Buddhism, International Relief Work, and Civil Society

  • Editors
  • Hiroko Kawanami
  • Geoffrey Samuel

Part of the Contemporary Anthropology of Religion book series (CAR)

About this book

Introduction

Natural disasters in Asian countries have brought global attention to the work of local Buddhist communities and groups. Here, the contributors examine local Buddhist communities and international Buddhist organizations engaged in a variety of relief work in countries including India, Thailand, Sri Lanka, China, and Japan.

Keywords

Buddhism international relief work civil society socially-engaged Buddhism humanistic Buddhism Buddhist monks Buddhist nuns disaster relief China Nation organization Transnational

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137380234
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2013
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Media & Culture Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-47916-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-38023-4
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