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Gathering Leaves and Lifting Words: Histories of Buddhist Monastic Education in Laos and Thailand: Book by Justin Thomas McDaniel

Gathering Leaves and Lifting Words: Histories of Buddhist Monastic Education in Laos and Thailand

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ISBN: 9780295988481    Publisher: University of Washington Press Year of publishing: 2008     Format:  Hardback No of Pages: 384        
"Gathering Leaves and Lifting Words" examines modern and pre-modern Buddhist monastic education traditions in Laos and Thailand. Through five centuries of adaptation and reinterpretation of sacred texts...Read more
"Gathering Leaves and Lifting Words" examines modern and pre-modern Buddhist monastic education traditions in Laos and Thailand. Through five centuries of adaptation and reinterpretation of sacred texts and commentaries, Justin McDaniel traces curricular variations in Buddhist oral and written education that reflect a wide array of community goals and values. He depicts Buddhism as a series of overlapping processes, bringing fresh attention to the continuities of Theravada monastic communities that have endured despite regional and linguistic variations. Incorporating both primary and secondary sources from Thailand and Laos, he examines pre-modern inscriptional, codicological, anthropological, art historical, ecclesiastical, royal, and French colonial records. He traces how pedagogical techniques found in pre-modern palm-leaf manuscripts are pervasive in modern education by looking at modern sermons, and even television programmes and websites.
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This book is a gold mine of descriptive information, analysis, and informed speculative inference. It will add substantially to our knowledge of Buddhism in northern Thailand and Laos, monastic...Read more
This book is a gold mine of descriptive information, analysis, and informed speculative inference. It will add substantially to our knowledge of Buddhism in northern Thailand and Laos, monastic education, the relationship between canon and commentary, and, I hope, will promote the study of pedagogical intertextuality that is at the heart of McDaniel's project." Donald K. Swearer, Harvard Divinity School "This is a brilliant study which will establish McDaniel as the foremost student of the relationship between Buddhist religious texts and the contexts in which they are read, heard, seen and interpreted." Charles Keyes, University of Washington
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