Practical Buddhism Among the Thai-Lao

Religion in the Making of a Region

By Yukio Hayashi

Based on long-term fieldwork, Hayashi presents the local history of Thai-Lao religion and society, up to and including its present-day dynamics. Working from the analytical premise that concepts such as Buddhism and magic are intrinsic to the multi-faceted statements of the people who live in the particular locality, Hayashi describes the diachronic process and the dynamics of indigenous religious "knowledge" in this regional context.

450 pages

Publication Date: 2/28/2003
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781876843410