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Representation

Michael K. Jerryson

in Buddhist Fury: Religion and Violence in Southern Thailand

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199793235
eISBN:
9780199897438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793235.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines the symbolic power of southern Buddhist monks and its connection to the violence. By its tactical use of Buddhism as a state religion, the Thai government politicizes Buddhist ... More


The Right to Family Planning, Contraception, and Abortion in Thai Buddhism

PARICHART SUWANBUBBHA

in Sacred Rights: The Case for Contraception and Abortion in World Religions

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195160017
eISBN:
9780199849611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195160017.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter presents Buddhist teachings and visions to help people make conscientious decisions regarding family planning, contraception, and abortion in Thailand. It elaborates the position that ... More


Buddhist Fury: Religion and Violence in Southern Thailand

Michael K. Jerryson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199793235
eISBN:
9780199897438
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793235.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

For many people, the concept of Buddhist violence is an oxymoron. The image of a Buddhist monk holding a handgun or the view of a militarized Buddhist monastery challenges our popular images of ... More


Introduction

Justin Thomas McDaniel

in The Lovelorn Ghost and the Magical Monk: Practicing Buddhism in Modern Thailand

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153775
eISBN:
9780231527545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153775.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This introductory chapter narrates the story of “Mae Nak Phrakhanong” (Mother Nak of Phrakhanong District), and discusses its influence in Thai Buddhism. In the story, a female ghost terrified a ... More


Rituals and Liturgies

Justin Thomas McDaniel

in The Lovelorn Ghost and the Magical Monk: Practicing Buddhism in Modern Thailand

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153775
eISBN:
9780231527545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153775.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter critiques one of the many standardizations of Thai Buddhism—Theravada Buddhism. Many studies posit that starting in the late eighteenth century and continuing until today, Buddhist ... More


Art and Objects

Justin Thomas McDaniel

in The Lovelorn Ghost and the Magical Monk: Practicing Buddhism in Modern Thailand

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153775
eISBN:
9780231527545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153775.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter discusses the significance of art in Thai Buddhism. Thai Buddhism is lauded for its age and precious objects, which are honored for their connection to certain powerful monks, their ... More


The Lovelorn Ghost and the Magical Monk: Practicing Buddhism in Modern Thailand

Justin McDaniel

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153775
eISBN:
9780231527545
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153775.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Stories centering on the lovelorn ghost (Mae Nak) and the magical monk (Somdet To) are central to Thai Buddhism. Historically important and emotionally resonant, these characters appeal to every ... More


Conclusion

Michael K. Jerryson

in Buddhist Fury: Religion and Violence in Southern Thailand

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199793235
eISBN:
9780199897438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793235.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The conclusion provides an alternative to the Buddhist-Muslim polemics and tensions in southern Thailand. Over the last several centuries, Buddhists and Muslims have coexisted peacefully, and this ... More


Introduction

Eugene Ford

in Cold War Monks: Buddhism and America's Secret Strategy in Southeast Asia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300218565
eISBN:
9780300231281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300218565.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This introductory chapter reveals the contours of a Buddhist political history in which Southeast Asia's national borders are transcended by connections and perceptions formed among Buddhists of ... More


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