Revised lectures delivered at the international symposium "Buddhism and human rights: theory, practice, outlook" that took place in Hamburg November, 2008.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-232) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Foreword / Michael Zimmermann Introduction / Carmen Meinert and Hans-Bernd Zöllner Different cultures and the universality of human rights / Alfred Hirsch Buddhism and the idea of human rights : resonances and dissonances / Perry Schmidt-Leukel Theravāda Buddhism and human rights : perspectives from Thai Buddhism / Martin Seeger The purification of the mind and the encounter with those who suffer : a Christian view of Buddhism and human rights / Kenneth Fleming Is Mahāyāna Buddhism a humanism? Some remarks on Buddhism in China / Helwig Schmidt-Glintzer Buddhist responses to state control of religion in China at the century's turn / Shi Zhiru Translations of human rights : Tibetan contexts / Jan-Ulrich Sobisch and Trine Brox Human rights and exile-Tibetan politics / Stephanie Römer Women's rights in the Vajrayāna tradition / Jampa Tsedroen (Carola Roloff).