As the first comprehensive study of Buddhism and law in Asia, this volume challenges the concept of Buddhism as an apolitical religion without implications for law. It reveals that in some cases, Buddhism provided a legal ideology, whilst in others it added a layer of complexity to pre-existing legal systems.
About the Author
Rebecca Redwood French is a Professor of Law at the State University of New York, Buffalo Law School and a former director of the Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy (2008–10). She is the author of The Golden Yoke: The Legal Cosmology of Buddhist Tibet (1995). Her recent work focuses on the intersection of Buddhism and law in relation to feminism, natural law, and comparative law.
Mark A. Nathan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History and the Asian Studies Program at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. He specializes in Korean Buddhism, and his articles have appeared in the Journal of Law and Religion and the Journal of Korean Religions.