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The Resource Cold War monks : Buddhism and America's secret strategy in Southeast Asia, Eugene Ford

Cold War monks : Buddhism and America's secret strategy in Southeast Asia, Eugene Ford

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Cold War monks : Buddhism and America's secret strategy in Southeast Asia
Title
Cold War monks
Title remainder
Buddhism and America's secret strategy in Southeast Asia
Statement of responsibility
Eugene Ford
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"How did the U.S. government make use of a "Buddhist policy" in Southeast Asia during the Cold War despite the American principle that the state should not meddle with religion? To answer this question, Eugene Ford delved deep into an unprecedented range of U.S. and Thai sources and conducted numerous oral history interviews with key informants. Ford uncovers a riveting story filled with U.S. national security officials, diplomats, and scholars seeking to understand and build relationships within the Buddhist monasteries of Southeast Asia. This fascinating narrative provides a new look at how the Buddhist leaderships of Thailand and its neighbors became enmeshed in Cold War politics and in the U.S. government's clandestine efforts to use a predominant religion of Southeast Asia as an instrument of national stability to counter communist revolution"--from cover
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ford, Eugene
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BQ4570.S7
LC item number
F67 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Buddhism and politics
  • Buddhism and politics
  • Buddhism
  • Buddhism
  • Buddhism
  • Buddhism and politics
  • Southeast Asia
  • Thailand
Label
Cold War monks : Buddhism and America's secret strategy in Southeast Asia, Eugene Ford
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-361) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Buddhist world and the United States at the onset of the Cold War, 1941--1954 -- Washington formulates a Buddhist policy, 1954--1957 -- Thailand and the international Buddhist arena, 1956--1962 -- Reforming the monks : the Cold War and clerical education in Thailand and Laos, 1954--1961 -- Thailand and the international response to the 1963 Buddhist crisis in South Vietnam -- Enforcing the code : South Vietnam's "struggle movement" and the limits of Thai Buddhist conservatism -- Thailand's Buddhist hierarchy confronts its challengers, 1967--1975 -- The rage of Thai Buddhism, 1975--1980 -- Conclusion : from Byoto to Kittivudho
Control code
982652234
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 375 pages
Isbn
9780300218565
Lccn
2017936594
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)982652234
Label
Cold War monks : Buddhism and America's secret strategy in Southeast Asia, Eugene Ford
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-361) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Buddhist world and the United States at the onset of the Cold War, 1941--1954 -- Washington formulates a Buddhist policy, 1954--1957 -- Thailand and the international Buddhist arena, 1956--1962 -- Reforming the monks : the Cold War and clerical education in Thailand and Laos, 1954--1961 -- Thailand and the international response to the 1963 Buddhist crisis in South Vietnam -- Enforcing the code : South Vietnam's "struggle movement" and the limits of Thai Buddhist conservatism -- Thailand's Buddhist hierarchy confronts its challengers, 1967--1975 -- The rage of Thai Buddhism, 1975--1980 -- Conclusion : from Byoto to Kittivudho
Control code
982652234
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 375 pages
Isbn
9780300218565
Lccn
2017936594
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)982652234

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