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By Paul Williams,Patrice Ladwig

ISBN-10: 1107003881

ISBN-13: 9781107003880

ISBN-10: 1107667879

ISBN-13: 9781107667877

The centrality of dying rituals has not often been documented in anthropologically educated reviews of Buddhism. Bringing jointly a variety of views together with ethnographic, textual, old and theoretically expert debts, this edited quantity provides the range of the Buddhist funeral cultures of mainland Southeast Asia and China. whereas the contributions express that the tips and formality practices concerning demise are constantly remodeled in neighborhood contexts via political and social adjustments, additionally they spotlight the continuities of funeral cultures. The stories are in accordance with long term fieldwork and overlaying fabric from Theravāda Buddhism in Burma, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and diverse areas of chinese language Buddhism, either at the mainland and within the Southeast Asian diasporas. themes akin to undesirable demise, the feeding of ghosts, toxins via demise, and the ritual regeneration of existence exhibit how Buddhist cultures take care of dying as a common phenomenon of human culture.

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