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The Book Sacred Sites of Burma
The Author Donald Martin Stadtner
The Publisher River Books Press Dist A C
Release Date2011
Genre Architecture
Pages 348
ISBN 9749863607
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The sacred sites of Burma are amongst the most beautiful and spectacular in all of Asia. However, the fame and sacredness of these holy places rests almost solely on the myths and legends that surround their founding and the origins of their relics. These Buddhist tales can arise and evolve with astounding speed and creativity drawing on a variety of sources ranging from local folklore to Sri Lankan chronicles. This book uncovers the evidence for and traces the development of these intricate myths across a wide spectrum of sacred sites ranging from Yangon and the Mon State in Lower Burma to Pagan and Mandalay in Upper Burma as well as considering the areas of Shan influence around Inle lake. The author illustrates how sacred sites can emerge with remarkable frequency even in our own time with only those that possess myths catching the imagination of the Buddhist faithful having any chance of long term survival. This book represents an essential read for anyone interested in the development of Buddhism in its many aspects, be they its art, archaeology, history or belief.

The Book Hard Travel to Sacred Places
The Author Rudolph Wurlitzer
The Publisher Shambhala Publications
Release Date1995-09-11
Genre Travel
Pages 161
ISBN 1570621179
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Hard Travel to Sacred Places is the record of a personal odyssey through Southeast Asia, an external and internal journey through grief and the painful realities of a decadent age. Wurlitzer—novelist, screenwriter, and Buddhist practitioner—travels with his wife, photographer Lynn Davis, on a photo assignment to the sacred sites of Thailand, Burma, and Cambodia. Heavy Westernization, sex clubs, aging hippies and expatriates, and political dissidents provide a vivid contrast to the peace that Wurlitzer and Davis seek, still reeling from the death of their son in a car accident. As Davis with her camera searches for a thread of meaning among the artifacts and relics of a more enlightened age, Wurlitzer grasps at the wisdom of the Buddhist teachings in an effort to assuage his grief. His journal chronicles the survival of age-old truths in a world gone mad.

The Book Sacred Places
The Author Brad Olsen
The Publisher CCC Publishing
Release Date2000
Genre Sacred space
Pages 238
ISBN 1888729023
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A travel guide to the world's most sacred locales offers travel tips and detailed maps to the Great Pyramid, Easter Island, the Himalayas, Ayers Rock, Chaco Canyon, Jericho, Delphi, Stonehenge, and Mayan ruins, among other sites of spiritual importance. Original.

The Book Encyclopedia of Sacred Places
The Author Norbert Brockman
The Publisher ABC-CLIO
Release Date2011-09-13
Genre Religion
Pages 681
ISBN 9781598846546
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This thoroughly revised and updated encyclopedia documents the diversity of shrines, temples, holy places, and pilgrimage sites sacred to the world's major religious traditions, and illustrates their elemental place in human culture.

The Book Burma At The Turn Of The Twenty first Century
The Author Monique Skidmore
The Publisher University of Hawaii Press
Release Date2005
Genre History
Pages 304
ISBN 0824828976
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This is the first study in a half century of one of the least known societies in the contemporary world. Burma at the Turn of the 21st Century provides insight into the everyday lives, concerns, and values of the people of this reclusive nation. Prominent anthropologists and religion scholars with in-depth, long-term knowledge of central Burma offer detailed analyses of the ways in which Burmese actively manage and create lives for themselves in the shadow of a military dictatorship. Their research crosses the domains of religious, political, and social life, examining public festivals and performance, local-state relations, literary life, lottery frenzies, mass meditators, political rumors and black humor, the value of children, changing male identities, and more in this impressive, wide-ranging collection.

