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First, it is an exceptionally comprehensive discussion of Indian Buddhism, treating its history, doctrine, and bibliography with an admirable degree of completeness. Most of the significant topics in Indian Buddhism are discussed in some detail. Second, it is a very clearly written text. Because Hirakawa wrote it with students as the intended audience, he composed it in a style that could be readily understood by students and informed general readers.

The study aims to examine two issues: first the formation, development, and social impact of Buddhadasa's movement; and second the implications of modernization in Thai society. These two issues will be treated as closely interrelated. The main questions are the following:

(1)Why and under what conditions did Buddhadasa's movement come about?

(2)What type of movement is it?

(3)How did the movement develop and what were the factors which promoted and inhibited its development?

(4)What is its function for the members, and why does it appear to be most meaningful for the intellectuals?

(5)What is the social impact of the movement?

The particular hypothesis of this study is that Buddhadasa's movement has had and will continue to have a significant social impact on Thai society.

By James J. Hughes (Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, University of Chicago) and Damien Keown (Goldsmiths, University of London).

This article provides an introduction to some contemporary issues in medical ethics and the literature which addresses them from a Buddhist perspective.

"An Annotated Bibliography on its Historical Development and Contemporary State of Affairs" by Martin Baumann.

The International Association of Buddhist Studies (IABS) is a learned society dedicated to promoting and suppporting scholarship in Buddhist Studies in a spirit of non-sectarian tolerance and with scientific research and communication as preeminent objectives.

Directory of Online Buddhism Resources. Sections include: digital publications, general resources, Zen Buddhism, Buddhist art, women & Buddhism, Buddhism in America, Sanskrit studies, Buddhist organizations.

A good German site for (mostly) Theravadin resources. The focus is scholarly rather than practical, but the authors whose essays and lectures are published there are among the most respected of German buddhologists.

The Journal of Global Buddhism has been established to promote the study of Buddhism's globalization and its transcontinental interrelatedness. This aim shall be achieved through the publication of research articles, discussions, critical notes, bulletins, and reviews; additionally, the journal will function as an independent research tool itself, emphasizing surveys, the creation of databases, empirical investigations, and through the presentation of ongoing research projects.

The Journal of Buddhist Ethics is the first academic journal dedicated entirely to Buddhist ethics. We promote the study of Buddhist ethics through the publication of research and book reviews and by hosting occasional online conferences.