Chinese and Tibetan esoteric Buddhism

Yael Bentor (Editor), Meir Shahar (Editor)

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"Bringing together leading authorities in the fields of Chinese and Tibetan Studies alike, 'Chinese and Tibetan Esoteric Buddhism' engages cutting-edge research on the fertile tradition of Esoteric Buddhism (also known as Tantric Buddhism). This state of the art volume unfolds the sweeping impact of esoteric Buddhism on Tibetan and Chinese cultures, and the movement's role in forging distinct political, ethnical, and religious identities across Asia at large. Deciphering the oftentimes bewildering richness of esoteric Buddhism, this broadly conceived work exposes the common ground it shares with other Buddhist schools, as well as its intersection with non-Buddhist faiths. As such, the book is a major contribution to the study of Asian religions and cultures"--OCLC
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLeiden; Boston
Number of pages450
ISBN (Electronic)9004340505
ISBN (Print)9004340491, 9789004340497
StatePublished - 2017

Publication series

NameStudies on East Asian religions
Volumevolume 1

ULI Keywords

  • uli
  • Buddhism and culture -- China
  • Buddhism and culture -- Tibet Region
  • Tantric Buddhism -- China
  • Tantric Buddhism -- Tibet Region


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