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Burma: Karen & Other Ethnic Insurgencies

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CIA World Factbook. Includes map.

New Internationalist Profile.

UN Development Program, Human Development Indicators.

World Guide.

On the Web: Articles

Human Rights in Burma: A Catalog of Brutality. Benedict Rogers, testimony to UK Parliament, Select Committee on Foreign Affairs (12/12/04).

Visit to the Thai-Burmese Border, 11/28-12/20/04. Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) & Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust (HART) (1/05).

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Karen People.org.

Karen Website.

Karenni Independence Through Education (KITE).

Karenni State (UNPO).

Shan World.

Unrepresented Nations & Peoples Organization (UNPO).

In the Library: Articles

Aldrich, Richard J. "Legacies of Secret Service: Renegade SOE & the Karen struggle in Burma, 1948-50," in Aldrich & Rawnsley (eds.) The Clandestine Cold War in Asia, 1945-65: Western Intelligence, Propaganda & Special Operations (Portland, 2000).

Anti-Slavery Society. "Burma: human rights," IWGIA Newsletter 50 (jul 1987):35-45 & following "Statement" by Karen National Union & National Democratic Front on their demand for a homeland.

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

Shelton, Anna. "Storyteller for human rights," Progressive (9/99):13. On Karen activist Ka Hsaw Wa.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Allen, Louis. Burma: The Longest War (London, 1987).

Anon. Forgotten Victims of a Hidden War: Internally Displaced Karen in Burma (Bangkok?: Burma Ethnic Research Group, 1998).

__________. Continued Human Rights Abuse in Burma: Emphasis on Mon State & Karen State. A News Report (Bangkok: Mon Information Service, 1998).

__________. Starving Them Out: Forced Relocations, Killings & the Systematic Starvation of Villagers in Dooplaya District (Bangkok?: Karen Human Rights Group, 2000).

Ball, Desmond & Hazel Lang. Factionalism & the Ethnic Insurgent Organisations (Canberra: Australian National U, 2001).

Bamforth, Vicky; Steven Lanjouw & Graham Mortimer. Conflict & Displacement in Karenni: The Need for Considered Approaches (Chiang Mai?: Burma Ethnic Research Group, 2000).

Bunker, Alonzo. Soo Thah: A Tale of the Making of the Karen Nation (NY: Fleming Revell, 1902).

__________. Sketches from the Karen Hills (NY: Fleming Revell, 1910).

Crozier, Laurie A. Mawchi: Mining, War & Insurgency in Burma (Queensland: Griffith U, 1994).

Delang, Claudio O. Suffering in Silence: The Human Rights Nightmare of the Karen People of Burma (Kansas City MO: Universal, 2000).

__________. Living At the Edge of Thai Society: The Karen of the Highlands of Northern Thailand (NY: Routledge, 2003).

Falla, Jonathan. True Love & Bartholomew. Rebels on the Burmese Border (Cambridge, 1991). On the Karens’ culture of resistance.

Hamilton, James H. Pwo Karen: At the Edge of Mountain & Plain (St. Paul: West, 1976).

Hayami, Yoko. Between Hills & Plains: Power & Practice in Socio-Religious Dynamics Among Karen (Kyoto: Kyoto U., 2004).

Harris, Edward Norman. The Rice Fairy: Karen Stories from Southeast Asia (Redlands CA: Simplicity, 1989).

Hinton, Elizabeth & Peter Hinton. Oldest Brother's Story: Tales of the Pwo Karen (Chiang Mai, Thailand: Silkworm, 2000).

Horton, Guy. Dying Alive (?:?, 2005).

Keyes, Charles F. (ed.) Ethnic Adaptation & Identity. The Karen on the Thai Frontier with Burma (Philadelphia, 198?).

Laungaramsri, Pinkaew. Karen Ecological Knowledge & the Challenge to the Conservation Paradigm (?: Earthworm, 2002).

Lewa, Chris. All Quiet on the Western Front? The Situation in Chin State & Sagaing Division, Burma (Chiangmai: Images Asia, 1998).

Luther, Calista Vinton. The Vintons & the Karens: Memorials of Rev. Justus H. Vinton & Calista H. Vinton (Boston: W.G. Corthell, 1880).

MacDonald, Martin. Kawthoolei Dreams, Malaria Nights: Burma's Civil War (Bangkok: White Louts, 1999).

Marshall, Harry I. The Karens of Burma (London: Longmans, Green, 1945).

__________. The Karen People of Burma: A Study in Anthropology & Ethnology [1922] (NY: AMS, 1980).

McMahon, Alexander R. The Karens of the Golden Chersonese (London: Harrison, 1876).

Morrison, Ian. Grandfather Longlegs: The Life & Gallant Death of Major H.O. Seagrim (London: Faber & Faber, 1947).

Rogers, Benedict. A Land Without Evil: Stopping the Genocide of Burma's Karen People (Worthing, West Sussex: Monarch, 2004).

Seith, Andrew. Landmines in Burma: The Military Dimension (Canberra: Australian National U, 2000).

Smith, Martin. Burma: Insurgency & the Politics of Ethnicity (London, 1991).

Tadaw, Saw Hanson. The Karens of Burma: A Study in Human Geography (unpub. PhD; University of California, San Diego, 1958).

Truxton, Addison Strong. The Integration of the Karen People of Burma & Thailand into their Respective National Cultures: A Study in the Dynamics of Culture Contact (unpub. PhD; University of Californa, Los Angeles, 1958).

Tucker, Mike. The Long Patrol with the Karen Guerrillas in Burma (Bangkok: Asia Books, 2003).

Tun, Moe K. The 1997 Offensives: Suffering & Struggle for Idenity & Justice of the Ethnic Karen in Burma (Bangkok: Burma Issues, 1997).

__________. Education for the Development of the Marginalized Karen in Burma (Bangkok: Burma Issues, 1998).

In the Library: Fiction

Marshall, Harry I. Naw Su: A Story of Burma (Portland ME: Falmouth, 1947).

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