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Title: Library Resources for Buddhist Ethics Studies


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Library Resources for Buddhist Ethics Studies
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Buddhist ethics Conflicts and dilemmas in
modern world
  • Buddhism
  • Ethics
  • Involves different subject areas
  • Religion
  • Philosophy
  • Sociology
  • Political Sciences
  • Significance in contemporary social issues
  • Abortion, Euthanasia, Cloning
  • Social Justice
  • Homosexuality, Gender
  • Ecology

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Buddhist Studies in Modern Age
  • Ancient Historic Tradition
  • Diffuse Geographical Origins
  • Multiple Languages of Teaching
  • Different Schools of Thought
  • Religious vs Academic Interpretation
  • Abundant Information Resources

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How to find relevant reliable information?
  • Use trustworthy academic sources
  • Encyclopedia of specific subject (not Wikipedia!)
  • Scholarly Books
  • Academic organization website, e.g. university,
    research centre

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Encyclopedias of Buddhism and Religions
  • Encyclopedia of Buddhism (e-book)
  • Encyclopedia of religion (e-book)
  • Worldmark encyclopedia of religious practices
    (e-book)
  • Encyclopedia of Buddhism BQ128 .E53 2007
  • Britannica encyclopedia of world religions
    BL31 .B74 2006
  • Religions of the world a comprehensive
    encyclopedia of beliefs and practices
    BL80.3 .R45 2002

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Recommended Readings
  • Call No. BQ4022 .F38 2009
  • "Many people know something about Buddhism, but,
    for interesting historical reasons, much of what
    they know is wrong. In Unmasking Buddhism,
    Bernard Faure offers a clear catalogue of these
    misconceptions and then compassionately dispels
    the darkness of ignorance.
  • Donald S. Lopez, University of Michigan

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Recommended Readings
Prebish, C. S., Keown, D. (2010). Introducing
Buddhism (2nd ed.). London, England Routledge.
  • Available via HKALL
  • This is a wonderful book, comprehensive and
    readable, that covers a wide spectrum of
    Buddhism. It's clearly presented and probably the
    best general textbook available today. Aimed at
    undergraduate readers, it can also provide
    reliable information for anyone interested in
    Buddhism.
  • John Powers, Australian National University

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Recommended Readings
  • A whole section discussing Buddhist ethics and
    Modernity

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General Works
  • Ethics BJ
  • Religious ethics BJ1188-1295
  • Buddhist ethics BJ1289
  • Buddhism BQ
  • Doctrinal and systematic Buddhism BQ4061-4570
  • Buddhism -- social aspects BQ4570

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Useful Subject Headings
  • Buddhist ethics
  • Buddhist fundamentalism
  • Buddhist precepts
  • Buddhism -- Social aspects
  • Buddhism and politics
  • Buddhism and social problems
  • Buddhist perspective on specific issues
  • Death -- Religious aspects -- Buddhism
  • Human rights -- Religious aspects -- Buddhism
  • Human ecology -- Religious aspects -- Buddhism

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E-journal
  • E-journals published in mainland China
  • Access via ?????????
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E-journal
  • Published by research centres of Buddhim in
    Taiwan
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  • http//www.chibs.edu.tw/publication/ch_sdy.html
  • ??????
  • http//www.chibs.edu.tw/publication/ch_pub.html
  • ????????
  • http//buddhism.lib.ntu.edu.tw/BDLM/toModule.do?pr
    efix/websitepage/periodical.jsp?seq42006.7
  • ??????
  • http//buddhism.lib.ntu.edu.tw/BDLM/toModule.do?pr
    efix/websitepage/periodical.jsp?seq26

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Journal of Buddhist Ethics http//www.buddhistethi
cs.org
  • Free Internet journal
  • Annual publication (1994)

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Journal of Global Buddhism http//www.globalbuddhi
sm.org
  • Free Internet journal
  • Annual publication (2000)

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Internet Resources http//buddhism.lib.ntu.edu.tw/
BDLM/index.htm
Online Database of journal articles
Online Buddhist Scriptures
Buddhist Languages Learning
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Chinese Buddhist Electronic Text
Association http//www.cbeta.org/
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Thank you Ask your Librarian _at_ Information
Counter Hotline 2948 6653 Email
libinfo_at_ied.edu.hk
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