Buddhism, Modernity, and the State in Asia

Forms of Engagement

  • Editors
  • John Whalen-Bridge
  • Pattana Kitiarsa

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction: “Buddhist Politics” as Emptiness: History and the Forms of Engagement in Asia

  3. Dependent Originations and Changing Destinations

  4. The Political Role of Sacred Things

  5. Monks, Nuns, and … Trees

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 263-277

About this book


Leading scholars working on Buddhism and politics in South and Southeast Asia add to current discussions regarding 'Engaged Buddhism' and the recent work on protests. The writers have mostly established themselves in their fields, offering a diverse approach and country-by-country coverage.


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