From a field primarily of interest to specialist orientalists, the
study of Buddhism has developed to embrace inter alia, theology and
religious studies, philosophy, cultural studies, anthropology and
comparative studies. There is now greater direct access to Buddhism in
the West than ever before, and Buddhist studies are attracting
increasing numbers of students.
This eight-volume set brings together seminal papers in Buddhist
studies from a vast range of academic disciplines, published over the
last forty years. With a new introduction by the editor, this
collection is a unique and unrivalled research resource for both
student and scholar.