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Listed here according to category is a sampling of publications about Myanmar ranging from books, articles, and reports to maps, photography, and video and sound recordings. It is by no means an exhaustive compilation; my intent is to provide those readers who are interested in further reading, or in researching specific topics, with a convenient list of selected sources.


Abbott, Gerry. Back to Mandalay. Bromley, UK: Impact Books, 1990.
---. Inroads into Burma-A Travellers' Anthology. Kuala Lumpur: Oxford University Press, 1997.
---. The Traveller's History of Burma. Bangkok: Orchid Press, 1998.
Aung San Suu Kyi. Freedom from Fear. London: Penguin Books, 1991.
Aye Saung. Burma in the Back Row. Bangkok: White Lotus, 1989.
Baertels, Andreas. Farbatlas Tropenpflanzen. Stuttgart: Ulmer Verlag, 1996.
Bixler, Norma. Burmese Journey. Yellow Springs, Ohio: Antioch Press, 1967.
Bless, Roland. Divide et Impera? Britische Minderheitenpolitik in Burma 1917-1948. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 1990.
Boucaud, Andre, and Louis Boucaud. Burma's Golden Triangle. Bangkok: Asia Books, 1992.
Bower, Ursula Graham. Naga Path. London: John Murray, 1950.
Boyes, Jon, and S. Piraban. Opium Fields. Bangkok: Silkworm Books, 1991.
Bunge, Frederic M. Burma, A Country Study. Washington, D.C.: Department of the Army, 1983.
Cady, John F. A History of Modern Burma. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1958.
Carey, Peter. Burma: The Challenge of Change in a Divided Society. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1997.
Carrapiett, W. J. S. The Kachin Tribes of Burma. Rangoon: Government Printing and Stationery, 1929.
Casino, Eric S. Burma and the Burmese: A Historical Perspective. Honolulu: Center for Southeast Asian Studies, University of Hawai'i, 1997.
Chao Tzang Yawnghwe. The Shan of Burma-Memoirs of a Shan Exile. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 1987.
Christian, John L. Burma. London: Collins, 1945.
Cochrane, W. W. The Shans. New York: AMS Press, 1981.
Collis, Maurice. She Was a Queen. London: Faber & Faber, 1937.
---. Lords of the Sunset. London: Faber & Faber, 1938.
---. The Land of the Great Image. London: Faber & Faber, 1943.
---. The Grand Peregrination. London: Faber & Faber, 1949.
---. Last and First in Burma. London: Faber & Faber, 1949.
---. The Journey Outward. London: Faber & Faber, 1952.
---. Into Hidden Burma. London: Faber & Faber, 1953.
Coloquhoun, Archibald Ross. Amongst the Shan. Reprint, New York: Paragon Books, 1970.
Cox, Christopher R. Chasing the Dragon. New York: Henry Holt, 1996.
Donnison, F. S. V. Burma. London: Ernest Benn, 1970.
Elliot, Patricia. The White Umbrella. Bangkok: Post Publishing, 1999.
Enriquez, C. M. A Burmese Enchantment. Calcutta: Thacker, Spink, n.d.
---. Races of Burma. Reprint, Bangkok: Ava Publications, 1997.
Everarda, Ellis. Burma: Encountering the Land of the Buddhas. Gartmore, Scotland: Kiscadale, 1994.
Fisher, Edward. Mission in Burma. New York: Seabury Press, 1980.
Foucar, E. C. V. Mandalay the Golden. London: Dennis Dobson, 1963.
Fredholm, Michael. Burma-Ethnicity and Insurgency. Westport, CT: Praeger, 1993.
Gascoigne, Gwendolyn Trench. Among Pagodas and Fair Ladies. London: A. D. Innes, 1896.
Grisham, Jack. Burma Jack. New York: Norton, 1971.
Hall, D. G. E. Burma. London: Hutchinson's University Library, 1950.
Halliday, Robert. The Talaings. Reprint, Bangkok: Orchid Press, 1999.
Hanson, Ola. The Kachins: Their Customs and Traditions. Reprint, New York: AMS Press, 1982.
Harvey, G. E. Outline of Burmese History. Calcutta: Longmans, Green, 1926.
Hidalgo, Cristina Pantoja. Five Years in a Forgotten Land. Quezon City: Univer-sity of the Philippines Press, 1996.
Hundley, H. G. List of Trees, Shrubs, Herbs and Principal Climbers, etc., Recorded from Burma with Vernacular Names. 4th rev. ed. Burma: N.p., 1987.
Khin Myo Chit. Colorful Burma. Yangon: Daw Khin Myo Chit, 1983.
Kingdon-Ward, Frank. Return to the Irrawaddy. London: Andrew Melrose, 1956.
Lewis, Norman. The Golden Earth-Travels in Burma. London: Eland, 1952.
Lintner, Bertil. Land of Jade. Bangkok: White Lotus, 1990.
---. The Rise and Fall of the Communist Party of Burma. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Southeast Asia Programme, 1990.
---. Burma in Revolt. Bangkok: White Lotus, 1994.
Loetschert, Wilhelm, and Gerhard Beese. Pflanzen der Tropen. Munich: BLV, 1992.
Lowis, C. C. The Tribes of Burma. Rangoon: Government Printing, 1919.
Ludwig, Klemens. Birma. Munich: Beck, 1997.
Mannin, Ethel. Land of the Crested Lion. London: The Travel Book Club, 1954.
Mason, Colin. A Short History of Asia-Stone Age to 2000 A.D. London: Macmillan, 2000.
