NAKHON PATHOM, Thailand (AP) — On a rural road just after daybreak, villagers young and old kneel reverently before a single file of ochre-robed women, filling their bowls with rice, curries, fruits and sweets. In this country, it’s a rare sight.
Thailand’s top Buddhist authority bars women from becoming monks. Read more »
The University of Virginia is inaugurating an undergraduate study abroad program in India spring semester 2016. The program will be based in New Delhi and affiliated with Jamia Millia Islamia. The curriculum is designed to maximize flexibility in order to accommodate the interests of a broad range of students. Read more »
VTN 101 – Elementary Vietnamese 1 (5 credits) will be offered as an online course via Arizona State University Online this fall semester (August 20-December 4) and will be taught by Lê Phạm Thúy-Kim, co-author of Let’s Speak Vietnamese and Chúng ta nói textbooks and workbooks and many web-based learning activities for learners of Vietnamese.
The Center for Asian research wishes to congratulate Brooke Schedneck, recent PhD recipient in the Religious Studies faculty unit, on the publication of her book, Thailand’s International Meditation Centers: Tourism and the Global Commodification of Religious Practices, by Routledge in their Religion in Contemporary Asia Series. This book explores contemporary practices within the new institution of international meditation centers in Thailand.Read more »