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AcknowledgmentsNote on TranscriptionIntroduction1. Monks and Kings2. Texts and Magic3. Rituals and Liturgies4. Art and ObjectsConclusionNotesBibliographyIndex
Modern Asian Studies
Abstract This paper presents an ethnographic account of Buddhist ‘nuns’ involved in the teaching of Pali language and Abhidhamma in contemporary Thailand. It also reflects on both the emic-Buddhist…
AcknowledgmentsNote on TranscriptionIntroduction PART I. Structural Mechanisms: The Institutional History of Monastic Education 1. From the Sala Vat to the Institut Bouddhique 2. Wandering Librarians…
Looking closely at the figures of the Brahmin and the hermit in Thai Buddhism, the author argues that, despite the prevalence of these figures in modern and pre-modern Thai art, literature and…
ABSTRACT The ghost, Mae Nak, is well-known in Thai Buddhism as a protector of soldiers, pregnant mothers, and young lovers. Her shrine at Wat Mahabut (a monastery in Bangkok) is an important center…
This article contrasts the study of Southeast Asian Buddhist social and political movements and institutions (ecclesiastical, colonial, royal, or governmental) with the study of individuals who are…
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