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Buddhism, International Relief Work, and Civil Society free pdf Natural disasters that have struck Asian countries in recent years have brought global attention to the work of local Buddhist communities and international humanitarian groups operating on Buddhist principles. Buddhist monks and nuns, even in the most conservative tradition, have engaged with survivors and families of the deceased in difficult contexts and are making active contribution to the development of civil society. Contributors of this volume have conducted research in India, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, and Cambodia and examine both local Buddhist communities and international organizations engaged in a variety of relief work in China, Taiwan and Japan. They explore the variety of ways in which Buddhist traditions and organizations are being reconstructed through local and international aid work in ways more engaged with and more relevant to human problems in the contemporary world.

About Hiroko Kawanami

Hiroko Kawanami is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Politics, Philosophy, and Religion at Lancaster University, UK. Her books include Renunciation and Empowerment of Buddhist Nuns in Myanmar-Burma (2013), Religions in the Modern World (co-edited, 2002- 2009), and A Special Issue on Burma-Myanmar Religions in Asian Ethnology (co-edited, 2009). Geoffrey Samuel is Professor at Cardiff University, UK, Honorary Associate at the University of Sydney, Australia, and director of the Body, Health and Religion (BAHAR) Research Group. His books include Mind, Body and Culture (1990), Civilized Shamans (1993), Tantric Revisionings (2005) and The Origins of Yoga and Tantra (2008).

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Author : Hiroko Kawanami
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Data Published : 09 December 2013
ISBN : 1137380225
EAN : 9781137380227
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 240 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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