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Bibliographies and online documents of individual Burma/Myanmar scholars
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Title: Independent Journal of Burmese Scholarship - လွတ်လပ်သော မြန်မာ့ သုတေသန ဂျာနယ်
Date of publication: September 2016
Description/subject: Independent Journal of Burmese Scholarship: Mission Statement â–½ "The Independent Journal of Burmese Scholarship — လွတ်လပ်သော မြန်မာ့ သုတေသန ဂျာနယ် — is a new, open access, digital journal of humanities (history and literary criticism) and social sciences. It aims at fostering the development of vigorous, critical, and independent research of the highest quality on Burma by scholars both in Burma and abroad. The Journal will be published in Burmese, with full text or summary translations in a second language (i.e., one of the major languages of world scholarship or one of the non-Burman written languages of Burma). The editors hope to promote scholarly excellence by a system of peer review, editorial advice, and by supplying authors with digital copies of related research not easily otherwise available to them. We envision publishing bi-annually, often on particular themes selected by the editors and announced in advance. We encourage submissions by young scholars and aspiring amateurs as well as established academics. All authors’ work will be held in the strictest confidence by the editors and their identities will be protected under a pen name if they so wish. We hope that the Independent Journal of Burmese Scholarship will help both create and display the fruits of a growing, independent, and assertive scholarly community."....August 2016 Volume 1, no. 1 - “Special Issue on Poverty”
Language: English, Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Independent Journal of Burmese Scholarship
Format/size: html pdf
Date of entry/update: 28 September 2016

Title: Lisa Brooten: Citations, abstracts and keywords for works on Burma
Date of publication: 31 October 2008
Description/subject: Brooten, L. (forthcoming, November 2008). Burmese political cartoons and the transnational public sphere in times of crisis. International Journal of Comic Art, 10(2): 254-281...Keywords: cartoons, Irrawaddy, Saffron Revolution, Nargis, transnational public sphere, media analysis, media representation.....Brooten, L. (September 2008). The 'pint-sized terrorists'of God's army: Child soldiers, media and global politics. Journal of Children and Media (2)3...Keywords: child soldiers; ethnic minorities; media; Orientalism; media representation; textual analysis.....Brooten, L. (2008). 'Media as our Mirror': Indigenous Media in Burma (Myanmar). In P. Wilson & M. Stewart (Eds.), Global Indigenous Media: Cultures, Practices and Politics. Duke University Press...Keywords: indigenous media, indigenous video, ethnic minority media, opposition movement, media representation, victimization, stereotypes, solidarity, agency.....Downing, J. & Brooten, L. (2007). ICTs and Political Movements. In R. Mansell & R. Silverstone (Eds.), Oxford University Press Handbook on Information and Communication Technologies. Oxford University Press. [Burmese media is a case study in this chapter]...Keywords: political movements, communication technologies, media, social change.....Brooten, L. (2007). Myanmar (Burma). Encyclopedia of Global Perspectives on the United States. Great Barrington, MA: Berkshire Publishing Group...Keywords: US-Burma relations, history, sanctions, Iraq War.....Brooten, L. (2006). Political Violence and Journalism in a Multi-ethnic State: A Case Study of Burma (Myanmar). Journal of Communication Inquiry, 30(4), 354- 373...Keywords: political violence; journalism; journalism training; indigenous (or ethnicbased) journalism; media development.....Brooten, L. (2005). The Feminization of Democracy Under Siege: The Media, 'the Lady' of Burma, and U.S. Foreign Policy. National Womenâ's Studies Association Journal, 17(3): 134-156...Keywords: media representation, gender and media, Orientalism, representations of democracy, 'protection scenario,' post cold war geopolitics.....Brooten, L. (2004). Human rights discourse and the development of democracy in a multi-ethnic state. Asian Journal of Communication, 14(2): 174-191...Keywords: media representation, refugees, refugee policy, human rights discourse, ethnic minorities.
Author/creator: Lisa Brooten
Language: English
Source/publisher: Lisa Brooten
Format/size: pdf (20K)
Date of entry/update: 31 October 2008

