British Burma In The New Century 1895 1918

Author by : Stephen L Keck
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Publisher by : Palgrave Macmillan
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Description : British Burma in the New Century, 1895 - 1918 draws upon neglected but very talented colonial authors to portray Burma between 1895 and 1918, which was the apogee of British governance. These writers, most of them 'Burmaphiles', wrote against widespread misperceptions about Burma. They sought to separate Burma from India, recover the country's recent and ancient past, understand Buddhism and revere the land, all while supporting the imperial mission. Between 1895 and 1918, Burma experienced a period of profound social and economic transformation. Burma would be challenged by bubonic plague, the persistence of crime, multiple forms of corruption and rising ethnic tensions. The Burmaphiles wrote during a dynamic period in which the foundations for much of modern Myanmar were established. New Century Burma proved to be a formative moment in the subsequent development of the country.


British Burma In The New Century 1895 1918

Author by : Stephen L Keck
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Publisher by : Springer
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Description : British Burma in the New Century draws upon neglected but talented colonial authors to portray Burma between 1895 and 1918, which was the apogee of British governance. These writers, most of them 'Burmaphiles' wrote against widespread misperceptions about Burma.


Imperial Military Transportation In British Asia

Author by : Michael W. Charney
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Publisher by : Bloomsbury Publishing
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Description : Imperial Military Transportation in British Asia sheds light on attempts by royal engineers to introduce innovations devised in the UK to wartime India, Iraq, and Burma, as well as the initial resistance of local groups of colonial railwaymen to such metropolitan innovations. Michael W. Charney looks at the role of the railways in the First Burma Campaign to show how some kinds of military technology – as an example of imperial knowledge – faced resistance due to 1930s-era colonial insularity. The delay this caused significantly compromised the early defense of the colony when the Japanese invaded in 1942. Charney examines the efforts made by one engineer in particular to revive the railways and shows how this effort was responsible for the development of a truly imperial technology that was suitable for extra-European contexts and finally won acceptance in India. Incorporating newly accessible primary source material from the files of the military Director of Transportation during the Campaign, this book highlights a hitherto unfilled gap in the archival record and explores an ignored but crucial aspect of the 1942 Japanese invasion of Burma.


North Korea And Myanmar

Author by : Andray Abrahamian
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Publisher by : McFarland
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Description : North Korea and Myanmar (Burma) are Asia's most mysterious, tragic stories. For decades they were infamous as the region's most militarized and repressed societies, self-isolated and under sanctions by the international community while, from Singapore to Japan, the rest of Asia saw historic wealth creation and growing middle class security. For Burma, the threat was internal: insurgent factions clashed with the government and each other. For North Korea, it was external: a hostile superpower--the United States--and a far more successful rival state--South Korea--occupying half of the Korean peninsula. Over time, Myanmar defeated its enemies, giving it space to explore a form of democratization and openness that has led to reintegration into international society. Meanwhile, North Korea's regime believes its nuclear arsenal--the primary reason for their pariah status--is vital to survival.


Burmese Silver Art Masterpieces Illuminating Buddhist Hindu And Mythological Stories Of Purpose And Wisdom

Author by : David C. Owens
Languange : en
Publisher by : Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd
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Description : Burmese master silversmiths produced a magnificent body of work from the mid-19th to the early 20th centuries – the Burmese Silver Age. This aesthetic and functional work is characterized by a unique decorative style and superb technical artistry. Many of the artefacts are embellished with mysterious visual narratives drawn from ancient religious and mythological sources, communicating spiritual beliefs and values that resonate to this day. Burmese silverwork is a distinct and little-known genre of silver art. This book tackles this obscurity by illuminating and describing for the first time 100 Burmese silver artefacts in a stunning photographic gallery. This silverwork – from the Noble Silver Collection – represents some of the rarest and finest quality work from the Burmese Silver Age. The centrepiece gallery of silverwork masterpieces is bookended by two well-illustrated and informative chapters that provide readers with deeper insights into Burmese silverwork: a robust frame of reference chapter summarises the 2,000-year history and cultural tradition of Burmese silverwork; and a chapter following the gallery deciphers the complex and allegorical iconography of the decoration, which gives the reader a deeper appreciation of its religious and cultural meaning and origin. This book captures the great, almost mystical, allure of Burmese silverwork – from the sublime artistry of the decoration, to the extraordinary skill of the silversmith and the profound meaning and importance of the visual narratives. In doing so, Burmese Silver Art takes its place as a definitive reference work for any art historian, collector, expert, student, or general reader interested in this hitherto-overlooked body of noble art.


Colonizing Animals

Author by : Jonathan Saha
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : A pathbreaking history of British imperialism in Myanmar from the early nineteenth century to 1942 populated by animals.


