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Buddhism, Modernity, and the State in Asia

Forms of Engagement

Editors: Kitiarsa, P., Whalen-Bridge, J. (Eds.)

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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.

About the authors

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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"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.


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction: “Buddhist Politics” as Emptiness: History and the Forms of Engagement in Asia

    Whalen-Bridge, John (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • Buddhists Confront the State

    Keyes, Charles F.

    Pages 17-39

  • “Foremost among Religions”: Theravada Buddhism’s Affairs with the Modern Sri Lankan State

    Deegalle, Mahinda

    Pages 41-61

  • Schools, Ritual Economies, and the Expanding State:The Changing Roles of Lao Buddhist Monks as “Traditional Intellectuals”

    Ladwig, Patrice

    Pages 63-91

  • Post-Pol Pot Cambodia and the Building of a New Stupa

    Marston, John Amos

    Pages 95-113

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Buddhism, Modernity, and the State in Asia
Book Subtitle
Forms of Engagement
Editors
  • P. Kitiarsa
  • J. Whalen-Bridge
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
John Whalen-Bridge and Pattana Kitiarsa
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-32617-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137326171
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-33294-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-46200-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 277
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