Title: Donald Seekins bibliography: February 2007
Date of publication: 12 February 2007
Author/creator: Donald Seekins
Language: English
Source/publisher: Donald Seekins
Format/size: pdf (34K)
Date of entry/update: 22 February 2007

Title: Petit repertoire des etudes birmanes en France
Date of publication: March 2001
Description/subject: "Ce dossier n'a pas pour objet de faire un point general sur l'etat des recherches sur la Birmanie (Union du Myanmar). Une excellente synthese, qui depasse en outre le cadre francais, a recemment ete proposee par Pierre Pichard et Francois Robinne en introduction au volume Etudes birmanes en hommage a Denise Bernot (Paris : Presses de l'Ecole francaise d'Extreme-Orient, 1998). Ce volume comporte egalement une bibliographie indicative des ouvrages et articles concernant la Birmanie parus entre 1985 et 1998..." Denise Bernot (linguistique, Professeur emerite) | Benedicte Brac de la Perriere (ethnologie, CNRS) | Anne-Cecile Brajon (etudes indiennes, Universite Paris III) | Michel Bruneau (geographie, CNRS) | Aurore candier (histoire, EPHE) | Marie-Helene Cardinaud (birman, Inalco) | Anne-May Chew (histoire de l'art/archeologie, Paris III) | Cristina Cramerotti (conservateur, Inalco) | Karine Delaye (histoire, EHESS) | Alexandra de Mersan (ethnologie, EHESS) | William Lang Dessaint (ethnologie, Professeur) | Emmanuel Guillon (etudes mones, Inalco) | Jacques Ivanoff (ethnologie, CNRS) | Jacques Leider (histoire, Inalco) | Francois L'Homer (birman, Inalco) | Helene Nut (histoire, Inalco) | Sylvie Paquet (histoire, CNRS) | Pierre Pichard (EFEO) | William Pruitt (linguistique/sciences religieuses, Pali Text Society) | Catherine Raymond (histoire de l'art/archeologie, Inalco) | Francois Robinne (CNRS) | Guillaume Rozenberg (ethnologie, EHESS) | Alice Vittrant (sciences du langage, Paris VIII) | Marie Yin Yin Myint (birman, Inalco)
Author/creator: Guillaume Rozenberg
Language: Francais, French
Source/publisher: L'Association francaise pour la recherche sur l'Asie du Sud-Est (AFRASE) - Dossier (lettre no. 53, mars 2001)
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 24 May 2005

Title: Ashley South: Publications on Burma
Description/subject: List of published books and links to more than 20 online documents, mostly on the Mon, the Karen and internal displacement in Burma/Myanmar ....."Ashley South is an independent writer and consultant, specialising in humanitarian and political issues in Burma/Myanmar and Southeast Asia."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Ashley South
Format/size: html, pdf
Date of entry/update: 24 January 2009

Title: Bertil Lintner: Publications on Burma
Description/subject: Full text online: about 80 Burma-related articles, reviews and papers...Purchase details: 8 Books...CV + bibliography of longer items (under "About")
Language: English
Source/publisher: Asia Pacific Media Services
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 29 April 2009

Title: Gustaaf Houtman : Burma-Related Publications
Description/subject: Mainly online material
Author/creator: Gustaaf Houtman
Language: English
Source/publisher: Gustaaf Houtman
Format/size: html, pdf
Alternate URLs: http://sites.google.com/site/ghoutman/
Date of entry/update: 07 January 2011

Title: Josef Silverstein: publications on Burma
Description/subject: Revised December 2002
Language: English
Format/size: html (82K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003

Title: Michael W. Charney
Description/subject: Many publications, some accessible online
Language: English
Source/publisher: School of Oriental and Africal Studies (SOAS)
Format/size: html, pdf
Date of entry/update: 03 November 2015

Title: Oliver B. Pollak: List of publications on Burma
Description/subject: Revised December 2002
Language: English
Format/size: html (25K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003