The Glubb Reports Glubb Pasha And Britain S Empire Project In The Middle East 1920 1956

Author by : Tancred Bradshaw
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Publisher by : Springer
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Description : The Glubb Reports studies papers written by General Sir John Glubb, the long-serving British commander of the Jordanian Arab Legion. It covers issues such as the role of tribes and desert control, the impact of Palestine, the Arab Legion's role in the first Arab-Israeli war, the expansion of the Arab Legion, and Glubb's dismissal in 1956.


Global Raciality

Author by : Paola Bacchetta
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Global Raciality expands our understanding of race, space, and place by exploring forms of racism and anti-racist resistance worldwide. Contributors address neoliberalism; settler colonialism; race, class, and gender intersectionality; immigrant rights; Islamophobia; and homonationalism; and investigate the dynamic forces propelling anti-racist solidarity and resistance cultures. Midway through the Trump years and with a rise in nativism fervor across the globe, this expanded approach captures the creativity and variety found in the fight against racism we see the world over. Chapters focus on both the immersive global trajectories of race and racism, and the international variation in contemporary configurations of racialized experience. Race, class, and gender identities may not only be distinctive, they can extend across borders, continents, and oceans with remarkable demonstrations of solidarity happening all over the world. Palestinians, Black Panthers, Dalit, Native Americans, and Indian feminists among others meet and interact in this context. Intersections between race and such forms of power as colonialism and empire, capitalism, gender, sexuality, religion, and class are examined and compared across different national and global contexts. It is in this robust and comparative analytical approach that Global Raciality reframes conventional studies on postcolonial regimes and racial identities and expression.


Western Higher Education In Asia And The Middle East

Author by : Kevin Gray
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Publisher by : Lexington Books
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Description : Western Higher Education in Asia and the Middle East examines the emergence of the global university in the Middle East and Asia, focusing in particular on the phenomenon of branch campuses and universities with foreign accreditation.


Cinema And Society In The British Empire 1895 1940

Author by : James Burns
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Publisher by : Springer
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Description : By 1940 going to the movies was the most popular form of public leisure in Britain's empire. This book explores the social and cultural impact of the movies in colonial societies in the early cinema age.


Southeast Asia

Author by : Keat Gin Ooi
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Description : Contains over eight hundred alphabetically arranged entries that provide information about topics related to the historical development and global influence of Southeast Asia, covering politics, war, religion, socioeconomics, ethnohistory, geography, and folklore.


Register Of Defunct Companies

Author by : NA NA
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Publisher by : Springer
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Colonial Governors From The Fifteenth Century To The Present

Author by : David P. Henige
Languange : en
Publisher by : Madison : University of Wisconsin Press
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Description : The names and years in office of colonial governors from Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden and the United States in in foreign territories. Includes historical background on each colony.


The Oxford History Of The British Empire Volume Iii The Nineteenth Century

Author by : Andrew Porter
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Publisher by : OUP Oxford
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Description : The Oxford History of the British Empire is a major new assessment of the Empire in the light of recent scholarship and the progressive opening of historical records. From the founding of colonies in North America and the West Indies in the seventeenth century to the reversion of Hong Kong to China at the end of the twentieth, British imperialism was a catalyst for far-reaching change. The Oxford History of the British Empire as a comprehensive study helps us to understand the end of Empire in relation to its beginning, the meaning of British imperialism for the ruled as well as for the rulers, and the significance of the British Empire as a theme in world history. Volume III of The Oxford History of the British Empire covers the long nineteenth century, from the achievement of American independence in the 1780s to the eve of world war in 1914. This was the period of Britain's greatest expansion as both empire-builder and dominant world power. The volume is divided into two parts. The first contains thematic chapters, some focusing on Britain, others on areas at the imperial periphery, exploring those fundamental dynamics of British expansion whcih made imperial influence and rule possible. They also examine the economic, cultural, and institutional frameworks whcih gave shape to Britain's overseas empire. Part 2 is devoted to the principal areas of imperial activity overseas, including both white settler and tropical colonies. Chapters examine how British interests and imperial rule shaped individual regions' nineteenth-century political and socio-economic history. Themes dealt with include the economics of empire, imperial institutions, defence, technology, imperial and colonial cultures, science and exploration. Attention is given not only to the formal empire, from Australasia and the West Indies to India and the African colonies, but also to China and Latin America, often regarded as central components of a British `informal empire'.


A Selected Bibliography On The Far East

Author by : United States. Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Encyclopedia Of Nineteenth Century Photography

Author by : John Hannavy
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : The Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Photography is the first comprehensive encyclopedia of world photography up to the beginning of the twentieth century. It sets out to be the standard, definitive reference work on the subject for years to come. Its coverage is global – an important ‘first’ in that authorities from all over the world have contributed their expertise and scholarship towards making this a truly comprehensive publication. The Encyclopedia presents new and ground-breaking research alongside accounts of the major established figures in the nineteenth century arena. Coverage includes all the key people, processes, equipment, movements, styles, debates and groupings which helped photography develop from being ‘a solution in search of a problem’ when first invented, to the essential communication tool, creative medium, and recorder of everyday life which it had become by the dawn of the twentieth century. The sheer breadth of coverage in the 1200 essays makes the Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Photography an essential reference source for academics, students, researchers and libraries worldwide.


