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Title: Burma (Myanmar) since the 1988 uprising: a select bibliography
Date of publication: 2012
Description/subject: ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS... FOREWORD... INTRODUCTION: Burma bibliographies before 1988; Burma bibliographies since 1988; Content and methodology... THE COUNTRY AND ITS PEOPLE: General; Photography... GUIDEBOOKS AND DESCRIPTIONS: General; Rangoon (Yangon) and Mandalay; Pagan (Bagan); Naypyidaw (Nay Pyi Taw)... TRAVELLERS’ ACCOUNTS: General; Pre-20th century; 20th and 21st century... HISTORY: General; Pre-20th century; 20th and 21st century; Second World War... AUTOBIOGRAPHIES, BIOGRAPHIES AND MEMOIRS: Colonial era; Post-independence period; Aung San Suu Kyi... POPULATION AND ETHNIC MINORITIES: Population; Ethnic minorities... RELIGIONS, RELIGIOUS COMMUNITIES AND RELIGIOUS SITES... SOCIETY AND HEALTH... WOMEN... MIGRANTS, REFUGEES AND DISPLACED PEOPLE... NARCOTICS... POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT: Official publications; General; Political change and transition studies... HUMAN RIGHTS: INTERNATIONAL AID... FOREIGN RELATIONS... DEFENCE AND NATIONAL SECURITY... LAW AND CONSTITUTIONS... ECONOMY, INDUSTRY AND TRADE... AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND FISHERIES... ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL HISTORY... LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE: Language; Literature... CULTURE, ARTS AND CRAFTS... RECREATION AND HOBBIES... CUISINE... BIBLIOGRAPHIES AND RESEARCH GUIDES... APPENDIX: Books to read before visiting Burma... INDEX OF NAMES
Author/creator: Andrew Selth
Language: English
Source/publisher: Griffith Asia Institute
Format/size: pdf (1MB-OBL version; 2.68MB-original)
Alternate URLs: http://www.griffith.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/459593/Burma-Bibliography-for-web.pdf
Date of entry/update: 08 October 2012


Title: Burma/Myanmar Bibliographic Project: A Collection of Publications in West-European Languages for Preparation a Burma/Myanmar Bibliography
Date of publication: 17 February 2009
Description/subject: In 1974, the South Asia Institute in Heidelberg (SAI) was able to buy the Burma Collection of Professor Frank N. Trager, New York. Many of the items in this collection are listed in his own bibliography on Burma. The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft sponsored the acquisition of this collection on condition that it be catalogued in order to make it available to the scientific community and for foreign loan. Over the years the catalogue of the Trager collection grew into a complete bibliography on Burma/Myanmar.
Language: English, Deutsch, German,
Source/publisher: University of Heidelberg
Format/size: html, pdf
Alternate URLs: http://archiv.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/savifadok/frontdoor.php?source_opus=254&la=de
Date of entry/update: 05 August 2009


Title: REVIEWS AND NOTES, SBBR 4.2
Date of publication: September 2006
Description/subject: Gerry Abbott: Rod(g)ers: A Brief Addendum... Yang Li: The House of Yang: Guardians of an Unknown Frontier (William Clarence Smith)... Monique Skidmore: Karaoke Fascism: Burma and the Politics of Fear (Alicia Turner)... Emma Larkin, Secret Histories: Finding Orwell in a Burmese Teashop (Atsuko Naono)... Russ Christensen & Sann Kyaw, The Pa-O: Rebels and Refugees (Gerry Abbott)
Language: English
Source/publisher: SOAS Bulletin of Burma Research 4.2 (Autumn 2006)
Format/size: pdf (174K)
Alternate URLs: http://web.archive.org/web/20071010121234/web.soas.ac.uk/burma/4_2.htm
Date of entry/update: 03 October 2010


Title: Dissertation abstracts, seminars and conferences listed in SBBR Vol. 2, No. 2, Autumn 2004
Date of publication: 20 September 2004
Description/subject: GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS, LOCAL CONCEPTIONS: HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE POLITICS OF COMMUNICATION AMONG THE BURMESE OPPOSITION-IN-EXILE (MYANMAR): Brooten, Lisa Booth, Ohio University, 2003... SEVENTEENTH CENTURY BURMA AND THE DUTCH EAST INDIA COMPANY, 1634-1680, Wil O. Dijk, Leiden University, 2004... DISPLACEMENT & IDENTITY: KARENNI REFUGEES IN THAILAND, Sandra Dudley University of Oxford, 2000...
Language: English
Source/publisher: SOAS Bulletin of Burma Research, Vol. 2, No. 2, Autumn 2004
Format/size: pdf (24K)
Alternate URLs: http://web.archive.org/web/20070612024156/web.soas.ac.uk/burma/2_2.htm
Date of entry/update: 25 September 2004


