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Chapter 1. Early Representations of Buddhism in Films: Broken Blossoms and Lost Horizon Chapter 2. The Four Noble Truths and Fight Club Chapter 3. Buddhist Awakening and Waking Life Chapter 4. Dependant Origination and I Heart Huckabees Chapter 5. Korean Seon Buddhism and Why Has Bodhi-Dharma Left for the East? Chapter 6. Theravada Buddhism, Socially Engaged Buddhism and The Burmese Harp Chapter 7. Tibetan Buddhism and The Cup Chapter 8. Japanese Shin Buddhism and Departures Chapter 9. The Buddhist Order of Nuns and Windhorse Chapter 10. Thai Buddhism in Horror Films: Nang Nak and Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
Ronald S. Green is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Coastal Carolina University. He studied Buddhism at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is the editor of four books on Buddhism, peace and justice.
"Green's book offers a lucid overview of major Buddhist ideas, figures, texts, and practices through an impressive survey of films that belong to various periods and genres. Combining facts about the films with his own insightful interpretations, Green has written several accessible and entertaining narrative vignettes that both students and teachers will find useful in the classroom." -- Juhn Ahn, The University of Michigan "Ronald Green has filled an important and long-overdue need for educators in Buddhist Studies. Through a well-designed exploration of international films concerned with Buddhist themes, Green employs visual narrative to present the essential concepts of traditional Buddhism in an accessible and engaging manner. Both students and educators of Buddhism, Asian culture, and global film studies will find Buddhism Goes to the Movies a welcome contribution." -- Victor Forte, Albright College "A wonderful introduction for students interested in Buddhism, this volume also holds a space academically for film and media studies students interested in a religious analysis of several modem films...Highly recommended." -- N. A. Weiss, Naropa University, in CHOICE