Special Issue of The Virginia Review Of Asian Studies


Vol. VI: 2004 Published by the Virginia Consortium of Asian Studies


Authors' Biodata

Editors' Introduction

Introduction: Burma's Modern Tragedy - Daniel A. Metraux

History: The Evolution of Military Rule

Burmese Military Government: Crony Capitalists in Uniform - Win Min

Inge Sargent: Her Life as a Shan Princess - Khin Oo

Buddhism and Politics

Religion and Magic: Disappearing Jewels and Poltergeists - Christina Fink

Burmese Buddhism and its Impact on Social Change - Min Zin

Politics and the Economy

Burma's Potential Political Transition: An Analysis of Ethnic Conflicts and Mobilization - Min Zaw Oo

Burma's National Convention: "Then and the Future" - Aung Naing Oo

Burma: Black Markets, Economic Growth and Freedom - Khin Oo

Foreign Affairs

The US-led Burma Charge - Min Zin

"Without inner freedom you can achieve nothing." An Interview with Vaclav Havel, President of the Czech Republic - Min Zin

Educating Young Burmese for the Nation's Future

Light for Dark Burmese Days - Maureen Aung-Thwin

Prospect Burma: Keeping the Flame of Education Alive - Patricia Herbert

Book Reviews

Christina Fink: Living Silence & Shelby Tucker: Burma: The Curse of Independence - Daniel A. Metraux

Aung Sang Suu Kyi: Aung San of Burma: A Biographical Portrait by his Daughter & Win Naing Oo, Hidden Records of Atrocities in Burma's Prisons - Khin Oo

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