posted this bibliography on Buddha-L before, but in light of recent
renewed interest in the topic I guess it is time to do so again. Below
please find the latest version of my bibliography on Buddhism and Women.
I give copies of this bibliography out to my students who express interest
in writing term papers on this topic. They will most appreciate learning
of any additions or corrections.
Horner, I. B.
**Women Under Primitive Buddhism**. London: Routledge & Kegan
Paul, 1930. Reprinted 1975.
Murcott, Susan. **The First Buddhist Women: Translations and Commentary
on the Therigatha**. Berkeley: Parallax Press, 1991. [Cf. Oldenberg]
Oldenberg, Hermann and Richard Pischel (trans.). **The Therigatha**.
London: Pali Text Society, 1966.[Cf. Murcott]
Paul, Diana. **Women in Buddhism: Images of the Feminine in Mahayana
Buddhism**. Berkeley: Univ. of Calif. Press, 1985.
Rhys Davids, C.A.F. and K.R. Norman (trans.). **Poems of Early Buddhist
Nuns: Therigatha**. London: Pali Text Society, 1989.
Elaborations: General Buddhist and/or Feminist Issues
"Women in Buddhism." In **Women in World Religions** ed.
Arvina Sharma. New York: SUNY Press, 1987.
Brock, et al. "The Questions that Won't Go Away: A Dialogue About
Women in Buddhism and Christianity,"
**Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion** 6/2 (1990) Cabezon, Jose,
ed. **Buddhism, Sexuality, and Gender** (Albany: SUNY Press, 1992).
Carmody, Denise L. **Women and World Religions**. (?)
Falk, Nancy A. and Rita M. Gross, ed. **Unspoken Worlds: Women's Religious
Lives in Non-Western Cultures**. San Francisco: Harper & Row,
1980. (contains several essays on Buddhism)
Gross, **Buddhism after Patriarchy** (SUNY 1992)
Hopkinson, Deborah, et al. **Not Mixing Up Buddhism:
Essays on Women and Buddhist Practice**. New York: White Pine Press,
Kajiyama Yuichi. "Women in Buddhism." **The Eastern Buddhist**
15/2 (1982): 53-70.
King, Ursula, ed. **Women in the World's Religions,
Past and Present**. New York: Paragon House, 1987. (contains several
essays on Buddhism)
Ku, Cheng-mei. "[The Mahisasaka View of Women."] In **Buddhist
Thought and Ritual** ed. David J. Kalupahana. Pp. 103- 124. New York:
Paragon House, 1991.
Minamoto, Junko. "[Buddhism and the Historical Construction of
Sexuality in Japan."] **U.S.-Japan Women's Journal: English Supplement**
"[Buddhist Attitudes: A Woman's Perspective,"] in
**Women, Religion, and Sexuality: Studies on the Impact
of Religious Teachings on Women**, edited by Jeanne
Beacher. Pp. 154- 71. Geneva: WCC Publications, 1990.
Obeyesekere, Garanath. **Medusa's Hair**. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago
Powers, John and Deane Curtin. "Mothering in Buddhist
and Feminist Ethics," **Philosophy East and West**, 44/1 (1994):
Sharma, Arvind, ed., **Religion and Women**. Introduction by
Katherine Young. New York: SUNY Press, 1993. ed., **Today's Women
in World Religions**. Introduction by Katherine Young. New York: SUNY
Press, 1993. ed., **Women in World Religions**. Introduction by Katherine
Young. New York: SUNY Press, 1987.
Shaw, Miranda. **Passionate Enlightenment: Women in
Tantric Buddhism**. Princeton, 1994.
Sponberg, Alan. "Attitudes Toward women and the feminine in Early
Buddhism," in **Buddhism,
Sexuality, and Gender**, edited by Jose Cabezon
**Women and Buddhism**. Special issue of **Spring Wind:
Buddhist Cultural Form** 6/1-3 (1986). (Journal published by Zen Buddhist
Temple, 86 Vaughan Rd., Toronto, Ontario M6C 2M1 CANADA)
India & South-East Asian Society
Barholomeusz, Tessa. "[Sri Lankan Women and the Buddhist Revival."]