Title: International Institute for Asian Studies: "Burmese Heritage"
Date of publication: October 2001
Description/subject: Issue 25 of the Institute's newsletter contains a section called "Burmese Heritage", a collection of short papers on Burma. In addition to an introduction and interview with the Guest Editor, Stephan van Galen, the titles are: Rediscovering Arakan" by Jacques P. Leider; "Pagan and Early Burma" by Tilman Frasch; "The Cult of the Thirty-Seven Lords" by Benedicte Brac de la Perriere; "Historical Geography of Burma" by Janice Stargardt; "Pre-colonial Burmese Law: Conical hat and shoulder bag" by Andrew Huxley; and "Burmese Language Studies in France" by Marie-Helene Cardinaud.
Language: English
Source/publisher: International Institute for Asian Studies (Leiden)
Alternate URLs: http://www.iias.nl/
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Petit repertoire des etudes birmanes en France
Date of publication: March 2001
Description/subject: "Ce dossier n'a pas pour objet de faire un point general sur l'etat des recherches sur la Birmanie (Union du Myanmar). Une excellente synthese, qui depasse en outre le cadre francais, a recemment ete proposee par Pierre Pichard et Francois Robinne en introduction au volume Etudes birmanes en hommage a Denise Bernot (Paris : Presses de l'Ecole francaise d'Extreme-Orient, 1998). Ce volume comporte egalement une bibliographie indicative des ouvrages et articles concernant la Birmanie parus entre 1985 et 1998..." Denise Bernot (linguistique, Professeur emerite) | Benedicte Brac de la Perriere (ethnologie, CNRS) | Anne-Cecile Brajon (etudes indiennes, Universite Paris III) | Michel Bruneau (geographie, CNRS) | Aurore candier (histoire, EPHE) | Marie-Helene Cardinaud (birman, Inalco) | Anne-May Chew (histoire de l'art/archeologie, Paris III) | Cristina Cramerotti (conservateur, Inalco) | Karine Delaye (histoire, EHESS) | Alexandra de Mersan (ethnologie, EHESS) | William Lang Dessaint (ethnologie, Professeur) | Emmanuel Guillon (etudes mones, Inalco) | Jacques Ivanoff (ethnologie, CNRS) | Jacques Leider (histoire, Inalco) | Francois L'Homer (birman, Inalco) | Helene Nut (histoire, Inalco) | Sylvie Paquet (histoire, CNRS) | Pierre Pichard (EFEO) | William Pruitt (linguistique/sciences religieuses, Pali Text Society) | Catherine Raymond (histoire de l'art/archeologie, Inalco) | Francois Robinne (CNRS) | Guillaume Rozenberg (ethnologie, EHESS) | Alice Vittrant (sciences du langage, Paris VIII) | Marie Yin Yin Myint (birman, Inalco)
Author/creator: Guillaume Rozenberg
Language: Francais, French
Source/publisher: L'Association francaise pour la recherche sur l'Asie du Sud-Est (AFRASE) - Dossier (lettre no. 53, mars 2001)
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 24 May 2005


Title: Burma: A Special Supplement
Date of publication: February 1958
Description/subject: A look back at a 70-page supplement on Burma—covering arts, culture, politics, and more—written mostly by Burmese and published by The Atlantic in 1958.... Burma An introduction by The Honorable U Kyaw Nyein, Deputy Prime Minister of the Union of Burma... Building a Nation Goals for the future by The Honorable U Thant... Burma's Socialist Democracy Some problems of practical politics by U Law Yone... Continuity in Burma The survival of historic forces by U Kyaw Thet... People of the Golden Land Burmese character and customs by Daw Mi Mi Khaing... Burmese Names A guide by Daw Mi Mi Khaing... The Public Weal Excerpts from speeches by the honorable U Nu, Prime Minister of the Union of Burma by Daw Mi Mi Khaing... The Women of Burma A tradition of hard work and independence by Daw Mya Sein... Burmese Music A partnership in melodic sounds by U Khin Zaw... Burmese Entertainment Drama, dance, and film by U Myo Min... The Early Art of Burma Surviving traditions from pagan and Mandalay by Thaw Ka... Contemporary Burmese Art A modern perspective by U Thein Han... Burma's Economy An eye toward growth by U Tun Thin... Indians and Chinese in Burma Notes on immigration by U Myay Kyaw... Modern Burmese Literature Its background in the independence movement by U On Pe... The Burmese Language An overview by U Wun... The Meaning of Buddhism Fundamental principles of the Theravada doctrine by Bhikkhu U Thittila... Folk Elements in Burmese Buddhism Alchemy, spirits, and ancient rituals by Maung Htin Aung... The Concept of Neutralism What lies behind Burma's foreign policy by James Barrington... The Concept of Neutralism What lies behind Burma's foreign policy by James Barrington... The 13-Carat Diamond A story by Daw Khin Myo Chit... The Prince of the Prison A story by Dagon Shwe Hmyar.
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Atlantic
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 12 November 2008


Title: "The Irrawaddy" Research Pages
Description/subject: Background Biographies; Bomb Blasts in Burma—A Chronology; Burma Diplomatic Missions; Burma's Regional Commanders; CCB forms Investigation Body to investigate money laundering offenses; Cabinet of Burma; Chronology of Burma's Laws Restricting Freedom of Opinion, Expression and the Press; Chronology of Chinese-Burmese Relations; Chronology of the Press in Burma; Committee Representing the People's Parliament [CRPP]; Dialogue between Military Government and NLD; Diplomatic Trips; Foreign Companies Withdrawn from Burma; Foreign Embassies to Burma; Foreign Investment in Burma; Full List of the Prisoners - Page1; List of Cease-fire Agreements with the Junta; List of Journalists, Authors and Poets Who Received Sentences After 1988; List of the Prisoners (Authors); List of the Prisoners (Death in Custody).
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy" Research Pages
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Accessasia
Description/subject: Lots of docs and links, incl. 25 Asia-specialist news sources
Language: English
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Accessing material on Burma under the US Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
Description/subject: Each US federal agency is responsible for meeting its FOIA responsibilities for its own records...Material released by the CIA can be found by doing a Google site-specific search for BURMA site:foia.cia.gov or by using the the site search engine at http://www.foia.cia.gov/search.asp ... The FOIA pages of other federal agencies can presumably be searched in similar ways.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Online Burma/Myanmar Library
Format/size: pdf (45K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs07/FOIA.pdf
Date of entry/update: 17 August 2009


