Today’s Pagan: Conservation Under the Generals

  • Pierre Pichard
Part of the Transcultural Research – Heidelberg Studies on Asia and Europe in a Global Context book series (TRANSCULT)


Since 1995, reconstruction of the eleventh to thirteenth-century city of Pagan has been carried out on a large scale. Under the orders of the military regime, in spite of missing evidence for their original appearance, some 2,000 brick monuments have been completely or partially rebuilt over the exposed foundations of the ancient ones. Funded by public donations within Burma and by monetary contributions from Buddhist associations abroad, this activity—widely criticized by the international community—should also be considered within the context of the Burmese religious perspective.


Pagan Cultural heritage Conservation Reconstruction Archaeology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ecole française d’Extrême-OrientBangkokThailand

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