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書名 Buddhist tourism in Asia / edited by Courtney Bruntz and Brooke Schedneck
出版項 Honolulu : University of Hawai'i Press, [2020]
國際標準書號 9780824881184 (hardcover)
9780824882846 (epub)
9780824882822 (adobe pdf)
9780824882839 (kindle edition)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 民族所圖書館  G155.A74 B83 2020    處理中    30520020887221
 人文社會聯圖  G155.A74 B83 2020    處理中    30610020625976
說明 ix, 255 pages ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
系列 Contemporary Buddhism
Contemporary Buddhism
附註 Includes bibliographical references and index
"This innovative collaborative work-the first to focus on Buddhist tourism-explores how Buddhists, government organizations, business corporations, and individuals in Asia participate in re-imaginings of Buddhism through tourism. Contributors from religious studies, anthropology, and art history examine sacred places and religious monuments as they have been shaped and reshaped by socio-economic and cultural trends in the region. Following an introduction that offers the first theoretical understanding of tourism from a Buddhist studies' perspective, early chapters discuss the ways Buddhists and non-Buddhists imagine concepts and places related to the religion. Case studies highlight Buddhist peace in India, Buddhist heavens and hells in Singapore, Thai temple space, and the future Buddha Maitreya in China. Buddhist tourism's connections to the state, market, and new technologies are explored in chapters on Indian package tours for pilgrims, thematic Buddhist tourism in Cambodia, the technological innovations of Buddhist temples in China, and the promotion of pilgrimage sites in Japan. Contributors then situate the financial concerns of Chinese temples, speed dating in temples in Japan, and the diffuse and pervasive nature of Buddhism for tourism promotion in Ladakh, India. How have tourist routes, groups, sites, and practices associated with Buddhism come to be possible and what are the effects? In what ways do travelers derive meaning from Buddhist places? How do Buddhist sites fortify national, cultural, or religious identities? The comparative research in South, Southeast, and East Asia presented here draws attention to the intertwining of the sacred and the financial and how local and national sites are situated within global networks. Together these findings generate a compelling comparative investigation of Buddhist spaces, identities, and practices"-- Provided by publisher
主題 Tourism -- Asia -- Religious aspects -- Buddhism -- Case studies
Buddhist pilgrims and pilgrimages -- Case studies
Alt Author Bruntz, Courtney editor
Schedneck, Brooke, editor
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