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Introduction: Literary Life Under the Censorship Regime

Ellen Wiles

in Saffron Shadows and Salvaged Scripts: Literary Life in Myanmar Under Censorship and in Transition

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231173285
eISBN:
9780231539296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173285.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This introductory chapter gives an overview of this book; explains my methodology and ethnographic approach; describes my impressions of Yangon, my reasons for going to Myanmar, and my initial ... More


Myanmar in the Fifteenth Century: A Tale of Two Kingdoms

Michael A. Aung-Thwin

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824867836
eISBN:
9780824875688
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824867836.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

When the kingdom of Pagan—representing the “classical state” and “golden age” of Myanmar—declined politically by the early fourteenth century, Upper Myanmar reconstituted itself into three smaller ... More


Kathina: Making Merit in Modern Myanmar

John Clifford Holt

in Theravada Traditions: Buddhist Ritual Cultures in Contemporary Southeast Asia and Sri Lanka

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780824867805
eISBN:
9780824873691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824867805.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter begins with a study of how the Vinaya (“Book of Discipline”) recounts the origins of ritually gifting robes to members of the sangha annually. It then proceeds to an account about how ... More


Conclusion: An “Upstream-Downstream” Dualism: Time, Space, and Type in Myanmar’s History

Michael A. Aung-Thwin

in Myanmar in the Fifteenth Century: A Tale of Two Kingdoms

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824867836
eISBN:
9780824875688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824867836.003.0016
Subject:
History, Asian History

The relationship between Ava and Pegu was a symbiotic dualism: of time, space and type. Ava was not only a reformulation of something old, and Pegu, the genesis of something new, but as one was ... More


Houses of Islam: Muslims, Property Rights, and the State in Myanmar

Judith Beyer

in Islam and the State in Myanmar: Muslim-Buddhist Relations and the Politics of Belonging

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199461202
eISBN:
9780199086979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199461202.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

This chapter focuses on the particular story of a Shiite Muslim family from the Kalai Memon community in order to illustrate broader trends and challenges in urban property regulation in Myanmar. It ... More


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