タイにおける一貫道の組織発展と人間の流動性  [in Japanese] The Organizational Development of Yiguan Dao (I-Kuan Tao) in Thailand and Human Mobility  [in Japanese]

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Author(s)

    • 林 育生 Lin Yu-sheng
    • 京都大学大学院アジア・アフリカ地域研究研究科 Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, Kyoto University

Abstract

This paper examines the relation between the organizational structure of Yiguan Dao (I-Kuan Tao) in Thailand and its members' network. This study aims at reconsidering the focus on Chinese identity of Chinese religious groups in Thailand and the supposition of “individualization” of religious practices in Thailand. Most studies on Chinese religion in Southeast Asia are concerned with Chinese communities or ethnicity but overlook the context of the host societies. However, Yiguan Dao in Thailand, with its many non-Chinese members, challenges this supposition. With economic development and social change in Thailand, people move from the countryside to urban cities and even abroad. In the context of traditional communities with high mobility, the much-divided organizational structure of Yiguan Dao offers members an opportunity to find a toehold when moving around. People who migrate for higher education, work, or overseas labor find an anchor in the trans-regional network of Yiguan Dao. This transregional network also supports people in the margins or excluded from their own communities. I argue that this challenges the supposition of “individualization” of the Thai religion.

Journal

  • Japanese Journal of Southeast Asian Studies

    Japanese Journal of Southeast Asian Studies 53(2), 189-216, 2016

    Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University

Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    110009995264
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AN00166463
  • Text Lang
    JPN
  • Article Type
    departmental bulletin paper
  • Journal Type
    大学紀要
  • ISSN
    0563-8682
  • NDL Article ID
    027096628
  • NDL Call No.
    Z8-392
  • Data Source
    NDL  NII-ELS  IR  J-STAGE 
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