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By Amanda Whiting, Carolyn Evans

The essays during this quantity discover many of the different and contradictory ways in which the lives of ladies within the Asia-Pacific zone are formed by way of strong regimes - 'religion' and 'law' - and by way of the interactions among them. They exhibit that for ladies, legislation - time-honored, colonial, post-independence and foreign - and religions - indigenous or brought, Buddhism, Christianity, Islam and Confucianism - were a 'mixed blessing'. those varied criminal platforms and spiritual doctrines and associations have variously denied girls authority and the means to take part absolutely within the public association of social, political and spiritual lifestyles; they've got additionally developed gender and familial family members in ways in which subordinate girls. but they've got additionally provided delivers of women's empowerment, and supplied principles and approaches, norms, values, and interpretations of sacred traditions to bring these empancipatory offers. every one bankruptcy is dedicated to a unmarried country; first, the heritage and present framework of the nationwide criminal method is brought; then where of faith within the kingdom is defined; and at last, via designated and distinctive case stories or examples, each one writer explores how those occasionally competing, occasionally colluding regimes developed girls and the way girls interpreted this positioning and sought to resituate themselves.

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13 8 F. L. Woodward and M. E. , Anguttara Nikaya (Gradual Sayings) (London, Pali Text Society, 1932–36) I: 2ff, II: 224, quoted in Sponberg, “Attitudes toward Women,” 20. 9 Woodward and Hare Anguttara Nikaya II, 80, XX, 164; C. A. F. Rhys Davids, Suriya Sumangla Thera and F. L. , Samyutta Nikaya (Kindred Sayings) (London: Pali Text Society, 1917–1930), I: 37, quoted in Suwanna Satha-Anand, “Looking to Buddhism to Turn Back Prostitution in Thailand,” in The East Asian Challenge for Human Rights, ed.

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