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Buddhist Poetry and Colonialism
Language: en
Pages: 308
Authors: Stephen C. Berkwitz
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-03-07 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Buddhist Poetry and Colonialism examines five works by the poet Alagiyavanna to demonstrate how Buddhism in Sri Lanka was transformed by the encounters with Portuguese colonialism in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
Buddhist Poetry and Colonialism
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Stephen C. Berkwitz
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-01-21 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Many researchers have explored the impact of British and French Orientalism in the reinterpretations of Buddhism in South and Southeast Asia during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Less noticed, however, and infrequently discussed is the impact of Portuguese colonialists and missionaries upon Buddhist communities in the sixteenth and seventeenth
Modernizing Composition
Language: en
Pages: 171
Authors: Garrett Field
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-03-22 - Publisher: Univ of California Press

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. The study of South Asian music falls under the purview of ethnomusicology, whereas that of South Asian literature falls under South Asian studies. As a consequence
Theravada Buddhism in Colonial Contexts
Language: en
Pages: 238
Authors: Thomas Borchert
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-04-17 - Publisher: Routledge

Over the course of the nineteenth century, most of the Theravada world of Southeast Asia came under the colonial domination of European powers. While this has long been seen as a central event in the development of modern forms of Theravada Buddhism, most discussions have focused on specific Buddhist communities
Sri Lanka at the Crossroads of History
Language: en
Pages: 354
Authors: Zoltán Biedermann, Alan Strathern
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-06-07 - Publisher: UCL Press

The peoples of Sri Lanka have participated in far-flung trading networks, religious formations, and Asian and European empires for millennia. This interdisciplinary volume sets out to draw Sri Lanka into the field of Asian and Global History by showing how the latest wave of scholarship has explored the island as