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📒Burma Myanmar ✍ David Steinberg
✏Burma Myanmar Book Summary : No country in Asia in recent years has undergone so massive a political shift in so short a time as Myanmar. Until recently, the former British colony had one of the most secretive, corrupt, and repressive regimes on the planet, a country where Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi was held in continual house arrest and human rights were denied to nearly all. Yet events in Myanmar since the elections of November 2010 have profoundly altered the internal mood of the society, and have surprised even Burmese and seasoned foreign observers of the Myanmar scene. The pessimism that pervaded the society prior to the elections, and the results of that voting that prompted many foreign observers to call them a "sham" or "fraud," gradually gave way to the realization that positive change was in the air. In this updated second edition of Burma/Myanmar: What Everyone Needs to Know®, Davd I. Steinberg addresses the dramatic changes in the country over the past two years, including the establishment of a human rights commission, the release of political prisoners, and reforms in health and education. More than ever, the history, culture, and internal politics of this country are crucial to understanding the current transformation, which has generated headlines across the globe. Geographically strategic, Burma/Myanmar lies between the growing powers of China and India. Yet it is mostly unknown to Westerners despite being its thousand-year history as a nation. Burma/Myanmar is a place of contradictions: a picturesque land with mountain jungles and monsoon plains, it is one of the world's largest producers of heroin. Though it has extensive natural resources including oil, gas, teak, metals, and minerals, it is one of the poorest countries in the world. And despite a half-century of military-dominated rule, change is beginning to work its way through the beleaguered nation, as it moves to a more pluralistic administrative system reflecting its pluralistic cultural and multi-ethnic base. Authoritative and balanced, Burma/Myanmar is an essential book on a country in the throes of historic change. What Everyone Needs to Know® is a registered trademark of Oxford University Press.
📒Burma Myanmar ✍ Caroline Courtauld
✏Burma Myanmar Book Summary : This fully revised and well illustrated 2nd edition of Burma intelligently evokes the magic and mystery of what was once the richest nation in Asia. Practical information on visas, customs, food and shopping is included.'
📒Burma Myanmar ✍ Mikael Gravers
✏Burma Myanmar Book Summary : "Recent changes in Burma/Myanmar have been called the 'Burmese democratic spring.' While the international media have mainly focused on the economic opportunities offered by these changes and on the doings and sayings of Aung San Suu Kyi, the reality is far more complex. The country is desperately poor, divided by ethnic and religious rivalries and continues to suffer from some of the world's most intractable military conflicts while powerful elite factions oppose reform. Where, then, is the country heading? What are the key challenges it will face? Who are likely to be the key players in the unfolding events? What implications are there for international actors in arenas like policy, diplomacy, development and business? With contributions on topics like the political situation, international relations, ethnic and religious rivalries, and the economy, long-time observers of the situation offer insights and analysis that address these issues. The result is a tightly focused volume that will appeal to a broad readership interested in the current situation and its implications."--Page 4 of cover.
📒Burma Myanmar ✍ Nathaniel Harris
✏Burma Myanmar Book Summary : "Discusses Burma, its history, conflicts, and the reasons why it is currently in the news"--Provided by publisher.
📒Historical Dictionary Of Burma Myanmar ✍ Donald M. Seekins
✏Historical Dictionary of Burma Myanmar Book Summary : This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar) contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture.
📒Tradition And Modernity In Myanmar ✍ Uta Gärtner
✏Tradition and Modernity in Myanmar Book Summary : In May 1993 noted scholars from eleven countries who share a common interest in Burma/Myanmar irrespective of the considerable diversity of their special fields met on the occasion of the international conference "Tradition and Modernity in Myanmar" organized by the Department of Southeast Asian Studies of the Centre of Asian and African Studies, Humboldt University, Berlin. Their papers on problems of religion, history, politics, ethnicity, language, culture provide a survey of international research work on this country having as their common denominator the role of tradition with special reference to present times. Part one of this two-volume set covers the fields of history and politics, Part two culture, social life, and language.
📒Burma ✍ David I. Steinberg
✏Burma Book Summary : Long isolated by rigid military rule, Burma, or Myanmar, is one of the least known, significantly sized states in the world. Possessed of a rich cultural history yet facing a range of challenges to stability and growth, it has struck the imaginations of those concerned not only with geopolitical or trade affairs but also with poverty, health, and human rights. David I. Steinberg sheds new light on this reclusive state by exploring issues of authority and legitimacy in its politics, economics, social structure, and culture since the popular uprising and military coup of 1988. Exploring the origins of that year’s tumultuous events, Steinberg analyzes a generation of preceding military governments and their attempts to address the nation’s problems. He focuses on the role of the military, the effects of Burma’s geopolitical placement, the plight of the poor, the destruction of civil society, and rising ethnic tensions. While taking into account the importance of foreign observers as counterpoints to official views, suppliers of economic aid, and advocates of reform, Steinberg contends that ultimately, the solutions to Myanmar’s varied problems lie with the Burmese themselves and the policies of their government. The paperback edition includes a postcript that reveals the most current and critical issues facing Burma since the publication of the original hardcover in March 2001. Steinberg brings readers up to date on the recent release of political prisoners, economic and military conditions, United Nations actions, and the complex, ever-changing relationship between Thailand and Myanmar.
📒Burma Myanmar ✍ Ronald James May
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📒Human Rights In Burma Myanmar ✍ James Goldston
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📒Key Facts On Burma Myanmar ✍ Patrick W. Nee
✏Key Facts on Burma Myanmar Book Summary : Learn everything you need to about the exciting country of Burma, also known as Myanmar! The Key Facts on Burma provides readers with essential statistical and business information on the Asian country, including: -Background of Burma -Geography of Burma -People and Society of Burma -Government and Key Leaders of Burma -Economy of Burma -Energy Resources of Burma -Communications in Burma -Transportation in Burma -Military of Burma -Transnational Issues of Burma The Internationalist Business Guides provide crucial up-to-date facts on countries around the world. Visit us at www.internationalist.com