Secular Postmodernity and Buddhist Modernisation: Australia and Thailand


  • Zane Ma Rhea


In this paper, I will examine two intellectual traditions which are preserved in literature. The traditions I will examine are encoded in the writings of Jean Baudrillard, a French metaphysicist, and the teachings of the Buddha preserved within the Ti-Pitaka, or Pali Canon.These are two of the intellectual traditions that have become popular in Australia in the 1990s and their respective emergence raises important questions for me about the relationship between religion and contemporary thinking.