**IRIS** (Fall 1991): 43- 48.
**Women under the Bo Tree** (Cambridge Univ. Press, 1994)
Deshpande, Gauri. **Pan on Fire: eight Dalit women tell their
story**, trans. Sumitra Bhave (New Delhi: Indian Social Institute,
Gombrich, Richard. "[Feminine Elements in Sinhalese Buddhism,"]
**Wiener Zeitschrift fuur die Kunde Suudasiens** 16 (1972): 67- 93.
Gombrich, Richard and Gananath Obeyesekere. "[The Contemporary
Resurgence of Nuns,"] in **Buddhism Transformed** (Princeton,
Kabilsingh, Chatsumarn. **Thai Women in Buddhism**. Berkeley: Parallax
Keyes, Charles F. "[Ambiguous Gender: Male initiation in a
northern Thai Buddhist society,"] in **Gender and Religion:
On the Complexity of Symbols**, edited by Caroline Walker
Bynum, Stevan Harrell and Paula Richman (NY: Beacon Press, 1986).
"[Mother or Mistress but Never a Monk: Buddhist Notions
of Female Gender in Rural Thailand."] **American Ethnologist**
11/2 (1984): 223- 241.
Khocng, Chacn. **Learning True Love: How I learned and practiced
social change in Vietnam**. Berkeley: Parallax Press, 199?
Richman, Paula. **Women, Branch Stories, and Religious Rhetoric
in a Tamil Buddhist Text**. Syracuse: Syracuse Univ., 1988.
Zelliot, Eleanor. "[Buddhist women of the contemporary
Maharashtrian Conversion Movement,"] in **Buddhism, Sexuality,
and Gender**, edited by Jose Cabezon.
Chinese and/or General East Asian Society
Ahern, Emily. "The Power and pollution of Chinese
Women," in **Women in Chinese Society**, edited by
Margery Wolf and Roxane Witke (Stanford, 1975).
Dudbridge, Glen. "[Women Pilgrims to T'ai Shan: Some Pages
from a Seventeenth-Century Novel,"] in **Pilgrims and Sacred
Sites in China**, ed. Susan Naquin and Chuun-fang Yuu (Calif., 1992)
Eitel, E. J. "A Buddhist Purgatory for Women."
**Notes and Queries on China and Japan** 5 (June 1868): 66-85.
Goodrich, Grace. "Nuns of North China." **Asia** 37 (1937):
Iwai, Hirosato. "The Buddhist Priest and the Ceremony
of Attaining Womanhood during the Yuan Dynasty."
**Memoirs of the Toyo Bunko** 7 (1935): 105-161.
Johnson, David, ed., **Operatic Ritual, Ritual Opera:
'Mu-lien Rescues His Mother' in Chinese Popular Culture** (Berkeley:
UC Press, 1989).
Levering, Miriam L. "The Dragon Girl and the Abbess of
Mo-shan: Gender and Status in the Ch'an Buddhist Tradition."
**Journal of the International
Association of Buddhist Studies** 5/1 (1982): 19-35.
Li, Jung-hsi, trans. **Biographies of Buddhist Nuns:
Pao-chang's Pi-chiu-ni-chuan**. Osaka, Japan: Tohokan, 1981. [Cf.
Sangren, P. Steven. "Female Gender in Chinese
Religious Symbols: Kuan-Yin, Ma-tsu, and the
Eternal Mother." **Signs** 9/1 (1983): 4-25.
