Dr Hiroko Kawanami

Senior Lecturer

Current Teaching


RST 100 World Religions: Buddhism

PPR 252 Buddhism and Modernity in Asian Societies

PPR 354 Reading Buddhism


PPR 470 Studying Reliigon (MA core module)

I taught a course on anthropological research methods at Beijing Foreign Studies University (international Summer Session) in China (July 2017, 2018 & 2019).

The Culture of Giving in Myanmar: Buddhist Offerings, Reciprocity and Interdependence
Kawanami, H. 5/03/2020 London : Bloomsbury Academic. 224 p. ISBN: 9781350124189.

Review of 'The Immortals': Faces of the Incredible in Buddhist Burma
Kawanami, H. 12/2018 In: Asian Ethnology. 77, 1, 3 p.
Book/Film/Article review

Monastic Discipline and Communal Rules for Buddhist Nuns in Myanmar and Thailand
Lindberg Falk, M., Kawanami, H. 1/10/2018 In: Journal of Buddhism, Law & Society. 3, Special Issue 1, p. 39-68. 30 p.
Journal article

A modern-day Burmese Weikza: Bodaw Aungteza
Kawanami, H. 06/2016 In: Figures of Buddhist modernity in Asia. Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press p. 130-132. 3 p. ISBN: 9780824858544.

Buddhism and the political process
Kawanami, H. 15/03/2016 New York : Palgrave Macmillan. 304 p. ISBN: 9781137573995.

U Nu's liberal democracy and Buddhist communalism in modern Burma
Kawanami, K. 15/03/2016 In: Buddhism and the political process. New York : Palgrave Macmillan p. 31-55. 25 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Kawanami, H., Cantwell, C. 25/01/2016 In: Religions in the modern world. London : Routledge p. 73-112. 40 p. ISBN: 9780415858816. Electronic ISBN: 9781315694443.

Religions in the modern world: traditions and transformations
Woodhead, L., Partridge, C., Kawanami, H. 25/01/2016 3rd ed. London : Routledge. 598 p. ISBN: 9780415858809, 9780415858816.

Buddhist monasticism and contemporary trends: from the viewpoint of Buddhist women and Buddhist nuns
Kawanami, H. 11/2015 In: Historia Religionum. An International Journal. 2015, p. 75-86. 12 p.
Journal article

Is there a future for Buddhist nuns in Myanmar?
Kawanami, H. 2/10/2015 In: Metamorphosis. Singapore : Nuss Press Singapore / IRASEC p. 291-319. 29 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Buddhism, international relief work, and civil society
Kawanami, H., Geoffrey, S. 18/12/2013 Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan. 240 p. ISBN: 9781137380227.

Implications of international relief work and civil society for Japanese Buddhists affiliated with traditional denominations
Kawanami, H. 18/12/2013 In: Buddhism, international relief work, and civil society. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan p. 101-121. 21 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Renunciation and empowerment of Buddhist nuns in Myanmar-Burma: building a community of female faithful
Kawanami, H. 6/02/2013 Brill. 258 p.

Buddhism and globalization
Kawanami, H. 05/2012 In: Encyclopedia of Global Studies. Sage Publications 5 p.
Entry for encyclopedia/dictionary

Sangha and society
Kawanami, H. 04/2012 In: The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Religion and Social Justice. Oxford : WileyBlackwell p. 280-291. 12 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

The politics of gender identity amongst Buddhist nuns in Myanmar.
Kawanami, H. 2010 In: Contested Spaces: Citizenship and Belonging in Contemporary Times. Hyderabad, India : Orient Blackswan p. 212-229. 18 p. ISBN: 978 81 250 4092 7.

Bukkyo o hiraku Ajia no jyoseitachi: Taidan: Kawanami Hiroko x Majima Jokei
Kawanami, H. 01/2009 In: Gendai Shukyo. 2009, 9784870236318, 33 p.

Buddhism (revised 2nd edition)
Kawanami, H., Cantwell, C. 2009 In: Religions in the Modern World. London and New York : Routledge p. 67-102.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Charisma, power(s), and the arahant ideal in Burmese-Myanmar Buddhism.
Kawanami, H. 2009 In: Asian Ethnology. 68, 2, p. 211-237. 27 p.
Journal article

Introduction to the Special Issue on Myanmar-Burmese Religion.
Kawanami, H. 2009 In: Asian Ethnology. 68, 2, p. 177-183. 7 p.
Journal article

Power, Authority, and Contested Hegemony in Burmese-Myanmar Religion: Special Issue on Burma-Myanmar
Kawanami, H., Brac de la Perriere, B. 2009 In: Asian Ethnology. 68, 2, 189 p.
Special issue

Religions in the Modern World (revised 2nd edition): Traditions and Transformations
Woodhead, L., Kawanami, H., Partridge, C. 2009 London and New York : Routledge. 549 p. ISBN: 9780415458917.

