“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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‘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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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.

‘Gender and the Path to Awakening’ is an impressive and rich work. (…) An eye-opener, I strongly encourage anyone who is interested in how women have influenced the development of Thai Buddhism to read this book.’

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Continue Reading ‘Gender and the Path to Awakening’ is an impressive and rich work. (…) An eye-opener, I strongly encourage anyone who is interested in how women have influenced the development of Thai Buddhism to read this book.’