Results for tag: Myanmar

AAS Statement on Military Rule in Myanmar

Issued by the Association for Asian Studies Board of Directors On February 1, 2021, the Myanmar Tatmadaw (Army), led by Commander-in-Chief General Min Aung Hlaing, sieged parliament and declared a state of emergency military rule for the next year. The general justified this coup though accusations of election fraud; the Election Commission refutes this claim. […]

Historian Jeremy Yellen on the Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere

Jeremy A. Yellen is an assistant professor in the Department of Japanese Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and author of The Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere: When Total Empire Met Total War, published by Cornell University Press in 2019. Yellen’s work is a thorough investigation of Japan’s vision for the Greater East […]

Growing Rhythm

By Lauren Meeker, SUNY New Paltz In conjunction with the 2019 New York Conference on Asian Studies (NYCAS) on October 4-5, SUNY New Paltz hosted a series of workshops on Burmese music with funding from an AAS Council of Conferences (COC) Outreach Grant. The workshops brought together community members with New Paltz students and faculty […]

Myanmar Media in Transition

Excerpted with minor revisions from the new volume Myanmar Media in Transition: Legacies, Challenges and Change, edited by Lisa Brooten, Jane Madlyn McElhone, and Gayathry Venkiteswaran (Singapore: ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute, 2019). Reproduced with permission. At the end of August 2018, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) released its report summarizing the main […]

A Brief History of the North Korean-Myanmar Friendship

By Maria Rosaria Coduti “Dangerous bedfellows,” “rogue brothers in arms,” and “friends in need” are some of the expressions experts and journalists have used to describe North Korea-Myanmar [Burma] relations in the past. In 2005, then U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice labeled Myanmar an “outpost of tyranny,” a feature that saw the country enter […]