The Book Asian Sacred Natural Sites
The Author Bas Verschuuren
The Publisher
Release Date2016
Genre Historic sites
Pages 318
ISBN 1138936294
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Introduction : re-awakening the power of place : ancient philosophy and practice with current relevance for protected areas and conservation in Asia / Bas Verschuuren -- The Asian philosophy of protected areas / Amran Hamzah -- Sacred mountains in Asia : themes and implications for protected areas / Edwin Bernbaum -- Can world heritage status help protect sacred sites in Asia? / Alison Ormsby, Wendy Jackson and Shonil Bhagwat -- The sacred geography of Kyrgyzstan : an unrecognized network of community-conserved areas and traditional practices / Aitpaeva Gulnara -- Sacred mandala : protecting Bhutan's sacred natural sites / Liza Zogib, Khenpo Phuntshok Tashi, Tshewang Gyalpo, Sangay Dendhup, Riamsara Kuyakanon, Kelzang Wangchuk, Lopen Namgay Tenzin and Ngawang Gyeltshen -- Indian sacred natural sites : ancient traditions of reverence and conservation explained from a Hindu perspective / Rana P.B. Singh and Pravin S. Rana -- Interface between sacred natural sites and formal protected areas for biodiversity conservation in Nepal / Jailab Kumar Rai and Sudeep Jana -- Customary laws governing the sacred natural sites of the Xe Champhone Ramsar site in Lao PDR : implications for site management / Raphaël Glémet, Patricia Moore, Ketsana Phommachanh and Minavanh Pholsena -- Sacred natural sites in a legal context : a focus on the legal interpretation of the sacred/cultural heritage of the Dongaria Kondhs in India / Radhika Borde -- Forum Pekaseh in the management of Subak landscape of Catur Angga Batukaru, Unesco world heritage sites in Bali / Antoinette Royo, Wiwik Dharmiasih and Yunus Arbi -- The pa'oh's governance system and Kakku : implications for heritage conservation from Burma/Myanmar / Jonathan Liljeblad -- Kailash sacred landscape : bridging cultural heritage, conservation and development through a transboundary landscape approach / Abhimanyu Pandey, Rajan Kotru and Nawraj Pradhan -- Mount Fuji's history as a spiritual realm and means for its preservation / Toshihiko Ono, Tetsuro Hongo and Kiyotatsu Yamamoto -- Animism and traditional knowledge disappear in Virachey National Park, Cambodia / Gregory McCann and Yi-Chung Hsu -- Holy hills : sanctuaries of biodiversity in Xishuangbanna, south west China / Lily Zeng and Gaëtan Reuse -- Lakes of the gods : sacred high altitude lakes of Uttarakhand, India / Jatinder Kaur and Khima Nand Balodi -- Issyk Kul Lake, the planet's third eye : sacred sites in Issyk Kul Biosphere Reserve / Aibek Samakov and Fikret Berkes -- Tsum sacred conservation area in Gorkha, Nepal / Jailab Rai and Nima Lama -- Past and present biocultural significance of sea turtles for local communities on the Arabian Peninsula in western Asia / Vanda Mendonca, Boutros Abi-Aoun and Mohamed El Baradey -- Lua people : traditions, beliefs and sacred natural sites in northern Thailand / Narong Pongpandecha and Ken Taylor -- Creating new discursive terrain for the custodians of the Tibetan spiritscape in north west Yunnan / John Studley and Awang Jikmed -- Where culture and nature meet : recreating spiritual and religious practices for site management and governance in Takht-e Soleyman Lake, Iran / Minoo Hassani Esfehani -- The role of Tuvan people's scared natural sites in nature conservation in China / Yuxin Hou -- Conclusions : the way forward for sacred natural sites and conservation in Asia / Bas Verschuuren

The Book The Sacred Place of Exile
The Author Carla Brewington
The Publisher Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release Date2013-02-01
Genre Religion
Pages 170
ISBN 9781621895824
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The person of exile may be considered a wanderer, a nomad, a refugee, or a rebel. People of exile can be the marginalized, the disenfranchised, the outcast, the left out, and the pushed away. Different terms are used, but what defines them all is separation. Exile is a dangerous and dominant theme that runs through Scripture, through the lives of the people of Israel, and through the universal church. Women who have known the sacred place of exile are uniquely qualified to form a women's mission. The case is made for a momentum shift in missiological thinking. There is a desperate and aching need for a women's mission, which could lead the way to a women's missionary movement. The emergence of such a mission/movement is indeed fraught with skepticism and suspicion from many of those inside the church and leaders in the missionary world. But the radical, disruptive, costly following of Jesus to those "outside the camp" is our calling.

