CFP: Burma/Myanmar Research Forum 2015, "Borders, Bounds and Brinks: Rethinking Boundaries In and About Burma/Myanmar," Cornell University | October 2-4, 2015

(apologies for cross-posting)

Burma/Myanmar Research Forum 2015: "Borders, Bounds and Brinks: Rethinking Boundaries In and About Burma/Myanmar" - Cornell University | October 2-4, 2015

Opening Conference Plenary

Featured Speakers:
Penny Edwards, Associate Professor | University of California, Berkeley, Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies

Tin Maung Maung Than, Senior Research Fellow | Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (Singapore)

LECTURE> The Many Lives of Insight: The Abhidhamma and Transformations in Theravada Meditative Practice, Past to Present, by Erik Braun (at UTokyo, Toubunken, 2015/6/3)

We are happy to announce the following lecture by Assoc. Prof. Erik Braun (The University of Oklahoma), who will give us a talk based on portions of his recently published book "The Birth of Insight: Meditation, Modern Buddhism and the Burmese Monk Ledi Sayadaw (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2013; this book was the recipient of the Numata Book Award for 2014). This lecture is jointly sponsored by the Department of Indian and Buddhist Philosophy at the University of Tokyo and the Society for the Promotion of Buddhism (Bukkyō Dendō Kyōkai).

CfP Burma/Myanmar in Transition: Connectivity, Changes and Challenges

Call for Papers
International Conference on Burma/Myanmar Studies

Burma/Myanmar in Transition:
Connectivity, Changes and Challenges

Chiang Mai, 24-25 July 2015
University Academic Service Centre (UNISERV)
Chiang Mai University

Deadline proposals: 15 April 2015

SYMPOSIUM> Myanmar: The Golden Land

Dear colleagues,

on occasion of the exhibition "Myanmar: The Golden Land" the Linden-Museum Stuttgart in collaboration with Heidelberg University will hold an international symposium on Myanmar on 2-4 March 2015. We warmly invite you all to come and participate in the discussions.


The symposium has a particular focus on Buddhism in Myanmar, its history, popular religious practices, relations between Buddhism and politics, and Buddhist art.

Keynote Speakers:

ToC Journal of Burma Studies - volume 18, issue 2, now available online

The Table of Contents for The Journal of Burma Studies Volume 18 Number 2 (December 2014) is below. The Journal is now available online through university libraries that subscribe to Project MUSE (most North American universities do). NUS Press publishes this Journal on behalf of the Center for Burma Studies at Northern Illinois University. 

Bogus Chinese Envoys, Spurious Chinese Princesses at the 18th-Century Myanmar Royal Court
By U Thaw Kaung

NEW BOOK> Saving Buddhism: The Impermanence of Religion in Colonial Burma, by Alicia Turner

Dear Colleagues,

    With apologies for cross-posting, I wanted to announce my new book Saving Buddhism: The Impermanence of Religion in Colonial Burma from the University of Hawaii Press. It is now available for order from directly from the University of Hawaii press.

Call for Participants: Shari'a and its implementations in Southeast Asia (AAS -Asia in Motion, Taipei 2015)

Dear Members of H-ASIA,

I am proposing a panel titled Shari'a and its implementation in Southeast Asia for the upcoming AAS-Asia Conference, Motion: Ideas, Institutions, Identities Conference, which will take place in Taiwan, June 22-24, 2015. The aim of this post is to find people planning to attend this conference, who would be interested in creating a panel that would focus on the subject from a  variety of angles: Law, Social Sciences, Sociology etc. 


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