The Ascendancy of Theravada Buddhism in Southeast Asia

The Ascendancy of Theravada Buddhism in Southeast Asia

by Prapod Assavavirulhakarn

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789749511947
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Publication date: 12/24/2010
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Source Materials xiii

Note on Transliteration xix

1 Introduction 1

2 Early Belief Systems in Mainland Southeast Asia 25

3 Introduction of Buddhism into Southeast Asia 45

4 Features of Southeast Asian Buddhism Prior to the Eleventh Century 71

5 Perceptions Toward Religion in Southeast Asia 113

6 "Theravada" Buddhism in Southeast Asia 149

7 Conclusion 185

Notes 195

Bibliography 245

Index 263

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