Genealogies of Mahāyāna Buddhism by
Publication Date: 2018-07-09
Genealogies of Mahāyāna Buddhism offers a solution to a problem that some have called the holy grail of Buddhist studies: the problem of the "origins" of Mahāyāna Buddhism. In situating such concepts in their political and social contexts across diverse regimes of power in Tibet, China, and India, the book shows that what was at stake in the Mahāyāna championing of the doctrine of emptiness was the articulation and dissemination of court authority across the rural landscapes of Asia. This text will be will be of interest to undergraduate and postgraduate students and scholars of Buddhism, religious studies, history and philosophy.