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Mon Nationalist Movements: insurgency, ceasefires and political struggle

South, Ashley


This paper briefly outlines the development of Mon ethnicity as a politically salient characteristic, during the pre-colonial and colonial periods in Burma. It goes on to describe the emergence of Mon ethno-nationalist movements (both insurgent and non-armed) in the postindependence period. The paper examines the ways in which nationalist elites have mobilized support around ideas of Mon ethnic identity, and the various political strategies adopted in relation to ‘others’ - including...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007-10
Type: Conference paper
Book Title: Paper presented at "Seminar on Discovery of Ramanndesa: Mon history, identity, culture, language and performing arts" [Session 2 - 'Identity and National Consciousness'] Institute of Asian Studies, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, Bangkok, 10-13 October 2007.


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