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Myanmar Musings

Myanmar Musings is the world's leading podcast with researchers and thinkers on issues relating to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar.

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this show are those of the interviewees/guests and do not necessarily accord with those of the host or the Myanmar Research Centre.

Feb 22, 2021

What is the future of rebel politics in Myanmar? Talking three weeks after major political convulsions at the centre of the Myanmar state, Dr David Brenner, Lecturer at the Department of International Relations at the School of Global Studies, University of Sussex, discusses his book Rebel Politics: A...


Feb 18, 2021

Join us for an elaboration on collaborative museum exhibitions with Dr Georg Noack, Senior Curator for South and Southeast Asia, at the Linden-Museum in Stuttgart, Germany. Georg worked with the Kayan and Kayaw communities in Kayah State to develop a new exhibition both in person and online that focuses on the...


Feb 2, 2021

Recorded on January 13, 2021, this episode focuses on the life of U Dhammaloka, a fascinating figure in Myanmar history. Born on the Emerald Isle and ordained in the Golden Land, U Dhammaloka's story and contribution to Burmese and imperial politics and global Buddhism is the subject of a new book by Dr Alicia...


Jan 20, 2021

Burmese Prince Myingun is an enigmatic historical figure, at once a rebel who enacted a murderous coup, an exile who never gave up hope and a trickster who moved at the interstices of colonial Southeast Asia at the turn of the 20th century. Dr Penny Edwards, Associate Professor in the Department of South &...


Jan 6, 2021

What is Myanmar's culture of giving and how does the gift work to maintain social bonds in rural Myanmar? Dr Hiroko Kawanami, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion at Lancaster University, UK, discusses her recently published book with Bloomsbury Academic Press, “The Culture of Giving...