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This volume is the fifth in a series about socially engaged Buddhism published by Blue Pine Books. The publisher adheres to high academic standards, requiring strict documentation of sources and coherence of ideas. Readers will find in these articles some of the best resources available for understanding socially engaged Buddhism and peacemaking.
Ven. Chanju Mun (Ordination Name: Seongwon) is the founder and chief editor of Blue Pine Books. He taught East Asian Buddhist Studies at the University of the West in Los Angeles and is currently teaching Buddhist philosophy at the University of Hawaii û Manoa. The editor received a Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies from the University of Wisconsin û Madison in 2002 and a Master's Degree in Philosophy from Seoul National University in 1991. He has been a researcher at exiled Tibetan Drepung Monastic University in South India and at the University of Tokyo. His recent publications include five serial books on Buddhism and peace and one book on Chinese Buddhism.Ronald S. Green is editor for Blue Pine Books. He received a Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2003. He also holds a Master of Arts Degree in Japanese Literature from the University of Oregon and a Master of Science Degree in Sociology from Virginia Tech. In addition to his interest in engaged Buddhism, his research focuses on meditation, non-monastic Buddhist practices, and Buddhism in literature and film. He currently teaches Buddhism and World Religions at Coastal Carolina University.