“This book is a welcome addition to the research on nuns and women in Buddhism. It is an important contribution for the study of material religion, gender and Buddhism, and Thai and Southeast Asian studies, both at the graduate and undergraduate levels.”

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Continue Reading “This book is a welcome addition to the research on nuns and women in Buddhism. It is an important contribution for the study of material religion, gender and Buddhism, and Thai and Southeast Asian studies, both at the graduate and undergraduate levels.”

“Editors Paul Chambers and Napisa Waitoolkiat bring to the body of literature an important book that examines a phenomenon often discussed but seldom defined convincingly, precisely due to the complex environment of Southeast Asia”

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Continue Reading “Editors Paul Chambers and Napisa Waitoolkiat bring to the body of literature an important book that examines a phenomenon often discussed but seldom defined convincingly, precisely due to the complex environment of Southeast Asia”

‘Seeger has conducted meticulous research to uncover their stories and bring these women out of the shadows, by searching for local sources and challenging both the generalized descriptions of female practice and gender relations in Thai Buddhism’.

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Continue Reading ‘Seeger has conducted meticulous research to uncover their stories and bring these women out of the shadows, by searching for local sources and challenging both the generalized descriptions of female practice and gender relations in Thai Buddhism’.

This is a formal academic work, replete with footnotes and weighted with appendices, but it is delivered with the sharp prose and flashes of color and humor that have always made Ricklefs’s books eminently readable.

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Continue Reading This is a formal academic work, replete with footnotes and weighted with appendices, but it is delivered with the sharp prose and flashes of color and humor that have always made Ricklefs’s books eminently readable.
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