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Buddhismens Beskyddare: Burmesisk nationalism, antimuslimska munkar och deras amerikanska sympatisörer
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The violent uprisings in Myanmar between 2012-2014 sparked a big interest in the media around the world. The uprisings which resulted in many casualties and the destruction of muslim owned shops and mosques left around 140.000 IDPs. In an interview with Time Magazine’s Hannah Beech, the leader of the group claimed to be responsible for instigating the violence, Ashin Wirathu likened muslims to animals and encouraged burmese buddhists to shun muslims. Since the article was released an independent american organization which sympathizes with Wirathu and his ‘golden burmese’ 969 movement created a web page dedicated to portray a nuanced image of the movement and to clear up what they have claimed to be a number of false reports propagated by western media. This essay investigates the american support movement by analysing their english web page through the method of content analysis and by applying a propaganda theoretical framework to the final discussion. The aim of the essay is to identify what kind of image of Buddhism and Ashin Wirathus 969 movement the support group wants to portray and to explain this in the context of Myanmars colonial and postcolonial history.

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2017. , 36 p.
Keyword [en]
969 movement, nationalism, Buddhism, Myanmar, Ashin Wirathu, propaganda, Islam
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History of Religions
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-323869OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-323869DiVA: diva2:1107698
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History of Religion and Social Sciences of Religion
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Bachelor Programme in Theology and Religious Studies
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Available from: 2017-06-14 Created: 2017-06-09 Last updated: 2017-06-14Bibliographically approved

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