Buddhist Studies:

Buddha Dharma Education Association & BuddhaNet

Buddhism: A Select Bibliography

8. Social & Political Topics

Badiner, Allan Hunt, ed. Dharma Gaia: A Harvest of Essays in Buddhism and Ecology. Berkeley, CA: Parallax Press, 1990.
Batchelor, Martine and Kerry Brown, eds. Buddhism and Ecology. London: Cassell, 1992.
Boucher, Sandy. Turning the Wheel: American Women Creating the New Buddhism. Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 1993.
Cabezón, José Ignacio, ed. Buddhism, Sexuality, and Gender. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1992.
Chappell, David W., ed. Buddhist Peacework: Creating Cultures of Peace. Boston, MA: Wisdom, 1999.
de Silva, Padmasiri. Environmental Philosophy and Ethics in Buddhism. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 1998.
Dresser, Marianne, ed. Buddhist Women on the Edge: Contemporary Perspectives from the Western Frontier. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books, 1996.
Eppsteiner, Fred, ed. The Path of Compassion: Writings on Socially Engaged Buddhism. Berkeley, CA: Parallax Press, 1988.
Faure, Bernard. The Power of Denial: Buddhism, Purity, and Gender. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2004.
Faure, Bernard. The Red Thread: Buddhist Approaches to Sexuality. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1998.
Findley, Ellison Banks, ed. Women’s Buddhism, Buddhism’s Women: Tradition, Revision, Renewal. Boston, MA: Wisdom, 2000.
Friedman, Lenore. Meetings with Remarkable Women: Buddhist Teachers in America. Boston, MA:
Shambhala, 1987.
Friedman, Lenore and Susan Moon, eds. Being Bodies: Buddhist Women on the Paradox of Embodiment. Boston, MA: Shambhala, 1997.
Glassman, Bernard. Bearing Witness: A Zen Master’s Lessons in Making Peace. New York: Bell Tower, 1999.
Gross, Rita M. Buddhism after Patriarchy: A Feminist History, Analysis, and Reconstruction of Buddhism. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1993.
Halifax, Joan. The Fruitful Darkness: Reconnecting with the Body of the Earth. New York: HarperCollins, 1993.
Harris, Ian, ed. Buddhism and Politics in Twentieth Century Asia. London: Pinter-Cassell, 1999.
Hershock, Peter D. Reinventing the Wheel: A Buddhist Response to the Information Age. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1999.
Inada, Kenneth K. and Nolan Jacobsen, eds. Buddhism and American Thinkers. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1984.
Jones, Ken. Beyond Optimism: A Buddhist Political Ecology. Oxford, UK: Jon Carpenter, 1993.
Jones, Ken. The Social Face of Buddhism: An Approach to Social and Political Activism. London: Wisdom, 1989.
Kapleau, Roshi Philip. To Cherish All Life: A Buddhist Case for Becoming Vegetarian. New York: HarperCollins, 1982.
Kapleau, Roshi Philip. To Cherish All Life: A Buddhist View of Animal Slaughter and Meat Eating. Rochester, NY: The Zen Center, 1981.
Kaza, Stephanie and Kenneth Kraft, eds. Dharma Rain: Sources of Buddhist Environmentalism. Boston, MA: Shambhala, 2000.
Keown, Damien. Buddhism and Bioethics. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1995.
Keown, Damien, ed. Buddhism and Abortion. London: Macmillan, 1998.
Keown, Damien, et al., eds. Buddhism and Human Rights. London: Curzon, 1998.
Khong, Chan. Learning True Love: How I Learned and Practiced Social Change in Vietnam. Berkeley, CA: Parallax Press, 1993.
Klein, Anne C. Meeting the Great Bliss Queen: Buddhists, Feminists and the Art of the Self. Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 1995.
Kotler, Arnold, ed. Engaged Buddhist Reader. Berkeley, CA: Parallax Press, 1996.
Kraft, Kenneth. The Wheel of Engaged Buddhism: A New Map of the Path. New York: Weatherhill, 2000.
Kraft, Kenneth, ed. Inner Peace, World Peace: Essays on Buddhism and Nonviolence. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1992.
LaFleur, William. Liquid Life: Abortion and Buddhism in Japan. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1992.
Leyland, Winston, ed. Queer Dharma: Voices of Gay Buddhists, Vol. 1. San Francisco, CA:
Gay Sunshine Press, 1998.
Lopez, Donald S., Jr., ed. Curators of the Buddha: The Study of Buddhism under Colonialism. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1995.
Macy, Joanna. Dharma and Development: Religion as Resource in the Sarvodaya Self-help Movement. West Hartford, CT: Kumarian Press, revised ed., 1985.
Michael, Franz H. Rule by Incarnation: Tibetan Buddhism and its Role in Society and State. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1982.
Nakasone, Ronald Y. Ethics of Enlightenment: Essays and Sermons in Search of a Buddhist Ethic. Fremont, CA: Dharma Cloud Publ., 1990.
Nhat Hanh, Thich. Interbeing: Fourteen Guidelines for Engaged Buddhism. Berkeley, CA: Parallax Press, revised ed., 1993.
Padmasuri. But Little Dust: Life Amongst the “Ex-Untouchable” Buddhists of India. New York: Weatherhill, 1997.
Prebish, Charles S., ed. Buddhist Ethics: A Cross-Cultural Approach. Dubuque, IA: Kendal/
Hunt Publ., 1992.
Preston, David L. The Social Organization of Zen Practice: Constructing Transcultural Reality. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1988.
Queen, Christopher S., Charles S. Prebish and Damien Keown, eds. Action Dharma: New Studies in Engaged Buddhism. London: Curzon, 2004.
Queen, Christopher S., ed. Engaged Buddhism in the West. Boston, MA: Wisdom, 2000.
Queen, Christopher S. and Sallie B. King, ed. Engaged Buddhism: Buddhist Liberation Movements in Asia. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1996.
Ray, Himanshu P. Monastery and Guild: Commerce under the Satavahanas. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1986.
Sherrill, Martha. The Buddha from Brooklyn. New York: Random House, 2000.
Sidor, Ellen S., ed. A Gathering of Spirit: Women Teaching in American Buddhism. Cumberland, RI: Primary Point Press, 1987.
Sivaraksa, Sulak. Seeds of Peace: A Buddhist Vision for Renewing Society. Berkeley, CA: Parallax Press, 1991.
Sizemore, Russell F. and Donald K. Swearer, eds. Ethics, Wealth, and Salvation: A Study in Buddhist Social Ethics. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 1990.
Snyder, Gary. A Place in Space: Ethics, Aesthetics, and Watersheds. Washington, DC: Counterpoint, 1995.
Snyder, Gary. The Practice of the Wild. San Francisco, CA: North Point Press, 1990.
Snyder, Gary. The Real Work: Interviews and Talks, 1964-1979. New York: New Directions, 1980.
Tonkinson, Carole, ed. Big Sky Mind: Buddhism and the Beat Generation. New York: Riverhead Books, 1995.
Topmiller, Robert J. The Lotus Unleashed: The Buddhist Peace Movement in South Vietnam, 1964-1966. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 2004.
Tsomo, Karma Lekshe, ed. Buddhism Through American Women’s Eyes. Ithaca, NY: Snow Lion, 1995.
Ueki, Masatoshi. Gender Equality in Buddhism. New York: Peter Lang, 2001.
Victoria, Brian. Zen at War. New York: Weatherhill, 1997.
Williams, Duncan Ryuken. Buddhism and Ecology: The Interconnection of Dharma and Deeds. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Center for the Study of World Religions, 1997.