Buddhism, International Relief Work, and Civil Society (BOK)

Hiroko Kawanami

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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.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Hiroko Kawanami
Nature Pub Group/Palgrave Macm
ISBN 9781137380227
Antall sider 240 Dimensjoner 15,3cm x 22,1cm x 1,9cm
Vekt 416 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
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