Buddhism in a Dark Age by Ian Harris

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.

Book Details
Title: Buddhism in a Dark Age: Cambodian Monks Under Pol Pot
Author: Ian Harris
ISBN-10: 0824835611
ISBN-13: 978-0824835613
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Length: 288 pages
Language: English
Dimensions: 5.9 x 8.9 x 0.8 inches
Weight: 14.1 ounces
File Size (Kindle): 3753 KB

 

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