Renunciation And Empowerment Of Buddhist Nuns In Myanmar Burma

Author: Hiroko Kawanami
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004234403
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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
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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
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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.

Mental Culture In Burmese Crisis Politics

Author: Gustaaf Houtman
Publisher: ILCAA
ISBN: 4872977483
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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.

The Buddhist Dead

Author: Bryan J. Cuevas
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 0824830318
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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.

Women Living Zen

Author: Paula Kane Robinson Arai
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195344158
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Women Living Zen from the Author: Paula Kane Robinson Arai. In this study, based on both historical evidence and ethnographic data, Paula Arai shows that nuns were central agents in the foundation of Buddhism in Japan in the sixth century. They were active participants in the Soto Zen sect, and have continued to contribute to the advancement of the sect to the present day. Drawing on her fieldwork among the Soto nuns, Arai demonstrates that the lives of many of these women embody classical Buddhist ideals. They have chosen to lead a strictly disciplined monastic life over against successful careers and the unconstrained contemporary secular lifestyle. In this, and other respects, they can be shown to stand in stark contrast to their male counterparts.

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

Author: Wai-chung Ho
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004189173
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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.

Cinema And Television In Singapore

Author: Kenneth Paul Tan
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004166432
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Cinema And Television In Singapore from the Author: Kenneth Paul Tan. Through close readings of contemporary made-in-Singapore films (by Jack Neo, Eric Khoo, and Royston Tan) and television programs (Singapore Idol, sitcoms, and dramas), this book explores the possibilities and limitations of resistance within an advanced capitalist-industrial society whose authoritarian government skillfully negotiates the risks and opportunities of balancing its on-going nation-building project and its a oeglobal citya aspirations. This book adopts a framework inspired by Antonio Gramsci that identifies ideological struggles in art and popular culture, but maintains the importance of Herbert Marcusea (TM)s one-dimensional society analysis as theoretical limits to recognize the power of authoritarian capitalism to subsume works of art and popular culture even as they attempt consciouslya "even at times successfullya "to negate and oppose dominant hegemonic formations.

Introducing Tibetan Buddhism

Author: Geoffrey Samuel
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Introducing Tibetan Buddhism from the Author: Geoffrey Samuel. "Introducing Tibetan Buddhism is the ideal starting point for students wishing to undertake a comprehensive study of Tibetan religion. This lively introduction covers the whole spectrum of Tibetan religious history, from early figures and the development of the old and new schools of Buddhism to the spread and influence of Tibetan Buddhism throughout the world. Geoffrey Samuel covers the key schools and traditions, as well as Bon, and bodies of textual material, including the writings of major lamas. He explores aspects such as the path to liberation through Sutra and Tantra teachings, philosophy, ethics, ritual, and issues of gender and national identity. Illustrated throughout, the book includes a chronology, glossary, pronunciation guide, summaries, discussion questions and recommendations for further reading to aid students' understanding and revision"--