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Ref Type: Book Section
Authors: Murphy, Stephen A.
Lefferts, H. Leedom
Title: Globalizing Indian religions and Southeast Asian localisms: incentives for the adoption of Buddhism and Brahmanism in the first millenium CE Southeast Asia
Date: 2017
Source: The Routledge Handbook of Archaeology and Globalization
Place of Publication: London, UK
New York, USA
Publisher: Routledge
Abstract: Religious and economic systems originating in India and China have been instrumental in shaping and defining the local cultures of Southeast Asia. This was recognized by the earliest European explorers and resulted in the initial designation of the region as ‘Indo-China’ – midway between and culturally part of both of the larger and more popular metropoles to the north and west. However, deploying ‘Indo-china’ imposes a narrative on understanding the region: that Southeast Asia is not only mid-way geographically between these two larger locations, but also can be understood culturally through comprehending India or China and, therefore, was and is largely imitative of these larger entities.
Date Created: 9/26/2017
Editors: Hodos, Tamar
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