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The Politics of the Modern State as Buddhist Practice

Juliane Schober

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

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833824
eISBN:
9780824871635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833824.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter explores recurrent attempts by the state to infuse political ideologies with Buddhist meaning. Modern Burmese governments—whether democratic, socialist, or military—have often tried to ... More


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