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Burma (Myanmar)

(see also Burma: Karen Insurgency)

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CIA World Factbook. Includes map.

Library of Congress Country Profile.

New Internationalist Profile.

UN Development Program, Human Development Indicators.

World Guide.

On the Web: Articles

Ran-goons: Why Isn’t Burma On Bush’s Axis of Evil List? Joshua Kurlantzick, Washington Monthly (4/02). Drug trade, nukes, weapons trading & militas threaten neighbors but not US, so it’s OK?

Haliburton's Destructive Engagement: How Dick Cheney & USA-Engage Subvert Democracy at Home & Abroad. EarthRight.

Liberation Medicine & Oppression Medicine. Dr. Khin Saw Win (4/23/01).

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Burma Campaign UK.

Burma Daily.

Burma Project.

Burma Watch International (Canada).

Countrywatch: Myanmar.

Democratic Voice of Burma.

EarthRights International (Burma Project). Litigating against Unocal.

Free Burma Coalition.

Human Rights Watch: Burma.

Independent Journalists Online: Burma.

International Crisis Group. Monitors ongoing conflicts.

International Labor Rights Fund. Litigation against Unocal.

WWW Virtual Library.

In the Library: Articles

Aye Kyaw. "Status of women in family law in Burma & Indonesia," Crossroads 4 (fall 88):100-120.

Aung-Thwin, Maureen. "Burmese days," Foreign Affairs 68 (spr 1989):143-61.

Badgley, John. "Burma: the nexus of socialism & two political traditions," Asian Survey 3,21 (feb 1963):89-96.

__________. "Burma’s zealot wungyis: Maoists or St. Simonists?" Asian Survey 5,1 (jan 1965):55-.
__________. "Intellectuals & the national vision: the Burmese case," Asian Studies 9,8 (aug 1969):598-613.

Beer, Michael A. "Violent & nonviolent struggle in Burma: is a unified strategy workable?" in S. Zunes, L.R. Kurtz & Sara Beth Asher (eds.) Nonviolent Social Movements: A Geographical Perspective (Malden MA: Blackwell, 1999), pp. 174-84.

Bernstein, Dennis & Leslie Kean. "Singapore's blood money: hanging drug couriers but investing with their suppliers," Nation (10/20/97):11-16.

Cultural Survival Quarterly 13,4 (1989). Special issue on Burma, focussing on Karen resistance movement.

Drake, Ingrid. “Finding dignity in exile,” Yes! (Spring, 2004).

Dreifus, Claudia. "Aung San Suu Kyi," in her Interview (NY: Seven Stories, 199?).

Eviatar, Daphne. "Profits at gunpoint," Nation (6/30/03). Unocal's collusion with Burmese military in repression of villagers' rights to protect gas pipeline.

__________. "A big win for human rights," Nation (5/9/05):20-22. Unocal settlement.

Hardin, Blaine. "For Burmese, repression, AIDS & denial," NY Times (11/14/00).

Kean, Leslie & Dennis Bernstein. "Aung San Suu Kyi [interview]," Progressive (3/97).

Larsen, Jensine. "No place to go. Burmese refugees can’t find a home," Progressive (2/98).

Miller, Brad. "Burma in chains: U.S. companies profit from slavery," Progressive (10/95):32-35.

Moberg, David. "Burma Inc.," In These Times (10/1/01):26-7

Moksha Yitri. "The crisis in Burma: back from the heart of darkness?" Asian Survey 29 (jun 1989):543-58.

Nash, Manning. "Burmese Buddhism in everyday life," American Anthropologist 65 (1963):285-95.

Roucek, Joseph S. "Burma in geopolitics," Revue du Sud-Est Asiatique et de l’Extreme-Orient (1968):47-80.

Sarkisyanz, Emmanuel. "On the changing Anglosaxon image of Burma," Asian Studies (Manila) 4,2 (1966):226-35.

__________. "On the place of U Nu’s Buddhist socialism in Burma’s history of ideas," in R.K. Sakai (ed.) Studies on Asia II (Lincoln NE, 1961).

Schenker, Joshua. "Pariah nation" In These Times (10/1/01):24-6.

Sesser, Stan. "A rich country gone wrong," New Yorker (10/9/89):55-95.

Suu Kyi, Aung San. "Freedom, development, & human worth," Democracy 6,2 (4/95):12-19.

Tambiah, S.J. "Buddhism & this-worldly activity," Modern Asian Studies 7,1 (jan 1973):1-20.

