Nationalism as Political Paranoia in Burma

Nationalism as Political Paranoia in Burma : An Essay on the Historical Practice of Power

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This study probes the complex relationship between nationalism, violence and Buddhism in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Burma. Gravers' study brings us to present-day Burma and the struggle by Nobel Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi for a new Burmese identity.
The present volume is a substantially revised and expanded version of the study originally published by the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 168 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 11.94mm | 272g
  • RoutledgeCurzon
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2nd ed.
  • 0700709819
  • 9780700709816

Table of contents

The colonial club - 'natives not admitted'; the violent 'pacification' of Burma; Buddhist cosmology and political power; the colonization of Burmese identity; Buddhism, xenophobia and rebellion in the 1930s; two versions of nationalism - union state or ethnicism; Buddishism 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; Buddhism and the religious divide among the Karen; U Thuzana and Vegan Buddhism; Buddhism, prophecies and rebellion; autocracy and nationalism; historicism and historical memory; a final word - but no conclusion.
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