Professor Anne Hansen

Contact
1248 Van Hise
+1 (608) 262 4943
Education
Harvard University
Ph. D.
1999
Specialties/Research Interests: 

History and development of Theravada Buddhism in South and Southeast Asia; Buddhist ethics; Pali and Khmer Buddhist literature; narrative and ethics; Buddhism and modernity; modern religious movements in Southeast Asia; Theravadin visual culture in Southeast Asia

Current Projects: 

Coordinator for Undergraduate Education in Religious Studies
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Research for book manuscripts in progress: Buddhist Ethics of Love and Attachment in Southeast Asian Narrative Art and Literature, and Buddhist Prophetic Histories of Violence in Cambodia (with Judy Ledgerwood)

Recent Publications: 

How to Behave: Buddhism and Modernity in Colonial Cambodia, 1860-1930. (Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2007).

At the Edge of the Forest: Essays on Cambodia, History and Narrative in Honor of David Chandler. Edited by Anne Ruth Hansen and Judy Ledgerwood. (Cornell University Southeast Asia Program Press, 2008).

“Gaps in the World: Violence, Harm and Suffering in Khmer Ethical Narratives.” In At the Edge of the Forest: Essays on Cambodia, History and Narrative in Honor of David Chandler. Edited by Anne Ruth Hansen and Judy Ledgerwood. (Cornell University Southeast Asia Program Press, 2008).

“Modernism and Morality in Colonial Cambodia.” In People of Virtue: Reconfiguring Religion, Power and Moral Order in Cambodia Today, edited by Alexandra Kent and David Chandler. (Stockholm: Nordic Institute for Asian Studies Press, forthcoming fall 2008).

"The Image of an Orphan: Cambodian Narrative Sites for Buddhist Ethical Reflection." In Defining Buddhisms: A Reader (in the series Critical Categories in the Study of Religion) edited by Karen Derris and Natalie Gummer. (London: Equinox Press, 2007). Reprinted from the Journal of Asian Studies 62.3 (August 2003): 811-834.