Synopses & Reviews
Burma remains the odd man out in South East Asia. It is a military dictatorship, not part of the region's still-dynamic economy, and has a troubled relationship with the outside world, including that fact that it is the second largest supplier of heroin. This exceptionally readable account of Burma gives a graphic, often moving, and always insightful picture of what life under military rule is like for ordinary Burmese. This survey takes in a wide diversity of ordinary people and communities.
This wide-ranging survey of Burmese society shows what it means to be governed by a repressive military dictatorship. At the same time, the book describes innovative forms of resistance being offered. The remarkable range of strategies of the military regime to maintain power is covered.
About the Author
was the Editor of BurmaNet News
(1995-1998) and is based in Thailand.