Title: Asien House
Description/subject: SEARCH FO9R "BURMA"....Databases, documentation on Asia and Europe-Asia relations. Magazines from the South. Access to books and articles in the Asiahouse library and sales of German-language books on Burma in the online bookstore... Zentrum für Information und Begegnung. Datenbankrecherche zu Büchern und Aufsätzen zu Burma in der Asienhausbibliothek und Angebot aller deutschsprachigen Titel im Online-Buchladen des Asienhauses. There's also an unmoderated Discussion-group
Language: English, Deutsch, German
Source/publisher: Asien House
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://www.asienhaus.de/index.php
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Association for Asian Studies, Inc.
Description/subject: 35 hits for "Burma OR Myanmar", most of which were abstracts of papers delivered at the AAAS meetings. Good for subscription forms for membership and publications, but no full-text documents on site so far as I could see (Alril 2008). $75 individual annual subscription for the online Bibliography of Asian Studies...Many dead links
Language: English
Source/publisher: Association for Asian Studies
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 16 November 2010


Title: Association of Southeast Asian Studies
Description/subject: ASEASUK is the only national organisation of Southeast Asianists in the UK - and the only such national organisation in Europe. Most members are academics specialising in the region from more than 30 universities and covering a range of disciplines. But there are also postgraduate members of the association as well as members from the business and diplomatic communities. A third of members are based outside the UK. ASEASUK publishes a newsletter, ASEASUK NEWS, twice a year. Aseasuk News contains information on regional research, conferences, seminars, exhibitions, recent publications of members and an annual directory of postgraduates. Aseasuk News has close links with the European Newsletter of Southeast Asian Studies (Enseas) to which it contributes information on UK Southeast Asianists. It also supplies information for the Leiden-based IIAS Newsletter. Aseasuk News is also distributed to relevant institutions in Britain, Europe, North America, Asia and Australia and New Zealand.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Association of Southeast Asian Studies
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 06 November 2003


Title: Britain-Burma Society
Description/subject: Especially good for book reviews, links to book and academic websites, and its descriptions of each site.
Language: English
Alternate URLs: http://www.shwepla.net/index.mv?opt=HERE
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: British Library Burmese Collections
Description/subject: "The Burma [Myanmar] collections consist of approximately 1000 manuscripts from Burma, mostly in Burmese or Pali written in Burmese script, but with a few in Shan, Karen, Kachin, Chin and Mon. The majority of the manuscripts are written on palm leaf, but there are also many paper folding books (parabaik), and texts written on materials such as gold, silver, copper and ivory sheets in the shape of palm leaves. The manuscript collection is particularly strong in historical, legal and grammatical texts and in illustrated materials. The John Murray collection includes several manuscripts from Arakan dating from the 1740s. The collection also includes about 15,000 printed books from Burma, including examples of early Burmese printing and many rare early editions. About 100 periodical titles are held. The printed collection is strongest in works published between 1870 and 1940. More recently a collection of books, serials and ephemera relating to the Pro-Democracy Movement in Burma has also been acquired (requests to use this restricted collection should be made in writing to the Curator)..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: British Library
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 16 November 2010


Title: British Library catalogue
Description/subject: 4742 hits for "Burma OR Myanmar" (Advanced Search by subject, November 2001). Search by subject (=keyword), title, author/editor, date of publication, ISBN/ISSN, publisher details and organisation. This search displayed its results in batches of 20 in a mysterious order (date of accession?), with no apparent means to sort by date of publication, relevance or alphabetically by author or title. One can, however, specify a year.
Language: English
Alternate URLs: http://blpc.bl.uk/
Date of entry/update: 16 November 2010


Title: Burma Archives Project
Description/subject: Burma Archives Project "In the early morning on the day of my house arrest [July 20 1989], a hundred or so armed military personnel surrounded my house. Why they didn't immediately enter the compound I don't know, but those extra hours gave my wife and other family members the time to tear up and flush down the toilet every NLD document, letter and address that was in my office." Early summer '98 a group of Burma related librarians, scholars, journalists and activists, together with IISH' Asia Department launched the Burma Archives Project. The Burma Archives Project exists to support and actively encourage the compilation, collection and safe preservation of documentation -in written and audiovisual form - particularly, but not exclusively, of material on Burma deriving from the 1980s onwards. A coordinated effort is needed to seek out material such as posters, photographs, pamphlets, diaries, correspondence, memoirs, political and ethnic groups' records. The creation of archives that preserve what has been called the 'collective memory of development' - material documenting social movements and social transformation, minority peoples and other subjects relevant to civil society - is essential to Burma's future development. The International Institute of Social History (IISH) in Amsterdam offers a safe archival repository for the preservation of such material. Members of the Burma Archives Project (academics, librarians, and independent scholars and researchers) are concerned to use their contacts and expertise to help locate material and to ensure, on behalf of the individual or group from which it emanates, that it is safeguarded. It is planned that, as material accumulates, archival and conservation training and assistance can be given to those from whom the material originates, and that research, documentation and publication projects will develop. The Burma Archives Newsletter is designed to keep BAP members in touch with latest developments and to become a forum for the exchange of ideas and reports on progress. For more information, please contact the Asia Department at asia.department@iisg.nl
Language: English
Source/publisher: International Institute for Social History, Amsterdaam
Alternate URLs: http://www.iisg.nl
Date of entry/update: 16 November 2010


Title: Burma Research Electronic Discussion Group (BuRe)
Description/subject: "This list is intended for discussion related to research on Burma/Myanmar. We do not include political discussions per se, only insofar as they relate to the state of research in the field. You must be signed in and a member of this group to read its archive."
Language: English
Source/publisher: SOAS
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Burma/Myanmar Reference Sources
Description/subject: Bibligraphic Guides Collections and New Acquisitions Electronic Resources Bibliographic Guides Southeast Asia Studies at Berkeley Burma/Myanmar Reference Sources 120 Doe Library, University of California, Berkeley Compiled by Virginia Jing-yi Shih With Significant Assistance of Leslie W
Author/creator: Virginia Jing-yi Shih
Language: English
Source/publisher: University of California, Berkeley
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Burma/Myanmar Studies at Cornell
Description/subject: The Cornell Burma/Myanmar Research Group (CMRG) was formed in 2003 by several Cornell graduate students and faculty as an interdisciplinary association to promote Burma/Myanmar studies and related research at Cornell University. The CMRG website contains links to useful information on Burma/Myanmar studies and research resources at Cornell and elsewhere... * cornell university burma/myanmar studies; * other research centers and institutes; * archives, libraries, and catalogs; * language and fonts; * dictionaries; * radio and music; * burma/myanmar news media; * regional news media; * publishers and book vendors; * varia; * cornell burma/myanmar research group mailing list.
Author/creator: Christian Lammerts
Language: English, Burmese
Source/publisher: Cornell University
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://www.lrc.cornell.edu/
Date of entry/update: 16 November 2010


