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Guide to best research across dozens of annotated articles, all compiled by experts. All regularly updated. Examples: Bodhicitta, Buddhism in Mongolia, Globalization, Pure Land Sutras, Soka Gokkai, Theraveda.
Encyclopedia of Buddhism / Robert E. Buswell, Jr., editor in chief. New York : Macmillan Reference USA/Thomson/Gale, c2004. Format/Description: Book 2 v. (xxxix, 981 p.,  p. of plates) : ill. (some col.), maps ; 29 cm. Van Pelt - East Asia Seminar Room (526) Call no.: BQ128 .E62 2004 Van Pelt Reference - Stacks Call no.: BQ128 .E62 2004
This dictionary features broad-ranging entries on the history and doctrines of the major Buddhist schools, information on the spread of Buddhism in Asia and the West, and coverage of issues of contemporary concern such as human rights, abortion, euthanasia, ‘engaged Buddhism’, and the role of women in Buddhist teachings. Damien Keown, the author, is Reader in Buddhism, Department of Historical and Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths College, University of London. He is a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society and the author of several books on Buddhism including Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction (1996).