Representing Tibetan Buddhism in books on spirituality : A discourse-historical approach
Sharapan, M. (2022). Representing Tibetan Buddhism in books on spirituality : A discourse-historical approach. Critical Research on Religion, OnlineFirst. https://doi.org/10.1177/20503032221075380
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This article looks into how Tibetan Buddhism is framed in terms of East-West dichotomy in six popular books on Buddhism and spirituality. Discourse Historical Approach is employed to uncover the rhetorical representation of Tibetan Buddhism to the readers. A critical post-colonial perspective offers an insight into various power dynamics, arising from these representations, structured according to Yoshikawa's model of intercultural communication between East and West. The various power outcomes of rhetorical styles range from Ethnocentric to Dialogical, with their ethical consequences and problematics discussed.
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