2015/08/27
Vol.4, No.2 Takahashi

Contents>> Vol. 4, No. 2 Food Supply in Cambodian Buddhist Temples: Focusing on the Roles and Practices of Lay Female Ascetics Takahashi Miwa* * 高橋美和, College of Human and Cultural Sciences, Aikoku Gakuen University, 1532 Yotsukaido, Yotsukaido City, Chiba 284-0005, Japan e-mail: miwat[at]aikoku-u.ac.jp This article, based on field research in temples in urban areas of Cambodia, aims to examine the roles of lay ascetics in Cambodian Buddhist temples from the viewpoint of the food supply system for temple residents. A number of Cambodian Buddhist temples are not only monasteries inhabited by monks but also residential places for laypeople of various categories, including female ascetics called daun chi. Cambodians in general […]

2014/02/24
Vol. 1, No. 3, Tatsuki KATAOKA

Contents>> Vol. 1, No. 3 Tai Buddhist Practices in Dehong Prefecture, Yunnan, China Religion as Non-religion: The Place of Chinese Temples in Phuket, Southern Thailand Tatsuki Kataoka* * 片岡 樹, Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, Kyoto University, 46 Shimoadachi- cho, Yoshida Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8501, Japan e-mail: kataoka[at]asafas.kyoto-u.ac.jp This paper, based on a case study of Chinese temples in Phuket, aims to demonstrate the importance of religious activities lying outside “religion” in the so-called “Buddhist” societies in Thailand, as well as to question the category of “religion” itself. In Thailand, most of the Chinese temples (called sanchao in Thai) are not recognized as “religious places” by the religious administration […]

2014/02/24
Vol. 1, No. 3, Kazuto IKEDA

Contents>> Vol. 1, No. 3 Two Versions of Buddhist Karen History of the Late British Colonial Period in Burma: Kayin Chronicle (1929) and Kuyin Great Chronicle (1931) Kazuto Ikeda* * 池田一人, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, 3-11-1 Asahi-cho, Fuchu-shi, Tokyo 183-8534, Japan e-mail: residue[at]nifty.com The majority of the Karen people in Burma are in fact Buddhist, in spite of their widespread image as Christian, pro-British, anti-Burman, and separatist. In the last decade of British rule, two Buddhist interpretations of Karen history—virtually the first ethnic self-assertion by the Buddhist Karens—were published along with the first Christian version. Writing in Burmese for Burmese readers, the authors of these Buddhist versions sought to […]

2014/02/24
Vol. 1, No. 3, Tadayoshi MURAKAMI

Contents>> Vol. 1, No. 3 Buddhism on the Border: Shan Buddhism and Transborder Migration in Northern Thailand Tadayoshi Murakami* * 村上忠良 Graduate School of Language and Culture, Osaka University, 8-1-1 Aomatani-Higashi, Minoh, Osaka 562-8558, Japan e-mail: mrkmthai[at]ang.osaka-u.ac.jp This paper examines the transformation of Shan Buddhism in the border area of Northern Thailand. Shan and other ethnic groups have a long history of migration between Northern Thailand and the Shan State of Myanmar; the migration continued even after the border was demarcated at the end of the nineteenth century. Recently, the migration has become unidirectional—from Myanmar to Thailand— and the number of migrants is growing steadily. An anomalous situation exists in […]

2012/12/19
Vol 1. No 3. of Southeast Asian Studies

Published in December, 2012 CONTENTS De-institutionalizing Religion in Southeast Asia Guest Editor: Tatsuki KATAOKA Introduction De-institutionalizing Religion in Southeast Asia ・・・ Tatsuki KATAOKA Articles Buddhism on the Border: Shan Buddhism and Transborder Migration in Northern Thailand ・・・ Tadayoshi MURAKAMI Tai Buddhist Practices in Dehong Prefecture, Yunnan, China ・・・ Takahiro KOJIMA Two Versions of Buddhist Karen History of the Late British Colonial Period in Burma: Kayin Chronicle (1929) and Kuyin Great Chronicle (1931) ・・・ Kazuto IKEDA Religion as Non-religion: The Place of Chinese Temples in Phuket, Southern Thailand ・・・ Tatsuki KATAOKA A Study of the Hồi giáo Religion in Vietnam: With a Reference to Islamic Religious Practices of Cham Bani ・・・ […]

 

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