Making Sense of the Blood Bowl Sutra: Gender, Pollution, and Salvation in Buddhist Sermons from Early Modern Japan

Sometime during the late fourteenth or early fifteenth century, several variants of an indigenous Chinese sutra known as the Xuepenjing 血盆経 (“Blood Bowl Sutra,” Jpns. Ketsubonkyō), were transmitted to Japan. Emphasizing the impurity of women’s reproductive blood, this short scripture teaches that women are

Making Sense of the Blood Bowl Sutra: Gender, Pollution, and Salvation in Buddhist Sermons from Early Modern Japan

Sometime during the late fourteenth or early fifteenth century, several variants of an indigenous Chinese sutra known as the Xuepenjing 血盆経 (“Blood Bowl Sutra,” Jpns. Ketsubonkyō), were transmitted to Japan. Emphasizing the impurity of women’s reproductive blood, this short scripture teaches that women are

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The History of the Shin Buddhist Tradition (part six of six)

The History of the Shin Buddhist Tradition (part six of six) by Professor Atsushi Hirata, Department of History, Ryūkoku University, Kyoto, Japan. In Japanese with live English translation. This is a six part series covering the 2011 Ryūkoku Lecture Series

The History of the Shin Buddhist Tradition (part five of six)

The History of the Shin Buddhist Tradition (part five of six) by Professor Atsushi Hirata, Department of History, Ryūkoku University, Kyoto, Japan. In Japanese with live English translation. This is a six part series covering the 2011 Ryūkoku Lecture Series

The History of the Shin Buddhist Tradition (part four of six)

The History of the Shin Buddhist Tradition (part four of six) by Professor Atsushi Hirata, Department of History, Ryūkoku University, Kyoto, Japan. In Japanese with live English translation. This is a six part series covering the 2011 Ryūkoku Lecture Series

The History of the Shin Buddhist Tradition (part three of six)

The History of the Shin Buddhist Tradition (part three of six) by Professor Atsushi Hirata, Department of History, Ryūkoku University, Kyoto, Japan. In Japanese with live English translation. This is a six part series covering the 2011 Ryūkoku Lecture Series