Myanmar: Beyond Politics to Societal Imperatives by Kyaw Yin Hlaing, Robert H Taylor, Tin Maung Maung Than

By Kyaw Yin Hlaing, Robert H Taylor, Tin Maung Maung Than

Looking to glance past the day by day headlines and judgemental reviews on advancements in Myanmar, this quantity will get below the outside to examine the underlying concerns which the rustic faces despite its political destiny. After on reflection to essay the ancient forces and human companies that have formed modern Myanmar, the quantity addresses healthiness care and public coverage provision with feedback as to what capability roles the foreign neighborhood may need in helping Myanmar's destiny socioeconomic improvement. Myanmar: past Politics to Societal Imperatives broadens the controversy in this nation of greater than 50 million humans past the standard slim didactics approximately democratization and monetary rules.

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4. Furnivall (1939), pp. 1–138. 5. See Smith (1965) and Tin Maung Maung Than (1993). 6. See Thant Myint-U (2001). 7. See Tegenfeldt (1974). 8. For a fuller account, see Taylor (forthcoming b). 9. In contemporary Myanmar public discourse, individuals are referred to as belonging to a “National Race”, one of the country’s many “National Races”. 10. Lieberman (1978), pp. 455–82. 11. ). 12. See Renard (2003), pp. 1–15, and Keyes (2003), pp. 210–18. 13. See Ananda Rajah (2001). 14. See the papers Burma Office File 1506/37, India Office Library and Archives, the British Library, London.

Yale Southeast Asian Studies, 1999. Morrison, Ian. Grandfather Longlegs. London: Faber and Faber, 1947. News and Periodicals Enterprise (NPE). Burma Communist Party’s Conspiracy to Take over State Power. Yangon: NPE, 1989a. ———. The Conspiracy of Treasonous Minions with the Myanmar Naing-ngan and Traitorous Cohorts Abroad. Yangon: NPE, 1989b. Orwell, George. Burmese Days. Reprint. London: Penguin, 2001 (1934). Rajah, Ananda. “Burma: Protracted Conflict, Governance and Non-Traditional Security Issues”.

36 N. Ganesan Despite recognizing the People’s Republic of China early on in 1949, Myanmar’s problems with China pertained to security in the first instance. The KMT soldiers who were ensconced in Myanmar organized attacks against China that had already involved itself in the Korean War. CIA support for the KMT soldiers further complicated the situation, while Chinese support for the BCP added on to the government’s woes of stabilizing domestic politics. Hence, from very early on, although the civilian government in Myanmar decided to steer clear from great power rivalry and pursue an independent and non-aligned foreign policy, the ability to exercise such a policy was clearly elusive.

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