek, S.V.D. Sankt Augustin, Germany: Institut Monumenta Serica and China-Zentrum, 2003. Pp. xvi + 452. Hardcover €60.00.
Comparative Essays in Early Greek and Chinese Rational Thinking. By Jean-Paul Reding. Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing Company, 2004. Pp. vii + 229. Hardcover $79.95.
Confucian Democracy: A Deweyan Reconstruction. By Sor-hoon Tan. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2003. Pp. viii + 258. Paper $65.50.
Courtesans and Tantric Consorts: Sexualities in Buddhist Narrative, Iconography and Ritual. By Serinity Young. New York and London: Routledge, 2004. Pp. xxvi + 296. Paper $22.95.
A Dictionary and Glossary of the Koran. By John Penrice. Mineola, New York: Dover Publications, 2004. Pp. viii + 166. Paper $14.95.
Essentials of Contemporary Neo-Confucian Philosophy. By Shu-hsien Liu. Westport (CT) and London: Praeger Publishers, 2003. Pp. xv + 165. Hardcover $89.95.
First Outline of a System of the Philosophy of Nature. By F.W.J. Schelling and translated by Keith R. Peterson. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2004. Pp. xxxviii +266. Hardcover $78.50. Paper $26.95.
An Introduction to Mādhva Vedänta. By Deepak Sarma. Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing Company, 2003. Pp. xiii + 159. Paper $29.95. [End Page 149]
Later Mohist Logic, Ethics and Science. By A. C. Graham. Hong Kong: Chinese University Press, 1978, 2003. Pp. xxxiv + 605. Hardcover $49.00.
Locating East Asia in Western Art Music. Edited by Yayoi Uno Everett and Frederick Lau. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2004. Pp. xx + 321. Hardcover $70.00. Paper $27.95.
Mysticism and Morality: A New Look at Old Questions. By Richard H. Jones. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2004. Pp. xii + 433. Hardcover $81.00.
Le Néant Évidé: Ontologie et Politique Chez Keiji Nishitani une Tentative D’interprétation. By Bernard Stevens. Louvain and Paris: Éditions Peeters, 2003. Pp. 193. Price not given.
The Ornament of the Middle Way: A Study of the Madhyamaka Thought of Śāntaraksita. By James Blumenthal. Ithaca: Snow Lion Publications, 2004. Pp. 406. Hardcover U.S. $34.95; Can. $45.95.
Place and Dream: Japan and the Virtual. By Thorsten Botz-Bornstein. Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, 2004. Pp. 216. Paper €45, U.S. $59.00.
Practicing the Afterlife: Perspectives from Japan. Edited by Susanne Formanek and William R. LaFleur. Wien, Austria: Verlag Der Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, 2004. Pp. 536. Paper €69,80.
In Praise of Blandness: Proceeding from Chinese Thought and Aesthetics. By François Jullien and translated by Paula M. Varsano. New York: Zone Books, 2004. Pp. 169. Hardcover $26.00.
Problems of Interpretation and Translation of Philosophical and Religious Texts. By N.S.S. Raman. Rashtrapati Nivas, Shimla: Indian Institute of Advanced Study, 2004. Pp. xiii + 160. Hardcover Rs 250.
Reality. By Peter Kingsley. Inverness, CA: Golden Sufi Center Publishing, 2003. Pp. 591. Paper $19.95.
Seeing Through Zen: Encounter, Transformation, and Genealogy in Chinese Chan Buddhism. By John R. McRae. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2003. Pp. xx+ 204. Hardcover $50.00, £32.95. Paper $19.95, £12.95.
The Silk Road: Two Thousand Years in the Heart of Asia. By Frances Wood. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002. Pp. 270. Hardcover $29.95.
Skilful Means: A Concept in Mahayana Buddhism. By Michael Pye. London and New York: Routledge, 1978, 2003. Pp. xi...


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