Access

You are not currently logged in.

Access JSTOR through your library or other institution:

login

Log in through your institution.

If You Use a Screen Reader

This content is available through Read Online (Free) program, which relies on page scans. Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.
Journal Article

The "Sangha" and "Sasana" in Socialist Burma

Tin Maung Maung Than
Sojourn: Journal of Social Issues in Southeast Asia
Vol. 3, No. 1 (FEBRUARY 1988), pp. 26-61
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/41056738
Page Count: 36

You can always find the topics here!

Topics: Buddhism, Socialism, Committees, Monks, Towns, Executive committees, Pagodas, Meetings, Christianity, Dharma
Were these topics helpful?
See somethings inaccurate? Let us know!

Select the topics that are inaccurate.

Cancel
  • Read Online (Free)
  • Subscribe ($19.50)
  • Add to My Lists
  • Cite this Item
Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.
The "Sangha" and "Sasana" in Socialist Burma
Preview not available

Abstract

The development of the role of the sangha in Burma as a centralized institution, within the larger context of the relationship between the sangha and the state since Burma's independence is traced with emphasis on the period after the 1962 coup d'état. The formation of a unified sangha organization in 1980 which cut across sectarian and regional boundaries marked a turning point in the institutionalization of the sangha. The convening of the First Congregation of the Sangha of All Orders and subsequent election of the central and regional sangha bodies created a hierarchical structure which was intended to guide and supervise the nation's monks and novices. Backed by the power and authority of the state, the process of "purifying, perpetuating, and propagating" the sasana seems to be continuing with considerable momentum.

Page Thumbnails

  • Thumbnail: Page 
[26]
    [26]
  • Thumbnail: Page 
27
    27
  • Thumbnail: Page 
28
    28
  • Thumbnail: Page 
29
    29
  • Thumbnail: Page 
30
    30
  • Thumbnail: Page 
31
    31
  • Thumbnail: Page 
32
    32
  • Thumbnail: Page 
33
    33
  • Thumbnail: Page 
34
    34
  • Thumbnail: Page 
35
    35
  • Thumbnail: Page 
36
    36
  • Thumbnail: Page 
37
    37
  • Thumbnail: Page 
38
    38
  • Thumbnail: Page 
39
    39
  • Thumbnail: Page 
40
    40
  • Thumbnail: Page 
41
    41
  • Thumbnail: Page 
42
    42
  • Thumbnail: Page 
43
    43
  • Thumbnail: Page 
44
    44
  • Thumbnail: Page 
45
    45
  • Thumbnail: Page 
46
    46
  • Thumbnail: Page 
47
    47
  • Thumbnail: Page 
48
    48
  • Thumbnail: Page 
49
    49
  • Thumbnail: Page 
50
    50
  • Thumbnail: Page 
51
    51
  • Thumbnail: Page 
52
    52
  • Thumbnail: Page 
53
    53
  • Thumbnail: Page 
54
    54
  • Thumbnail: Page 
55
    55
  • Thumbnail: Page 
56
    56
  • Thumbnail: Page 
57
    57
  • Thumbnail: Page 
58
    58
  • Thumbnail: Page 
59
    59
  • Thumbnail: Page 
60
    60
  • Thumbnail: Page 
61
    61