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

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

by Juliane Schober

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780824833824
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press, The
Publication date: 12/31/2010
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Introduction 1

1 Theravada Cultural Hegemony in Precolonial Burma 15

2 The Emergence of the Secular in Modern Burma 34

3 Educating the Other: Buddhism and Colonial Knowledge 46

4 Civil Buddhism in a Colonial Context 62

5 The Politics of the Modern State as Buddhist Practice 76

6 Buddhist Resistance against the State 99

7 The Limits of Buddhist Moral Authority in the Secular State 119

8 Potential Futures 146

Chronology 155

Notes 159

Glossary 189

Bibliography 191

Index 203

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