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Recovering Buddhism in Modern China

Jan Kiely and J. Brooks Jessup (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231172769
eISBN:
9780231541107
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172769.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Modern Chinese history told from a Buddhist perspective restores the vibrant, creative role of religion in postimperial China. It shows how urban Buddhist elites jockeyed for cultural dominance in ... More


Love Letters from Golok: A Tantric Couple in Modern Tibet

Holly Gayley

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231180528
eISBN:
9780231542753
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231180528.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Love Letters from Golok chronicles the courtship between two Buddhist tantric masters, Tare Lhamo (1938–2002) and Namtrul Rinpoche (1944–2011), and their passion for reinvigorating Buddhism in ... More


China’s Death Penalty in a State-Power-Based Society

Yunhai Wang

in The Death Penalty In China: Policy, Practice, and Reform

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231170079
eISBN:
9780231540810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170079.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter argues that the fundamental nature of China as a ‘state-power’ dominated society has not been changed though China has witnessed significant transitions over the decades. As a result, ... More


The China Boom: Why China Will Not Rule the World

Ho-fung Hung

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231164184
eISBN:
9780231540223
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164184.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

Many thought China’s rise would fundamentally remake the global order. Yet, much like other developing nations, the Chinese state now finds itself in a status quo characterized by free trade and ... More


Centrifugal Empire: Central-Local Relations in China

Jae Ho Chung

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231176200
eISBN:
9780231540681
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176200.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Despite the destabilizing potential of governing of a vast territory and a large multicultural population, the centralized government of the People’s Republic of China has held together for decades, ... More


A Post-American World?

Ho-fung Hung

in The China Boom: Why China Will Not Rule the World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231164184
eISBN:
9780231540223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164184.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

China has been addicted to US Treasuries and is financing the US lasting global power, defying the common conception that China is displacing US global leadership. China's geopolitical influence is ... More


Ethnic Conflict and Protest in Tibet and Xinjiang: Unrest in China's West

Ben Hillman and Gray Tuttle (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231169981
eISBN:
9780231540445
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169981.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

Despite more than a decade of rapid economic development, rising living standards, and large-scale improvements in infrastructure and services, China’s western borderlands are awash in a wave of ... More


The Shenzi Fragments: A Philosophical Analysis and Translation

Eirik Lang Harris

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231177665
eISBN:
9780231542166
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231177665.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The Shenzi Fragments is the first complete translation in any Western language of the extant work of Shen Dao (350–275 B.C.E.). Though his writings have been recounted and interpreted in many texts, ... More


Return of the Dragon: Rising China and Regional Security

Denny Roy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159005
eISBN:
9780231528153
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159005.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Despite China's effort to maintain peace with its neighbors, its military and economic growth poses an undeniable threat. Regional states must account for a more powerful potential adversary in ... More


Epilogue

Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway

in The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169547
eISBN:
9780231537957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169547.003.0004
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This epilogue discusses the outcome of the Great Collapse. As the devastating effects of the Great Collapse began to appear, the nation-states with democratic governments were initially unwilling and ... More


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