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Buddhism, Education and Politics in Burma and Thailand: From the Seventeenth Century to the Present

Presents Buddhism, education and politics in Burma and Thailand from the Seventeenth century to the present. Studies the education of the Sangha under strong Monarchs (1629-1878) and a threatened Buddhist kingdom and a nationalist Sangha (1853-1878) in Burma. Explains political instability and the Sangha and the standardization of monastic education, and national integration under King Chulalongkorn (1868-1910). Presents dilemmas in the current monastic education systems of Burma and Thailand.