Subject: Buddhism

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East Asia Digital Library (EADL)

Database

The East Asia Digital Library (EADL) is a portal site focusing on East Asian cultural and scientific resources. The National Library of Korea and the National Diet Library, Japan develop and operate the site collaboratively. The EADL makes primary materials about East Asia available free of charge and in multilingual format. In addition to simple […]

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Bon, Buddhism and Democracy: The Building of a Tibetan National Identity

E-book

Per Kværne & Rinzin Thargyal 1993 Whereas the old independent Tibet was based on a Buddhist theocratic order, what is increasingly seen today is a growing national awareness. This perhaps explains moves are being made to create a plural society embracing the faiths and ethnic and social.

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Making Fields of Merit: Buddhist Female Ascetics and Gendered Orders in Thailand

E-book

Monica Lindberg Falk 2007 Religion plays a central role in Thai society with Buddhism intertwined in the daily lives of the people. Religion also plays an important role in establishing gender boundaries. The growth in recent decades of self-governing nunneries and the increasing interest of Thai women in a Buddhist monastic life are notable changes […]

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People of Virtue: Reconfiguring Religion, Power and Moral Order in Cambodia Today

E-book

Alexandra Kent & David Chandler (eds) 2009 Much attention has been given to the ‘killing fields’ of Cambodia, far less to how the country can recover and heal itself after such an experience. Crucial to this process has been the formation of a new moral order in Cambodia and hence the revival of religion in […]

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Mapping National Anxieties: Thailand’s Southern Conflict

E-book

Duncan McCargo 2011 This latest book by award-winning researcher Duncan McCargo, one of the world’s leading specialists on contemporary Thailand, builds on previous projects to elucidate new aspects of the intractable Southern conflict that has claimed more than 4,500 lives since 2004. Mapping National Anxieties locates the insurgency in the context of Thailand’s wider political […]

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Lost Goddesses:The Denial of Female Power in Cambodian History

E-book

Trudy Jacobsen 2008 Women had a high status in pre-modern Southeast Asia; this is constantly stated, especially in relation to discussions on the status of women today in the region. Why, then, is it that the position of women there today is far from equitable? Few studies have examined how or when – let alone […]

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