Oxford has the largest (and second oldest) university press in the world, with offices in 50 countries and over 6000 titles published per year.
In the late 19th century, OUP published the Sacred Books of the East series which included many groundbreaking translations from the Buddhist canon.
Growing tolerance toward Asian peoples and cultures was fostered in a mass-mediated environment in which the role of the visual image took on increasing importance. While this environment allowed a popular engagement with Asian religious traditions, it also relied on and reinforced certain racialized notions of Asianness and Asian religiosity. These notions form patterns of representation that, because they are linked to such positive images, go unchallenged and unseen.