Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Saving Buddhism: A history of Buddhism in colonial Burma

From Myanmar Times
by Amaury Lorin

"Most academic research fails to attract much attention beyond a narrow circle of devotees, more’s the pity. But the interested reader will profit greatly from a fascinating work just published: Saving Buddhism: The Impermanence of Religion in Colonial Burma by American historian Alicia Turner. Turner is Associate Professor of Humanities and Religious Studies at York University in Toronto, Canada, and editor of The Journal of Burma Studies. Her synthesis, presented by the author on January 18 at Pansodan Scene in downtown Yangon, allows an in-depth understanding of the roots of today’s complex Myanmar..." more

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