A History of Modern Burma

A History of Modern Burma

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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 Burma's pro-democracy movement, was denied her victory. She has been under housearrest ever since. Now an economic satellite and political dependent of the People's Republic of China, Burma is at a crossroads. Will it become another North Korea, will it succumb to China's political embrace or will the people prevail? 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. 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.
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009
ISBN: 9780521852111
0521852110
9780521617581
0521617588
Branch Call Number: 959.105 C382h 2009
Characteristics: xiii, 241 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm

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