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Architects of Buddhist LeisureSocially Disengaged Buddhism in Asia's Museums, Monuments, and Amusement Parks$

Justin Thomas McDaniel

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780824865986

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824865986.001.0001

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Architects of Buddhist Leisure
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Justin Thomas McDaniel

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University of Hawai'i Press

Justin Thomas McDaniel (PhD, Harvard University, 2003) is professor of Buddhist studies and chair of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. His research foci include Lao, Thai, Pali, and Sanskrit literature, Buddhist art and architecture, and ritual studies. His first book, Gathering Leaves and Lifting Words, won the Harry Benda Prize for best first book in Southeast Asian studies. His second book, The Lovelorn Ghost and the Magic Monk, won the Kahin Prize for best book in Southeast Asian studies.

McDaniel is coeditor of the journals Buddhism Compass and Journal of Lao Studies, and an associate editor of the Journal of Asian Studies. He has won teaching and advising awards at Harvard University, Ohio University, and the University of California, and the Ludwig Prize for Teaching at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2012 he was named a Guggenheim Fellow, and in 2014 a fellow of Kyoto University’s Center for Southeast Asian Studies. His forthcoming work includes edited books on Thai manuscripts, Buddhist biographies, Portuguese art in Asia, and Buddhist cosmology.