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AAR Annual Meeting
San Diego, CA
November 23-26, 2019

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International Association of Shin Buddhist Studies
Theme: Pure Lands in Asian Texts and Contexts: An Anthology
Scott Mitchell, Institute of Buddhist Studies, Presiding
Monday - 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Convention Center-17A (Mezzanine Level)

This new anthology of primary sources on the Pure Land tradition extends across the entirety of the Mahāyāna Buddhist world. Still commonly identified with Japanese Buddhism, the tradition of practices and beliefs relating to pure lands is widely shared and this anthology explores the range of expressions of those practices and beliefs. The panel includes four contributors, one of whom is also an editor of the collection.

Jacqueline I. Stone, Princeton University
On the Modern History of Pure Land in Japan


Daniel A. Getz, Bradley University
On the Relation between Pure Land and Confucianism


Natasha Heller, University of Virginia
On Modern Pure Land Rebirth Stories


Aaron Proffitt, State University of New York, Albany
On Esoteric Pure Land Buddhism


Richard K. Payne, Graduate Theological Union
On the Organizing Principle of the Anthology