Schuster, Nancy. "Striking a Balance: Women and
Images of Women in Early Chinese Buddhism." In
**Women, Religion, and Social Change** ed. Yvonne
Y. Haddad and Ellison B. Findly. New York: SUNY Press, 1985.
Seaman, Gary. "The Sexual Politics of Karmic
Retribution," in **The Anthropology of Taiwanese
Society**, edited by Emily Martin Ahern and Hill Gates, pp. 381-96
Tsai, Kathryn Ann. "The Chinese Buddhist Monastic
Order for Women." In **Women in China** ed. Guisso
and Johannessen. Youngstown, New York: Philo
Press, 198, trans. **Lives of the Nuns: Biographies of
Chinese Buddhist Nuns from the Fourth to Sixth
Centuries**. Honolulu: Univ. of Hawaii, 1994. [Cf. Li]
Tsu, Y. Y. "Diary of a Chinese Buddhist Nun: T'ze
Kuang." **The Journal of Religion** 7/5-6 (1927): 612-618.
Tibetan and Mongolian Society
Allione, Tsultrim. **Women of Wisdom**. New York: Arkana, 1986.
Havnevik, Hanna, **Tibetan Buddhist Nuns: History, Cultural
Norms and Social Reality**. Oxford, 1990.
Klein, Anne C. "[Primordial Purity and Everyday Life: Exalted
Female Symbols and the Women of Tibet."] In **Immaculate
and Powerful: The Female in Sacred Image and Social Reality**,
ed. Clarissa W. Atkinson et al. 111-38. London, 1987.
Taring, [Mary] Dolma. **Daughter of Tibet**. Boston: Wisdom, 1987.
Tsomo, Karma Lekshe. **Sakyadhita: Daughters of the Buddha**.
New York: Snow Lion Publications, 1989.
Willis, Janice D., ed. **Feminine Ground: Essays on Women and
Tibet**. New York: Snow Lion Publications, 1989.
Batchelor, Martine. "Buddhist Nuns in Korea,"
**Karuna** (Winter 1990-1991): 16-18.
Samu Sunim. "Eunyeong Sunim and the Founding of Pomun-
jong, the First Independent Bhikshuni Order,"
**Spring Wind Buddhist Cultural Forum** (Special
issue on Women and Buddhism) 6/1,2,3 (1986): 129- 62.
"Manseong Sunim, A Woman Zen Master of Modern
Korea," **Spring Wind Buddhist Cultural Forum**
(Special issue on Women and Buddhism) 6/1,2,3 (1986): 188-93.
Arai, Paula. (essay on Sootoo nuns) in **Religion and Society
in Modern Japan**, ed. Mark Mullins, et al. Berkeley: Asian Humanities
Blacker, Carmen, **The Catalpa Bow: A Study of
Shamanistic Practices in Japan** (1975)
Grapard, Allan G. "Visions of Excess and Excesses of
Vision: Women and Transgression in Japanese Myth,"
**Japanese Journal of Religious Studies** 18/1 (1991): 3-22.
Hardacre, Helen, "The Cave and the Womb World,"
**Japanese Journal of Religious Studies** 10/2-3
(1983): 149-76. "Gender and the Millenium in Omoto Kyodan,"
in **Innovation in Religious Traditions**, ed.
Michael Williams et al. (Berlin: Mouton, 1988).
Heidegger, Simone. Die Frau im japanischen buddhismus
der Kamakura-Zeit. Ph.D. diss. Magistra, Germany. 1993.
Igeta, Midori, "The Image of Women in Sermons,"
**Japanese Journal of Religious Studies** 10/2-3 (1983): 247-72.
Kajiyama Yuichi. "Women in Buddhism." **The Eastern Buddhist**
15/2 (1982): 53-70.
Kaneko, Sachiko and Robert E. Morrell. "Sancturary:
Kamakura's Tokeiji Convent." **Japanese Journal of
Religious Studies** 10/2-3 (1983): 195-228.
