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Buddhism, knowledge, and power: Reflections on the modern fashioning of a tradition, from global to local contexts


Proponents of using the umbrella term ‘Buddhism’ as an encompassing category for an ensemble of traditions developed and preserved by diverse populations in South, East, and Southeast Asia, have long succeeded in establishing it as a full-right member in the family of ‘world religions’. The apparent naturalness of the concept hides the complex processes through which the category itself and its defining features have historically taken shape in different Asian (and now also non-Asian) localities, where ‘Buddhism’ has always been entangled in intricate webs of knowledge and power.

Dienstag, den 7. November 2017
Zeit: 18:00-20:00
Ort: Raum 122
Universität Hamburg
Asien-Afrika Institut
Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1,
Flügel Ost

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