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Monk and Boy: Becoming a Novice in Contemporary Sipsongpannā

Thomas Borchert

in Little Buddhas: Children and Childhoods in Buddhist Texts and Traditions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199860265
eISBN:
9780199979929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860265.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Among the Dai-lue, a Theravāda Buddhist minority of Southwest China, it used to be that all young men were ordained as novices as a process of learning how to be a good member of society. In the ... More


Introduction: Buddhism and Monastic Education, within and across Borders in the New Millennium

Thomas A. Borchert

in Educating Monks: Minority Buddhism on China's Southwest Border

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824866488
eISBN:
9780824875657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824866488.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Buddhism at three level; state enables and constrains, articulates need to focus on monastic education to understand how Buddhism works and the relevance for Sipsongpannā as a place for this, the ... More


Transnational Buddhist Education and the Limits of the Buddhist Ethnoscape

Thomas A. Borchert

in Educating Monks: Minority Buddhism on China's Southwest Border

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824866488
eISBN:
9780824875657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824866488.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the phenomenon of transnational monastic education and the experiences of Dai-lue monastics in traveling outside of Sipsongpannā for an education. While monks and nuns have ... More


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