By Wei-Yi Cheng
Taking a comparative method, this fieldwork-based research explores the lives and suggestions of Buddhist nuns in present-day Taiwan and Sri Lanka. the writer examines the postcolonial heritage and its impact at the sleek state of affairs, in addition to surveying the most historic, financial, and social elements which impact the location of nuns in society.
Based on unique learn, together with interviews with nuns in either nations, the e-book examines their views on debatable matters and specifically these in regards to the prestige of ladies in Buddhism. matters mentioned contain allegedly misogynist teachings when it comes to women’s inferior karma, that they can't turn into Buddhas, and that nuns need to keep on with extra rules that priests do not.
Bridging the distance among feminist concept and the truth of ladies in faith, the publication makes a special contribution to the learn of ladies in Buddhism through concentrating on nuns from either one of the most wings of Buddhism (Theravada and Mahayana) in addition to furthering feminist reviews of Buddhism and faith typically.
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