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Blood, Dreams and Gold: The Changing Face of Burma

Richard Cockett


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. The author of this book spent years in the region as a correspondent for The Economist and witnessed first-hand the vicious sectarian politics of the Burmese government, and later, also, its surprising attempts at political and social reform. This enlightening history, from the colonial era on, explains how Burma descended into decades of civil wa ... More

Keywords: Burma, Southeast Asia, repression, ethnic violence, Burmese government, social reform, political reform

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780300204513
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300204513.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Cockett, author
The Economist