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A Buddhist Crossroads

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In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Buddhism in Asia was transformed by the impact of colonial modernity and new technologies and began to spread in earnest to the West. Transnational networking among Asian Buddhists and early western converts engendered pioneering attempts to develop new kinds of Buddhism for a globalized world, in ways not controlled by any single sect or region. Drawing on new research by scholars worldwide, this book brings together some of the most extraordinary episodes and personalities of a period of almost a century from 1860-1960. Examples include Indian intellectuals who saw Buddhism as a homegrown path for a modern post-colonial future, poor whites 'going native' as Asian monks, a Brooklyn-born monk who sought to convert Mussolini, and the failed 1950s attempt to train British monks to establish a Thai sangha in Britain. Some of these stories represent creative failures, paths not taken, which may show us alternative possibilities for a more diverse Buddhism in a world dominated by religious nationalisms. Other pioneers paved the way for the mainstreaming of new forms of Buddhism in later decades, in time for the post-1960s takeoff of 'global Buddhism'.

This book was originally published as a special issue of Contemporary Buddhism.


Reading And Representing Across The Content Areas

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This groundbreaking work redefines traditional ideas of what a a�texta� should be incorporating new kinds of multimodal texts to revitalize instruction within and across disciplines. The authors provide examples of innovative representations to aid learning in earth science language arts mathematics and social studies classrooms. Each chapter focuses on a specific content area outlining learning goals relevant national standards types of representation that enrich learning and teaching strategies for developing critical literacy specific to that discipline. Reading and Representing Across the Content Areas is a powerful application of creative multimodal teaching principles for meeting challenging standards.


Other Kinds Of Love

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Romance author Stephanie Haddad explores other types of love in this collection of 12 short stories. From familial relationships between a grandmother and granddaughter in "Nana's Aid" to the first bond between childhood friends in "A Smile," Haddad's stories span many expressions of love.


Crosswinds

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CROSSWINDS is the story of an impulsive young man's attempts to make sense of a confusing world and to act honorably in circumstances riddled with corruption, bigotry, and pettiness. Pathos and suffering are central to the humor of the book. The story that CROSSWINDS relates emerges in the ambiance of Southeastern New Mexico. It is a regional novel in the way that all novels are regional, the story plays out in a particular place and the characters are true to the types of people one finds in that place.



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