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Kawanami, Hiroko

Overview
Works: 17 works in 78 publications in 3 languages and 1,461 library holdings
Genres: Nonfiction films  Ethnographic films  Documentary films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Director, Producer
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Most widely held works by Hiroko Kawanami
Renunciation and empowerment of Buddhist nuns in Myanmar-Burma : building a community of female faithful by Hiroko Kawanami( )

9 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Myanmar-Burma has one of the largest concentrations of Buddhist nuns and monks in the world today. In Renunciation and Empowerment of Buddhist Nuns in Myanmar-Burma, Kawanami traces the nun's scholarly lineage in modern Myanmar history and examines their contemporary religious position in Myanmar's social and political contexts. Although their religious status may appear ambiguous from a textual viewpoint, it is argued that their large presence is a clear indication as to the important functions Buddhist nuns perform in the monastic community. Sagaing Hill where the main research was conducted, occupies an important educational centre for Myanmar nuns in consolidating their scholarly lineage and spreading the network of dhamma teachers. The book examines transactions that take place in their everyday lives and reveals the essence of their religious lives that make Buddhist nuns an essential bridge between sangha and society."--Publisher's website
Religions in the modern world : traditions and transformations by Linda Woodhead( Book )

25 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This third edition contains new and upgraded pedagogic features, including chapter summaries, key terms and definitions, and questions for reflection and discussion. The first part of the book considers the history and modern practices of the main religious traditions of the world, while the second analyzes trends from secularization to the rise of new spiritualities. Comprehensive and fully international in coverage, it is accessibly written by practicing and specialist teachers. -- Provided by publisher
Buddhism and the political process by Hiroko Kawanami( )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In its interpretation of Buddhism both as a cultural heritage and social ideology, this edited volume seeks to understand how Buddhist values and world views have impacted on the political process of many countries in Asia. In their respective work in Myanmar, Thailand, Sri Lanka, China, Japan and Tibet, the contributors engage with an interactive typology originally proposed by the late Ian Harris, to whom the book is dedicated. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, they explore the interaction between Buddhism and politics, religious authority and political power, considering issues that concern the politicization of monks, proliferation of violence, leadership, citizenship, democracy and communalism in order to further understand the interface between Buddhism and politics in modern and contemporary times
Keepers of the faith : the Buddhist nuns of Sagaing Hills( Visual )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Sagaing Hills, 12 miles from the ancient capital of Mandalay are hundreds of pagodas, stupas, monasteries and nunneries which form a focal point of worship for Buddhism in Burma. In 1986 the filmmaker used to live for 15 months as a nun in the Thameikdaw Gaung nunnery. Some years later she is coming back for a visit in order to see what has changed. This is an intimate insight into the daily life of a nunnery as well a portrait of the monastic economy and its interactions with the society
Buddhism, international relief work, and civil society by Hiroko Kawanami( Book )

12 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores the ways in which Buddhist traditions and organizations are being reconstructed through local and international aid work in mays more engaged with and more relevant to human problems in the contemporary world
Buddhism by Hiroko Kawanami( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The position and role of women in Burmese Buddhism : a case study of Buddhist nuns in Burma by Hiroko Kawanami( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keepers of the faith : the Buddhist nuns of Saigang Hills( Visual )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Sagaing Hills, 12 miles from the ancient capital of Mandalay are hundreds of pagodas, stupas, monasteries and nunneries which form a focal point of worship for Buddhism in Burma. In 1986 the filmmaker used to live for 15 months as a nun in the Thameikdaw Gaung nunnery. Some years later she is coming back for a visit in order to see what has changed. This is an intimate insight into the daily life of a nunnery as well a portrait of the monastic economy and its interactions with the society
The edge of reason? : science and religion in modern society by Alex Bentley( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Confrontation between science and religion has defined much public debate about religion in recent years, most lately in bestsellers portraying a clash between scientists and religious believers, such as Richard Dawkin's The God Delusion and Sam Harris's The End of Faith or Letter to a Christian Nation . But what does this clash mean for society?. This collection of essays gives voice to social scientists, natural scientists and theologians whose experience holds direct relevance on these major issues, and encourages a new, more forgiving dialogue between these two huge forces in modern societ
Power, authority, and contested hegemony in Burmese-Myanmar religion( )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kango gakusei no tameno senmon kiso kamoku jiko gakushū( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in Japanese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Monastic economy and interactions with society, the case of Buddhist nuns in Burma/Myanmar by Hiroko Kawanami( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Seikagaku eiyōgaku( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in Japanese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Renunciation and Empowerment of Buddhist Nuns in Myanmar-Burma: Building a Community of Female Faithful (Social Sciences in Asia) by Hiroko Kawanami( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Keepers of the faith the Buddist nuns of Sagaing hills( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in Multiple languages and English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In the Sagaing Hills, 12 miles from the ancient capital of Mandalay are hundreds of pagodas, stupas, monasteries and nunneries which form a focal point of worship for Buddhism in Burma. In 1986 the filmmaker used to live for 15 months as a nun in the Thameikdaw Gaung nunnery. Some years later she is coming back for a visit in order to see what has changed. This is an intimate insight into the daily life of a nunnery as well a portrait of the monastic economy and its interactions with the society
Keepers of the faith : the Buddhist nuns of Sagaing Hills, Burma( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Renunciation and empowerment of Buddhist nuns in Myanmar-Burma building a community of female faithful by Hiroko Kawanami( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Religions in the modern world : traditions and transformations
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Kawanami, Hiroko

Kawanami Hiroko 1952-....

Kawanami, Kōko 1952-

카와나미 히로코

川並宏子 1952-

川浪 広子 1952-....

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