Pure Land Buddhist Studies

Pure Land logoPure Land Buddhist Studies publishes scholarly works on all aspects of the Pure Land Buddhist tradition. Historically this includes studies of the origins of the tradition in India, its transmission into a variety of religious cultures, and its continuity into the present. The series embraces a wide variety of approaches, including, but not limited to, anthropological, sociological, historical, textual, biographical, philosophic, and interpretive, as well as translations of primary and secondary works. It also seeks to reprint important works so as to continue to make them available to the scholarly and lay communities. The series is supported by the FBA Legacy Fund, which was established in 1998 through the generosity of the Fraternal Benefit Association of the Buddhist Churches of America.

Pure Land Buddhist Studies are published jointly by the Institute of Buddhist Studies at the Graduate Theological Union and University of Hawai‘i Press

Genshin’s Ōjōyōshū and the Construction of Pure Land Discourse in Heian Japan, by Robert F. Rhodes (June 2017)

Pure Land, Real World: Modern Buddhism, Japanese Leftists, and the Utopian Imagination, by Melissa Anne-Marie Curley (February 2017)

Tracing the Itinerant Path: Jishu Nuns of Medieval Japan 
Caitlin J. Griffiths (2016)

Demythologizing Pure Land Buddhism: Yasuda Rijin and the Shin Buddhist Tradition
Paul B. Watt (2016)

Luminous Bliss: A Religious History of Pure Land Literature in Tibet
Georgios T. Halkias (2012)

Immigrants to the Pure Land: The Modernization, Acculturation, and Globalization of Shin Buddhism, 1898-1941
Michihiro Ama (2011)

Jodo Shinshu: Shin Buddhism in Medieval Japan
James C. Dobbins (2002)