Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 August 2011

240 Pages | 15 Illustrations, black & white

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719085369

Bookseller Code (06)


Conflict, Politics and Proselytism

Methodist missionaries in colonial and postcolonial Burma, 1887-1966

Michael D. Leigh

Published by Manchester University Press

Studies in Imperialism MUP

  • Analyses the political motivations of missionary activity in Upper Burma Reveals internal tensions within missions, arguments between rival missions and the unique relationship between missionaries and local indigenous communities As well as a study of missionary activity, this book also considers student unrest in Upper Burma, the early development of political Buddhism, colonial and postcolonial health and education policy and the 1949-55 civil war The result of wide-ranging original research in Methodist missionary archives around the world relating to Upper Burma

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