Title: Burmese Language Resources
Description/subject: links, resources
Language: English
Source/publisher: SOAS
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 October 2010


Title: Cornell University library catalogue
Description/subject: 4238 hits for "Burma OR Myanmar" - English (November 2001). "Networked Resources" contain a few open-access Burma resources, including OBL, but mostly e-books requiring institutional or individual subscriptions.
Language: English
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Digital South Asia Library
Description/subject: The Burma holdings of this digital library cover the period when Burma was part of British India... Major texts (fully searchable) are the "Statistical abstract relating to British India" 1840-1920 in digital book and Excel spreadsheet form and "The Imperial Gazetteer of India" (1909 edition, 24 volumes, each of more than 400 pages)... Reference Resources: Scholarly reference books and a link to full text dictionaries at Digital Dictionaries of South Asia (DDSA)... Bibliographies and Union Lists: Electronic catalogs and finding aids for dispersed resources and collections... Images: Photographs are arranged in databases organized by the original collections... Indexes: Includes periodical indexes and document delivery mechanisms... Maps: Catalogs of maps and maps themselves, ranging from historical to topographic... Books and Journals: This section includes pedagogical books, general scholarly titles, journals and newspapers... Statistics: Statistical information from the colonial period through the present, available in a variety of formats... Other Internet Resources: A link to SARAI, South Asia Resource Access on the Internet.
Language: English
Source/publisher: DSAL, (University of Chicago)
Format/size: html, Excel
Date of entry/update: 03 May 2005


Title: Documents of Myanmar Socio-Economic History
Description/subject: "This database contains raw data that we were allowed to record by the holders in Myanmar, and as a result it has not been sorted according to subject. We aimed to select Parabaik relevant to socio-economic history, but documents relating to astrology, medicine, poetry and so on are to be found, because one Parabaik was customarily used to record material on many different topics. 1. Each image consists of two facing pages of a Parabaik manuscript. Therefore, one image may contain several documents, while one longer document may consist of several images. 2. Since images are taken after turning each page in the Parabaik, a particular document may be identified in its context by viewing the images numbered before and after it. 3. In some cases the same image appears twice in order to facilitate detailed comparison of its contents. 4. Some images are reversed and others are revised to make them easier to read. Images that are still difficult to decipher should be adjusted using imaging software. 5. The documents are classified according to their contents. Users can search for documents in the index of these categories..."
Language: Burmese, English
Source/publisher: Aichi University in Japan
Format/size: html, jpg
Date of entry/update: 16 March 2005


Title: East-West Center
Description/subject: Search for "Burma" or "Myanmar"
Language: English
Source/publisher: East-West Center
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: eTekkatho - Educational resources for the Myanmar academic community
Description/subject: "eTekkatho is a digital library especially designed for the academic community in Myanmar. The library is delivered over a very low bandwidth website and is also available over local area networks at partner institutions in Myanmar. The project is not-for-profit and access to the library is free. Anyone can use the library and no registration is required......SUBJECTS: "Earth sciences... Environment... Human geography... Physical geography... Research tools and methods... South East Asia and related country studies... Supporting subjects... Computing and IT... English language... Mathematics
Language: English (Burmese?)
Source/publisher: University of Manchester
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 19 November 2013


Title: Guide to forced migration resources on the Web
Description/subject: Updated July 2006... "This guide provides examples of the types of resources that will eventually be included in the RSC portal, or Forced Migration Online. It is not an exhaustive inventory..." Contents: I. Purpose; II. Background and Overviews; - Starting Points: - Introduction to the Issues/Definitions of Key Terms; - Country Profiles; III. Finding Out about Research: - Research Collections; - Directories; - Indexes/Journal Contents Search Services; - Bibliographic Tools: Bibliographies, Library Catalogues; - Alerting Services; - Lists. IV. Information Sources (full-text): - News; - Journals/Newsletters; - Annual Reports/Yearbooks; - International Instruments: Specific Titles, Collections; - Policy Statements; - Operational Resources: Operational Guidance Materials, Principles of Humanitarian Assistance and Conflict ;Management - Evaluation Reports. V. Non-Textual Information Sources: - Statistics/Datasets; - Multimedia; VI. Internet Search Tools: - Subject Guides; - Search Engines.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Forced Migration Online, Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Harvard University Library Catalogue
Description/subject: More than 4000 results for "Burma OR Myanmar"
Language: English
Source/publisher: Harvard University Library
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (Home page)
Description/subject: Search for Burma OR Myanmar... Some full text documents
Language: English
Source/publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Format/size: html/pdf
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (Publications)
Description/subject: Myanmar catalogue.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (Website)
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) - Myanmar page
Description/subject: Highly recommended. Well-organised site. In "list of sources used" are most of the main reports from 1995 bearing on IDPs (though the reports from 1995 to 1997 are missing - temporarily, one hopes) and more Burma pages updated June 2001. Go to the home page for links on IDPs, including the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement.
Language: English
Source/publisher: IDMC
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://www.internal-displacement.org (Homepage)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: International Institute for Asian Studies (Leiden)
Description/subject: This Netherlands-based institute is the European home of the Southeast Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library, which includes Burma-related Studies, at http://www.iias.nl/wwwvl/southeas/MM_Asias.html The Institute's main focus is on parts of Asia with a strong Netherlands connection, i.e. former Dutch colonies, particularly Indonesia. It has a very good online newsletter, with several articles on Burma, notably in "Burmese Heritage" (Issue 25, October 2001).
Language: English
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: International Institute for Asian Studies - results of a search for "Burma"
Language: English
Source/publisher: International Institute for Asian Studies
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: International Institute of Social History, SE Asia Desk
Description/subject: "Burma. IISH is developing as a depository of material on the social history of Burma (Myanmar). It has begun collecting published and unpublished material on social life, political parties, regional movements and civil organisations in the country, as well as material on diaspora groups. It is also collecting material on the various human rights and pro-democracy campaigns concerning the country which have been developing from the late 1980s".
Language: English
Source/publisher: International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam
Date of entry/update: 16 November 2010


