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Mon Nationalism and Civil War in Burma

The Golden Sheldrake

By Mr Ashley South

Routledge – 2002 – 448 pages

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    978-0-7007-1609-8
    October 3rd 2002

Description

A major contribution to the literature of Burmese history and politics, this book traces the rich and tragic history of the Mon people of Burma and Thailand, from the pre-colonial era to the present day. This vivid account of ethnic politics and civil war situates the story of Mon nationalism within the 'big picture' of developments in Burma, Thailand and the region. Primarily an empirical study, it also addresses issues of identity and anticipates Burmese politics in the new millennium. A particular feature of the book is its first-hand descriptions of insurgency and displacement, drawn from the author's experiences as an aid worker in the war zone.

Reviews

'Fascinating account of a people who are almost unknown outside the region, and who are stuggling to preserve their identity in a rapidly changing world.' - Journal of the Siam Society

Contents

Part I: The Mon in Burma and Thailand

Part II. Classical Mon Civilisation and the Colonial Period

Part III. Independence, Civil War and Ethnic Insurgency

Part IV. Revolutionaries, Warlords and Refugees

Part V. The Mon Ceasefire and Since

Part VI. The Sheldrake and the Peacock

Name: Mon Nationalism and Civil War in Burma: The Golden Sheldrake (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: By Mr Ashley South. A major contribution to the literature of Burmese history and politics, this book traces the rich and tragic history of the Mon people of Burma and Thailand, from the pre-colonial era to the present day. This vivid account of ethnic politics and civil...
Categories: Asian History, South East Asian Studies, Asian Politics, Asian History, Asian Studies, South East Asian Politics