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Buddhism in a Dark Age - Asia Fine Books

Buddhism in a Dark Age


Publisher: University of Hawaii Press.

Place published: Honolulu.

Date published: 2102.

Book condition: New.

Binding: Softcover.

Edition: Later prnting.

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Product Description

Author: Ian Harris.

256 pages. 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.

Softcover, a new book. 9 by 6 inches.


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