Skip navigation
Skip navigation

Techniques of Death: Buddhist Practice, Femininity and Self-Cultivation at the Last Stage of Life in Vietnam

Hoang Anh Thu, Le

Description

This article explores how death is conceptualised by elderly lay Buddhist women in Hồ Chí Minh City (Vietnam). It explores the traits of a ‘good death’ which elderly laywomen wish to experience, and their dedicated practice of Buddhism to prepare themselves for a peaceful end stage of life. This article contends that, in fact, women’s perceptions of death speak to their desires to live a life with dignity and retain their full personhood and nurturing femininity which they have embodied...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/114494
Source: The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology
DOI: 10.1080/14442213.2016.1269832

Download

File Description SizeFormat Image
01_Le_Techniques_of_Death_2017.pdf415.44 kBAdobe PDF    Request a copy


Items in Open Research are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

Updated:  20 July 2017/ Responsible Officer:  University Librarian/ Page Contact:  Library Systems & Web Coordinator