Corpus ID: 150205870
Imitations of Buddhist Statecraft
Published 1 June 2018
From 1893 onward, French colonialism sponsored and restructured
Lao and Khmer Buddhism in order to create an ‘Indochinese Buddhism’.
Over a span of several decades, the French promoted monastic…
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