Crisis discourse, response, and structural contradictions in Thai Buddhism, 1990-2003
Is the Thai Buddhist Sangha in crisis? This is a ubiquitous question posed and discussed in social, academic and monastic circles in Thailand over the past decade, a questioning which intensified after the 1997 Asian economic crash that began in Thailand. However, despite the often intense attention paid in these circles to the claimed crisis in the institutional body of Thai Buddhism, what this crisis actually means remains unclear. One of the causes of this confusion is the diffuse use...[Show more]
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