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Buddhism, Modernity, and the State in Asia: Forms of Engagement
     

Buddhism, Modernity, and the State in Asia: Forms of Engagement

by P. Kitiarsa (Editor)
 

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Leading scholars working on Buddhism and politics in South and Southeast Asia add to current discussions regarding 'Engaged Buddhism' and the recent work on protests. The writers have mostly established themselves in their fields, offering a diverse approach and country-by-country coverage.

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Leading scholars working on Buddhism and politics in South and Southeast Asia add to current discussions regarding 'Engaged Buddhism' and the recent work on protests. The writers have mostly established themselves in their fields, offering a diverse approach and country-by-country coverage.

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"This collection broadens our understanding of what Engaged Buddhism is and what it isn't. The grass-roots movements for peace and justice that arose in the 1950s in India, Tibet, Vietnam, and Sri Lanka were termed 'engaged' by monks, laypeople and scholars, who saw their nonviolent methods as expressions of spiritual practice. This volume places these movements alongside the rise of monastic corruption, state-sponsored terrorism, ethnic cleansing and guerrilla theater - all in the name of Buddhism. This book is a valuable synopsis of a new wave of cautionary scholarship." - Christopher Queen, Lecturer in Extension, Harvard University, US, and Co-editor of Engaged Buddhism: Buddhist Liberation Movements in Asia, Engaged Buddhism in the Wes t, an d Action Dharma: New Studies in Engaged Buddhism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781137332943
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
08/01/2013
Edition description:
2013
Pages:
277
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)

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Susan M. Darlington, Hampshire College, USA
Mahinda Deegalle, Bath Spa University, United Kingdom
Monica Lindberg Falk, Lund University, Sweden
Tilman Frasch, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
Charles F. Keyes, University of Washington, USA
Patrice Ladwig, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Germany
Jonathan Mair, Manchester University, UK
John Marston, El Colegio de Mexico, Mexico
Donald M. Seekins, Meio University, Japan

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