Kawahashi, Noriko. (article on temple families in Somtom),
**Japanese Journal of Religious Studies** (forthcoming 1995)
King, Sallie B., "Egalitarian Philosophies in Sexist
Institutions," **Journal of Feminist Studies in
Religion** 4/1 (Spring 1988), trans. **Passionate Journey: The Spiritual
Autobiography of Satomi Myodo**. Boston:
Shambhala, 1987. Rpt. **Journey in Search of the
Way: The Spiritual Autobiography of Satomi Myodo**. Ithaca: SUNY Press,
Miller, Alan L. "Myth and Gender in Japanese
Shamanism: The itako of Tohoku," **History of Religions** 32/4
Minamoto, Junko. "Buddhism and the Historical
Construction of Sexuality in Japan." **U.S.-Japan
Women's Journal: English Supplement** 6 (1993)
Morrell, Robert E., trans. "Mirror for Women: Muju
Ichien's Tsuma Kagami." **Monumenta Nipponica** 35/1 (1980):
Nakamura, Kyoko. "No Women's Liberation: The Heritage
of a Woman Prophet in Modern Japan," in Nancy A.
Falk and Rita M. Gross (ed.), **Unspoken Worlds**
(1980), 174-190. "Revelatory Experience in the Female Life
Cycle: A Biographical Study of Women Religionists
in Modern Japan." **Japanese Journal of Religious
Studies** 8/3-4 (1981): 187-205.(editor). "Women and Religion
special issue of **Japanese Journal of Religious Studies** 10/2-3
Oguri, Junko, "Views on Women's Salvation in Japanese
Buddhism," **Young East** 10/1 (1984): 3-11.
Ooms, Emily Groszos. **Women and Millenarian Protest
in Meiji Japan: Deguchi Nao and Omotokyo** (Cornell U., 1993).
Robertson, Jennifer. "The Shingaku Woman: Straight
from the Heart," in **Recreating Japanese Women,
1600-1945**, ed. Gail Lee Bernstein (Berkeley: U. of Calif., 1991),
Sato, Noriaki. "The Initiation of the Religious
Specialists `Kamisan': A Few Observations,"
**Japanese Journal of Religious Studies** 8/3-4 (1981): 149-186.
Segawa, Kiyoko. "Menstrual Taboos Imposed upon Women."
In **Studies in Japanese Folklore** ed. Richard M.
Dorson. Bloomington: Indiana Univ. Press, 1963.
Smyers, Karen, "Women and Shinto, **Japanese Religions** 12 (1983).
Takagi, Kiyoko, "Religion in the Life of Higuchi
Ichiyo," **Japanese Journal of Religious Studies**
10/2-3 (1983): 123-148. [**See** Danly **below**.]
Takemi, Momoko. "Menstruation Sutra Belief in Japan."
**Japanese Journal of Religious Studies** 10/2-3 (1983): 229-246.
Takiguchi, Naoko, "Liminal Experiences of Miyako
Shamans," **Asian Folklore Studies** 49/1 (1990), "Miyako
Theology: Shamans' Interpretations of Traditional Beliefs," **Asian
Folklore Studies** 46/1 (1987)
Uchino, Kumiko. "The Status Elevation Process of Soto
Sect Nuns in Modern Japan." **Japanese Journal of
Religious Studies** 10/2-3 (1983): 177-194.
Buddhism in Non-Asian Society
Boucher, Sandy. **Turning the Wheel: American Women
Creating the New Buddhism**. 1988. Rpt. New York:Beacon, 1994.
Friedman, Lenore. **Meetings with Remarkable Women: Buddhist
Teachers in America**. Bostom: Shambhala, 1987.
Gross, **Buddhism after Patriarchy** (SUNY 1992)
Hopkinson, Deborah, et al. **Not Mixing Up Buddhism: Essays
on Women and Buddhist Practice**. New York: White Pine Press, 1986.
