Nationalism as Political Paranoia in Burma: An Essay on the Historical Practice of Power [NOOK Book]

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This study probes the complex relationship between nationalism, violence and Buddhism in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Burma. Gravers' study brings us to present-day Burma and the struggle by Nobel Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi for a new Burmese identity.
The present volume is a substantially revised and expanded version of the study originally published by the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies.
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Nationalism as Political Paranoia in Burma: An Essay on the Historical Practice of Power

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Overview

This study probes the complex relationship between nationalism, violence and Buddhism in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Burma. Gravers' study brings us to present-day Burma and the struggle by Nobel Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi for a new Burmese identity.
The present volume is a substantially revised and expanded version of the study originally published by the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781135798154
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/31/2004
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 168
  • File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

Preface to the 1993 Edition
Preface to the 1999 Edition
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Introduction 1
1 The Colonial Club: 'Natives Not Admitted!' 4
2 The Violent 'Pacification' of Burma 8
3 Buddhist Cosmology and Political Power 13
4 The Colonisation of Burmese Identity 19
5 Buddhism, Xenophobia and Rebellion in the 1930s 31
6 Two Versions of Nationalism: Union State or Ethnicism 41
7 Buddhism and Military Power: Two Different Strategies - Two Different Thakins 53
8 Ne Win's Club 67
9 Aung San Suu Kyi's Strategy 73
10 Nationalism as the Practice of Power 78
11 The Rules of the Myanmar Club since 1993 83
12 Buddhism and the Religious Divide among the Karen 85
13 U Thuzana and Vegan Buddhism 95
14 Buddhism, Prophecies and Rebellion 99
15 Autocracy and Nationalism 112
16 Historicism, Historical Memory and Power 122
17 A Final Word - But No Conclusion 129
Epilogue 136
App. 1 Theoretical Concepts 141
App. 2 Karen Organisations 147
Glossary 149
Bibliography 153
Index 164
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