DOI:​10.1017/S0022463400007128
Corpus ID: 146408897
The Theravāda Buddhist Engagement with Modernity in Southeast Asia: Whither the Social Paradigm of the Galactic Polity?
J. Schober
Published 1 September 1995
Sociology
Journal of Southeast Asian Studies
Introduction In the Buddhist countries of Southeast Asia, that is Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and, to some extent, Vietnam, the articulation of secular and religious authority developed in… 
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