The Book The Atlas of Holy Places Sacred Sites
The Author Colin Wilson
The Publisher
Release Date1996
Genre Atlases, British
Pages 192
ISBN 0751303372
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This account of holy sites and mysterious ruins aims to capture the spirit of the places themselves. It explains their myths and legends and shows their continuing importance down the ages. Part One examines over 100 key sites and shows how they came to be regarded as sacred and their subsequent history. The sites are divided geographically into sections, such as Africa and the Middle East, Europe and Australia, and the Pacific. Each of these areas is introduced by a hand-drawn map showing all of the sites described and other areas of interest, such as ancient burial grounds, temples and natural sites. Part Two is a map-based gazetteer of over 1000 sacred sites. The sites are plotted over 20 maps, which are then followed by listings giving information about each holy place. The maps show the location of each site and the period in which it was built or used.

The Book Religious sites in America
The Author Mary Ellen Snodgrass
The Publisher Abc-Clio Inc
Release Date2000-10-01
Genre Reference
Pages 508
ISBN STANFORD:36105028656697
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Lists religious centers and holy places throughout the United States, giving location, origin, history, size, accessibility, purpose, and influence, and covers beliefs ranging from Native American religions to modern evangelism.

The Book Where China Meets India
The Author Thant Myint-U
The Publisher Faber & Faber
Release Date2011-08-18
Genre History
Pages 384
ISBN 9780571277780
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: China and India have always been seperated not only by the Himalayas, but also by the impenetrable jungle and remote areas that once stretched across Burma. Now this last great frontier will likely vanish - forests cut down, dirt roads replaced by superhighways, insurgencies ended - leaving China and India exposed to each other as never before. This basic shift in geography is as profound as the opening of the Suez Canal and is taking place just as the centre of the world's economy moves to the East. Thant Myint-U has travelled extensively across this vast territory, where high-speed trains and gleaming shopping malls now sit alongside the last remaining forests and impoverished mountain communities. In Where China Meets India he explores the new strategic centrality of Burma, the country of his ancestry, where Asia's two rising giant powers - China and India - appear to be vying for supremacy. Part travelogue, part history, part investigation, Where China Meets India takes us across the fast-changing Asian frontier, giving us a masterful account of the region's long and rich history and its sudden significance for the rest of the world. Thant Myint-U is the author of The River of Lost Footsteps and has written articles for the New York Times, the Washington Post and the New Statesman. He has worked alongside Kofi Annan at the UN's Department of Political Affairs and currently works as a special consultant to the Burmese government.

The Book Sacred Places of the World
The Author Robert H. Dalton
The Publisher
Release Date2004
Genre Sacred space
Pages 208
ISBN STANFORD:36105120963561
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book The Maritime Frontier of Burma
The Author Jos J. L. Gommans
The Publisher Brill Academic Pub
Release Date2002-01-01
Genre History
Pages 248
ISBN STANFORD:36105111363334
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Situated at the periphery of both South and Southeast Asia, the maritime frontier of Burma (Arakan, Lower Burma and Tenasserim) has long been neglected area of study. In spite of its location at the outskirts of powerful Asian polities such as Taungngu Burma, Ayutthaya and Mughal India, it served as an important cultural and commercial crossroads connecting all the regions surrounding the Bay of Bengal. For the first time in Burmese studies, this volume explores the interactive elements of Coastal Burma's civilization by bringing together a unique array of scholars, both historians and art historians, both anglophones and francophones, both South Asianists and Southeast Asianists. The result is a creative and colorful pastiche that pays tribute to Burma's distinctive political, cultural and commercial place in the Indian Ocean world.

