Category: Eastern

Kosovo Report: Conflict * International Response * Lessons by Independent International Commission on Kosovo

By Independent International Commission on Kosovo

May the atrocities devoted in Kosovo were avoided? what's the way forward for Kosovo and the encompassing zone? What classes do we research from this kind of brutal clash? during this groundbreaking record, a powerful staff of overseas experts--from 11 international locations on 4 various continents--make a major try to locate the solutions to those and different burning questions. They not just map the line that resulted in conflict in Kosovo but in addition locate the crossroads the place struggle could have been avoided. whereas many studies were released within the aftermath of the Kosovo situation, no longer one attributes any political responsibility--until now. this is often the 1st narrative to element the criteria in the back of the clash, the consequences for the long run, and the teachings to be discovered. certainly, figuring out the occasions in Kosovo can assist to prevent destiny foreign conflicts and to foster new methods of facing them. Addressing concerns that variety from the origins of the Kosovo difficulty to Kosovo less than the guideline of the United countries, this enlightening file would be the definitive source at the occasions in Kosovo, in addition to a necessary source for destiny peacemaking efforts.

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Buddhism in China: Collected Papers of Erik Zürcher by Erik Zürcher, Jonathan A. Silk

By Erik Zürcher, Jonathan A. Silk

Buddhism in China gathers jointly for the 1st time the main relevant and influential papers of the nice student of chinese language Buddhism, Erik Zürcher, offering the result of his career-long profound experiences following at the 1959 e-book of his landmark The Buddhist Conquest of China. the interpretation and language of Buddhist scriptures in China, Buddhist interactions with Daoist traditions, the actions of Buddhists lower than elite social degrees, persevered interactions with crucial Asia and lands to the west, and typological comparisons with Christianity are just the various topics explored the following. proposing the most very important stories on Buddhism in China, specially within the past classes, ever released, it's going to hence be of curiosity to a wide selection of readers.

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A Garland of Gold: The Early Kagyu Masters in India and by Jampa Thaye

By Jampa Thaye

'A Garland of Gold' is a historical past of the early masters of the good Kagyu culture of Tibetan Buddhism, akin to Saraha, Naropa, Marpa, Milarepa and their religious heirs.  This background represents the testomony of the Kagyu lineage forefathers, displaying us how they built devotion and self belief of their authorities, acquired the muse of the dakini messengers, received the dear lineages, attained the imaginative and prescient of mahamudra, and unfold the keys to enlightenment.

Their songs, additionally translated the following, although incomplete with out a master's textual transmission, provide a reference to the area of mahamudra.

Lama Jampa Thaye's account of the early masters is predicated at the histories composed via Pawo Tsuklak Trengwa (1504-1566), cross Lotsawa (1392-1481) and Pema Karpo (1527-1592).  He acquired the transmissions and teachings of the Kagyu forefathers from Karma Thinley Rinpoche and his different professionals corresponding to Ato Rinpoche and Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche.

The Kagyu culture is without doubt one of the 4 significant faculties of Tibetan Buddhism along the Sakya, Nyingma and Gelug. It rose to prominence within the 11th and 12th centuries C.E. a few one and a part millennia after the passing of Lord Buddha and is still one of many nice non secular transmission to be had on this planet today.  This e-book bargains a awesome look at the origins of this international.

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The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Vol. 1: A-M by James G Lochtefeld

By James G Lochtefeld

-- From Abhang via Zodiac, those volumes include over 2,500 completely cross-referenced entries that essentially outline phrases and ideas relating to the ideals, practices, and heritage of Hinduism.
-- entire with black-and-white images illustrating architectural, biographical, geographical, and mythological entries.
-- Charts and maps supply extra information.
-- 16-category indexes direct the reader to similar terms.

Hinduism is a enormously very important global faith not just due to its mythology and philosophy but in addition as a result of its wealthy cultural traditions. even if via epic narratives of affection and conflict through Sanskrit poets, the drama and devotion of Hindu dancers, or the lessons of yoga masters, the unfold of Hinduism has enriched the lives of individuals in the course of the world.

This inclusive, two-volume encyclopedia comprises entries at the heritage, practices, and ideology of Hinduism, in addition to the paintings and structure, drugs, sects and social teams, and geographical facilities of the faith. it's a necessary and hugely worthy source for each reference collection.

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Buddhist Monk, Buddhist Layman: A Study of Urban Monastic by Jane Bunnag

By Jane Bunnag

Such a lot anthropological and sociological experiences of Buddhism have targeting village and rural Buddhism. it is a systematic anthropological examine of monastic association and monk-layman interplay in a only city context within the international locations the place Theravada Buddhism is practised, particularly, Burma, Cambodia, Ceylon, Laos and Thailand. the cloth offered is predicated on fieldwork conducted in Ayutthaya, important Thailand. Dr Bunnag describes and analyses the socio-economic and formality kinfolk present among the monk and the lay neighborhood, and she or he demonstrates the way the position of the monk is utilized by a few males, wittingly or differently, as a social stepping-stone, in that for the son of a farmer a interval within the monkhood grants the schooling and contacts essential to facilitate his assimilation into the city lay group at a social and fiscal point which might differently were most unlikely. eventually, Dr Bunnag locations the cloth offered in a broader theoretical context by means of reviewing it with regards to anthropological discussions about the nature of Thai society as an entire.

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The How the East was Won: Impact of Multinational Companies by Charles Paul Lewis

By Charles Paul Lewis

MNC's haven't bought a superb press lately. This ebook makes an attempt to redress the stability of the argument by way of displaying the intense and optimistic influence of MNC's in jap Europe and the previous Soviet union throughout the transition to loose industry capitalism. The ebook additionally makes an attempt to reply to why the effect of MNC's in jap Europe might be various to the fewer commendable adventure in Africa and Latin the US, and no matter if MNC's strengthen the ability of corrupt rulers. In concluding that MNC's usually are not inevitably the enemy of improvement yet might be instrumental to growth, the publication attracts on classes from 21 East ecu transition international locations to teach how the industrial strength of MNC's will be harnessed in other places within the constructing international.

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