First Impressions #90: Erik Hammerstrom on the Science of Chinese Buddhism

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Erik J. Hammerstrom, The Science of Buddhism: Early Twentieth-Century Engagements, Columbia University Press, 264 pages, $50.00.

Chinese Buddhists saw modern science as an effective means for the investigation of knowledge but critiqued its underlying social ethic. Kristian Petersen talks with Erik Hammerstrom, Associate Professor of East Asian and Comparative Religions at Pacific Lutheran University, about his new book The Science of Chinese Buddhism: Early Twentieth-Century Engagements published by Columbia University Press in 2015.

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