This pioneering study of the fate of Buddhism during the communist period in Cambodia puts a human face on a dark period in Cambodia's history. It is the first sustained analysis of the widely held assumption that the Khmer Rouge under Pol Pot had a centralized plan to liquidate the entire monastic order.
Based on a thorough analysis of interview transcripts and a large body of contemporary manuscript material, it offers a nuanced view that attempts to move beyond the horrific monastic death toll and fully evaluate the damage to the Buddhist sangha under Democratic Kampuchea.
The book concludes with a discussion of the slow re-establishment and official supervision of the Buddhist order during the People's Republic of Kampuchea period.
|Title:||Buddhism in a Dark Age: Cambodian Monks Under Pol Pot|
|Publisher:||University of Hawaii Press|
|Dimensions:||5.9 x 8.9 x 0.8 inches|
|File Size (Kindle):||3753 KB|
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