Innovative Buddhist Women: Swimming Against the Stream (Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism)

Innovative Buddhist Women: Swimming Against the Stream (Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism)

By: Karma Lekshe Tsomo (author)Hardback

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Combines the voices of scholars and practitioners in analysing Buddhist women's history. 26 articles document the lives of women who have set in motion changes within Buddhist societies, with analyses of issues such as gender, ethnicity, authority, and class that affect the lives of women in traditional Buddhist cultures and, increasingly, the west.

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Contents

Part 1 The world of Buddhist women: Buddhist women in south Asia; Buddhist women in southeast Asia; Buddhist women in East Asia; Buddhist women in the Himalayas; Buddhist women in North America. Part 2 Compassionate social action - women's role. Epilogue: transforming Buddhist women's role in Buddhism; strategies.

Product Details

  • publication date: 25/07/2000
  • ISBN13: 9780700712199
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 384
  • ID: 9780700712199
  • weight: 703
  • ISBN10: 0700712194

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