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Burma in Limbo By Hla Oo
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Formerly known as the Rice Bowl of British Empire where once sun never set, Burma now is one of the poorest least- developed-countries on earth. Naturally-rich Burma is in such a horrible shape... More > simply because of the Left-wing Military Dictatorship from early 1962 to late 1988. No body really knows how Burma ended up with an extremely rare left-wing military dictatorship run by the staunch anti-communist Army under General Ne Win. Every other army in this world is right-wing but Burmese army once was a left-wing Socialist army till 1988. General Ne Win (1911-2002) isolated war-torn Burma and sunk the once-rich people of Burma into extreme poverty. This Burma in Limbo - Book 1: Rich Colony to Dictatorship explains how Burma unfortunately was forced into Ne Win’s mad hands by a group of left-wing extreme-nationalists led by our national hero General Aung San (1915-1947) the so-called father of independence and the founding father of modern Burmese Army.< Less
Shaolin vs Vikings By Ahimsa Kerp
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Lovecraftian stories stand shoulder-to-tentacle with high fantasy, steampunk, horror, Weird, and more in this collection of short stories from Ahimsa Kerp. From a steampunk world where the Burmese... More > Empire still rules most of Asia, to Japanese death dogs, from the real reason no writings of Socrates exist, to an ancient Sumerian sage corrupted by the modern world stalking the fjords of Oslo, from a town full of women eagerly desperate to avoid sacrifice to a Dragon, to a German cat who really just wants to play a DJ set at the local Techno Festival, these stories span the breadth of the speculative fiction field. Each story includes an original black & white illustration.< Less
Silk Sermons By D. Stanley Moore
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An American Family Teaches in China In 1988, Stanley Moore went with his wife Janice to teach in China. They were invited by the Southwest China Teachers' University in Sichuan province not far from... More > Chongqing on the Jialing River, a tributary to the Yangzi. Their first academic year in China ended with the Tiananmen Square events of the spring of 1989. Two years later, in the fall of 1990, the Moores returned with their son Douglas; all three taught at the Yunnan Education College in Kunming, the capital of Yunnan Province. Their students guided them on trips to Chengdu, to Tibet, to Xi Shuang Ba Na, the homeland of Buddhist ethnic minorities near the Burmese border. This account describes their exchanges of ideas, travels, and friendships.< Less
Kinship in Southeastern Asia By Paul K. Benedict
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Volume 6 in the STEDT Monograph Series presents a facsimile edition of the ground-breaking Kinship in Southeastern Asia (1941, doctoral dissertation, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University),... More > by the late Paul K. Benedict (1912-1997). This expansive volume treats kinship terms in Tibeto-Burman (which it divides into Tibetan, Western Sub-Himalayan, Eastern Sub-Himalayan, Lepcha, Miri and northern Assam, Kachin, Nung, Burmese and Lolo, Konyak, Garo and Bodo, Mikir, Meithei, Mru, Kuki, Naga) on the one hand, and Karen and Chinese on the other.< Less
Taksin the Great By History World
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During his reign, Taksin fought various wars. The new Burmese invasions were successfully repelled by his forces. He subjugated the northern Thai kingdom of Lanna, and he defeated the Laotian... More > principalities. In those days, Cambodia was a threat to his country, so consequently he successfully subjugated Cambodia. Taksin the Great Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Early Years and Education Chapter Three: Early Career Chapter Four: Establishment of Capital Chapter Five: Taksin’s Reign Chapter Six Economy, Culture and Religion Chapter Seven: Final Years and Death Chapter Eight: Critics< Less
Ayutthaya eGuide By Michael Holland
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Just 80 kilometers north of Bangkok is the old Siamese capitol of Ayutthaya. The city became the capital in the mid-fourteenth century and remained so until the late eighteenth century, when the... More > Burmese attacked and sacked the city. Now a world heritage site, the city makes an excellent day trip from Bangkok, and an even better two or three day escape from the big city for those interested in a deeper understanding of Thai history. The Ayutthaya period is looked on by many as the time when much of what is now thought of as "Thai style" was developed. Around Ayutthaya are signs of the Japanese, French, Dutch and Portuguese traders that came to the Thai court. Although usually visited as part of a packaged day trip from Bangkok, there's actually a lot to see in the ancient city, for those with a keen interest in art, architecture and archeology. This ebook guide provides detailed information about all the sights of the world heritage site.< Less
Ayutthaya - Postcards from Thailand By Ajay Jain
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If you are in Thailand, you could choose to skip any attraction but not the ancient city of Ayutthaya. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, fully deserving of its status, it was the Thai capital for 417... More > years. Located 76 kms (48 miles) north of Bangkok, it is accessible by road, train and even on a boat on the Chao Phraya river. The city itself is an open-air museum of art and architecture. Founded in 1350 by King U-Thong when the Thais were forced southwards by their not-so-friendly northern neighbours, Ayutthaya was the seat of power for 33 kings and several dynasties before it was sacked by the Burmese in 1767, leaving the city ruined and abandoned. It has since then been rediscovered, and is now a bustling town where the modern and ancient blend well. The city is dotted with structures going back centuries, and all marvels. If you are in Thailand, Ayutthaya is not to be missed.< Less
A Wayfarer In China By Elizabeth Kendall
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"When first planning a visit to West China, I set my heart on going in from the west, for I had long wished to see the wild, picturesque country that lies between the Burmese frontier and the... More > Yangtse. Years before, I had looked across the border and promised myself that some day I would find out what lay on the other side. But when the time came the difficulty of securing a Chinese interpreter in Burma forced me to go to Hong Kong, and once there, lack of time made it necessary that I should choose the shortest route into West China, and that was by way of Haiphong and the Red River railway. After all, there were compensations. Even a fleeting vision from the windows of a railway carriage gives some idea of what the French are doing in their great Eastern colony..."< Less
A Wayfarer In China By Elizabeth Kendall
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"When first planning a visit to West China, I set my heart on going in from the west, for I had long wished to see the wild, picturesque country that lies between the Burmese frontier and the... More > Yangtse. Years before, I had looked across the border and promised myself that some day I would find out what lay on the other side. But when the time came the difficulty of securing a Chinese interpreter in Burma forced me to go to Hong Kong, and once there, lack of time made it necessary that I should choose the shortest route into West China, and that was by way of Haiphong and the Red River railway. After all, there were compensations. Even a fleeting vision from the windows of a railway carriage gives some idea of what the French are doing in their great Eastern colony..."< Less
Quotes Web 555 By Voicu Mihnea Simandan
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A collection of 555 quotes on 171 topics: Academia * Achievements * Age * Airlines * Alcohol * Amateurs * America & The Americans * Anger * Animals * Beauty * Books * Boredom * Bosses * Britain... More > & The British * Buddhism * Burma & The Burmese * Business * Capital Punishment * Cats * Children * Chinese, The * Christianity * Churches * Clothes * Cities * Communication * Communism * Conscience * Conspiracies * Countries * Cowards * Crying * Culture & Civilization * Curiosity * Dancing * Danger * Death * Desert * Desires * Destiny * Dignity * Dirt * Dogs * Dreams * Drinking * Duty * Education * Emotions * Enemies * English Language, The * Envy * Europe * Evil * Family * Faith * Fate * Fear * Fighting * Fitness * Food * Football * Foreigners * Free Will * Freedom * Friends * Friendship * Future * Germans * Generosity * Geology * God * Good & Evil * Gossip and many more...< Less

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