Tuesday, September 25, 2007

History Links Relating to Myanmar (Burma)

The country formerly known as Burma (Myanmar) is at the top of the news right now. The monks protesting the military dictatorship there coupled with President Bush's speech before the United Nations have focused world attention on this nation.

This may have caught people's interest in finding out more about the history of Myanmar. Here are a few suggestions for looking on the Web:

General

History of Myanmar - From Wikipedia.

Political and Economic History of Myanmar (Burma) - by Thayer Watkins at San Jose State University.

History of Burma (Myanmar) - Brief overview history of the country.

Archaeology

Burma Rebuilding Risks Pagan Jewel - From the BBC, Burma's development of Pagan for mass tourism risks ruining one of Asia's most important sites.

An "Extraordinary Folly"? - An article in Archaeology by Donald M. Stadtner detailing new evidence suggesting Asia's greatest brick monument was not abandoned unfinished.

Politics

Mental Culture in Burmese Crisis Politics - Online book dealing with Aung San Suu Kyi and the National League for Democracy.

Aung San - Burmese hero who fought for independence from British colony - Article by Aung San Suu Kyi about her father.

Aung San of Burma - Includes speeches, photo gallery, time-line, links and quotations of Aung San.

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