Buddhist Approaches to Human Rights: Dissonances and Resonances

The demonstrations of monks in Tibet and Myanmar (Burma) in recent times as well as the age-old conflict between a predominantly Buddhist population and a Hindu minority in Sri Lanka raise the question of how the issues of human rights and Buddhism are related. The question applies both to the viola...

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Contributors: Meinert, Carmen 1969- (herausgeberin, Editor)
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
Check availability: HBZ Gateway
Published: Bielefeld transcript Verlag 2010
Series/Journal:Der Mensch im Netz der Kulturen - Humanismus in der Epoche der Globalisierung / Being Human: Caught in the Web of Cultures - Humanism in the Age of Globalization 3
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Human rights / Buddhism
Further subjects:B Human
B Intercultural Studies
B Religious Studies
B Buddhism; Human Rights; Intercultural Studies; Cultural Clash; Burma; Thailand; China; Tibet; Human; Religion; Religious Studies; Sociology of Religion; Asia
B Religion
B Burma
B Thailand
B Tibet
B Cultural Clash
B Asia
B China
B Human Rights
B sociology of religion
B Conference program 2008 (Hamburg)
Online Access: Volltext (kostenfrei)
Parallel Edition:Non-electronic
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Summary:The demonstrations of monks in Tibet and Myanmar (Burma) in recent times as well as the age-old conflict between a predominantly Buddhist population and a Hindu minority in Sri Lanka raise the question of how the issues of human rights and Buddhism are related. The question applies both to the violation of basic rights in Buddhist countries and to the defence of those rights which are well-grounded in Buddhist teachings.The volume provides academic essays that reflect this up to now rather neglected issue from the point of view of the three main Buddhist traditions, Theravada, Mahayana and Vajrayana. It provides multi-faceted and surprising insights into a rather unlikely relationship.
ISBN:3839412633