Saints, Wizards, Generals and 'The Lady': Popular Buddhism and Political Power in Contemporary Burma
The College of Arts and Sciences presents a monthly lunch and lecture series titled "Meet the Professor."
Jan 13, 2011
from 12:00 pm to 01:30 pm
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This month Patrick Pranke, humanities professor, will talk about Burma, the deeply religious Buddhist land, where Buddhist piety, ethics, world-view and mythology have informed political discourse and practice since ancient times. Pranke will discuss how political actors on both sides of the democracy debate have used Buddhism and Buddhist archetypes of holiness and power to buttress their respective views and causes.Admission ($14 per person/check or cash) includes lunch. Reservations are required. Please contact 852-2247 or firstname.lastname@example.org