Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Saving BuddhismThe Impermanence of Religion in Colonial Burma$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Alicia Turner

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780824839376

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824839376.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM HAWAII SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.hawaii.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Hawaii University Press, 2017. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in HSO for personal use (for details see http://www.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 23 November 2017

Sāsana Decline and Traditions of Reform

Sāsana Decline and Traditions of Reform

Chapter:
(p.23) 2 Sāsana Decline and Traditions of Reform
Source:
Saving Buddhism
Author(s):

Alicia Turner

Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824839376.003.0002

This chapter explores the discourse of the decline of sāsana and the longer history of sāsana reform in Burma. It begins with a discussion of Burmese and Pali textual sources on the decline of the sāsana and their changing interpretations over the previous century. It then considers how the narrative of decline offered a language and structure to make sense of the changes of the colonial encounter. It also looks at groups of lay Buddhists that adapted techniques from earlier periods of reform to respond to the colonial condition. Finally, it locates the developing sense of moral community as a rearticulation of existing elements in the tradition of sāsana reform. It shows that education emerged as a key issue for many of the new Buddhist associations as a site of the production and reproduction of moral community.

Keywords:   sāsana, sāsana reform, Burma, colonial encounter, lay Buddhists, moral community, education, Buddhist associations

Hawaii Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.