The New Century Cyclopedia Of Names

Author by : Clarence Lewis Barnhart
Languange : en
Publisher by : Prentice Hall Direct
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Description : This is a unique reference work consisting solely of information about proper names having importance in the English-speaking world. English and native spellings, pronunciations, and essential facts are given about more than 100,000 names such as persons, places, events, plays and operas, works of fiction, literary characters, works of art, mythological and legendary persons and places, etc.


Race And The Modernist Imagination

Author by : Urmila Seshagiri
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cornell University Press
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Description : In addition to her readings of a fascinating array of works---The Picture of Dorian Gray, Heart of Darkness --


Quest For Power

Author by : Stephen R. Halsey
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Publisher by : Harvard University Press
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Description : China’s late-imperial history has been framed as a long coda of decline, played out during the Qing dynasty. Reappraising this narrative, Stephen Halsey traces the origins of China’s current great-power status to this so-called decadent era, when threats of war with European and Japanese empirestriggered innovative state-building and statecraft.


The New York Times Guide To Essential Knowledge

Author by : The New York Times
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Publisher by : St. Martin's Press
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Description : A COMPLETE REVISION AND THOROUGH UPDATING OF THE ULTIMATE REFERENCE FROM THE NEWSPAPER OF RECORD. A comprehensive guide offering insight and clarity on a broad range of even more essential subjects. Whether you are researching the history of Western art, investigating an obscure medical test, following current environmental trends, studying Shakespeare, brushing up on your crossword and Sudoku skills, or simply looking for a deeper understanding of the world, this book is for you. An indispensable resource for every home, office, dorm room, and library, this new edition of The New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge offers in-depth explorations of art, astronomy, biology, business, economics, the environment, film, geography, history, the Internet, literature, mathematics, music, mythology, philosophy, photography, sports, theater, film, and many other subjects. This one volume is designed to offer more information than any other book on the most important subjects, as well as provide easy-to-access data critical to everyday life. It is the only universal reference book to include authoritative and engaging essays from New York Times experts in almost every field of endeavor. The New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge provides information with matchless accuracy and exceptional clarity. This new revised and expanded third edition covers major categories with an emphasis on depth and historical context, providing easy access to data vital for everyday living. Covering nearly 50 major categories, and providing an immediate grasp of complex topics with charts, sidebars, and maps, the third edition features 50 pages of new material, including new sections on * Atheism * Digital Media * Inventions and Discoveries * Endangered Species * Inflation * Musical Theater * Book Publishing *Wikileaks *The Financial Crisis *Nuclear Weapons *Energy *The Global Food Supply Every section has been thoroughly updated, making this third edition more useful and comprehensive than ever. It informs, educates, answers, illustrates and clarifies---it's the only one-volume reference book you need.


Protectorate Cyprus

Author by : Gail Dallas Hook
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Publisher by : Bloomsbury Publishing
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Description : A strategic outpost in the Eastern Mediterranean, Cyprus was vital to British imperial ambitions in the East as the Ottoman Empire grew increasingly fragile in the nineteenth century. Here, Gail Dallas Hook describes the British occupation of Cyprus from 1878 to 1914, during which British government, science, and capital investment were installed alongside a new British colonial community, building 'British Cyprus' long before the island became a formal part of the British Empire. Protectorate Cyprus further demonstrates how the British attempted to bring 'good government' to Cyprus yet failed to resolve the issues of Muslim and Greek Orthodox divisions. It is a unique representation of Britain's 'informal empire' before World War I that has been little studied. Protectorate Cyprus is a crucial addition to the history of the British Empire.


Early History Of Soybeans And Soyfoods Worldwide 1024 Bce To 1899

Author by : William Shurtleff
Languange : en
Publisher by : Soyinfo Center
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Description : The world's most comprehensive, well documented, and well illustrated book on this subject. With extensive index. 351 color photos or illustrations, Free of charge in digital format on Google Books,


Who S Who

Author by : Henry Robert Addison
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : An annual biographical dictionary, with which is incorporated "Men and women of the time."


Burmese Politics

Author by : Josef Silverstein
Languange : en
Publisher by : New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press
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Asian Journal Of Social Science

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Wait For The Waggon

Author by : D J Sutton
Languange : en
Publisher by : Pen and Sword
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Description : The first ever published comprehensive history of the Royal Corps of Transport and its Predecessors, relating the proud part played in helping to develop the highly successful logistic system that the British Army now possesses.


The Cambridge Illustrated History Of The British Empire

Author by : P. J. Marshall
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Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : A superbly illustrated and richly informative history of the British empire.