Pure Land Buddhist Studies Series

Pure Land Buddhist Studies publishes scholarly works on all aspects of the Pure Land Buddhist tradition. Historically this includes studies of the origins of the tradition in India, its transmission into a variety of religious cultures, and its continuity into the present. The series embraces a wide variety of approaches, including, but not limited to, anthropological, sociological, historical, textual, biographical, philosophic, and interpretive, as well as translations of primary and secondary works. It also seeks to reprint important works so as to continue to make them available to the scholarly and lay communities. The series is supported by the FBA Legacy Fund, which was established in 1998 through the generosity of the Fraternal Benefit Association of the Buddhist Churches of America.

Pure Land Buddhist Studies are published jointly by the Institute of Buddhist Studies at the Graduate Theological Union and University of Hawai‘i Press.

Pure Lands in Asian Texts and Contexts: An Anthology
Edited by Georgios T. Halkias and Richard K. Payne (2019)

Tracing the Itinerant Path: Jishū Nuns in Medieval Japan
Catlin J. Griffiths (2018)

Genshin’s Ōjōyōshū and the Construction of Pure Land Discourse in Heian Japan
Robert F. Rhodes (2018)

Pure Land, Real World: Modern Buddhism, Japanese Leftists, and the Utopian Imagination
Melissa Anne-Marie Curley (2017)

Demythologizing Pure Land Buddhism: Yasuda Rijin and the Shin Buddhist Tradition
Paul B. Watt (2016)

Luminous Bliss: A Religious History of Pure Land Literature in Tibet
Georgios T. Halkias (2012)

Immigrants to the Pure Land: The Modernization, Acculturation, and Globalization of Shin Buddhism, 1898-1941
Michihiro Ama (2011)

Jodo Shinshu: Shin Buddhism in Medieval Japan
James C. Dobbins (2002)