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ISBN-10: 0393541436
ISBN-13: 9780393541434
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date: 02/23/2021
Dimensions: 8.20" L, 5.40" W, 0.90" H

The Hidden History of Burma: Race, Capitalism, and Democracy in the 21st Century

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During a century of colonialism, Burma was plundered for its natural resources and remade as a racial hierarchy. Over decades of dictatorship, it suffered civil war, repression, and deep poverty. Today, Burma faces a mountain of challenges: crony capitalism, exploding inequality, rising ethnonationalism, extreme racial violence, climate change, multibillion dollar criminal networks, and the power of China next door. Thant Myint-U shows how the country’s past shapes its recent and almost unbelievable attempt to create a new democracy in the heart of Asia, and helps to answer the big questions: Can this multicultural country of 55 million succeed? And what does Burma’s story really tell us about the most critical issues of our time?

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At once absorbing, illuminating, and humane.... Invaluable in helping us understand the complexities not just of contemporary Burma but of our postcolonial world.–Kwame Anthony Appiah, author of The Lies That Bind: Rethinking Identity
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Details

ISBN-10: 0393541436
ISBN-13: 9780393541434
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date: 02/23/2021
Dimensions: 8.20" L, 5.40" W, 0.90" H
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