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    Modern Buddhist Conjunctures in Myanmar Cultural Narratives, Colonial Legacies, and Civil Society

    ISBN-10: 0824833821
    ISBN-13: 9780824833824
    Edition: 2011
    Author(s): Juliane Schober
    Description: For centuries, Burmese have looked to the authority of their religious tradition, Theravada Buddhism, to negotiate social and political hierarchies. Modern Buddhist conjunctures in Myanmar examines those moments in the modern history of this  More...
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    Copyright Year: 2011
    Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
    Publication Date: 12/31/2010
    Binding: Hardcover
    Pages: 248
    Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
    Weight: 1.144
    Language: English

    For centuries, Burmese have looked to the authority of their religious tradition, Theravada Buddhism, to negotiate social and political hierarchies. Modern Buddhist conjunctures in Myanmar examines those moments in the modern history of this Southeast Asian country when religion, culture, and politics converge to chart new directions.

    Preface
    Introduction
    Theravada Cultural Hegemony in Precolonial Burma
    The Emergence of the Secular in Modern Burma
    Educating the Other: Buddhism and Colonial Knowledge
    Civil Buddhism in a Colonial Context
    The Politics of the Modern State as Buddhist Practice
    Buddhist Resistance against the State
    The Limits of Buddhist Moral Authority in the Secular State
    Potential Futures
    Chronology
    Notes
    Glossary
    Bibliography
    Index

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