Oliver B. Pollak

Publications on Burma



Department of History               1315 S. 155th Street

University of Nebraska at Omaha     Omaha, NE 68144

Omaha, NE 68182                           (402) 333-5166

      (402) 554-4821                      OBPOmni@aol.com



Creighton University Law School, J.D., 1982

University of California, Los Angeles, Ph.D. 1973

University of London, School of Oriental and African

     Studies, Burmese language, 1970

California State University, Los Angeles, B.A. 1964


Academic Positions:

Professor, History, University of Nebraska at Omaha, 1974-

University of California at Los Angeles, 1974, 1978-79

University of Rhodesia/Zimbabwe, 1971-74



Empires in Collision: Anglo-Burmese Relations in the Mid-Nineteenth Century (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1979).



“Robert Talbot Kelly and Picturesque Burma,” Journal of Burma

     Studies 3 (1998): 35-45.

Research Resource: Censorship
(Pasadena, CA.: Salem Press, 1997),

     article, Burma (500 words each).

“The Saya San Rebellion (1930-1932): Buddhism, Colonialism and

     Nationalism in Burma,” Indo-British Review, XV (198_): 67-76.

Encyclopedia of Asian History
, (New York: Asia Society and

     Macmillan Publishing Co., 1988) entries: Anglo-Burmese Wars,

     Commodore Lambert, Sir Arthur P. Phayre, King Tharrawaddy,

     Upper Burma, Treaty of Yandabo.

“A Mid-Victorian Coverup: The Case of the ‘Combustible Commodore’

     and the Second Anglo-Burmese War,” Albion, X (1978): 171-83.

“The Origins of the Second Anglo-Burmese War (1852-53),” Modern

     Asian Studies, XII, no. 3 (1978): 483-502.

“The ‘private’ mind of British Imperialism: Handwriting, Lord

     Dalhousie and the Burmese, “Southeast Asian Archives, (1977-

     78): 13-21.

“Candor and Confidentiality: Textual Criticism of two Greek Letters

on Anglo-Burmese relations, 1838,” South East Asian Studies,

     XIV, no. 2 (Sept. 1976): 302-06.

“Recent Trends in Nineteenth Century Burmese Historiography,”

     Journal of Oriental Studies, XIV, no. 1 (Jan. 1976): 86-90.

Dynasticism and Revolt: Crisis of Kingship in
Burma, 1837-1851,”

     Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, VII, no. 2 (Sept. 1976):


“Some Forgotten Scholarship on
Burma: A Bibliographical Note,”