Individual Documents

Title: Burma (Myanmar) since the 1988 uprising: a select bibliography (2nd edition)
Date of publication: April 2015
Description/subject: "A bibliography is never complete. No matter how conscientious the compiler there will always be gaps and scope for additions , particularly to select bibliographies . In this regard , Burma ( renamed in the 2008 constitution as the Republic of the Union of Myanmar) is certainly no exception. Indeed, several developments over the past three years argue strongly for the preparation of an updated checklist of the English language literature on Burma. 1 Since the first edition of this work was released in July 2012, there has been an increased flow of new, revised and reprinted publications about Burma. A survey of publishers’ catalogues and booksellers’ websites suggests that this trend is set to continue for some time. This activ ity reflects a high level of interest in the country, not only in official and academic circles, but also among the wider public. This interest is likely to be maintained in 2015, when Burma’s hybrid civilian -military government is due to hold national ele ctions and, in early 2016, to choose a new president. The outcome of these competitions will be critical to the future of President Thein Sein’s ambitious reform program, launched in 2011, and to Burma’s relations with the wider world. As this edition of the bibliography helps to demonstrate, most of the public (and scholarly) interest in Burma over the past few years has been related to the country’s politics and economy, accounting for the large number of new works in those categories. This has included several important edited works, with chapters provided by a range of noted Burma watchers, covering such issues as the continuing political role of the armed forces, unresolved tensions with the ethnic minorities, the obstacles to further economic develop ment and the growth of civil society. Also, the increased number of postgraduates working on Burma in Western and other countries has led to specialised studies on areas and issues that, until now, had rarely been subject to close examination..."
Author/creator: Andrew Selth
Language: English
Source/publisher: Griffith Asia Institute
Format/size: pdf (881K-reduced version; 1.14MB-original)
Alternate URLs: https://www.griffith.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0020/716060/Burma-Uprising-2ed-web-2015.pdf
Date of entry/update: 24 April 2017

Title: Burma/Myanmar: Bibliographic trends
Date of publication: 16 February 2015
Description/subject: "There was a time when the small community of professional Burma-watchers in the West could claim with some confidence that they were conversant with most, if not all, the academic and non-scholarly literature about the country. That situation has changed and it is now very difficult, if not impossible, to keep fully abreast of the outpouring of publications devoted to Burma (or Myanmar, as it is now called). There are a number of reasons for this. After the Second World War, Burma was largely forgotten by the West. Except for events like Burma’s independence from Britain in 1948 and Ne Win’s military coup in 1962, it was rarely reported in the popular press. It featured in a few Hollywood movies, but they tended to hark back to the war. Even when the threat of communist ‘subversion’ in Southeast Asia began to attract global attention, Burma’s problems were not considered as important as those of states like Vietnam. It was not until the 1980s that the work of pioneering journalists like Bertil Lintner, writing in the old Far Eastern Economic Review, encouraged observers to look more closely at the country..."
Author/creator: Andrew Selth
Language: English
Source/publisher: "New Mandala"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 09 March 2015

Title: What Burma Should Learn from Nelson Mandela
Date of publication: 07 December 2013
Description/subject: "... These days, Burma’s transition from tyranny to democracy is partly stymied by the opposition’s attempt to institutionalize the memory of our past political divisions. Instead of putting forward a vision for the future and policies to make that vision a reality, the opposition leadership tends to employ a "good-versus-evil" political narrative as a key frame of reference in mobilizing the public. The opposition, of course, can gain a significant advantage by using this polarizing ploy. The public’s distrust and hatred of the previous junta still poisons its opinion of the current pseudo-civilian government. However, using history as a campaign instrument has only encouraged dark forces within the establishment to defend themselves using "biology" in campaigns advocating racial and religious purity. These have ranged from an attempt to prohibit interfaith marriage, to rampant anti-Muslim hate speeches, to outright communal violence. The country is gradually sliding into a history-versus-biology political battle as it approaches the 2015 elections. What we really need is a truly democratic contest of vision and policy. The country lacks a sense of unity. True reconciliation and healing remain elusive in this fragile transition. Mandela was right. When invoking memory becomes a political strategy, society suffers from a lack of imagination. Without a new vision for the future, we cannot move on and be reborn..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Foreign Policy"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 16 March 2015