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Burma or Myanmar?

Lowell Dittmer

Burma or Myanmar?

the struggle for national identity

by Lowell Dittmer

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Published by World Scientific in Singapore, Hackensack, NJ .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Politics and government,
  • Foreign relations,
  • Burmese National characteristics

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Statementeditor, Lowell Dittmer
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDS530.65 .B868 2010
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 380 p. :
    Number of Pages380
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25092872M
    ISBN 109814313645
    ISBN 109789814313643
    LC Control Number2010353399
    OCLC/WorldCa613430912

      The ruling military junta changed its name from Burma to Myanmar in , a year after thousands were killed in the suppression of a popular uprising. Rangoon also became Yangon.   Burma / Myanmar A Guide for Burma. Constantin Hoferer. , 1 Rating; Publisher Description. This book is about Burma and offers you one possible route through Burma. You will take the route Rangoon, Mandalay, Pyin Oo Lwin, Kalaw, Inle Lake, Bagan, Bago, Golden Rock. The idea is also giving a first impression how Burma looks like.5/5(1).

    The Shore Beyond Good and Evil: A Report from Inside Burma's Opium Kingdom by Hideyuki Takano from Kotan Publishing. Between Integration and Secession: The Muslim Communities of the Southern Philippines, Southern Thailand, and Western Burma/Myanmar by Moshe Yegar from Lexington Books Out of Print - Try Used Books. Burma, the State of Myanmar. This book is a practical and comprehensive guide to succeeding in business and investing in emerging Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. It covers the country's history, geography, demographics and market size, political environment, economic conditions and industries, and legal framework.

    In his book, "Burma or Myanmar?: The Struggle for National Identity," Asia expert Lowell Dittmer from the University of California, Berkeley, explains that the "new" name Myanmar originates from a. Burma (or Myanmar as it is now called) is in the news for all the wrong reasons. It has been ruled for many years by a ruthless, repressive junta, it suffers regular earthquakes and the cyclone of May left more than a hundred thousand people injured, homeless or dead.


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Burma or Myanmar? by Lowell Dittmer Download PDF EPUB FB2

So do I in my book, A Savage Dreamland: Journeys in Burma, as do all the writers listed below. But neither Burma nor Myanmar does justice to such an ethnically diverse nation. Burma v Myanmar: Why the Country is Known by Two Names. The answer to what one should call the Southeast Asian country depends on whom you ask.

Everyone can agree that it was Burma up until when the military junta enacted the Adaptation of Expression Law.

This decreed English transliteration changes of geographic locations, including Burma, becoming Myanmar and the capital Rangoon becoming Yangon. Gustaaf Houtman, an anthropologist who specialises in the country, explains that native speakers use both words: Myanmar is the formal, literary form and Burma an everyday term.

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 Burma or Myanmar?

book 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.

Myanmar Book Download. Here is the collection of books shared by many vistors by online and by post. There are various categories for all ages. Our purpose is to encourage readers. We also would like to say thanks to all vistors who sent and shared books at our bookshelf.

Classified and annotated links to more t full text documents on Burma/Myanmar. The book aims, and I hope succeeds, in giving a clear explanation of an exquisite and unusual art form, only found in a few places in Myanmar.

It’s for anyone interested in learning about the history of the puppets and the performers, the patrons, and the characters of the puppets themselves.

Myanmar (English pronunciation below; Burmese: မြန်မာ,) or Burma (see §Etymology), officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, is a country in Southeast r is bordered by Bangladesh and India to its northwest, China to its northeast, Laos and Thailand to its east and southeast, and the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal to its south and southwest.

Here is the collection of books shared by many vistors by online and by post. There are various categories for all ages. Our purpose is to encourage readers. We also would like to say thanks to all vistors who sent and shared books at our bookshelf.

Title: Myanmar E-Books (Burmese) မြန်မာစာအုပ်များ Description: Every year, Reporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association reward Burma?s best bloggers. Thousands of Burmese netizens voted for their favourite blogs, and in late February in Chiang Mai, Thailand, a dozen of them received a prize for.

This book promises an insider’s view of the country’s political transition, but in many ways the events described bear out the perils of western thinking on Burma, which Myint-U mordantly. Burma or Myanmar: Which Name to Use.

If we go back over two decades, to pre, Burma was the name in use. Inthe then Union of Burma changed its English name to become the Union of Myanmar (kind of like how the Czech Republic changed to Czechia). Much can be learned from Myanmar's identity problems, making this book essential reading for all students and professionals interested in development studies or comparative politics.

By whatever name, Burma is not only a fascinating country but. Why has Myanmar (Burma), a country rich in resources - rice, timber, minerals - descended to 'least developed country' status.

Is the explanation to be found inside Burma or beyond. While political authoritarianism, conflict and the illegal drugs trade have been contributory factors; this book lifts the lid on a potentially more serious factor.

You may want a definitive answer as to whether it’s really ‘Burma’ or ‘Myanmar’, but few people will give you one. Officially, on paper, the country’s name is Myanmar.

Inthe ruling military government changed the name from Burma to Myanmar after thousands were killed in an uprising.

The city of Rangoon also became Yangon. Burmese names. In the Burmese language Myanmar is known as either Myanma (မြန်မာ MLCTS: mranma) or Bama (ဗမာ MLCTS: ). Myanma is the written, literary name of the country, while Bama is the spoken name of the country.

Burmese, like Javanese and other languages of Southeast Asia, has different levels of register, with sharp differences between literary and spoken language.

For an understanding of Myanmar, this book, Burma/Myanmar: What Everyone Needs to Know is on a par with Thant Myint U's book The River of Lost Footsteps: A Personal History of Burma.

Both books are highly recommended reading. Read more. 3 people found this helpful. Helpful/5(21). This has included several edited books, with chapters provided by noted Burma watchers. In this regard, mention should be made of the ANU’s Myanmar/Burma Update Conference series, which since has made a unique contribution to the field.

When Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) won the historic elections, some observers wondered if it would resolve one of her country’s most symbolic issues on the international stage: what to call it. Changed by the military government in from Burma to Myanmar, much of the international community agreed to recognize the name change.

Burma seems to be derived from “Bama” which is the main ethnical group in Myanmar and we have 8 ethnical groups. So it seems not quite fair to other ethnical groups and “The Union of Myanmar” solves the problem and feel more united!Myanmar EBook: To Explore Myanmar Book in English.

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The Noble Liberation and the Noble Truths: 6.David I. Steinberg is the director of Asian studies at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and a senior consultant to the Asia is the author of ten books, including The Future of Burma: Crisis and Choice in Myanmar ().