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From Contested Histories to Ethnic Tourism: Cinematic Representations of Shans and Shanland on the Burmese Silver Screen

Ferguson, Jane


Burma, or the Union of Myanmar, is internationally known for possessing one of the longest-running internal conflicts in modern history. In 1947, on the brink of the country's independence from Britain, ethnic Karen insurgents first took up arms against the soon-to-be-installed Yangon government. The considerable dearth in international scholarly attention on the subject of Burmese cinema belies the fact that Burma has a nine-decade history of motion picture production, and active cinema...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Film in Contemporary Southeast Asia: Cultural Interpretation and Social Intervention
DOI: 10.4324/9780203181904-2


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