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The 59th Tobunken-ASNET seminar (Special Lecture by Project Professor Charney) "Village warfare in the Burma Pacification Campaign"

The 59th Tobunken-ASNET seminar (Special Lecture by Project Professor Charney)
"Village warfare in the Burma Pacification Campaign"

The 59th Tobunken-ASNET seminar will be held as follows. This seminar is a special lecture by Project Professor Michael Charney who arrived IASA in this April. This seminar is open to public without entry.

Date:1st November (Thu) 2012, 17:00-18:00

Venue:Main Conference Room, 3rd Floor, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, University of Tokyo

Presenter:Michael Walter Charney (Project Professor, Department of Pioneering Asian Studies, IASA)

Title: "Village warfare in the Burma Pacification Campaign"

Language :English

Abstract :
Scholarship on the British Pacification Campaign in Upper Burma following the third Anglo-Burmese War has emphasized the desire to restore the link between the throne and Buddhism as a key factor in the mobilization of indigenous resistance to the British. In doing so, this research connects this conflict with older work on early modern Southeast Asia that understands indigenous warfare through a framework influenced by the religious cultures prevailing in different parts of the region. This seminar focuses on a particular zone of Upper Burma during the Pacification Campaign to discuss why evidence for the motives and the mode of fighting require a different approach.

Contact to: Network for Education and Research on Asia
tel :03-5841-5868
e-mail: asnet[at]asnet.u-tokyo.ac.jp