Current Contents
Vol. 45, nos. 1&2, (New Series) 2014


Articles


Feature: Transmission and Legitimation in Buddhist Traditions

Introduction: Selecting the Past and Transmitting the Truth
(Michael Pye)
1-10

Chinese Buddhists in Search of Authenticity in the Dharma
(Max Deeg)
11-22

The Eastward Flow of Buddhism and its Waterspouts, Springs, and Countercurrents: Ordination and Precepts
(Paul Groner)
23-46

Five Dharma Transmission Robes at the Zen Temple Tōfukuji
(Yamakawa Aki)
47-76

Indirect Transmission in Shingon Buddhism: Notes on the Henmyōin Oracle
(Elizabeth Tinsley)
77-112

The Creation of Tradition as an Exercise in Doctrinal Classification: Shinran's Forging of the Seven Shin Patriarchs
(Michael Conway)
113-150

The Complex Origins of the Vinaya in Korean Buddhism
(Richard D. McBride II)
151-178

The Significance of the Four-Part Vinaya for Contemporary Korean Buddhism with Reference to the Chogye Order
(Ja-rang Lee)
179-212


Feature: Thai Manuscripts across the Globe

Reading Siamese Buddhist Manuscripts in Ireland
(Justin Thomas McDaniel)
213-232

The Siamese/Thai Buddhist Manuscript Collection at Otani University
(Shimizu Yōhei)
233-252


Translations

Seimei, Sei, and Inochi: Three Japanese Concepts of Life
Ueda Shizuteru (translated and introduced by Victor Forte and Michiaki Nakano)
253-274

Faith and Inochi as Infinite Life
Hase Shōtō (translated and introduced by Michael Conway)
275-297


Book Reviews

Michel Mohr,
Buddhism, Unitarianism, and the Meiji Competition for Universality
(Reviewed by Ōmi Toshihiro)
299-304

Kevin Gray Carr,
Plotting the Prince: Shotoku Cults and the Mapping of Medieval Japanese Buddhism
(Reviewed by Michael Pye)
304-306

John K. Nelson,
Experimental Buddhism: Innovation and Activism inContemporary Japan
(Reviewed by Monika Kiss)
306-312