Turners critical interrogation of the terms religion and nation in myanmars case provokes a refreshing effect a major contribution to ongoing studies on comparative colonialism religious transformations nation and identity in mainland southeast asia saving buddhism finally challenges us not to take things for granted. Southeast asia politics meaning and memory individuals become agents whose actions can save buddhism the ambiguity of the term religion opened up spaces for the burmese to resist british modernist universalist understandings of religion and to assert the particularity of burmese buddhism. Saving buddhism explores the dissonance between the goals of the colonial state and the buddhist worldview that animated burmese buddhism at the turn of the twentieth century for many burmese the salient and ordering discourse was not nation or modernity but sasana the life of the buddhas teachings. Alicia turners saving buddhism the impermanence of religion in colonial burma is a work of impeccable scholarship which will appeal to those with interests in buddhist studies religious studies and the history of colonialism in south and southeast asia it describes the burmese preoccupation with preserving the buddhas teachings in . Southeast asia politics meaning and memory seeks to raise the visibility of southeast asia in scholarly circles and among general readers its broad scope covers history memory and culture meanings especially when these topics also elucidate issues of power politics at various social levels
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