Maugham, W. Somerset. The Gentleman in the Parlour. Reprint, Bangkok: White Orchid Press, 1995.
Maung Htin Aung. A History of Burma. New York and London: Columbia University Press, 1967.
Maung Kyaa Nyo. Presenting Myanmar. Yangon: Daw Shwe Eain, 2000.
McCoy, Alfred W. The Politics of Heroin: CIA Complicity in the Global Drug Trade. New York: Lawrence Hill Books, 1991.
McCrae, Alister. Scots in Burma: Golden Times in a Golden Land. Gartmore, Scotland: Kiscadale, 1990.
McMahon, A. R. The Karens of the Golden Chersonnese. London: Harrison, 1876.
Metford, Beatrix. Where China Meets Burma. London: Blackie & Son, 1935.
Milne, Leslie. The Shans at Home. Reprint, New York: Paragon Books, 1970.
Michels, Volker. Mit Hermann Hesse durch Italien. Frankfurt: Insel Verlag, 1988.
Mi Mi Khaing. Burmese Family. Reprint, Bangkok: Ava Publishing House, 1996.
---. The World of Burmese Women. Singapore: Times Books International, 1984.
Molloy, Michael. Experiencing the World's Religions: Tradition, Challenge, and Change. Mountain View, CA: Mayfield Publishing, 1999.
Mya Maung. The Burma Road to Capitalism. Westport, CT: Praeger, 1998.
Mya Than Tint. On the Road to Mandalay. Reprint, Bangkok: Orchid Press, 1996.
Myo Min, U. Old Burma: As Described by Early Foreign Travellers. Rangoon: Hanthawaddy Publications, 1947.
Nibedon, Nirmal. Nagaland: The Night of the Guerrillas. New Delhi: Lancers Publishers, 1983.
Nowak, Bernd, and Bettina Schulz. Tropische Fruechte. Munich: BLV Verlag, 1998.
O'Brien, Harriet. Forgotten Land: A Rediscovery of Burma. London: Michael Joseph, 1991.
O'Connor, V. C. Scott. Mandalay and Other Cities. Reprint, Bangkok: White Lotus Press, 1996.
Orwell, George. Burmese Days. London: Penguin Books, 1934.
Phayre, Arthur P. History of Burma. London: Susil Gupta, 1883.
Phillips, C. E. Lucas. The Raiders of Arakan. London: Heinemann, 1971.
Rana, Pradumna, and Naved Hamid. From Centrally Planned to Market Economies: The Asian Approach. Hong Kong: Oxford University Press, 1995.
Raven-Hart, R. Canoe to Mandalay. London: Frederick Muller, 1939.
Renard, Ronald D. The Burmese Connection. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner, 1996.
Rodriguez, Helen. Helen of Burma. London: Collins, 1983.
Roop, D. Haigh. An Introduction to the Burmese Writing System. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1972.
Rotberg, Robert I., ed. Burma: Prospects for a Democratic Future. Cambridge: The World Peace Foundation and Harvard Institute for International Development. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institute Press, 1998.
Sangermano, Father Vincenzo. The Burmese Empire a Hundred Years Ago. Reprint, Bangkok: White Orchid Press, 1995.
Sargent, Inge. Twilight over Burma. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 1994.
Saw Myat Yin. Culture Shock! Burma. Singapore: Times Editions, 1994.
Scott, J. G. Burma-A Handbook of Practical Information. London: Alexander Moring, The De La More Press, 1921.
Seagrave, Gordon S. Burma Surgeon. New York: Norton, 1943.
---. My Hospital in the Hills. New York: Norton, 1955.
Seagrave, Sterling. Lords of the Rim. London: Corgi, 1996.
Shway Yoe [George Scott]. The Burman-His Life and Notions. New York: Norton, 1963.
Silverstein, Josef. Burmese Politics: The Dilemma of National Unity. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1980.
Smith, Martin. Burma: Insurgency and the Politics of Ethnicity. New York: Zed Books, 1999.
Stamp, Elsa C. A First Geography of Burma. London: Longmans, Green, 1932.
Stevenson, H. N. C. The Economics of the Central Chin Tribes. Bombay: The Times of India Press, 1943.
Stuart, John. Burma-Through the Centuries. London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner, 1909.
Symes, Michael. Two Years in Ava. London: John Murray, 1827.
---. Journal of His Second Embassy to the Court of Ava in 1802. London: George Allen & Unwin, 1955.
Takeyama, Michio. Harp of Burma. Rutland, VT: Charles E. Tuttle, 1966.
Thadingyut, Festival of Lights. Yangon: Pyinsa Rupa, January 1995.
Than Tun. History of Pindaya (Town, Pagoda and Cave). Mandalay: Thein Htike Yadana Publications, 1998.
Theroux, Paul. The Great Railway Bazaar. New York: Ballantine, 1975.
Trager, Helen Gibson. Burma through Alien Eyes. Bombay, New York: Asia Publishing House, 1966.
---. We the Burmese-Voices from Burma. New York: Praeger, 1969.
U Tun Yin. Wild Mammals of Myanmar. Yangon: U Soe Kyi, 1993.
Vincent Jr., Frank. Land of the White Elephant (1871-72). Reprint, Bangkok: White Lotus Press, 1988.
Wheeler, J. Talboys. Journey of a Voyage up the Irawaddy to Mandalay and Bhamo. Reprint, Bangkok: White Orchid Press, 1996.
White, Herbert Thirkell. Burma. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1923.
Yang, Bo. Golden Triangle-Frontier and Wilderness. Hong Kong: Joint Publishing, 1987.

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