(Article of book - 1999)

Document title

Whispers at the pagoda. Portraits of modern Burma

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)



The American A. is a former journalist. She discovers this little known country through a series of encounters with Burmese people, willing to tell their stories. The work is divided in four parts. Part 1 : Echoes of 1988, the most political section of the book tells the stories of people whose lives were permanently altered by the democracy movement crushed by the military. Part 2 : Traditions, focus on the rich cultural aspects of life in Burma, especially the pervasive influence of Buddhism on daily life. Part 3 : Today's struggles includes view of the military, forced labour, ethnic minority fleeing repression in remote border areas and doctors seeking to provide health care in a country that has one of the world's fastest growing rates of AIDS. Part 4 : Voices of Tomorrow includes view of the younger generation and discussion on the growing chinese influence. - (GL)



Published at : Collection Asian portraits / ISBN 974-8304-36-1 ;

Editor : Orchid Press, Bangkok - THAILANDE

Millesime : 1999  [150 pages]

Collation : Illustration ;




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