Renunciation And Empowerment Of Buddhist Nuns In Myanmar Burma

Author: Hiroko Kawanami
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004234403
Size: 20.63 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
View: 4665
Download Read Online

Renunciation And Empowerment Of Buddhist Nuns In Myanmar Burma from the Author: Hiroko Kawanami. Myanmar-Burma has one of the largest concentrations of Buddhist nuns and monks in the world today. In Renunciation and Empowerment of Buddhist Nuns in Myanmar-Burma, Kawanami traces the nun's scholarly lineage in modern Myanmar history and examines their contemporary religious position in Myanmar's social and political contexts. Although their religious status may appear ambiguous from a textual viewpoint, it is argued that their large presence is a clear indication as to the important functions Buddhist nuns perform in the monastic community. Sagaing Hill where the main research was conducted, occupies an important educational centre for Myanmar nuns in consolidating their scholarly lineage and spreading the network of dhamma teachers. The book examines transactions that take place in their everyday lives and reveals the essence of their religious lives that make Buddhist nuns an essential bridge between sangha and society. Book jacket.

Buddhism And The Political Process

Author: Hiroko Kawanami
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137574003
Size: 80.71 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
View: 2875
Download Read Online

Buddhism And The Political Process from the Author: Hiroko Kawanami. This study examines the impact of Buddhism on the political process of Asian countries in recent times. The intersection between Buddhism and politics; religious authority and political power is explored through the engagement of Buddhist monks and lay activists in the process of nation-building, development, and implementation of democracy.

Religions In The Modern World

Author: Linda Woodhead
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317439597
Size: 41.93 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
View: 4781
Download Read Online

Religions In The Modern World from the Author: Linda Woodhead. Religions in the Modern World: Traditions and Transformations, Third Edition is the ideal textbook for those coming to the study of religion for the first time, as well as for those who wish to keep up-to-date with the latest perspectives in the field. This third edition contains new and upgraded pedagogic features, including chapter summaries, key terms and definitions, and questions for reflection and discussion. The first part of the book considers the history and modern practices of the main religious traditions of the world, while the second analyzes trends from secularization to the rise of new spiritualities. Comprehensive and fully international in coverage, it is accessibly written by practicing and specialist teachers.

School Music Education And Social Change In Mainland China Hong Kong And Taiwan

Author: Wai-chung Ho
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004189173
Size: 34.90 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
View: 3383
Download Read Online

School Music Education And Social Change In Mainland China Hong Kong And Taiwan from the Author: Wai-chung Ho. This book compares, from a historical and sociopolitical perspective, the respective systems and contents of music education in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan in response to globalization, localization and Sinificiation, with particular reference to Shanghai, Hong Kong and Taipei.

Mental Culture In Burmese Crisis Politics

Author: Gustaaf Houtman
Publisher: ILCAA
ISBN: 4872977483
Size: 47.16 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
View: 7276
Download Read Online

Mental Culture In Burmese Crisis Politics from the Author: Gustaaf Houtman. An examination of the current political crisis in Burma, and in particular its Buddhist and socio-psychological aspects.

Buddhist World Of Southeast Asia The

Author: Donald K. Swearer
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438432526
Size: 69.77 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
View: 6016
Download Read Online

Buddhist World Of Southeast Asia The from the Author: Donald K. Swearer. A wide-ranging, readable account of the Theravada Buddhist thought and practice in the Southeast Asian societies of Thailand, Myanmar (Burma), Laos, Cambodia, and Sri Lanka.

The Buddhist Dead

Author: Bryan J. Cuevas
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 0824830318
Size: 17.85 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
View: 2661
Download Read Online

The Buddhist Dead from the Author: Bryan J. Cuevas. In its teachings, practices and institutions, Buddhism in its varied Asian forms is centrally concerned with death and the dead. This title offers a comparative investigation of this topic across the major Buddhist cultures of India, Sri Lanka, China, Japan, Tibet and Burma.

Migration And Social Upheaval As The Face Of Globalization In Central Asia

Author:
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004249508
Size: 66.92 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
View: 1875
Download Read Online

Migration And Social Upheaval As The Face Of Globalization In Central Asia from the Author: . Since the start of the 1990s, Central Asia has been the main purveyor of migrants in the post-Soviet space. These massive migrations impact issues of governance; patterns of social adaptation; individual and collective identity transformations; and gender relation in Central Asia.

Pizza And Pizza Chefs In Japan A Case Of Culinary Globalization

Author: Rossella Ceccarini
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004194665
Size: 28.57 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
View: 623
Download Read Online

Pizza And Pizza Chefs In Japan A Case Of Culinary Globalization from the Author: Rossella Ceccarini. This book analyzes the reception of artisanal pizza in Japan through the lens of professional pizza chefs. The movement of food and workers, and the impact that such movements have on the artisanal workers occupation are at issue.

Converting Cultures

Author: Dennis Washburn
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9047420330
Size: 57.71 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
View: 669
Download Read Online

Converting Cultures from the Author: Dennis Washburn. This volume considers the concept of conversion as a tool for understanding transformations to modernity. It examines conversions to modernity within the Ottoman domain, India, China, and Japan as a reaction to the pressures of colonialism and imperialism.