Buddhist Beasts: Reflections on Animals in Asian Religions and Culture-Published Papers

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We are excited to announce that several papers presented at the Buddhist Beast: Reflections on Animals in Asian Religions and Culture conference has been published in recent issues of Religions. They will also be compiled in the forthcoming Special Issue titled “Buddhist Beasts: Reflections on Animals in Asian Religions and Cultures”. Please click on the links below to download the articles.

    1. Ann Heirman (Ghent University): “How to Deal with Dangerous and Annoying Animals: A Vinaya Perspective”
      Religions 10 no. 2 (2019): 113, https://doi.org/10.3390/rel10020113
    2. Phyllis Granoff (Yale University): “For the Love of Dogs: Finding Compassion in a Time of Famine in Pali Buddhist Stories”
      Religions 10 no. 3 (2019): 183, https://doi.org/10.3390/rel10030183
    3. Reiko Ohnuma (Dartmouth): “The Heretical, Heterodox Howl: Jackals in Pāli Buddhist Literature”
      Religions 10 no. 3 (2019): 221, https://doi.org/10.3390/rel10030221
    4. Geoff Barstow (Oregon State University): “Monastic Meat: The Question of Meat Eating and Vegetarianism in Tibetan Buddhist Monastic Guidelines (bca’ yig)”
      Religions 10 no. 4 (2019): 240, https://doi.org/10.3390/rel10040240
    5. Huaiyu Chen (Arizona State University): “The Road to Redemption: Killing Snakes in Medieval Chinese Buddhism”
      Religions 10 no. 4 (2019): 247, https://doi.org/10.3390/rel10040247
    6. Barbara Ambros (UNC Chapel Hill): “Partaking of Life: Buddhism, Meat-Eating, and Sacrificial Discourses of Gratitude in Contemporary Japan”
      Religions 10 no. 4 (2019): 279, https://doi.org/10.3390/rel10040279
    7. Naomi Appleton (University of Edinburgh): “What Does It Mean To Be a Badly Behaved Animal? An Answer from the Devadatta Stories of the Pāli Jātakas”
      Religions 10 no. 4 (2019): 288, https://doi.org/10.3390/rel10040288
    8. Koichi Shinohara (Yale University): “Animals in Medieval Chinese Biographies of Buddhist Monks”
      Religions 10 no. 6 (2019): 348, https://doi.org/10.3390/rel10060348
    9. Michael Nylan (University of California, Berkeley): “Humans as Animals and Things in Pre-Buddhist China”
      Religions 10 no. 6 (2019): 360, https://doi.org/10.3390/rel10060360
    10. Daniel M. Stuart (University of South Carolina): “Becoming Animal: Karma and the Animal Realm Envisioned through an Early Yogācāra Lens”
      Religions 10 no. 6 (2019): 363, https://doi.org/10.3390/rel10060363
    11. Lina Verchery (Harvard University): “Both Like and Unlike: Rebirth, Olfaction, and the Transspecies Imagination in Modern Chinese Buddhism”
      Religions 10 no. 6 (2019): 364, https://doi.org/10.3390/rel10060364
    12. Petra Maurer (Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities): “Humanizing Horses: Transitions in Perception and Perspective”
      Religions 10 no. 6 (2019): 375, https://doi.org/10.3390/rel10060375
    13. Gilles Tarabout (Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS)): “Compassion for Living Creatures in Indian Law Courts”
      Religions 10 no. 6 (2019): 383, https://doi.org/10.3390/rel10060383
    14. Richard John Lynn (University of Toronto): “Birds and Beasts in the Zhuangzi, Fables Interpreted by Guo Xiang and Cheng Xuanying”
      Religions 10 no. 7 (2019): 445, https://doi.org/10.3390/rel10070445
    15. Daniela Berti (Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS)): “Animals in the Public Debate: Welfare, Rights, and Conservationism in India”
      Religions 10 no. 8 (2019): 475, https://doi.org/10.3390/rel10080475 (registering DOI)