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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.

Dec 7, 2018

Dr Yi Li, Associate Lecturer at Aberystwyth University, discusses her book Chinese in Colonial Burma: A Migrant Community in a Multiethnic State. How did Burma fit into the worldviews of settler Chinese during the British colonial period, especially in the context of the much larger Nanyang migration waves occurring at...

Nov 22, 2018

What is cultural evolution and what can it tell us about religion in Myanmar? Dr Mark Stanford, a postdoctoral researcher in cognitive anthropology at the University of Oxford, discusses his ongoing research into the cognitive and cultural foundations of religion and morality in Myanmar.

Jul 24, 2018

Who are the Sino-Burmese of Yangon and how do they live in the city? Dr Jayde Lin Roberts, a US Fulbright Scholar and author of the book "Mapping Chinese Rangoon", discusses this vibrant community and how they continue to make their own place in the wider metropolis.

Jul 4, 2018

Kay Mastenbroek, a veteran documentary filmmaker, reflects on using video media stories and testimonials to foster national reconciliation between perpetrators of the military regime and those who have suffered. Kay is part of the 1988-2010 History Project which aims to create a series of films dealing with...

May 2, 2018

What are UN Special Rapporteurs on Human Rights and why have they had such a problematic time of it in Myanmar? In this episode David Mathieson discusses the human rights situation in Burma and outlines the history of rapporteurs to the country, from 1992 to the present.