Trager, Frank N. "The failure of U Nu & the return of the armed forces in Burma," Review of Politics 25,3 (jul 1963):309-28.

Walinsky, Louis J. "The rise & fall of U Nu," Pacific Affairs 38, 3-4 (1965-66).

Win, Aye Aye. "Newspapers publish photos of Suu Kyi with generals," Santa Cruz Sentinel (7/6/03): A-19.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Aung San Suu Kyi. Freedom from Fear & Other Writings (Harmondsworth, 1991).

__________ with Alan Clements. The Voice of Hope (NY: Seven Stories, 1997).

Ba Maw. Breakthrough in Burma. Memoirs of a Revolution, 1939-1946 (New Haven: Yale, 1968).

Bingham, J. U Thant of Burma (NY, 1966).

Butwell, Richard. U Nu of Burma (Stanford, 1963).

Chan, Won-loy. Burma: The Untold Story (Novato CA, 1986).

Clements, Alan. Burma: The Next Killing Fields (Berkeley CA: Odonian, 1992).

__________ & Leslie Kean. Burma's Revolution of the Spirit: The Struggle of Demcratic Freedom & Dignity (NY: Aperture, 1994).

Courtauld, Caroline. In Search of Burma (London, 1984).

Fernando, Laksiri. Human Rights, Politics & States: Burma, Cambodia, Sri Lanka (Colombo: Social Scientists' Association, 2002).

Gyi, Maung Maung. Burmese Political Values (NY, 1983).

Khaing, Mi Mi. Burmese Family (Bloomington IN, 1962).

__________. The World of Burmese Women (London, 1984).

Ling, Trevor. Buddhism, Imperialism & War (London, 1979).

Lintner, Bertil. The Rise & Fall of the Communist Party of Burma (CPB) (Ithaca, 1990).

Maung Maung. A Trial in Burma. The Assassination of Aung San (The Hague, 1962).
__________ (comp.) Aung San of Burma (The Hague, 1962).

__________. Burma & General Ne Win (London, 1969).

Mawdsley, James. The Iron Road: A Stand for Truth & Democracy in Burma (NY: North Point, 2001).

Mendelson, E. Michael. Sangha & State in Burma. A Study of Monastic Sectarianism & Leadership (Ithaca, 1975).

Mirante, Edith T. Burmese Looking Glass: A Human Rights Adventure & a Jungle Revolution (NY, 1993).

Pilger, John. Hidden Agendas (NY, 1998), pp. 139-96. (report on Burma in 1997).

Sarkisyanz, Emanual. Buddhist Backgrounds of the Burmese Revolution (The Hague, 1965).

Silverstein, Josef. Burma: Military Rule & the Politics of Stagnation (Ithaca, 1977).

__________ (comp.) The Political Legacy of Aung San (Cornell Southeast Asian Studies Data Paper 86; Ithaca, 1972).

__________ (ed.) The Future of Burma in Perspective: A Symposium (Athens OH, 1974).

Singh, Kumar B.N. Freedom Struggle in Burma (New Delhi, 1989).

Smith, Donald E. Religion & Politics in Burma (Princeton, 1965).

Spiro, Melford E. Buddhism & Society: A Great Tradition & its Burmese Vicissitudes (NY, 1972).

Steinberg, David I. Burma: A Socialist Nation of Southeast Asia (Boulder, 1982).

__________. The Future of Burma: Crisis & Choice in Myanmar (Lanham MD, 1990).

Taylor, Robert H. The State in Burma (Honolulu, 1988).

Thwe, Pascal Thoo. From the Land of Green Ghosts: A Burmese Odyssey (NY: HarperCollins, 2002). Padaung guerrilla memoir.

Victor, Barbara. The Lady: Aung San Suu Kyi: Nobel Laureate & Burma's Prisoner [1998] (NY: Faber & Faber, 2000).

In the Library: Fiction

Ghosh, Amitav. The Glass Palace (NY, 2002). Burmese adaptations to early British colonial rule.

Lay, Ma Ma. Not Out of Hate: A Novel of Burma (Athens OH: Ohio U, 1981). Late colonial period.

Mason, Daniel. The Piano Tuner (NY: Random House, 2003).

In the Library: For Young Readers

In the Library: Poetry

In the Library: Drama

In the Library: Photography

CD & Audio

Film & Video

"Kalama Sutta: Seeing is Believing" [?], dir. Holly Fisher, 96m.

"Lines of Fire" [1992], dir. Brian Beker, ?m. From First Run Features. Documentary on drug trade & insurgency in the Golden Triangle.

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