Buddhist nationalism and Islam in modern Myanmar

2017
journal article
article
dc.abstract.enPerception of Burmese Buddhism by the Western world since 1988 has been largely associated with pacifism and democracy through the leader of the opposition and the Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi. However, the current Rohingya refugee crisis is changing that positive perception. The aim of the following presentation is to analyze the contemporary conflict between Muslims and Buddhist nationalists in Burma. To get a deeper understanding of the problem, it is essential to connect it with Burma’s pre-colonial and colonial past as well as the country’s ethnic diversity. Radicalization of the attitudes of Theravada Buddhists and the rise of xenophobic sentiments in Burma are connected with Burmese national identity, which is largely based on ethnicity and tends to exclude the rest, including Muslims. However, due to historical, cultural and cosmological differences, Islam especially is a target. The aim of the paper is to explain why Myanmar’s Islamophobia has its roots in Buddhist nationalism and why opposition to Islam is a part of it.pl
dc.affiliationWydział Filozoficzny : Instytut Religioznawstwapl
dc.contributor.authorHusarski, Roman - 179136 pl
dc.date.accession2018-03-14pl
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-14T16:47:59Z
dc.date.available2018-03-14T16:47:59Z
dc.date.issued2017pl
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dc.description.accesstimew momencie opublikowania
dc.description.number30 (2)pl
dc.description.physical66-83pl
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dc.identifier.eissn2449-8653pl
dc.identifier.isbn978-83-7452-091-1pl
dc.identifier.issn0860-6102pl
dc.identifier.urihttps://ruj.uj.edu.pl/xmlui/handle/item/51883
dc.identifier.weblinkhttp://aav.iksiopan.pl/images/AAV/AAV_30_2/Roman-Husarski.pdfpl
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dc.subject.enBuddhism nationalismpl
dc.subject.enBuddhism and violencepl
dc.subject.enIslam in Myanmarpl
dc.subject.enminorities in Myanmarpl
dc.subject.enpolitical science of religionpl
dc.subtypeArticlepl
dc.titleBuddhist nationalism and Islam in modern Myanmarpl
dc.title.journalActa Asiatica Varsoviensiapl
dc.typeJournalArticlepl
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dc.abstract.enpl
Perception of Burmese Buddhism by the Western world since 1988 has been largely associated with pacifism and democracy through the leader of the opposition and the Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi. However, the current Rohingya refugee crisis is changing that positive perception. The aim of the following presentation is to analyze the contemporary conflict between Muslims and Buddhist nationalists in Burma. To get a deeper understanding of the problem, it is essential to connect it with Burma’s pre-colonial and colonial past as well as the country’s ethnic diversity. Radicalization of the attitudes of Theravada Buddhists and the rise of xenophobic sentiments in Burma are connected with Burmese national identity, which is largely based on ethnicity and tends to exclude the rest, including Muslims. However, due to historical, cultural and cosmological differences, Islam especially is a target. The aim of the paper is to explain why Myanmar’s Islamophobia has its roots in Buddhist nationalism and why opposition to Islam is a part of it.
dc.affiliationpl
Wydział Filozoficzny : Instytut Religioznawstwa
dc.contributor.authorpl
Husarski, Roman - 179136
dc.date.accessionpl
2018-03-14
dc.date.accessioned
2018-03-14T16:47:59Z
dc.date.available
2018-03-14T16:47:59Z
dc.date.issuedpl
2017
dc.date.openaccess
0
dc.description.accesstime
w momencie opublikowania
dc.description.numberpl
30 (2)
dc.description.physicalpl
66-83
dc.description.version
ostateczna wersja wydawcy
dc.identifier.eissnpl
2449-8653
dc.identifier.isbnpl
978-83-7452-091-1
dc.identifier.issnpl
0860-6102
dc.identifier.uri
https://ruj.uj.edu.pl/xmlui/handle/item/51883
dc.identifier.weblinkpl
http://aav.iksiopan.pl/images/AAV/AAV_30_2/Roman-Husarski.pdf
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eng
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eng
dc.rights.licence
OTHER
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/pl/legalcode
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inne
dc.subject.enpl
Buddhism nationalism
dc.subject.enpl
Buddhism and violence
dc.subject.enpl
Islam in Myanmar
dc.subject.enpl
minorities in Myanmar
dc.subject.enpl
political science of religion
dc.subtypepl
Article
dc.titlepl
Buddhist nationalism and Islam in modern Myanmar
dc.title.journalpl
Acta Asiatica Varsoviensia
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JournalArticle
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