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Nova Religio. 2019; 22384–107 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.22.3.84
Published: 01 February 2019
...Lin Yu-Sheng Yiguan Dao’s similarity to Buddhism is often considered the reason for its expansion in Thailand and its attraction of not only ethnic Chinese members, but also Thai members. However, the teachings, practices, and networks of female Yiguan Dao members in Thailand are exemplary of...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 223127–129 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.22.3.127
Published: 01 February 2019
... on historical and amusement parks, highlighting the work of Lek and Braphai Wiriyaphan, a wealthy married Thai couple who created the Sanctuary of Truth and the Ancient City in central Thailand. These are both examples of leisure spaces designed by and for laypeople that employ spectacle and...
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Nova Religio. 2017; 212133–135 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2017.21.2.133
Published: 01 November 2017
... direction of the abbot went to Thailand to complete monastic vows (85 90); and of a pioneering female farang who in the face of gender prejudice (90) that limited her role in the temple eventually founded a separate women s Theravadin monastic residence with ties to Wat Thai s monks (85 95). These...
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Nova Religio. 2017; 212135–137 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2017.21.2.135
Published: 01 November 2017
... to a local homeless shelter honor the Thai monarch; the Temple supports micro loans for women entrepreneurs in the abbot s home village in Thailand; the Thai monarch donated Buddha statues to Wat Thai. Bao s claim that binaries like White vs. Ethnic Buddhism accentuate differences and miss the...
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Nova Religio. 2017; 20357–73 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2017.20.3.57
Published: 01 February 2017
..., and the Politics of South Asian Studies (New York: I. B. Tauris, 2009), 166, 184 86. 49 Agama Yoga International was established in 1998 by Swami Vivekananda (Narcis Tarcau) and is based in Koh Phangan, Thailand. Agama Yoga is claimed to represent authentic esoteric Indian and Tibetan tantric and yoga...
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Nova Religio. 2016; 19378–103 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2016.19.3.78
Published: 01 February 2016
... China immigrated to Taiwan during the Qing Dynasty (1644 1912), that the Mainlanders fled from China to Taiwan in 1949 as a result of the Chinese Civil War (1927 1950) and that the new immigrants, the so-called foreign spouses from China, Vietnam, Indonesia and Thailand, began to marry Taiwanese people...
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Nova Religio. 2013; 164145–146 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2013.16.4.145
Published: 01 May 2013
... the movement, the structure of its Reviews 145 leadership, its mythological and ritual practices, and its variable strate- gies for spreading throughout Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore. The ethos and praxis of the Chinese overseas communities have permeated the patterns of its organization and...
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Nova Religio. 2013; 164146–148 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2013.16.4.146
Published: 01 May 2013
... its variable strate- gies for spreading throughout Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore. The ethos and praxis of the Chinese overseas communities have permeated the patterns of its organization and expansion. This study also offers many valuable and unique perspectives on an even wider range of issues...
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Nova Religio. 2011; 151119–120 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2011.15.1.119
Published: 01 August 2011
...Nicola Tannenbaum © 2011 by The Regents of the University of California Buddhism and Postmodern Imaginings in Thailand: The Religiosity of Urban Space . By Taylor James . Ashgate , 2008 . 244 pages. $99.00 cloth. Reviews 119 Buddhism and Postmodern Imaginings in Thailand: The...
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Nova Religio. 2012; 1534–28 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2012.15.3.4
Published: 01 February 2012
... a temple in Washington.32 Funds were raised in Sri Lanka by Sinhalese lay Buddhists affiliated with the Saama Sevaka Society, American and Sri Lankan supporters, and the Sri Lankan embassy. Mem- bers include individuals from Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bangladesh, Burma, and the United States. Asian...
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Nova Religio. 2010; 14145–66 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2010.14.1.45
Published: 01 August 2010
... leading a group called Da Yuan Circle from his home in Oakland, California. I also conducted participant observation on a tour by American Daoists of Daoist sites in China in 2004 and 2006 and, in 2005, of a teaching training session at a Daoist health spa and training center near Chiang Mai, Thailand...
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Nova Religio. 2010; 13484–105 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2010.13.4.84
Published: 01 May 2010
... local ancient tradition as rational, scientific, and there- fore advanced, compared to the religion of the colonizers. Even in Thailand, which was not under direct colonial rule, the king-monk Mongkut (1804 1868) initiated reformation of Buddhism through a focus on scriptures, intellectualism...
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Nova Religio. 2009; 1235–39 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2009.12.3.5
Published: 01 February 2009
... law makes it more difficult than United States law for publishers to be sued) and is subdivided into legal, bookkeeping, finance, commercial marketing, and production depart- ments. The Production Department is located in Thailand where pro- duction costs are substantially cheaper. The Family produces...
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Nova Religio. 2008; 12229–47 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2008.12.2.29
Published: 01 November 2008
.... Cheng Yen has been acclaimed as one of the new leaders of con- temporary Buddhist peace activism.22 In 2002, she received the Outstanding Women in Buddhism Award from the World Buddhist University, based in Thailand. A NUN S TALE: THE LEADER S LESSON Cheng Yen (birth name Wang Jinyun)23 was born on 14...
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Nova Religio. 2008; 11431–55 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2008.11.4.31
Published: 01 May 2008
... retreats (more commonly known as gatherings) in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, and Thailand. By 2005, the movement s orig- inal focus on gay male spirituality was primarily explored, if at all, in the context of faggot-only contexts both new (Thailand) and old (the West Coast of the U.S...
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Nova Religio. 2007; 103102–116 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2007.10.3.102
Published: 01 February 2007
... and awakening of awareness I discovered on a recent tour of Asia exceeded even my most optimistic expectations. AN INTERLUDE IN THAILAND The journey over the 2005-2006 winter break began quietly enough. Around 1:00 A.M., in the dead of a tropical night, I arrived in Bangkok and taxied to We Train...
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Nova Religio. 2007; 10438–71 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2007.10.4.38
Published: 01 May 2007
... according to the same precepts and practices of a transnational religious culture. Family children in Mexico, for instance, are educated using the same home- schooling materials, consistent with the same religious norms and values, as Family children in Thailand, Hungary, Uganda, or anywhere else in the...
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Nova Religio. 2005; 92126–128 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2005.9.2.126
Published: 01 November 2005
... number of English-language bookstores during a recent trip to Thailand, I would have missed the information on Thai religion contained in op-eds and columns pub- lished 1996 to 2001 written by Sanitsuda Ekachai in the English-language Bangkok daily newspaper, the Bangkok Post, and later collected into a...
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Nova Religio. 2004; 825–27 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2004.8.2.5
Published: 01 November 2004
... with Daoshing Ni as president and Maoshing Ni as vice president. In 2000, Ni Hua-ching formally transferred power to his son Maoshing. Mantak CHIA (b. 1944) was born in Thailand to Chinese parents. After being taught basic Buddhist meditation at the age of six, Chia met and studied with his first Taiji...
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Nova Religio. 2004; 8157–72 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2004.8.1.57
Published: 01 July 2004
... present itself as an attractive and highly relevant generalist lay Buddhist movement. Some Asian chapters, including those in Korea, Thailand, and the Philippines, have large native memberships as well. Chapters in North and South America and Europe have broad, multi-ethnic memberships. The Australian...