Sidor, Ellen S. **A Gathering of Spirit: Women Teaching in
American Buddhism**. Cumberland, Rhode Island: Primary Point Press,
Other (Non-Religion) Studies on Japan
Ackroyd, Joyce. "Women in Feudal Japan,"
**Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan**, 3d series, vol.
7 (1959): 31-68.
Allison, Anne. **Nightwork: Sexuality, Pleasure, an
Corporate Masculinity in a Tokyo Hostess Club** (U. of Chicago, 1994)
Bernstein, Gail Lee (ed.). **Recreating Japanese
Women, 1600-1945** (Berkeley: U. of Calif., 1991).
"The Model Japanese Woman," **Journal of Japanese Studies**
Bingham, Marjorie and Susan Gross. **Women in Japan
from Ancient Times to the Present** (St. Louis Park, MN: Glenhurst,
Canly, Robert. **In the Shade of Spring Leaves: The
Life and Writings of Higuchi Ichiyo** (Yale, 1981).
Hane, Mikiso (trans.). **Reflections on the way to the
gallows: rebel women in prewar Japan** (Berkeley: U. of Calif., 1985).
Huber, Kristina R. **Women in Japanese society: an
annotated bibliography of selected English
language materials**. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, 1992.
Iwao, Sumiko. **The Japanese Woman: Traditional Image
and Changing Reality**. N.y.: Free Press, 1993.
Kato, Shidzue. **A Fight for Women's Happiness:
Pioneering the Family Planning Movement in Japan**. Tokyo, 1984.
Kaneko, Fumiko. **The prison memoirs of a Japanese
woman**, trans. Jean Inglis. NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1991.
Kondo, Dorinne. **Crafting Selves: Power, Gender, and
Discourses of Identity in a Japanese Workplace** (U. of Chicago, 1990).
Lebra, Takie Sugiyama. **Japanese Women: Constraint
and Fulfillment**. Honolulu: U. of Hawaii Press, 1984.
Lo, Jeannie, **Office Ladies/Factory Women** (NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1993).
Mamola, Claire Zebroski. **Japanese women writers in
English translation: an annotated bibliography**.
New York: Garland, 1989.
Mosk, Carl. "Nuptiality in Meiji Japan," **Journal of
Social History** 13/3 (1980): 474-489.
Mulhern, Chieko Irie (ed.). **Heroic with grace:
legenary women of Japan** (NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1991).
Nefsky, Marilyn F. **Stone houses and iron bridges:
tradition and the place of women in contemporary Japan** (1991).
Pharr, Susan. **Political Women in Japan** (U. of Calif., 1981).
Roberts, Glenda S. **Staying on the Line: Blue-collar
Women in Contemporary Japan**. Honolulu: Univ. of Hawaii, 1994.
Sievers, Sharon. "Feminist Criticism in Japanese
Politics in the 1880s," **Signs** 6/4 (1981): 602- 616.
**Flowers in Salt: The Beginnings of
Feminist Consciousness in Modern Japan** (Stanford, 1983).
Smith, Robert J. "Gender Inequality in Contemporary
Japan," **Journal of Japanese Studies** 13/1 (1987): 1-25.
Smith, Robert J. and Ella Lury Wisewell. **The Women
of Suye Mura**. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press,
1982. [**See** Wisewell **below**.]
Tsurumi, E. Patricia. **Factory Girls: Women in the
Thread Mills of Meiji Japan** (Princeton, 1990).
Ushioda, Sharlie. "Fukuda Hideko and the Woman's World
of Meiji Japan," in **Japan in Transition, 1868-
1912**, ed. Hilary Conroy et al. (London: Ass. Univ. Press, 1984).
Walthall, Anne. "The Life Cycle of Farm Women in
Tokugawa Japan," in **Recreating Japanese Women,
1600-1945**, ed. Gail Bernstein (Berkeley: U. of Calif., 1991).
Wisewell, Ella. 1988. "Suye Mura fifty years later,"
**American Ethnologist** 15/2.
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