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NBN Episodes hosted by Scott:

Anne M. Blackburn, "Locations of Buddhism: Colonialism and Modernity in Sri Lanka," (U Chicago Press, 2010)

August 23, 2012

Locations of Buddhism

Anne Blackburn
Hosted by Scott Mitchell

In this important contribution to both the study of South Asian Buddhism as well the burgeoning field of Buddhist modernity, Anne Blackburn's Location…

Jeff Wilson, "Dixie Dharma: Inside a Buddhist Temple in the American South" (UNC Press, 2012)

July 20, 2012

Dixie Dharma

Jeff Wilson
Hosted by Scott Mitchell

Americanists have long employed a trope of regionalism to better understand American religions, beliefs, and practices. As many of us know, either by …

Hank Glassman, "The Face of Jizo: Image and Cult in Medieval Japanese Buddhism" (U Hawaii Press, 2012)

May 10, 2012

The Face of Jizo

Hank Glassman
Hosted by Scott Mitchell

In this episode, we talk with Prof. Hank Glassman who's written a new book titled The Face of Jizo : Image and Cult in Medieval Japanese Buddhism (Uni…

Patricia Campbell, "Knowing Body, Moving Mind: Ritualizing and Learning at Two Buddhist Centers" (Oxford UP, 2011)

November 3, 2011

Knowing Body, Moving Mind

Patricia Campbell
Hosted by Scott Mitchell

There is a lot of ritual involved in Buddhist practice. As more and more North Americans are discovering Buddhism, they are engaging in more and more …

Charles Prebish, "An American Buddhist Life: Memoirs of a Modern Dharma Pioneer" (Sumeru Press, 2011)

October 5, 2011

An American Buddhist Life

Charles Prebish
Hosted by Scott Mitchell

Charles Prebish is among the most prominent scholars of American Buddhism. He has been a pioneer in studying the forms that Buddhist tradition has tak…

Bryan J. Cuevas, "Travels in the Netherworld: Buddhist Popular Narratives of Death and the Afterlife in Tibet" (Oxford UP, 2008)

September 23, 2011

Travels in the Netherworld

Bryan Cuevas
Hosted by Scott Mitchell

Today on "New Books in Buddhist Studies" we'll be going to hell and back with Bryan Cuevas in a discussion of his new book Travels in the Netherworld:…

David McMahan, "The Making of Buddhist Modernism" (Oxford UP, 2008)

September 2, 2011

The Making of Buddhist Modernism

David McMahan
Hosted by Scott Mitchell

For many Asian and Western Buddhists today, Buddhism means meditation and an embrace of the world's interdependence. But that's not what it meant to B…

Lori Meeks, "Hokkeji and the Reemergence of Female Monastic Orders in Premodern Japan" (U Hawaii Press, 2010)

June 20, 2011

Hokkeji and the Reemergence of Female Monastic Orders in Premodern Japan

Lori Meeks
Hosted by Scott Mitchell

Scholars have long been fascinated by the Kamakura era (1185-1333) of Japanese history, a period that saw the emergence of many distinctively Japanese…

Jason Clower, "The Unlikely Buddhologist: Tiantai Buddhism in Mou Zongsan's New Confucianism" (Brill, 2010)

June 10, 2011

The Unlikely Buddhologist

Jason Clower
Hosted by Scott Mitchell

The 20th-century Chinese philosopher Mou Zongsan is relatively little known in the West, but has been greatly influential in Hong Kong, Taiwan and mai…

Daniel Veidlinger, "Spreading the Dhamma: Writing, Orality, and Textual Transmission in Buddhist Northern Thailand" (U Hawaii Press, 2006)

June 3, 2011

Spreading Dhamma

Daniel Veidlinger
Hosted by Scott Mitchell

New media technology changes culture. And when it comes to religion, new technology changes the way people think and practice their traditions. And wh…