BUDDHIST DEATH RITUALS OF SOUTH EAST ASIA AND CHINA

  • Williams, Paul M (Principal Investigator)
  • Kieschnick, John H (Co-Principal Investigator)
  • Ladwig, Patrice (Researcher)
  • Langer, Rita E M (Researcher)
  • Laxton, Ailsa (Researcher)

Project Details

Layman's description

The project was an interdisciplinary collaboration between anthropologists and experts in Religious Studies. The project was concerned with Laos and Thailand in Southeast Asia, and China, and was the first comparative academic study of Buddhist death rituals in these two very distinct cultural areas. Some of the chosen locations and rituals, such as the festivals for the dead in Laos and China, have not been documented before.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/01/071/04/10

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  • Research Output

    • 3 Chapter in a book
    • 2 Digital or Visual Products
    • 1 Web publication/site

    Caring for the beyond: Two Lao Buddhist festivals for the deceased

    Ladwig, P. & Kourilsky, G., 2012

    Research output: Non-textual formDigital or Visual Products

  • Chanting as 'bricolage technique': a comparison of South and Southeast Asian funeral recitation

    Langer, REM., 2012, Buddhist Funeral Cultures of Southeast Asia and China. Williams, P. & Ladwig, P. (eds.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 21-58

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

    1 Citation (Scopus)
    77 Downloads (Pure)

    Feeding the dead: ghosts, materiality and merit in a Lao Buddhist festival for the deceased

    Ladwig, P., 2012, Buddhist Funeral Cultures of Southeast Asia and China. WIlliams, P. & Ladwig, P. (eds.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 119-141

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

    3 Citations (Scopus)

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