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Title: Exploring the roots of isolationism in Burma.
Authors: Chen, Jonathan Jieyang.
Keywords: DRNTU::Social sciences
Issue Date: 2010
Abstract: Scarred by a tumultuous past, Burma remains an enigma - forbidding yet alluring.Known fondly as the 'Cinderella province' of the British Raj, she carries with her a colorful history of illustrious kingdoms, British colonialism, self-determinism and militaristic nationalism. The evolution from an independent kingdom to a British backwater and then an autocracy ruled by military elites may be passed off as mere reiterations of past events or it could hold the key to understanding the reasons for Burma's isolationism. History contains the pieces of a puzzle that make up what Burma is today - a country of contradictions, reclusiveness and perpetual skirmishes. Rather than relegate Burma's current isolationism to years of international indifference or attribute it wholly to the military's determinism of absolute rule, this paper serves to summon the lenses of history to provide a reasonable and well-balanced explanation to the chain of major watershed events that took place to better appreciate Burma's passage/journey into reclusiveness.
Description: 46 p.
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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