The Institute of Oriental Philosophy

IOP publishes the new volume of The Journal of Oriental Studies

The Institute of Oriental Philosophy (IOP) recently published The Journal of Oriental Studies vol. 24. It includes the seventh installment of “The Challenge of Global Transformation—Humanity and the Environment,” a dialogue on building a sustainable global society between an eminent German environmentalist Dr. Ernest Ulrich von Weizsäcker and Daisaku Ikeda, president of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) and founder of the IOP. Their dialogue has been published in six installments in the Japanese magazine Ushio. From the seventh installment onward, it will be published in English in The Journal of Oriental Studies for the first time. Other contents included in this volume are as follows.

Feature: Buddhist Environmentalism 
From the Joint Symposium at the University of Southern California:
・    Buddhist Wisdom and Ecological Awareness: Exploring Horizon of Praxis - Ruben L.F. Habito
・    Ecosophy and Buddhist Wisdom - Mikio Matsuoka
・    Environmental Ethics: Thai Buddhist Perspectictive - Donald Swearer
・    Influence of Nature, Policy and Thoughts on Environmental Ethics in Japan:
      Maintenance of the Forest and the Ecosystem in the Edo period - Shuichi Yamamoto and Victor S. Kuwahara
・    The Global Environment and Theory of Happiness - Yoichi Kawada
・    Buddhist Contributions to Climate Response - Stephanie Kaza
・    Buddhist Values, Action for Sustainability and the Earth Charter - Joan Anderson

From Sanskrit Lotus Sutra Manuscripts from the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Facsimile Edition:
・    Foreword- I. F. Popova
・    Foreword - Daisaku Ikeda
・    Acknowledgements - Yoichi Kawada
・    Foreword: “The Sutra of the Lotus Blossom”―An Essential Key in the Study of Buddhism - M. I. Vorobyova-Desyatovskaya
・    A Saddharma Puṇḍarīkasūtra Manuscript from Khoan: The Gift of a Pious Khotanese Family - Oskar von Hinüber                  

From the 29th Annual Conference of the Institute of Oriental Philosophy (IOP):
・    The Possibility of Buddhism for the Future of Humankind - Richard Gombrich
・    (De)ethnicizing Buddhism for a Globalized World Order - Suren Rāghavan

From the Exhibition “The Lotus Sutra―A Message of Peace and Harmonious Coexistence” in Malaysia:
・    Universal Values and the Lotus Sutra - Lokesh Chandra
・    Peace and Harmonious Coexistence: An Islamic-Buddhist Dialogue - Y.B.Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Joseph Kurup         
・    Report on “Peace & Harmonious Coexistence: An Islamic-Buddhist Dialogue” - Soka Gakkai Malaysia

From a Public Lecture:
・    Life in the Universe―Concordance with Buddhist Thought - Chandra Wickramasinghe

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