Introduction

Empowering the Body and 'Noble Death'

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  • 1 University of Adelaide galleonroberts@gmail.com
  • 2 University of Adelaide

Facing death with equanimity and with a honed, trained body is an expression of sheer power. When a group of like-minded individuals confronts an oppositional force with equal mental and bodily capacities, whether on a sports field or in a warring conflict, the result is power compounded. Each article in this special section ‘confronts’ such powers. Together they explore several regionally specific projects in Asia in which dying for a cause is seen as a virtue.