The Resource Architects of Buddhist Leisure : Socially Disengaged Buddhism in Asia’s Museums, Monuments, and Amusement Parks, Justin Thomas McDaniel; Mark Michael Rowe

Architects of Buddhist Leisure : Socially Disengaged Buddhism in Asia’s Museums, Monuments, and Amusement Parks, Justin Thomas McDaniel; Mark Michael Rowe

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Architects of Buddhist Leisure : Socially Disengaged Buddhism in Asia’s Museums, Monuments, and Amusement Parks
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Architects of Buddhist Leisure
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Socially Disengaged Buddhism in Asia’s Museums, Monuments, and Amusement Parks
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Justin Thomas McDaniel; Mark Michael Rowe
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  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Buddhism, often described as an austere religion that condemns desire, promotes denial, and idealizes the contemplative life, actually has a thriving leisure culture in Asia. Creative religious improvisations designed by Buddhists have been produced both within and outside of monasteries across the region—in Nepal, Japan, Korea, Macau, Hong Kong, Singapore, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam. Justin McDaniel looks at the growth of Asia’s culture of Buddhist leisure—what he calls “socially disengaged Buddhism”—through a study of architects responsible for monuments, museums, amusement parks, and other sites. In conversation with noted theorists of material and visual culture and anthropologists of art, McDaniel argues that such sites highlight the importance of public, leisure, and spectacle culture from a Buddhist perspective and illustrate how “secular” and “religious,” “public” and “private,” are in many ways false binaries. Moreover, places like Lek Wiriyaphan’s Sanctuary of Truth in Thailand, Suối Tiên Amusement Park in Saigon, and Shi Fa Zhao’s multilevel museum/ritual space/tea house in Singapore reflect a growing Buddhist ecumenism built through repetitive affective encounters instead of didactic sermons and sectarian developments. They present different Buddhist traditions, images, and aesthetic expressions as united but not uniform, collected but not concise: Together they form a gathering, not a movement.Despite the ingenuity of lay and ordained visionaries like Wiriyaphan and Zhao and their colleagues Kenzo Tange, Chan-soo Park, Tadao Ando, and others discussed in this book, creators of Buddhist leisure sites often face problems along the way. Parks and museums are complex adaptive systems that are changed and influenced by budgets, available materials, local and global economic conditions, and visitors. Architects must often compromise and settle at local optima, and no matter what they intend, their buildings will develop lives of their own. Provocative and theoretically innovative, Architects of Buddhist Leisure asks readers to question the very category of “religious” architecture. It challenges current methodological approaches in religious studies and speaks to a broad audience interested in modern art, architecture, religion, anthropology, and material culture
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DE-B1597
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McDaniel, Justin Thomas
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725.76095
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other
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Specialized
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In English
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NA2543.R43.M333 2017
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Rowe, Mark Michael
Series statement
Contemporary Buddhism
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  • Buddhist architecture
  • Architecture and recreation
  • Fazhao
  • Lek Wiriyaphan
  • Tange, Kenzō
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specialized
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Architects of Buddhist Leisure : Socially Disengaged Buddhism in Asia’s Museums, Monuments, and Amusement Parks, Justin Thomas McDaniel; Mark Michael Rowe
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Previously issued in print: 2017
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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multicolored
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Conclusions and Comparisons
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • About the Author
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Series Editor’s Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • 1. Monuments and Metabolism
  • 2. Ecumenical Parks and Cosmological Gardens
  • 3. Buddhist Museums and Curio Cabinets
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1 online resource (241 pages).
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online
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Open Access
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9780824874407
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computer
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rdamedia
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10.1515/9780824866013
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remote
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  • (MiAaPQ)EBC4669054
  • (StDuBDS)EDZ0001718830
  • (OCoLC)964699066
  • (MdBmJHUP)muse54136
  • (DE-B1597)484108
  • (OCoLC)965772665
  • (DE-B1597)9780824866013
  • (EXLCZ)994340000000020936
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This eBook is made available Open Access under a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license:
Label
Architects of Buddhist Leisure : Socially Disengaged Buddhism in Asia’s Museums, Monuments, and Amusement Parks, Justin Thomas McDaniel; Mark Michael Rowe
Publication
Copyright
Note
Previously issued in print: 2017
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Conclusions and Comparisons
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • About the Author
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Series Editor’s Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • 1. Monuments and Metabolism
  • 2. Ecumenical Parks and Cosmological Gardens
  • 3. Buddhist Museums and Curio Cabinets
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (241 pages).
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Open Access
Isbn
9780824874407
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
10.1515/9780824866013
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC4669054
  • (StDuBDS)EDZ0001718830
  • (OCoLC)964699066
  • (MdBmJHUP)muse54136
  • (DE-B1597)484108
  • (OCoLC)965772665
  • (DE-B1597)9780824866013
  • (EXLCZ)994340000000020936
Terms governing use
This eBook is made available Open Access under a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license:

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