Contemporary thoughts on Monastic Buddhism

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Buddhist Nuns, Monks, and Other Worldly Matters: Recent Papers on Monastic Buddhism in India
written by Gregory Schopen

2014 | 480 pages
Cloth | ISBN 978-0-8248-3880-5 | $70.00
Paper | ISBN 978-0-8248-3882-2 | $36.00
Studies in the Buddhist Traditions

“Gregory Schopen is undeniably one of the most important contributors to the evolving understanding of Indian Mahāyāna Buddhism. His challenging and rigorous scholarship is accomplished not only by means of canonical textual analysis, but by studies of art, inscriptions, and other material culture as well.” —Studies in Religion/Sciences Religieuses

Michael French Smith Writes about PNG on Longitude and HuffPost

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For travelers searching for books and maps about their destination, Longitude has been the go-to resource since 1999. In the July issue of its newsletter highlighting travel to Indonesia, Michael French Smith’s A Faraway, Familiar Place is the featured book for Papua New Guinea and includes an excerpt from his post that appeared earlier on the Longitude blog.

A Faraway, Familiar Place: An Anthropologist Returns to Papua New Guinea is available at a newly reduced price of $35 from UH Press or the Longitude bookstore (where although the price still shows at the original $52, the new price is in effect).

See also Smith’s article on Huffington Post about the political climate and preferential voting system of PNG.

Indonesia’s Islam and autonomy’s quandary

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Caged in on the Outside: Moral Subjectivity, Selfhood, and Islam in Minangkabau, Indonesia
written by Gregory M. Simon

2014 | 272 pages
Cloth | ISBN 978-0-8248-3830-0 | $57.00
Southeast Asia: Politics, Meaning, and Memory

“Simon’s book is a welcome addition to the literature on the Minangkabau. He offers a dynamic view of how Minangkabau people negotiate the contradictions and tensions they experience in everyday contexts and provides an excellent exposition of the concepts of social integration and individual autonomy. By bringing Islam into the larger conversation about moral subjectivity, he demonstrates how people engage with and make use of Islamic values in their daily lives.” —Evelyn Blackwood, Purdue University

Hawaii Public Radio hosts The Value of Hawaii 2 on Town Square

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Today and next Thursday, The Value of Hawai‘i 2 editors Aiko Yamashiro and Noelani Goodyear-Ka‘opua will be back on Hawaii Public Radio‘s Town Square, broadcast live from 5–6 pm (HST), to discuss “Island Style and Youth Activism” with John “Prime” Hina, James Koshiba, and Lisa Grandinetti.

The Value of Hawai‘i 2 collaboration with Town Square and its host Beth-Ann Kozlovich involves a series of four panels that address how we all might work together to create a better Hawaiʻi and assess the issues of Pacific Islander immigration, spirituality in community building, and island-style activism among youths. Since its inception in 1999, Town Square has provided a lively forum for political, social, educational and cultural issues. Listeners are encouraged to join the discussion and provide their own insights.

Links to earlier shows can be found on the HPR website for June 26 (opening overview of contributors from the anthology)and July 3 (“Visions for Pacific Islander Immigrants as Part of Hawai‘i’s Present and Future” with contributors Innocenta Sound-Kikku and Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner and Palolo Pipeline Project’s Kat Lobendahn). The last show will be on July 24, where the editors and some of their authors will be discussing “The Role of Spirituality in Community Building”.

Listen to Town Square at HPR2 channel 89.3 FM.  The show may also be accessed live from the HPR2 website.  For those interested in calling-in during the broadcast, please call 941-3689, or toll free 1-877-941-3689.

For more information about The Value of Hawai‘i 2: Ancestral Roots, Oceanic Visions, visit their website or on Facebook.

Photo Credit: Honolulu Magazine


 

The Value of Hawai‘i 2: Ancestral Roots, Oceanic Visions
edited by Aiko Yamashiro and Noelani Goodyear-Ka‘opua

2014 | 322 pages | 20 illustrations
Paper | ISBN: 978-0-8248-3975-8