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Saving Buddhism: The Impermanence of Religion in Colonial Burma

Alicia Turner

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839376
eISBN:
9780824869571
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839376.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book explores the dissonance between the goals of the colonial state and the Buddhist worldview that animated Burmese Buddhism at the turn of the twentieth century. For many Burmese, the ... More


Sāsana Decline and Traditions of Reform

Alicia Turner

in Saving Buddhism: The Impermanence of Religion in Colonial Burma

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839376
eISBN:
9780824869571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839376.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter explores the discourse of the decline of sāsana and the longer history of sāsana reform in Burma. It begins with a discussion of Burmese and Pali textual sources on the decline of the ... More


Conclusion

Alicia Turner

in Saving Buddhism: The Impermanence of Religion in Colonial Burma

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839376
eISBN:
9780824869571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839376.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This conclusion returns to the three themes explored throughout the book: the ongoing and labile tradition of sāsana reform, multiple modes of collective identity, and religion as locus of conflict. ... More


Nāgas, Transfigured Figures Inside the Text, Ruminative Triggers Outside

Kristin Scheible

in Reading the Mahāvamsa: The Literary Aims of a Theravada Buddhist History

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231171380
eISBN:
9780231542609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171380.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The useful snakelike character nāga drives the opening narrative of the Mahāvaṃsa: the fighting family of nāgas in fact provokes the Buddha’s visit to the island, and the invitation of a converted ... More


Introduction

Alicia Turner

in Saving Buddhism: The Impermanence of Religion in Colonial Burma

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839376
eISBN:
9780824869571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839376.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book examines the ways in which Buddhist discourse shaped a sense of collective belonging distinct from nation by focusing on Burma's colonial history. More specifically, it considers how ... More


Buddhist Education

Alicia Turner

in Saving Buddhism: The Impermanence of Religion in Colonial Burma

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839376
eISBN:
9780824869571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839376.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines how education became a place of miscommunication and mistaken identity across the colonial divide. For centuries prior to the arrival of British colonialism, Burmese boys had ... More


Morals, Conduct, and Community

Alicia Turner

in Saving Buddhism: The Impermanence of Religion in Colonial Burma

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839376
eISBN:
9780824869571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839376.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines the campaigns of Buddhist lay associations to reform morals and manners among Buddhists, shaping a growing sense of moral community. Drawing on previously unexamined primary ... More


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