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Saints, Wizards, Generals and 'The Lady': Popular Buddhism and Political Power in Contemporary Burma

by Evans,Cortney last modified Jan 10, 2011 12:17 PM
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The College of Arts and Sciences presents a monthly lunch and lecture series titled "Meet the Professor."

What
  • Luncheon Discussion
When Jan 13, 2011
from 12:00 pm to 01:30 pm
Where University Club
Contact Name
Contact Phone 852-2247
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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 janna@louisville.edu
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