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The Buddha on Mecca’s Verandah

encounters, mobilities, and histories along the Malaysian-Thai border

Irving Chan Johnson

Publication Year: 2013

Published by: University of Washington Press

Series Page, Title Page, Copyright, Dedication

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pp. 2-7

Contents

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pp. 8-9

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Preface

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pp. ix-xviii

the Buddha on Mecca’s Verandah is about encounters. It is as much an ethnographic account of a marginal community as it is a story about powerful cultural institutions, cartographies...

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Acknowledgments

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pp. xix-xx

This book would not have been possible without the kind assistance of many people. Of these, foremost are the Thai villagers of Kelantan and Terengganu who permitted...

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Orthography and Terminology

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pp. xxi-xxiii

Unless otherwise stated, all Thai words in this book are in the Tumpat Tak Bai dialect of southern Thai as spoken by most Kelantanese Thais in the state. I have...

Map

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p. 25-25

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Introduction

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pp. 3-23

Kelantan is a marginal place. Geographically, the state is located at the peripheries of the Malay Peninsula. Flanked by the South China Sea along its eastern seaboard,...

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1. Places

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pp. 24-50

Kae Chi (Grandm other Nun) looked up at me as we soaped the plates and blue-and-white China bowls with lemon-scented detergent. One of the villagers had tried manufacturing...

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2. Gaps

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pp. 51-84

Khun Di was thirty-four years old when I met him in 2001. He had been a monk at Wat Nai for some nine years and was now the elderly abbot’s personal secretary and next in line for abbotship. That evening I found Khun Di sitting comfortably...

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3. Forms

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pp. 85-118

Every evening, Express Timuran (the Eastern Express) leaves Singapore’s one and only train station for the thirteen-hour journey north to Bandar Tumpat. The sleepy Malaysian town is served by two other train lines. The daily Express Wau and the weekend...

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4. Circuits

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pp. 119-147

One knew of Sultan Ismail Petra Yahya Petra’s upc oming visit to Bandar Tumpat from observing the road in front of Wat Nai. Miraculously the plastic bags, soda cans, drinking straws, bits of paper, and cigarette butts that littered Kelantan’s thoroughfares...

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5. Dreams

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pp. 148-172

The spread of a national Thai ethno-cultural consciousness via an officially standardized Buddhism purged of its local variations is nothing new in the modern history of the Thai polity. Writing about northern Thailand’s Yuan and Shan sects of Theravadism...

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Conclusion

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pp. 173-180

Much has changed in Ban Bor On. Many of the actors whose lives we encountered and shared in this book have moved on. Some have gotten married and now have children of their own...

Notes

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pp. 181-196

Bibliography

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pp. 197-214

INDEX

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pp. 215-223


E-ISBN-13: 9780295804415
E-ISBN-10: 0295804416
Print-ISBN-13: 9780295992044
Print-ISBN-10: 0295992034

Publication Year: 2013

Series Title: Critical dialogues in Southeast Asian studies
Series Editor Byline: Edited by Charles F. Keyes, Vincent L. Rafael, and Laurie J. Sears

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Subject Headings

  • Thais -- Malaysia -- Kelantan -- Social life and customs.
  • Buddhists -- Malaysia -- Kelantan -- Social life and customs.
  • Ethnology -- Malaysia -- Kelantan.
  • Borderlands -- Malaysia -- Kelantan.
  • Borderlands -- Thailand -- Narathiwat (Province).
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