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Blood, Dreams and Gold - The Changing Face of Burma (Paperback) Loot Price: R302
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Blood, Dreams and Gold - The Changing Face of Burma (Paperback): Richard Cockett

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Blood, Dreams and Gold - The Changing Face of Burma (Paperback)

Richard Cockett

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The best single-volume analysis of Burma, its checkered history, and its attempts to reform Burma is one of the largest countries in Southeast Asia and was once one of its richest. Under successive military regimes, however, the country eventually ended up as one of the poorest countries in Asia, a byword for repression and ethnic violence. Richard Cockett spent years in the region as a correspondent for The Economist and witnessed firsthand the vicious sectarian politics of the Burmese government, and later, also, its surprising attempts at political and social reform. Cockett's enlightening history, from the colonial era on, explains how Burma descended into decades of civil war and authoritarian government. Taking advantage of the opening up of the country since 2011, Cockett has interviewed hundreds of former political prisoners, guerilla fighters, ministers, monks, and others to give a vivid account of life under one of the most brutal regimes in the world. In many cases, this is the first time that they have been able to tell their stories to the outside world.Cockett also explains why the regime has started to reform, and why these reforms will not go as far as many people had hoped. This is the most rounded survey to date of this volatile Asian nation.

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Imprint: Yale University Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: March 2017
Authors: Richard Cockett
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 23mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 296
ISBN-13: 978-0-300-22597-6
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > History > World history
Books > Humanities > History > Asian / Middle Eastern history
Books > Humanities > History > American history
Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900
Books > Humanities > History > Asian / Middle Eastern history > General
Books > Humanities > History > American history > General
Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900 > Postwar, from 1945
Books > History > American history
Books > History > American history > General
Books > History > Asian / Middle Eastern history
Books > History > Asian / Middle Eastern history > General
Books > History > World history
Books > History > World history > From 1900
Books > History > World history > From 1900 > Postwar, from 1945
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LSN: 0-300-22597-0
Barcode: 9780300225976

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