The Book South African Labour Bulletin
The Author
The Publisher
Release Date2007
Genre Working class
ISBN STANFORD:36105131547346
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Burma Weekly Bulletin
The Author
The Publisher
Release Date1951
Genre Burma
ISBN STANFORD:36105215890620
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Supernatural
The Author Sarah Bartlett
The Publisher Australian Geographic
Release Date2014
Genre Folklore
Pages 256
ISBN 1742455808
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Something mysterious is at work. For thousands of years, Earth has been haunted by ghosts, menaced by vampires, disturbed by malevolent spirits, and graced by mystical powers. The desire to engage with the supernatural world lures many visitors to haunted castles, UFO hotspots, and sacred sites. In truth, we want to experience spine-tingling moments, feel the mystery, or find evidence of other worlds. From the barren deserts of southern Peru to the lush valleys of central Europe, the supernatural forms part of the ancient myths and legends of every culture. The much-feared and popularized vampire is found not only in Romania, but also in other countries such as Scotland, Ghana, and the Philippines. Ghosts not only haunt ruined medieval European castles, but also lurk in American cemeteries, roam the Hex River Valley of South Africa, or inhabit deserted towns, battle sites, and islands. Legendary heroes are as numerous in Burma as they are in Greece, and mystical places can be as empowering as Ayers Rock in Australia or as baffling as Aramu Muru in southern Peru. Supernatural Places is a comprehensive guide to exploring the Earth's supernatural heritage and where to seek out a mystical, otherworldly

The Book South East Asia Research
The Author
The Publisher
Release Date2004
Genre Southeast Asia
ISBN UOM:39015078233270
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Population Redistribution and Development in South Asia
The Author L.A. Kosinski
The Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date2012-12-06
Genre Science
Pages 256
ISBN 9789400953093
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The mutual relationship between change in population distribution and its determinants and consequences on one hand, and social and economic development on the other, is becoming an increasingly important area of concern for researchers, policy makers and planners alike. During tha last several years the International Geographical Union Commission on Population Geography has devoted much of its attention to this problem and organized a series of international meetings focusing on population redistribution and its ramifications in different parts of the world. During one such meeting, held in 1980 in Karachi, Pakistan, some thirty papers were submitted by participants coming mostly from five countries in South Asia: Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The present volume is an outcome of that symposium, but it should not be regarded merely as a report of proceedings; these have been published separately by the Commission. Furthermore, all Pakistani papers were published in their original version in a separate volume edited by M.1. Siddiqi, who coordinated local arrangements for the meeting on behalf of Karachi University. This present volume offers only a selection of the original papers, all substantially edited and thoroughly revised, and brings them together with additionally solicited texts. All original figures have been redrawn and tables and references have been updated and standardized as much as possible.

The Book Burma
The Author Alexandra Green
The Publisher
Release Date2002
Genre Art, Burmese
Pages 180
ISBN 0714124060
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Murray s Handbook India Pakistan Burma Ceylon
The Author John Murray
The Publisher
Release Date1929
Genre South Asia
ISBN UOM:39015063570637
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Buddhist Art of Myanmar
The Author Sylvia Fraser-Lu
The Publisher Yale University Press
Release Date2015
Genre Art
Pages 256
ISBN 9780300209457
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A stunning showcase of exceptional and rare works of Buddhist art, presented to the international community for the first time The practice of Buddhism in Myanmar (Burma) has resulted in the production of dazzling objects since the 5th century. This landmark publication presents the first overview of these magnificent works of art from major museums in Myanmar and collections in the United States, including sculptures, paintings, textiles, and religious implements created for temples and monasteries, or for personal devotion. Many of these pieces have never before been seen outside of Myanmar. Accompanied by brilliant color photography, essays by Sylvia Fraser-Lu, Donald M. Stadtner, and scholars from around the world synthesize the history of Myanmar from the ancient through colonial periods and discuss the critical links between religion, geography, governance, historiography, and artistic production. The authors examine the multiplicity of styles and techniques throughout the country, the ways Buddhist narratives have been conveyed through works of art, and the context in which the diverse objects were used. Certain to be the essential resource on the subject, Buddhist Art of Myanmar illuminates two millennia of rarely seen masterpieces.