Title: Journal of Burma Studies (JBS)
Description/subject: "The Journal of Burma Studies was established in March 1996 through a joint decision by the Southeast Asia Publications program of NIU's Center for Southeast Asian Studies, the Burma Studies Foundation, NIU's Center for Burma Studies, and the Burma Studies Group of the Association for Asian Studies. Two issues appeared in 1997, and since then, the journal has been published annually". Full text articles accessible online (Vols 1-10) plus abstracts of Vols 11 & 12.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Center for Burma Studies, Northern Illinois University (NIU)
Format/size: html, pdf
Alternate URLs: http://www.niu.edu/burma/
Date of entry/update: 16 November 2010


Title: Library of Congress catalogue
Description/subject: Search for Burma OR Myanmar... 4071 results in November 2001; 10,000 in April 2008... 2458 in July 2012
Language: English
Source/publisher: Library of Congress
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: LSE Library catalogue
Description/subject: Advanced search -- search for Burma OR Myanmar etc.
Language: English
Source/publisher: London School of Economics
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 April 2010


Title: Maykha Listserv Archive
Description/subject: The biggest searchable Burma archive on the Internet, I would think - probably more than 100,000 items. One can also link to individual articles, since each has a unique address. From September 1995.
Language: English and Burmese
Source/publisher: Maykha
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: National Bureau of Asian Research
Description/subject: "The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research institution dedicated to informing and strengthening policy in the Asia-Pacific..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National Bureau of Asian Research
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: National Library of Australia, Burmese Collection
Description/subject: "This site provides descriptions of the National Library of Australia's collection of Burmese materials and will progressively provide links to world-wide Burmese-related sources and resource." Burmese Newspapers; Accessing the Burmese Collection/Who to Contact; Burmese Literature - by Author (in Burmese); Burmese Literature - by Title (in Burmese); Luce Collection; Burma WWW Virtual Library; Online Burma/Myanmar Library; Burma Digital Library Pilot.
Language: English
Source/publisher: National Library of Australia
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Northern Illinois University Center for Burma Studies
Language: English
Alternate URLs: http://www.niu.edu/burma/
Date of entry/update: 08 December 2010


Title: Official Publications of India
Description/subject: "Government Documents relating to pre- and post-Independence South Asia"..2416 results for "Burma"..."The Official Publications were most often defined by enumeration of holdings at the British Library's two major collections -- the Oriental and India Office Collections (formerly the India Office Library and Records) and the Official Publications Section of the former British Museum, now integrated into Social Policy Information Service at the British Library -- rather than by abstract statements of principle. Some titles were included under the rubric of "Official" even though they were not published by a government body, apparently because they supported the work of governance in the South Asian subcontinent..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: University of Chicago
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 17 April 2008


Title: Portal to Asian Internet Resources (PAIR)
Description/subject: "A Title VI-funded project, the Portal to Asian Internet Resources (PAIR) offers scholars, students and the interested public more than six thousand professionally selected, cataloged and annotated online resources. Committed to directing users to Asian area content in the humanities and social sciences, the PAIR Project is supported by an impressive complement of area studies scholars, bibliographers and subject selectors based at the libraries of the University of Wisconsin, the University of Minnesota and the Ohio State University..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Research Materials for Burmese Studies (Monash)
Description/subject: NOT ACCESSIBLE, APRIL 2008. INQUIRIES AFOOT...Contents: Research collections on Microfilm and Microfiche; Printed material; Journals. "In the 1960's the Monash University Library purchased a large collection of microfilmed India Office Burma-related research material . Most of this material concerns the British goverment in Burma, and in particular, the period when British Burma was ruled as a province of India. Further major purchases of research material relating to post-independence Burma have been made, such as the large collection, Burma 1950-1990 - Newspaper clippings, listed below..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Monash University Library
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: SOAS Bulletin of Burma Research
Description/subject: Format: Electronic PDF, with a limited number of hard copies for deposit in libraries Issues: twice yearly. Spring Issue, March 20th, Autumn Issue, September 20th... Deadlines for submissions: March 5th (Spring), September 1st (Autumn)
Author/creator: Michael W. Charney (General Editor)
Language: English
Source/publisher: School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Format/size: html and pdf
Alternate URLs: http://web.archive.org/web/20080618233236/http://web.soas.ac.uk/burma/bulletin.htm
Date of entry/update: 03 October 2010


