Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Health, Human Services and Public Policy
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.
White, Jonathan M., "Buddhist liberation movements : case study of Myanmar's democracy movement" (2009). Capstone Projects and Master's Theses. 207.