Buddhist Feminisms and Femininities

Intro -- Contents -- Preface -- Introduction Conceptualizing Buddhist Feminisms and Images of the Feminine -- Questioning the Constructs -- Buddhism and Gender Identity: Texts, Theory, and Social Realities -- Buddhist Images and Representations of Women -- Buddhist Feminism(s): Texts and Communities...

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Main Author: Tsomo, Karma Lekshe
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Albany State University of New York Press 2019
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Print version: Tsomo, Karma Lekshe: Buddhist Feminisms and Femininities. - Albany : State University of New York Press,c2019. - 9781438472553
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Summary:Intro -- Contents -- Preface -- Introduction Conceptualizing Buddhist Feminisms and Images of the Feminine -- Questioning the Constructs -- Buddhism and Gender Identity: Texts, Theory, and Social Realities -- Buddhist Images and Representations of Women -- Buddhist Feminism(s): Texts and Communities -- Buddhist Femininities: Demystifying the Essential Feminine -- The Questions Raised and Remaining -- Notes -- Part I: Buddhist Feminisms: Texts and Communities -- Chapter 1 Reimagining Buddhist Women in India -- The First Buddhist Women -- Going Forth from Home to Homelessness -- Thullananda and the Formation of Monastic Rules for Nuns -- Exemplary Laywomen and Nuns -- The Voices of Enlightened Women -- Women's Motivations for Entering the Nuns' Community -- Escaping Mara and the Snare of Sexuality -- Gender and the Bodhisattva Path -- When the Buddha was a Woman -- Sex Changes in Early Mahayana Scriptures -- Women as Good Friends and Dharma Teachers -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Chapter 2 The Religious Life of Buddhist Women in Choson Korea -- The Women Who Did Not Follow the Rules -- Buddhist Women: The Hated and Reviled -- The Bhik?u?i: Straddling the Boundaries of a Woman of Virtue -- "How Could I Stop Her?" -- Royal Temples: Prayers for the Prosperity of the Choson Royal Family -- Chongopwon: The Existence of Royal Nunneries -- Buddhist Faith Framed as Filial Piety -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Chapter 3 Raicho Hiratsuka and Socially Engaged Buddhism -- Buddhist Historical Texts and Views of Women -- Raicho's Buddhist Affiliations -- Raicho Hiratsuka in Buddhist Practice and Reactions to Her Sexuality -- Seito Years -- Raicho's Continuing Influence and Socially Engaged Buddhism -- Notes -- Chapter 4 A "Great Man" Is No Longer Gendered: The Gender Identity and Practice of Chan Nuns in Contemporary Taiwan -- Gender and Chan Buddhism
Is a Da Zhangfu a Man? A Feminist Critique -- The Nondualistic Gender Identity of Chan Nuns in Taiwan -- Conclusion: Some Methodological Reflections -- Notes -- Chapter 5 Sikkhamats: The Aesthetics of Asoke Ascetics -- Mae Chees, Sikkihamats, and Bhikkhunis -- Introduction to Asoke -- Physiomorality, Identity, and the Buddhist Women's Robes -- Asoke Aesthetics and Politics -- Art, Morality, and Embodiment in Asoke -- Lives and Aesthetics of Sikkhamats -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Chapter 6 New Buddhist Women Across Borders: Buddhist Influences and Interactions in Alternative Histories of Global Feminisms -- The Question of a Gendered Buddhist Modernism -- The Absence of Women in Global Buddhist Modernist Networks -- Global Buddhisms, Local Collaborators: Scholars, Translators, Explorers, and Students -- The Women Behind the Movements: Gender, Associations, and Patronage -- Obscured Genealogies: Buddhism as an Inspiration to Feminist Groups -- Complicating Feminist Utopias -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Part II: Buddhist Femininities: Demystifying the Essential Feminine -- Chapter 7 Only Skin Deep? Female Embodiment and the Paradox of Beauty in Indian Buddhism -- Suffering for Beauty -- The Idealized Female Form -- Buddhaful: The Beautiful Buddha -- Queen Maya -- Visakha -- Kumaradevi -- Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Reflecting on Buddhist Beauties -- Conclusion: Does Buddhist Feminism Need a Makeover? -- Notes -- Chapter 8 Conflicts and Compromises: The Relationship between the Nuns of Daihongan and the Monks of Daikanjin within the Zenkoji Temple Complex -- Daihongan within Zenkoji -- Meiji Era Conflicts and Compromises -- Seeking to Solidify Power and Challenging the Status Quo -- Learning to Coexist -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Chapter 9 Gendered Hagiography in Tibet: Comparing Clerical Representations of the Female Visionary, Khandro Tare Lhamo
Tare Lhamo and Her Hagiographers -- A Tantric Heroine: The Official Story -- Consort of the Great Tertön: A Derivative Account -- Emanation of Tara: The Local Rendition -- Conclusion: Framing Gender? -- Notes -- Chapter 10 Feminine Identities in Buddhist Chöd -- Buddhist Problems of Female Embodiment -- Gender and Chöd -- Tsok Effigies and Women's Bodies -- Supramundane Femininities and Women Practitioners -- Notes -- Chapter 11 Mindfully Feminine? The Role of Meditation in the Production and Marketing of Gendered Lifestyles -- Getting a Grip on Mindfulness -- Mindfulness as Postfeminist Lifestyle Enhancement -- Mindful Mothering: Mindfulness at Middle-Age -- Mindful Crones -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Insights and Imaginations: An Epilogue -- Bibliography -- Contributors -- Index
ISBN:1438472579