Title: South Asia Union Catalogue
Description/subject: 1093 results from a search for "Burma" ... About SAUC The South Asia Union Catalogue is a cap-stone program gathering existing bibliographic records and combining them with new cataloguing created under current projects to create a definitive statement on publishing in the South Asian subcontinent. The South Asia Union Catalogue intends to become an historical bibliography comprehensively describing books and periodicals published in South Asia from 1556 through the present. In addition, it will become a union catalogue in which libraries throughout the world owning copies of those imprints will register their holdings. Scholars of South Asia in the U.S. and elsewhere in the world will be given free access to the historical bibliography and the holdings information through the on-line South Asia Union Catalogue. The four phases of the South Asia Union Catalogue program are defined by the regions of book production. Phase I encompasses south India and Sri Lanka. Publications in the Dravidian languages plus Sinhala, an Indo-Aryan language, predominate. Phase II covers eastern South Asia and colonial Burma. Most publications are in eastern Indo-Aryan, Tibeto-Burman, and Austro-Asiatic languages. Phase III covers north central South Asia, including Nepal. The majority of publications are central Indo-Aryan and the most frequently occurring languages of imprints are Nepali, Marathi, Gujarati, and Hindi with its dialects. Phase IV ranges over western South Asia and includes Afghanistan, Pakistan, and parts of northwestern India. Languages of the region include several from the western and eastern Indo-Iranian and western Indo-Aryan families. Most of those languages use the Perso-Arabic script. Much of the bibliographic data currently included has been provided by the Library of Congress, the South Asia Microform Project at the Center for Research Libraries, the Roja Muthiah Research Library, and the University of Chicago Library's Southern Asia Department. Specimen entries for the South Asia Union Catalogue demonstrate the use of South Asian regional scripts in bibliographic and authority records. The Sahitya Akademi (New Delhi, India) undertook a pilot project in 1993 for a Catalogue of Nineteenth-Century Indian Publications. Mr. K. C. Dutt's report on that project includes information that was critically important in planning the South Asia Union Catalogue. The South Asia Union Catalogue is closely affiliated with the Digital South Asia Library and the Center for South Asia Libraries.
Language: English
Source/publisher: University of Chicago
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 17 April 2008


Title: Southeast Asia Digital Library
Description/subject: "The Southeast Asia Digital Library (SEADL) exists to provide educators and their students, as well as scholars and members of the general public, with a wide variety of materials published or otherwise produced in Southeast Asia. Drawn largely from the collections of universities and individual scholars in this region, the SEADL contains digital facsimiles of books and manuscripts, as well as multimedia materials and searchable indexes of additional Southeast Asian resources. Nations represented in the collection include Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam."...Click on the top bar for the Myanmar section
Language: English, Burmese
Source/publisher: Northern Illinois University
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 29 July 2012


Title: Thai-Yunnan Project Project
Description/subject: * Bulletin [2001-2005] * Bulletin Board * Seminars * Publications * Back Issues Thai-Yunnan Newsletter The Bulletin was launched in 2001. The Thai-Yunnan Newsletter ceased publication in 1995. Current issues of the Bulletin plus archive of the 28 issues of the Newsletter from June 1988 to March 1995. They contain a fair amount of scholarly articles and correspondance on Burma.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Department of Anthropology, Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National University
Format/size: pdf, html
Alternate URLs: hhttp://rspas.anu.edu.au/anthropology/thai-yunnan.html#bulletin'>http://rspas.anu.edu.au/anthropology/thai-yunnan.html#bulletin
http://rspas.anu.edu.au/anthropology/thai-yunnan.html
Date of entry/update: 08 July 2010


Individual Documents

Title: Myanmar Library Survey - a comprehensive study of the country's public libraries and information needs
Date of publication: January 2014
Description/subject: Executive Summary: The Myanmar Library Survey is the first in- depth nationwide study of the country’s public libraries. Commissioned by The Asia Foundation in partnership with the Myanmar Book Aid and Preservation Foundation (MBAPF), the survey aimed to establish a comprehensive, current picture of the Myanmar public library system to help inform the development of Myanmar’s information architecture and community initiatives. While much can be done to improve infrastructure and better support their role as information hubs, the survey reveals that citizens perceive libraries as having a significant and positive impact on community life. The survey findings will be circulated amongst key stakeholders, including governmental officials, policy makers, local and international non-governmental organizations, civil society, and local communities. A country coming out of decades of isolation, Myanmar is now rapidly building the information infrastructure needed for its citizens to participate in the reform process and compete in the global marketplace. Myanmar’s reverence toward libraries and its vast library network has the potential to aid this process. This study focuses on public libraries – defined in Myanmar as libraries registered with the government – because of their accessibility to a wider number of people and potential for scalability. In addition to public libraries, Myanmar has university, monastic, private, and specialized libraries, few of which register as public libraries. There are 55,755 registered public libr aries in the country, but only 4,868 are considered active. Prior to this study, very little was known about them. The objectives of the project were to sample active public libraries in order to: ..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Asia Foundation, Myanmar Book Aid and Preservation Foundation
Format/size: pdf (1.8MB-reduced version; 3.11MB-original)
Alternate URLs: http://asiafoundation.org/resources/pdfs/MyanmarLibrarySurvey.pdf
Date of entry/update: 21 July 2014


Title: BURMA SINCE THE 1988 UPRISING: A SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
Date of publication: January 2009
Description/subject: "...The following list represents a selection of books, monographs and reports devoted to Burma that has been published (or republished) over the past 20 years. All have been personally sighted and the relevant details verified. The list is not intended to be exhaustive — either in its listings or in its coverage — although an attempt has been made to include publications representing all the main subject areas and political viewpoints. No specific claims are made regarding the academic or literary merit of any of those publications listed. Rather, this selection is intended simply to highlight a range of publications on Burma which have appeared since 1988 and which may be of interest to both the scholar and general reader. Those who wish to pursue the subjects covered below are also advised to consult the growing literature on Burma in academic and professional journals..."
Author/creator: Andrew Selth
Language: English
Source/publisher: Andrew Selth
Format/size: pdf (214K)
Date of entry/update: 27 February 2009


