DOI:10.1086/463465
Corpus ID: 161993405
Buddhist Just Rule and Burmese National Culture: State Patronage of the Chinese Tooth Relic in Myanma
J. Schober
Published 1 February 1997
History

History of Religions
Un des efforts les plus importants dans le bouddhisme moderne pour creer un culte national de veneration des reliques est intervenu en 1994 lorsque la loi constitutionnelle et le concile de l'ordre… 
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