This guide features selected high-quality resources on the global, political, economic, social and cultural aspects of the continent of Asia and its countries. It features individual country pages as well as sources searchable by topic or country.
Call Number: JQ751.A58 M03 2010- Hillman General Collection
Burma had the brightest prospects of any Southeast Asian nation after World War II but has since dropped to the bottom rungs of the world's socioeconomic ladder and was labeled an "outpost of tyranny" by U.S. Secretary of State Condeleeza Rice in 2005. The current regime has ruled with an iron fist for several decades, producing an exodus of political and economic refugees. It came under intensified international scrutiny for repudiating the 1990 elections and suppressing Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi. This important book was prompted by the change in U.S. policy toward Myanmar/Burma signaled very early in the Obama administration. (2010, from the publisher)
Call Number: DS530.65 .M92 2007 Hillman General Collection
This book examines the missed opportunities by government and opposition groups to find a way out of the political impasse and improve the standard of living of the people of Myanmar. This collection provides insights into the country's economic development, in particular the vital rice-marketing sector and the attempts to expand existing industrial zones. It focuses, for the first time, on Myanmar's environmental governance with in-depth case studies, and on the increasing need for effective environmental protection and sustainability. (from the publisher)