Buddhism and Politics in Twentieth Century Asia by Ian HarrisBuddhism and Politics in Twentieth Century Asia by Ian Harris

Buddhism and Politics in Twentieth Century Asia

EditorIan Harris

Paperback | August 22, 2001

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In this study, a team of international scholars assess the manner in which Buddhist organizations and individuals have resisted, come to terms with, or in some cases allied themselves with the forces of war, modernity, westernization, nationalization, capitalism, communism, and ethnic conflict. By examining issues such as left-right divisions in the monastic order, the rise of organized lay movements, Buddhist social activism, as well as explicitly Buddhist inspired political activity, this book seeks to demonstrate that the emphasis on meditation and mental training is only one strand in this richly complex world historical tradition.
Ian Harris is Reader in Religious Studies at the University College of St. Martin, Lancaster. He has written extensively on contemporary Buddhist social activism, with particular emphasis on environmental issues.
Title:Buddhism and Politics in Twentieth Century AsiaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:314 pages, 9.19 × 6.17 × 0.89 inPublished:August 22, 2001Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0826451780

ISBN - 13:9780826451781