Combines the voices of scholars and practitioners in analysing Buddhist women's history. 26 articles document the lives of women who have set in motion changes within Buddhist societies, with analyses of issues such as gender, ethnicity, authority, and class that affect the lives of women in traditional Buddhist cultures and, increasingly, the west.
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Dhammamata: Buddhadasa Bhikkhu's Notion of Motherhood in Buddhist Women Practitioners By Ito, Tomomi Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, Vol. 38, No. 3, October 2007
Localising the Universal: Women, Motherhood and the Appeal of Early Theravada Buddhism By Andaya, Barbara Watson Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, Vol. 33, No. 1, February 2002
Following Two Paths: Buddhism and Feminism By Huron, Debra Herizons, Vol. 10, No. 4, Fall 1996
Mr. Buddhism Inc By Fish, Isaac Stone Newsweek International, Vol. 160, No. 06, August 6, 2012
Bastion of Buddhism Faces Gender Debate ; A Female Monk Enlists Thailand's Senate in Her Uphill Battle against a Ban on the Ordination of Women By Montlake, Simon The Christian Science Monitor, April 17, 2003
ANALYSIS: How the Buddha Still Speaks to a Modern City; Today, in Our Series Investigating 'What Makes a Good City?', We Look at the Buddhist and Muslim Perspectives. Buddhism Expert Dr Elizabeth Harris Argues Diversity Is Essential, While DrJabal Buaben, a Lecturer on Islam at Birmingham University, States It Depends on a Morally Principled Society Buddhist Perspective By The Birmingham Post (England), September 5, 2007
Buddhism Bounces Back in Mongolia after Years of Communist Suppression, Monks Are Using Their New Freedom to Conduct Services at Restored Monasteries By Takashi Oka, writer of The Christian Science Monitor The Christian Science Monitor, October 4, 1990