Donald Stadtner: Burma (Myanmar)
Donald Stadtner: Power and Piety in Burma's New Political LandscapeDr. Donald Stadtner, Burma Scholar; Author, Ancient Pagan and Sacred Sites of Burma
The repression of the democracy movement in the late 1980s prompted a wave of unprecedented government sponsorship of Buddhist building projects. Certain key pagodas were hastily restored and re-gilded soon after the shooting ceased. What did the military government achieve by fostering these projects? How have ordinary people viewed these changes? Stadtner will speak on the country’s history and possible future.
Location: SF Club OfficeTime: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. programCost: $20 standard, $8 members, $7 students (with valid ID)Also know: Dr. Stadtner is the study leader on the Club’s trip to Burma and Laos, October 14-27, 2012.