Title: BIBLIOGRAPHIC MATERIALS, NOTICES, AND MAPS
Date of publication: September 2005
Description/subject: Forthcoming Additions to the Bibliography of Burma/Myanmar Research In preparation for the yearly bibliographic supplement, readers are asked to submit recent publications (and old ones) that were not included in the previous year’s edition. Since there are hundreds of publications on Burma each year, producing a complete bibliography would be impossible without the help and cooperation of the Burma research community. When submitting entries, please follow the style of the bibliographic supplement. Please also note, that we do not include encyclopedia articles in the bibliographic supplement, but we will note them here for the notice of readers. Further, while we include forthcoming publications in this list, again for the notice of readers, these entries will not be included in the supplement until they have actually been published. M. W. C.
Language: English
Source/publisher: SOAS Bulletin of Burma Research, Vol. 3, No. 2, Autumn 2005
Format/size: pdf (304K)
Alternate URLs: http://web.archive.org/web/20070930165556/web.soas.ac.uk/burma/3_2.htm
Date of entry/update: 03 October 2010


Title: Dissertation Abstracts -SBBR 3.2
Date of publication: September 2005
Description/subject: Literate Networks and the Production of Sgaw and Pwo Karen Writing in Burma, c.1830-1930 (William Womack); History and Ethnicity in Burma: Cultural Contexts of the Ethnic Category 'Kachin' in the Colonial and Post-Colonial State, 1824- 2004 (Mandy Sadan); The State of Vaccination: British Doctors, Indigenous Cooperation, and the Fight Against Smallpox in Colonial Burma (Atsuko Naono)
Author/creator: William Womack, Mandy Sadan, Atsuko Naono
Language: English
Source/publisher: SOAS Bulletin of Burma Research, Vol. 3, No. 2, Autumn 2005
Format/size: pdf (131K)
Date of entry/update: 03 October 2010


Title: THE BIBLIOGRAPHY OF BURMA (MYANMAR) RESEARCH: THE SECONDARY LITERATURE
Date of publication: December 2004
Description/subject: "“The ‘Living’ Bibliography of Burma Studies: The Secondary Literature” was first published in 2001, with the last update dated 26 April 2003. The SOAS Bulletin of Burma Research has been expanded to include a special bibliographic supplement this year, and every other year hereafter, into which additions and corrections to the bibliography will be incorporated. In the interim, each issue of the SOAS Bulletin of Burma Research will include a supplemental list, arranged by topic and subtopic. Readers are encouraged to contact the SOAS Bulletin of Burma Research with information about their publications, hopefully with a reference to a topic and sub-topic number for each entry, so that new information can be inserted into the bibliography correctly. References should be submitted in the form followed by the bibliography, using any of the entries as an example. Please note that any particular entry will only be included once, regardless of wider relevance. Eventually, all entries will be cross-listed to indicate other areas where a particular piece of research might be of use. This list has been compiled chiefly from direct surveys of the literature with additional information supplied by the bibliographies of numerous and various sources listed in the present bibliography. Additional sources include submissions from members of the BurmaResearch (including the former Earlyburma) and SEAHTP egroups, as well as public domain listings of personal publications on the internet. Please also note that newspaper and newsletter articles, encyclopedia articles, conference papers, and papers in progress will not be included in this list, as most are short pieces or extracts from already, or eventually to be, published works." M. W. C.
Author/creator: Michael Charney
Language: English
Source/publisher: SOAS Bulletin of Burma Research Bibliographic Supplement (Winter, 2004) ISSN 1479-8484
Format/size: pdf (1.1MB), jpg (95K); 264 pages
Alternate URLs: http://www.ibiblio.org/obl/docs3/Bib.sup.cover..jpg (Cover)
http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/6241/1/Bibliography_of_secondary_literature--2004.pdf
http://www.ibiblio.org/obl/docs3/Bibliography_of_secondary_literature--2004.pdf
Date of entry/update: 14 April 2005


Title: A Preliminary Survey of Burmese Manuscripts in Great Britain and Ireland
Date of publication: 20 March 2004
Description/subject: "...The following compilation is a first attempt to list the existing catalogues for the Burmese manuscripts in Great Britain and, as Dublin is included, Ireland. The list is mainly bibliographical, but it is hoped that it will nevertheless help to and perhaps even lead to a more systematic survey of the manuscripts than was possible here. In this respect, it does not claim to be complete. The publisher of the Bulletin will however be delighted to update this list whenever new catalogues or bibliographic references are brought to his knowledge..."
Author/creator: Tilman Frasch
Language: English
Source/publisher: SOAS Bulletin of Burma Research, Vol. 2, No. 1, Spring 2004,
Format/size: pdf (27K)
Alternate URLs: http://web.archive.org/web/20070612024114/web.soas.ac.uk/burma/vol__ii,_no__1.htm
Date of entry/update: 03 October 2010


Title: Dissertation abstracts, seminars and conferences listed in SBBR Vol. 2, No. 1, Spring 2004,
Date of publication: 20 March 2004
Description/subject: DISSERTATION ABSTRACTS: Kyaw Yin Hlaing. The Politics of State-Business Relations in Post-Colonial Burma... ORGANIZATIONS: The Cornell Burma/Myanmar Group... SEMINARS: SOAS Burma Campaign Society; Britain Burma Society... CONFERENCES: UHRC Conference: Traditions of Knowledge in Southeast Asia; Northern Illinois University Burma Studies Conference; ISEAS Workshop on Myanmar Issues and Myanmar Views... PROGRAMMES: SEAMEO Regional Centre for History and Tradition, Myanmar (Burma)... FELLOWSHIPS: Postdoctoral Fellowships, Lund University.
Language: English
Source/publisher: SOAS Bulletin of Burma Research, Vol. 2, No. 1, Spring 2004,
Format/size: pdf (39K)
Alternate URLs: http://web.archive.org/web/20070612024114/web.soas.ac.uk/burma/vol__ii,_no__1.htm
Date of entry/update: 25 August 2004


