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A History of Modern Burma [Paperback]

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Author Author : Charney, Michael W.
ISBN-10 ISBN-10 : 0521617588
ISBN-13 ISBN-13 : 9780521617581
Publisher Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Pages Pages : 256
Binding Binding : Paperback
Item ID : 100042230

The first general history of modern Burma in over five decades.Michael Charney's book - the first general history of modern Burma in over five decades - traces the highs and lows of Burma's history from its pre-colonial past to the 'Saffron Revolution' of 2007 and, by exploring key themes, explains the forces that have made the country what it is today.Michael Charney's book - the first general history of modern Burma in over five decades - traces the highs and lows of Burma's history from its pre-colonial past to the 'Saffron Revolution' of 2007 and, by exploring key themes, explains the forces that have made the country what it is today.Burma has lived under military rule for nearly half a century. The results of its 1990 elections were never recognized by the ruling junta and Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of Burmas pro-democracy movement, was denied her victory. She has been under housearrest ever since. Now an economic satellite and political dependent of the Peoples Republic of China, Burma is at a crossroads. Will it become another North Korea, will it succumb to Chinas political embrace or will the people prevail? Michael Charneys book the first general history of modern Burma in over five decades - traces the highs and lows of Burmas history from its pre-colonial past to the Saffron Revolution of 2007. By exploring key themes such as the political division between lowland and highland Burma and monastic opposition to state control, the author explains the forces that have made the country what it is today.Introduction; 1. Burma under colonial rule; 2. The colonial centre; 3. Self-government without independence; 4. The democratic experiment; 5. Dress rehearsals; 6. The revolutionary council; 7. The BSPP years; 8. Towards democracy, 19881990; 9. Perpetual delay; Conclusion. An excellent work that deals with the period from the annexation of Upper Burma by the British in 1886 until the devastation of Cyclone Nargis in 2008. The focus is on the period from lăd

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