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So What Is the Anthropology of Buddhism About?

David N. Gellner

the claim. 6 A preliminary effort to theorize the relation between Buddhism and politics was made by the late Ian Harris (2016) . He outlined three major modes of state-Buddhism relations (Buddhist authority over the political, fusion, political

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On Rewriting Buddhism

Or, How Not to Write a History

Ananda Abeysekara

foundational problem of agency in Gornall's work undergirds how the story of medieval Buddhism and politics is told. Gornall criticizes several historians, including R. A. L. H. Gunawardana, and claims that the prevailing view of religion and state in medieval

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Legacies, Trajectories, and Comparison in the Anthropology of Buddhism

Nicolas Sihlé and Patrice Ladwig

Empowerment of Buddhist Nuns in Myanmar-Burma: Building a Community of Female Faithful . Leiden : Brill . 10.1163/9789004245723 Keyes , Charles F . 1999 . “ Buddhism Fragmented: Thai Buddhism and Political Order since the 1970s .” Keynote address