Title: Dissertation abstracts, seminars and conferences listed in SBBR Vol. 1, No. 2, Autumn 2003
Date of publication: 20 September 2003
Description/subject: DISSERTATION ABSTRACTS: ALYSSA PHILLIPS. ‘The mirror cracked’: The colonial history-making project and its legacy in Burma, 1900 to the present... PAULLETTE M. HOPPLE. The Structure of Nominalization in Burmese... SEMINARS: Burma Campaign Society; Britain Burma Society... CONFERENCES: Traditions of Knowledge in Southeast Asia; Burma Studies Conference (Northern Illinois University).
Language: English
Source/publisher: SOAS Bulletin of Burma Research, Vol. 1, No. 2, Autumn 2003
Format/size: pdf (36K)
Alternate URLs: http://web.archive.org/web/20070609092430/web.soas.ac.uk/burma/vol__i,_no__2.htm
Date of entry/update: 22 August 2004


Title: Some Forgotten Scholarship on Burma: A Bibliographic Note
Date of publication: 20 September 2003
Author/creator: OLIVER B. POLLAK.
Language: English
Source/publisher: SOAS Bulletin of Burma Research, Volume I, Number 2 Autumn 2003
Format/size: pdf (80K)
Alternate URLs: http://web.archive.org/web/20070609092430/web.soas.ac.uk/burma/vol__i,_no__2.htm
Date of entry/update: 03 October 2010


Title: SBBR: Abstracts Spring 2003
Date of publication: 20 March 2003
Description/subject: JÖRG SCHENDEL. The Mandalay Economy: Upper Burma’s External Trade, c. 1850–90... MARILYN V. LONGMUIR. Oil in Burma: The Extraction of “Earth-Oil” to 1914... ANNE-MAY CHEW. Les Temples Excavés de la Colline de Po Win en Birmanie Centrale: Architecture, Sculpture et Peintures murales... MICHAEL W. CHARNEY. Where Jambudipa and Islamdom Converged: Religious Change and the Emergence of Buddhist Communalism in Early Modern Arakan (Fifteenth to Nineteenth Centuries).
Language: English
Source/publisher: SOAS Bulletin of Burma Research, Vol. 1, No., 1, Spring 2003
Format/size: pdf (79K)
Date of entry/update: April 2003


Title: “Living” Bibliography of Burma Studies: The Primary Sources.
Date of publication: 25 July 2002
Description/subject: Organization of Entries: This list is divided by language (with the exception of government publications). Please note that translated pieces are included in the list for the original language of the source: (I) Burmese: Inscriptions 3 (II) Burmese: Dhammathats 4 (III) Burmese: Sit-tans and Royal Orders 5 (IV) Burmese: Ayei-taw-poun 6 (V) Burmese: Sadan 7 (VI) Burmese: Yazawin 8 (VII) Burmese: Thamaing 9 (VIII) Burmese: Correspondence 10 (IX) Burmese: Other 11 (X) Chinese 12 (XI) Dutch 13 (XII) English: Correspondence & Treaties 14 (XIII) English: Travel Accounts & Memoirs 18 (XIV) English: Gazetteers 25 (XV) English: Settlement Operations Reports 26 (XVI) English: Census Reports 27 (XVII) English: Other Government Reports 28 (XVIII) French 29 (XIX) German 30 (XX) Italian 31 (XXI) Japanese 32 (XXII) Latin 33 (XXIII) Mon 34 (XXIV) Pali 35 (XXV) Persian 36 (XXVI) Portuguese & Spanish 37 (XXVII) Russian 41 (XXVIII) Thai 42 (XXIX) Other 43
Author/creator: Michael W. Charney
Language: English
Source/publisher: SOAS
Format/size: pdf (256K)
Date of entry/update: 24 August 2012


Title: Kayah, Kayan, Karenni et Yang Daeng
Date of publication: June 2002
Description/subject: Version internet 2002. "...En Birmanie la zone ouverte aux étrangers est réduite par la guerre civile, et toute étude y serait dérangée par la présence imposée d’une escorte militaire. Les Kayah les plus faciles à approcher sont les Kayah orientaux (Kayè dans leur propre dialecte). On peut les atteindre de la frontière thaïe sans trop de difficultés. Ces groupes Kayah sont assez différents de leurs cousins de l’ouest, et en particulier des Kayah de Kyebogyi. La principale différence est due aux conditions économiques, le pays très vallonné à l’est de la Salween n’est pas propice à l’agriculture, et la rotation annuelle des champs induit un déplacement périodique des villages. A l’opposé des villages occidentaux qui sont grands et stables, à l’est il faut souvent trois heures de marche pour d’atteindre le prochain hameau, ou les champs distants. Les villages sont d’habitude construits vers le tiers supérieur des collines, proche, mais pas à côté, d’un point d’eau. A l’intérieur même des villages les gros arbres ne vont pas être coupés: les pentes sont abruptes, parfois 70%, et les racines nécessaires pour retenir le sol. Il en sera de même dans les champs, où seuls les petits arbres seront éliminés. Je vis en 1983, après que tous les plants de riz tardifs moururent en raison de la sécheresse, qu’une végétation d’un mètre de haut envahit les champs abandonnés en trois mois. Pour des raisons qu’il faudra étudier, les manifestations extérieures de la religion diffèrent aussi entre l’ouest et l’est du Karenni. Par exemple le Ko Thoo Bow, ou mât aux esprits, sera parfois très petit, fait d’un simple bambou, et non décoré à la manière de ceux de Kyebogyi. Je ne vis pas une fois la guirlande faite de petits fanions accrochée vers le sommet des mâts reliées au sol comme elle le serait à l’ouest. Dans les villages où je me suis rendu, je notais souvent l’absence de mât femelle, et la simplicité du “how”, réduit à une simple table en bambou..."
Author/creator: Jean-Marc Rastorfer
Language: Francais, French
Source/publisher: CédoK (Centre d'études et de Documentation sur les Karenni)
Format/size: html (827K) , Word (661K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.ibiblio.org/obl/docs/JMR-kayah1.doc
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003