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Introduction to Religious and Philosophical Texts of East Asia, 2021/22, Semester 2
Dr Martin Seeger
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Key texts:

Bhikkhu Analayo, “Oral Dimensions of Pali Discourses: Pericopes, other Mnemonic Techniques and the Oral Performance Context”, in: Canadian Journal of Buddhist Studies, Number Three, 2007, pp. 5-33. Available online 

Cantwell, Cathy, 2010, Buddhism: The Basics, London: Routledge.

Gethin, Rupert, 1998, The Foundations of Buddhism, Oxford: Oxford University Press.  

Graham, William A., 1987, Beyond the Written Word: Oral Aspects of Scripture in the History of Religion, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.  

King, Richard, 1999, Orientalism and Religion: Postcolonial Theory, India and ‘The Mystic East’, London: Routledge.

McMahan, David L., 2008, The Making of Buddhist Modernism, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Ong, Walter, 1999, “Orality, Literacy, and Modern Media.” In David Crowley and Paul Heyer, Communication in History: Technology, Culture, Society, New York: Longman, pp. 60-67.

Ong, Walter J., 2002, Orality and Literacy: The Technologizing of the Word, Oxon: Routledge.

Said, Edward, 1977, Orientalism, London: Penguin.  

This list was last updated on 24/01/2022