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Gendered Symbols in Theravada Buddhism: Missed Positives in the Representation of the Female

Crosby, Kate (2008) 'Gendered Symbols in Theravada Buddhism: Missed Positives in the Representation of the Female.' Hsuan Chuang Journal of Buddhist Studies, 9 . pp. 31-47.

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Abstract

This paper looks at the symbolism drawing on feminine imagery found in Theravada Buddhist literature and culture over the centuries, observing that existing dichotomies notes between Theravada and Mahayana do not apply once a comparable range of periods and genres is examined. The paper notes these findings may reflect differences between broader Theravada practice and centralised high-ranking institutionally representations of Theravada.

Item Type: Articles
SOAS Departments & Centres: Regional Centres > Centre of South East Asian Studies
Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Department of the Study of Religions > Centre of Buddhist Studies
Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Department of the Study of Religions
Regional Centres > SOAS South Asian Institute
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BQ Buddhism
P Language and Literature > PI Oriental languages and literatures
ISSN: 18133649
Depositing User: Kate Crosby
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2009 11:22
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/7925

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