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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)
StatusFinished
Period1/01/071/04/10

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.

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