Author Archives: journalofcontemporaryasia

News and Communal Violence in Myanmar

A fifth article in a forthcoming special issue on Interpreting Communal Violence in Myanmar, guest edited by Nick Cheesman, is available at the JCA publisher’s site for the journal. “Producing the News: Reporting on Myanmar’s Rohingya Crisis” (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2017.1303078) is … Continue reading

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Communal Violence in Myanmar: Roundtable Discussion

Readers in the USA may find the following Roundtable of interest, involving Nick Cheesman, the guest editor of a forthcoming special issue of the journal bearing the same title and contributor to that issue,  Matt Schissler of the Anthropology Department … Continue reading

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Chinese in Rangoon

Elaine L.E. Ho of the Department of Geography at the National University of Singapore has contributed a new review of Mapping Chinese Rangoon: Place and Nation among the Sino-Burmese (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2017.1301983). This book is authored by Jayde Lin Roberts  and … Continue reading

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Global China

In a new review available at the JCA publisher’s website, Kosmas Tsokhas reviews The Global Rise of China (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2017.1300832) by Alvin Y. So and Yin-wah Chu, published by Polity Press. Tsokhas begins by noting that So and Chu explore … Continue reading

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Islam and the State in Myanmar

In a new review at JCA, Iza R. Hussin of the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge looks at the collection Islam and the State in Myanmar: Muslim-Buddhist Relations and the Politics of Belonging (DOI: … Continue reading

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Defining National Races

A fourth article in a forthcoming special issue on Interpreting Communal Violence in Myanmar, guest edited by Nick Cheesman, is available at the JCA publisher’s site for the journal. It is guest editor Cheesman’s own article “How in Myanmar “National … Continue reading

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The Karen and Education

Learning, Migration and Intergenerational Relations: The Karen and the Gift of Education by Pia Joliffe is published in London by Palgrave Macmillan. This new book is reviewed at JCA (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2017.1297477) by Shirley Worland of the Faculty of Social Science, … Continue reading

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