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Note: The sections and numbers below do not necessarily correspond to the sections and numbers in BR.

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Introduction to this Bibliography

[1] General Sources


[2] Bibliographies


[3] Other Sources for the Study of the Buddhist Religion

[3.1] On Buddhist Art
[3.2] Audio-Visual Resources on Buddhism
[3.3] Literary Works

[3.3.1] Traditional Biographies of Buddhists
[3.3.2] Traditional Autobiographies
[3.3.3] Modern Autobiographies
[3.3.4] Poetry & Fiction


[4] Popular Books on Buddhism


[5] Selected Sources for Material in Specific Chapters of BR

[5.1] The Buddha's Awakening

[5.1.1] Social and Intellectual Context
[5.1.2] The Biography of the Buddha
[5.1.3] The Jatakas
[5.1.4] The Wheel of Life
[5.1.5] Dependent Co-arising

[5.2] The Buddha as Teacher

[5.2.1] The First Sermon
[5.2.2] Practice & Attainment
[5.2.3] Founding the Sangha
[5.2.4] The Parinirvana

[5.3] The Development of Early Indian Buddhism

[5.3.1] General Sources
[5.3.2] Formation of the Canon
[5.3.3] On the Sutras
[5.3.4] On Vinaya
[5.3.5] On Abhidhamma
[5.3.6] Early Sects
[5.3.7] Asoka
[5.3.8] Religious Life in the Early Centuries

[5.4] The Rise and Development of Mahayana Buddhism

[5.4.1] General
[5.4.2] The Teaching of Emptiness
[5.4.3] Madhyamika
[5.4.4] Yogacara

[5.5] Soteriology and Pantheon of the Mahayana

[5.5.1] General
[5.5.2] The Bodhisattva Path
[5.5.3] The Celestial Bodhisattvas
[5.5.4] The Celestial Buddhas

[5.6] Vajrayana and Later Indian Buddhism

[5.6.1] General
[5.6.2] The Universities
[5.6.3] Buddhist Tantrism
[5.6.4] The Disappearance of Indian Buddhism

[5.7] Buddhism in Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia

[5.7.1] General
[5.7.2] Sri Lanka
[5.7.3] Southeast Asia
[5.7.4] Forest Traditions
[5.7.5] Theravada Meditation

[5.8] Buddhism in Central Asia and China

[5.8.1] Central Asia
[5.8.2] General Readings on Chinese Buddhism
[5.8.3] First to Tenth Centuries
[5.8.4] T'ien-t'ai
[5.8.5] San-lun
[5.8.6] Fa-hsiang
[5.8.7] Hua-yen
[5.8.8] Pure Land
[5.8.9] The Third Period Sect
[5.8.10] Ch'an
[5.8.11] Modern China

[5.9] Buddhism in Korea and Vietnam

[5.9.1] Korea
[5.9.2] Vietnam

[5.10] Buddhism in Japan

[5.10.1] General
[5.10.2] Nichiren
[5.10.3] Pure Land
[5.10.4] Shingon
[5.10.5] Tendai
[5.10.6] Zen
[5.10.7] Modern Japan

[5.11] Buddhism in the Tibetan Cultural Area

[5.11.1] General Culture & History
[5.11.2] Bon & Early Buddhism
[5.11.3] Medieval & Modern Buddhism

[5.12] Buddhism Comes West

[5.12.1] Asian-American Buddhism
[5.12.2] Euro-Buddhism

[6] Web Sites

[6.1] Buddhist Databases & Input Projects
[6.2] Buddhist Studies: Academic and Other Information Sources

[7] Final Note


Abbreviations

AI = Access to Insight (see [6.1])
BR = Robinson, Johnson, et al., The Buddhist Religion
EB = John Strong, The Experience of Buddhism
EoB = Encyclopedia of Buddhism
SBE = Sacred Books of the East

For ease of reference, books of special interest for Women's Studies are marked with a [W]; books on meditation, with an [M].


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