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The Resource Buddhism and the political process, edited by Hiroko Kawanami (Lancaster University, UK)

Buddhism and the political process, edited by Hiroko Kawanami (Lancaster University, UK)

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Buddhism and the political process
Title
Buddhism and the political process
Statement of responsibility
edited by Hiroko Kawanami (Lancaster University, UK)
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In its interpretation of Buddhism both as a cultural heritage and social ideology, this edited volume seeks to understand how Buddhist values and world views have impacted on the political process of many countries in Asia. In their respective work in Myanmar, Thailand, Sri Lanka, China, Japan and Tibet, the contributors engage with an interactive typology originally proposed by the late Ian Harris, to whom the book is dedicated. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, they explore the interaction between Buddhism and politics, religious authority and political power, considering issues that concern the politicization of monks, proliferation of violence, leadership, citizenship, democracy and communalism in order to further understand the interface between Buddhism and politics in modern and contemporary times
Dewey number
294.3/3727
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Kawanami, Hiroko,
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  • Buddhism and politics
  • Religion and politics
  • Buddhism
Label
Buddhism and the political process, edited by Hiroko Kawanami (Lancaster University, UK)
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 240-256) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Cover; Half-Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Notes on Contributors; List of Abbreviations; 1 Introduction to Buddhism and the Political Process: Patterns of Interaction; 2 On Being a Monk and a Citizen in Thailand and China; 3 U Nu's Liberal Democracy and Buddhist Communalism in Modern Burma; 4 Buddhist Monks and Democratic Politics in Contemporary Myanmar; 5 Buddha or the Ballot: The Buddhist Exception to Universal Suffrage in Contemporary Asia; 6 Particularist Goals through Universalist Means: The Political Paradoxes of Buddhist Revivalism in Sri Lanka
  • 7 The 'Army of Buddhist Power' in Sri Lankan Politics8 The Buddhist State of Exception; 9 Tibetan Buddhist Leadership: Recent Developments in Historical Context; 10 Feeding a Scapegoat? The Political Function of Amoghavajra's Ritual Services in Protecting the Country; 11 Opium Eaters: Buddhism as Revolutionary Politics; Glossary; Bibliography; Index
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ocn949365321
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Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 266 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137574008
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unknown
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not applicable
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)949365321
Label
Buddhism and the political process, edited by Hiroko Kawanami (Lancaster University, UK)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 240-256) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Cover; Half-Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Notes on Contributors; List of Abbreviations; 1 Introduction to Buddhism and the Political Process: Patterns of Interaction; 2 On Being a Monk and a Citizen in Thailand and China; 3 U Nu's Liberal Democracy and Buddhist Communalism in Modern Burma; 4 Buddhist Monks and Democratic Politics in Contemporary Myanmar; 5 Buddha or the Ballot: The Buddhist Exception to Universal Suffrage in Contemporary Asia; 6 Particularist Goals through Universalist Means: The Political Paradoxes of Buddhist Revivalism in Sri Lanka
  • 7 The 'Army of Buddhist Power' in Sri Lankan Politics8 The Buddhist State of Exception; 9 Tibetan Buddhist Leadership: Recent Developments in Historical Context; 10 Feeding a Scapegoat? The Political Function of Amoghavajra's Ritual Services in Protecting the Country; 11 Opium Eaters: Buddhism as Revolutionary Politics; Glossary; Bibliography; Index
Control code
ocn949365321
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 266 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137574008
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)949365321

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