Buddhist republicanism in Cambodia: a colonialist legacy?

Harris, Ian (2018) Buddhist republicanism in Cambodia: a colonialist legacy? In: Borchert, Thomas, (ed.) Theravada Buddhism in colonial contexts. Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism . Routledge, Abingdon, UK, pp. 206-219. Full text not available from this repository.

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Khieu Chum had been born into a poor peasant household in 1908. He became a monk at Wat Langka, Phnom Penh in 1926 but struggled to get a decent education until he was taken under the wing of the pagoda's chief monk (cau adhikar), Lvi Em (1879-1957). Under Em's guidance Chum rapidly progressed through the monastic curriculum and established himself as a disciplined and competent student of Pali and related matters. By 1934 he was sufficiently well educated to take up a number of teaching jobs in provincial monasteries, continuing to do this throughout the 1930s and early 1940s by which time he had also built up some competencies in a variety of languages both Asian and European.

Item Type: Book Section
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781138084278
Departments: Academic Departments > Institute of Arts (IOA) > Humanities
Additional Information: Professor Ian Charles Harris (1952-2014) was Emeritus Professor at the University of Cumbria, UK. Chapter 11 within book.
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2018 10:13
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2024 19:45
URI: https://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/3776
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