Date

2009

Document Type

Capstone Project

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Department

Health and Human Services

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to expand the body of existing literature on the emerging phenomenon of engaged Buddhism. As such, this paper applies Christopher S. Queen's interpretative pattern for comparing Buddhist liberation movements to the pro-democracy movement in Myanmar. The central assertion is that the democracy movement in Myanmar is distinctly a Buddhist movement that draws on reinterpreted Buddhist doctrines in order to justify its position and to provide a basis for social action.

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Capstone Project (B.A.) Health, Human Services, and Public Policy Department

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