The Resource Blood, dreams and gold : the changing face of Burma, Richard Cockett

Blood, dreams and gold : the changing face of Burma, Richard Cockett

Label
Blood, dreams and gold : the changing face of Burma
Title
Blood, dreams and gold
Title remainder
the changing face of Burma
Statement of responsibility
Richard Cockett
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cockett, Richard
Dewey number
959.1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS530.4
LC item number
.C63 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Burma
  • Burma
  • Burma
  • Burma
  • Civil war
  • Authoritarianism
  • Social change
  • Interviews
Label
Blood, dreams and gold : the changing face of Burma, Richard Cockett
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-262) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The Burmese mosaic -- "A world at its zenith" : Rangoon, commerce and colonialism -- The generals' revenge -- Burmanisation -- Under enemy occupation : the test of the Kachin -- The catastrophe of drugs : the Karen and Shan -- An embarrassment of poverty : Burma's collapse -- The Lady's not for turning : the challenge of the NLD -- Change from the top : Than Shwe to Thein Sein -- A new "great game" : the geopolitics of change -- Burma's future and the ghosts of the plural society
Control code
ocn910504333
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 275 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300204513
Lccn
2015017634
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780300204513
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)910504333
Label
Blood, dreams and gold : the changing face of Burma, Richard Cockett
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-262) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The Burmese mosaic -- "A world at its zenith" : Rangoon, commerce and colonialism -- The generals' revenge -- Burmanisation -- Under enemy occupation : the test of the Kachin -- The catastrophe of drugs : the Karen and Shan -- An embarrassment of poverty : Burma's collapse -- The Lady's not for turning : the challenge of the NLD -- Change from the top : Than Shwe to Thein Sein -- A new "great game" : the geopolitics of change -- Burma's future and the ghosts of the plural society
Control code
ocn910504333
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 275 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300204513
Lccn
2015017634
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780300204513
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)910504333

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