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Buddhist nuns in Taiwan and Sri Lanka : a critique of the feminist perspective

Author: Wei-Yi Cheng
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2007.
Series: Routledge critical studies in Buddhism.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book is a comparative study of Buddhist nuns in contemporary Taiwan and Sri Lanka. The author explores the postcolonial background and its influence on the contemporary situation, as well as surveying the main historical, economic, social and other factors bearing upon the position of nuns in society. Based on original research, in which nuns were questioned about their perspective, various controversial  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Wei-Yi Cheng
ISBN: 0415390427 9780415390422 9780203966518 0203966511 0415596262 9780415596268
OCLC Number: 64442858
Description: x, 226 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 2 Buddhist women in Sri Lanka and Taiwan 11 --
Buddhist women in Sri Lanka 11 --
Buddhist women in Taiwan 34 --
3 Scripture analysis 52 --
Scriptural influence 54 --
Women's karma 57 --
Ultimate goal 68 --
The Eight Special Rules 83 --
4 Religious experience 101 --
Renunciation 101 --
Education 115 --
The mixed-sex sangha 149 --
The bhikkhuni ordination 166.
Series Title: Routledge critical studies in Buddhism.
Responsibility: Wei-Yi Cheng.
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Taking a comparative approach, this fieldwork-based study explores the lives and thoughts of Buddhist nuns in Taiwan and Sri Lanka. It examines their perspectives on controversial issues and in  Read more...

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