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Wat Pathumwihaan of Baan Maalaj : a study of Siamese and Chinese Buddhists in a Malay State

Ismail, Mohamed Yusoff


Theravada Buddhism is the religion of the Siamese of Kelantan, but it is also adhered to by the majority of the rural Chinese population of the state. This study establishes that it is through their identification with Buddhism that the Siamese have been able to assert their ethnic identity vis-a-vis other groups in the larger society, namely the majority Malays who are Muslims, and the Chinese. Siamese conception of and commitment to the Buddhist religion differ considerably from that of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013-10-30
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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