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The Buddha was a devoted nationalist: Buddhist nationalism, ressentiment, and defending Buddhism in Myanmar
ABSTRACT Since 2012, Buddhist nationalist movements – especially the 969 movement and Ma Ba Tha – have emerged in Burma/Myanmar seeking to defend Buddhism against mainly the Muslim minority, withExpand
The World Emperor's Battle against the Evil Forces
In early postcolonial Burma, millenarian prophecies about the imminent arrival of Setkya Min, the world emperor, circulated. This exalted personage was expected to protect Buddhism, and usher in aExpand
The Buddhist World Emperor's Mission : Millenarian Buddhism in Postcolonial Burma
In early postcolonial Burma, a number of so-called royal esoteric associations with a millenarian and eschatological orientation, and founded by persons believed to be the world emperor, emerged inExpand
Prosperity Buddhism in Burma/Myanmar : Transformed Possession Rituals and a Refashioned Buddhist Imaginary
Prosperity Buddhism in Burma/Myanmar : Transformed Possession Rituals and a Refashioned Buddhist Imaginary
A Bo Min Ghaung Temple
Spirits, Mortal Dread, and Ontological Security: Prosperity and Saving Buddhism in Burma/Myanmar
Following the global spread of capitalism and increasing impact of cultural globalization since the 1990s, prosperity religion, nationalist movements, and religious fundamentalism have emerged throExpand
Mimicking the State in Burma/Myanmar: Royal, Nationalist, and Militant Ideology in a New Buddhist Movement
In the early post-independence period in Burma, a large number of hierarchical, initiatory, and secretive esoteric congregations were founded by charismatic leaders in urban areas. These attractedExpand
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