Buddhism, is there better balance in the East?
Kawanami, H. 09/2008 In: The Edge of Reason. London : Compendium p. 145-152. 8 p. ISBN: 978-1847062185.

The bhikkhunī ordination debate: global aspirations, local concerns, with special emphasis on the views of the monastic community in Burma.
Kawanami, H. 11/2007 In: Buddhist Studies Review. 24, 2, p. 226-244. 19 p.
Journal article

Jenda to Bukkyo
Kawanami, H. 10/2007 In: Jyenda de Manabu Shukyogaku. Kyoto : Sekai Shisosha p. 22-36. 15 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Monastic economy and interactions with society: in the case of Burmese Buddhist nuns.
Kawanami, H. 10/2007 Hiroko Kawanami, 24 p.
Discussion paper

Myanmaa bukkyo to seiji
Kawanami, H. 10/2007 In: Zenbutsu. 533, p. 3-8. 5 p.
Journal article

Women in Buddhism: understanding the struggle
Kawanami, H. 2004 In: Meeting Buddhists. Leicester : Christians Aware p. 240-250. 11 p. ISBN: 187337223X.

Property holdings and vicissitudes of Burmese nunnery schools.
Kawanami, H. 1/12/2002 In: Kokuritsu Minzokugaku Hakabutsukan Kenkyu - Hokuku. 26, 4, p. 575-601. 27 p.
Journal article

Buddhism (1st edition)
Kawanami, H., Cantwell, C. 2002 In: Religions in the Modern World . London and New York : Routledge p. 41-69. 29 p. ISBN: 9780415217842.

Religions in the Modern World (1st edition): Traditions and Transformations
Woodhead, L., Fletcher, P., Kawanami, H., Smith, D.J. 2002 London and New York : Routledge. ISBN: 9780415217842.

Can women be celibate?: sexuality and abstinence in Theravada Buddhism.
Kawanami, H. 2001 In: Celibacy, culture and society. Madison, Wisc. : University of Wisconsin Press p. 137-156. 20 p. ISBN: 0-2991-7164-7.

Religions in the Modern World: Traditions and Transformations
Woodhead, L., Fletcher, P., Kawanami, H., Smith, D. 2001 London : Routledge. ISBN: 9780203398494 0203398491.

Female renunciants.
Kawanami, H. 2000 In: The Life of Buddhism. Berkeley, CA : University of California Press p. 85-95. 11 p. ISBN: 0520223373.

Patterns of renunciation.
Kawanami, H. 2000 In: Women's Buddhism Buddhism's Women. Boston : Wisdom Publications p. 159-171. 13 p. ISBN: 0 86171 165 3.

Japanese nationalism and universal Dharma.
Kawanami, H. 1999 In: Buddhism and Politics in Modern Asia. London : Pinter p. 105-126. 22 p.

Biruma Bukkyo ni okeru jyosei: shukke to sezoku
Kawanami, H. 01/1997 In: Ajia Jyoseishi. Tokyo : Akashi Shoten p. 267-274. 8 p. ISBN: 9784750309392.

Buddhist nuns in transition.
Kawanami, H. 1997 In: Indian Insights: Buddhism, Brahmanism and Bhakti. London : Luzac Oriental p. 209-224. 16 p. ISBN: 1 898942 15 3.

Jyosei to Bukkyoshugyo [Women and Buddhist practice]
Kawanami, H. 1997 In: Myanmaa. Tokyo : Fujita Vente p. 68-73. 6 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Women in Buddhism revisited.
Kawanami, H. 1996 In: Women, Power and Resistance. Buckingham : Open University Press p. 69-78. 10 p. ISBN: 0 335 19390 0.

Waiting for doomsday: the rise and rise of the Japanese cult
Kawanami, H. 1995 In: Demos Quarterly. 6, p. 42-44. 3 p.
Journal article

Shakai to kyoiku
Kawanami, H., Ito, T. 12/1994 In: Mottoshiritai Myanmaa. Tokyo : Kobundo p. 184-200. 17 p. ISBN: 4335510810.

The religious standing of Burmese Buddhist nuns (thila-shin) : the Ten Precepts and religious respect words.
Kawanami, H. 1990 In: Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies. 13, 1, p. 17-39. 23 p.
Journal article