The Kings of Buddhism: Power, Religion, and Fury in Myanmar (Paperback)

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This is a political history of two of the most intimate of human concerns - religion and power. The history of religion in Myanmar is fascinating, brutal, and reveals the consequences of entangling the powers of state and religion.

About the Author


Robert E. Sterken Jr. is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Texas at Tyler. Sterken's research is focused on religion and the state in Southeast Asia. He is the author of Teaching Barefoot in Burma, Bill Ratliff: A Profile of Courage and Leadership in American Politics, and numerous articles and chapters. In 2015-2016, Sterken was a Fulbright Scholar at Yangon University and the Myanmar Institute of Theology. As a Fulbright Specialist in 2018, Sterken taught religion and politics at Jilin University in Changchun, China, where he was awarded Jilin University's Distinguished Visiting Professor Award.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781538177945
ISBN-10: 1538177943
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Publication Date: May 3rd, 2023
Pages: 256
Language: English