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by Donald K. Swearer,Sommai Premchit

Author: Donald K. Swearer,Sommai Premchit
Subcategory: Mythology & Folk Tales
Language: English
Publisher: State University of New York Press (May 28, 1998)
Pages: 226 pages
Category: Fiction and Literature
Rating: 4.9
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Donald K. Swearer is Charles & Harriet Cox McDowell Professor of Religion, Swarthmore College

Donald K. Swearer is Charles & Harriet Cox McDowell Professor of Religion, Swarthmore College.

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The Legend of Queen Cama (Camadevivamsa), an early fifteenth-century Pali chronicle written by Mahathera Bodhiramsi, recounts the story of the founding of the kingdom of Haripunjaya in the Chiang Mai valley of Northern Thailand in the seventh century .

The topic of this chapter reflects several interests and projects

The topic of this chapter reflects several interests and projects. In working on my book on state formation in Southeast Asia (2002) I became interested in the question of human agency in the making of both states and history, and I am still considering it. What do we mean when we talk about a human ‘agent’ and in what sense is he/she ‘free’ to act? In that book I also questioned the way historians and others structure Southeast Asian history chronologically. Is the ‘global age’ a recent or ancient temporal unit in the case of this region of the world?

Queen Cama (Camadevivamsa), an early fifteenth-century Pali chronicle written by. .The Buddha and Queen Cama are equal partners in this creative, cosmically significant act.

Queen Cama (Camadevivamsa), an early fifteenth-century Pali chronicle written by Mahathera Bodhiramsi, recounts the story of the founding of the kingdom of Haripunjaya in the Chiang Mai valley of Northern Thailand in the seventh century .

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An English translation and a commentary on the chronicle of Queen Cama, an important but neglected female monarch who founded a dynasty in Northern Thailand.The Legend of Queen Cama (Camadevivamsa), an early fifteenth-century Pali chronicle written by Mahathera Bodhiramsi, recounts the story of the founding of the kingdom of Haripunjaya in the Chiang Mai valley of Northern Thailand in the seventh century C.E. Similar to other Theravada Pali chronicles, the legend integrates religious and political stories, namely, Queen Cama's founding of a dynastic lineage and the fortunes of Buddhism within it. The Legend of Queen Cama offers revealing insights into the nature of Buddhism as a living tradition during one of the greatest periods in the history of Thai Buddhism. These insights include the symbolic structure of Buddhist cosmology, the close association of Buddhism and the founding of city states, the interrelationship of popular Buddhist ethical teachings and devotional religion, and the inherently syncretic nature of Buddhism as presented in a text indebted to the folkloric traditions of Northern Thailand.One of the most striking features of the book is the parallelism between the text's dominant narratives--the Buddha's journey to Northern Thailand and his prediction of the discovery of a Buddha relic by King Adittaraja (eleventh century C.E.), and the founding by Queen Cama of a lineage destined to govern Haripunjaya for five hundred years. The Buddha and Queen Cama are equal partners in this creative, cosmically significant act. Both plant the seeds that mature into a Mon Buddhist politico-cultural center that predates the advent of Thai suzerainty in Northern Thailand by five hundred years."The translation itself provides easy access to an engaging narrative. More important, though, is the skillful placement of the translated text within several overlapping contexts: historical, context of religious practice, authorial intentions, literary structure." -- Anne M. Blackburn, University of South Carolina, Columbia