A Ritual Casting at Wat Preah Enkosei

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Images of the Buddha in Cambodia and mainland Southeast Asia cannot be exclusively understood through the hermeneutic lens of constructed Theravāda orthodoxies. Among Ang Choulean’s most recurrent and insightful anthropological observations is the link between Cambodian communities and their ancestors, tutelary spirits, gods, and the Buddha mediated through both amorphous and physical embodiments. Corporeal incarnations can be naturally occurring: stones, springs, caves, termite mounds, trees, and human made in the form of images, architecture, and even racing pirogues.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLiber Amicorum
Subtitle of host publicationMélanges réunis en hommage à Ang Chouléan
EditorsGrégory Mikaelian, Sophearith Siyonn, Ashley Thompson
Place of PublicationParis
PublisherPéninsule / Association des Amis de Yosothor
Number of pages24
ISBN (Print)9782353214099
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Khmer Studies
  • Cambodia -- History
  • Cambodia -- Sociology
  • Cambodia -- Religion
  • Cambodia -- Archaeology
  • Metallurgy
  • Buddhism
  • Ang Chouléan
  • lok gru Chouléan


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