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Blackburn, T. R. The British Humiliation of Burma. Bangkok: Orchid Press, 2000.
About: "A study of the often outrageous behaviour of the British government, driven largely by merchant and missionary interests, towards the Kingdom of Burma. Events surrounding the three Anglo-Burmese wars (1824-26, 1852, 1885-86), and the looting of riches from the Mandalay Palace are examined." [Amazon]
Foley, Matthew. The Cold War and National Assertion in Southeast Asia: Britain, the United States and Burma, 1948-62. New York: Routledge, 2010. [Google Books]
About: A case study of post-colonial transition in Asia in the context of the emerging Cold War. It charts British and American approaches to Burma between the country's independence from the United Kingdom in 1948 and the military coup that ended civilian government in 1962.
Myint-U, Thant. The Making of Modern Burma. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2001. [Google Books]
About: "This book argues that many aspects of Burmese society today, from the borders of the state to the social structure of the countryside to the very notion of a Burmese identity, are largely the creations of the nineteenth century - a period of great change - away from the Ava-based polity of early modern times, and towards the 'British Burma' of the 1900s." [Publisher]
Ghosh, Parimal. Brave Men of the Hills: Resistance and Rebellion in Burma, 1825-1932. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2000. [Google Books]
About: "Burma was conquered by Britain in the course of three wars fought in 1825, 1852 and 1885, and colonial rule was to last until 1948, when Burma regained independence. Throughout this period there were several armed uprisings against foreign rule and its social and economic ramifications." [Publisher]
Taylor, Robert H. The State in Myanmar. Honolulu: University of HawaiĘ»i Press, 2009. [Google Books]
About: "This book explains the country's current politics in the light of the historical evolution of state-society relations in Myanmar since the pre-colonial kings, through the colonial era to the current, and third, post-colonial regime in this strategically important and little studied South East Asian nation." [Book Cover]


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