The "Chinese Confucian" and the "Chinese Buddhist" in British Burma, 1881-1947
Posted on 25. May, 2009 by James Miller
|Title||The "Chinese Confucian" and the "Chinese Buddhist" in British Burma, 1881-1947|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1990|
|Journal||Journal of Southeast Asian Studies|
Since 1893 the British had put in place a comprehensive legal system for Burma. The guiding principle of the judicial and legislative system was that each racial or religious group had the right to its own law in matters of religion and custom. But one group, the 'Chinese Confucian' escaped the legislation and in the period 1881-1947 caused the courts some considerable problems.