Download e-book for iPad: Buddhism and Cultural Studies: A Profession of Faith by Edwin Ng

By Edwin Ng

ISBN-10: 1137549890

ISBN-13: 9781137549891

This publication explores the reciprocity among Buddhist, Derridean, and Foucauldian understandings approximately ethics, subjectivity, and ontological contingency, to enquire the moral and political power of perception meditation perform. The publication is narrated from the point of view of a postcolonial ‘Western Buddhist’ convert who, regardless of starting to be up in Singapore the place Buddhism was once part of his disaporic ‘Chinese’ ancestral background, simply embraced Buddhism whilst he migrated to Australia and came upon Western translations of Buddhist teachings. via an autoethnography of the author’s Buddhist-inspired pursuit of an instructional occupation, the ebook develops and professes a non-doctrinal realizing of religion that could be pertinent to ‘believers’ and ‘non-believers’ alike, inviting the educational reader particularly to contemplate the (unacknowledged) function of religion in helping scholarly perform. outstanding a cautious stability among serious research and self-reflexive inquiry, the publication plays in all senses of the note, a occupation of faith.

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