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Nationalism as political paranoia in Burma : an essay on the historical practice of power

Author: Mikael Gravers
Publisher: Richmond, Surrey : Curzon, 1999.
Series: NIAS reports, no. 11.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd ed., rev. and expandedView all editions and formats
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This study probes the complex relationship between nationalism, violence and Buddhism in 19th- and 20th-century Burma. Graver's study examines present-day Burma and the struggle by Nobel Prize winner  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mikael Gravers
ISBN: 0700709800 9780700709809 0700709819 9780700709816
OCLC Number: 42260092
Description: xvi, 167 pages : maps ; 21 cm.
Contents: The colonial club : 'natives not admitted!' --
The violent 'pacification' of Burma --
Buddhist cosmology and political power --
The colonisation of Burmese identity --
Buddhism, xenophobia and rebellion in the 1930s --
Two versions of nationalism : union state or ethnicism --
Buddhism and military power : two different strategies : two different thakins --
Ne Win's club --
Aung San Suu Kyi's strategy --
Nationalism as the practice of power --
The rules of the Myanmar Club since 1993 --
Buddhism and the religious divide among the Karen --
U Thuzana and vegan Buddhism --
Buddhism, prophecies and rebellion --
Autocracy and nationalism --
Historicism, historical memory and power --
A final word : but no conclusion.
Series Title: NIAS reports, no. 11.
Responsibility: by Mikael Gravers.

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