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The Theravāda Buddhist Engagement with Modernity in Southeast Asia: Whither the Social Paradigm of the Galactic Polity?
Introduction In the Buddhist countries of Southeast Asia, that is Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and, to some extent, Vietnam, the articulation of secular and religious authority developed inExpand
Buddhist Just Rule and Burmese National Culture: State Patronage of the Chinese Tooth Relic in Myanma
  • J. Schober
  • History
  • History of Religions
  • 1 February 1997
Un des efforts les plus importants dans le bouddhisme moderne pour creer un culte national de veneration des reliques est intervenu en 1994 lorsque la loi constitutionnelle et le concile de l'ordreExpand
Religion and Intergroup Conflict
Religious infusion—the extent to which religious rituals and discourse permeate the everyday activities of groups and their members—moderated the effects of two factors known to increase intergroup conflict: competition for limited resources and incompatibility of values held by potentially conflicting groups. Expand
Communities of interpretation in the study of religion in Burma
  • J. Schober
  • History
  • Journal of Southeast Asian Studies
  • 30 April 2008
Abstract The paper delineates stages in the interpretation of religion in Burma. Beginning with colonial constructions, the discussion moves to subsequent studies in anthropology and history fromExpand
Making a job change.
Modern Buddhist Conjunctures in Myanmar: Cultural Narratives, Colonial Legacies, and Civil Society
For centuries, Burmese have looked to the authority of their religious tradition, Theravada Buddhism, to negotiate social and political hierarchies. Modern Buddhist Conjunctures in Myanmar examinesExpand
Quest. Lighting the way.
Sacred Biography in the Buddhist Traditions of South and Southeast Asia
This interdisciplinary collection of essays explores the biographical genre of the Buddhist traditions of South and Southeast Asia. Scholars in the history of religions, anthropology, literature, andExpand
Modern Buddhist Conjunctures in Myanmar