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The Resource Burma/Myanmar : what everyone needs to know, David I. Steinberg

Burma/Myanmar : what everyone needs to know, David I. Steinberg

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Burma/Myanmar : what everyone needs to know
Title
Burma/Myanmar
Title remainder
what everyone needs to know
Statement of responsibility
David I. Steinberg
Title variation
Myanmar
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Taking into account the dramatic changes the country has seen in the past two years--including the establishment of a human rights commission, the release of political prisoners, and reforms in health and education--David I. Steinberg offers an updated second edition of Burma/Myanmar: What Everyone Needs to Know. More than ever, the history, culture, and internal politics of this country are crucial to understanding the breaking headlines emerging from it today and placing them in a broader context. Geographically strategic, Burma/Myanmar lies between the growing powers of China and India, and has a thousand-year history as an important realm in the region--yet it is mostly unknown to Westerners. Burma/Myanmar is a place of contradictions: a picturesqueland with mountain jungles and monsoon plains, it is one of the world's largest producers of heroin. Though it has extensive natural resources including oil, gas, teak, metals, and minerals, it is one of the poorest countries in the world. And despite a half-century of military-dominated rule, change is beginning to work its way through the beleaguered nation, as it moves to a more pluralistic administrative system reflecting its pluralistic cultural, multi-ethnic base"--Provided by publisher
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331833
Cataloging source
DLC
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1928-
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Steinberg, David I.
Dewey number
959.1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
JQ751.A58
LC item number
S84 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Burma
  • Burma
Target audience
adult
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what everyone needs to know
Label
Burma/Myanmar : what everyone needs to know, David I. Steinberg
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [190]-194) and index
Contents
The crises that are Burma/Myanmar -- Important residues form the Precolonial period -- The Colonial Era's importance in understanding Burma/Myanmar today -- Independence and the civilian government (1948-1962) : mixed heritages -- The military coup, the Socialist Period (1962-1988), and the perpetuation of military rule -- The SLORC/SPDC Era (1988-present) : continuation of military power -- The nature of Burmese politics -- Issues in Myanmar's future
Control code
ocn318409825
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xxxi, 216 p., [4] p. of plates
Isbn
9780195390674
Lccn
2009028231
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)318409825
Label
Burma/Myanmar : what everyone needs to know, David I. Steinberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [190]-194) and index
Contents
The crises that are Burma/Myanmar -- Important residues form the Precolonial period -- The Colonial Era's importance in understanding Burma/Myanmar today -- Independence and the civilian government (1948-1962) : mixed heritages -- The military coup, the Socialist Period (1962-1988), and the perpetuation of military rule -- The SLORC/SPDC Era (1988-present) : continuation of military power -- The nature of Burmese politics -- Issues in Myanmar's future
Control code
ocn318409825
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xxxi, 216 p., [4] p. of plates
Isbn
9780195390674
Lccn
2009028231
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)318409825

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