Download Land of a Thousand Eyes: The Subtle Pleasures of Everyday by Peter Olszewski PDF

By Peter Olszewski

A shiny, insider’s account of 1 of the main inaccessible and mysterious nations in Asia, this e-book appears past topographical positive aspects to find the psyche of the folks of Myanmar. Appointed to coach neighborhood newshounds for 18 months on the English-language weekly The Myanmar Times, and despite a degree of probability in accepting the project, Peter Olszewski throws himself into the everyday life and culture of Yangon—even discovering himself in a real-life, fairy-tale romance. Myanmar has lately been the point of interest of humanitarian and political outrage in constructed nations, and this booklet offers a stunning, new perspective on the query of democratization.

Show description

Read Online or Download Land of a Thousand Eyes: The Subtle Pleasures of Everyday Life in Myanmar PDF

Similar asia books

Human Insecurity in East Asia

Threats to human safeguard aren't continuously as cataclysmic as a warfare or typical catastrophe. usually they're as sophisticated as a slow-rising tide, whose calamitous nature continues to be unknown until it breaks out as a titanic flood.

East Asia, no stranger to local wars or significant normal mess ups, is additionally often called the simplest performer within the United international locations poverty aid application. The essays during this quantity inspect the inner of this dynamic and colourful quarter to envision the various refined in addition to seen threats to secure and safe existence. The ebook calls realization to the fewer noticeable threats to human safety and the way humans and groups face them.

Woven from first-hand observations of existence at a variety of websites in East Asia, the narratives remove darkness from how uncanny the threats to human protection can be.

Asia Bond monitor: September 2011

The Asia Bond display screen (ABM) reports fresh advancements in East Asian neighborhood foreign money bond markets besides the outlook, dangers, and coverage ideas. The ABM covers the ten organization of Southeast Asian international locations member nations plus the People's Republic of China; Hong Kong, China; and the Republic of Korea.

The Ten Thousand Day War Vietnam, 1945-1975

Lately pulled from public tuition library.

Extra resources for Land of a Thousand Eyes: The Subtle Pleasures of Everyday Life in Myanmar

Example text

Nothing. No response. After a minute I say, ‘And you? ’ ‘I am waiting for no-one,’ she replies. That’s it. End of conversation. She resumes staring, I resume reading. She gets up to go, riffles through her bag and fixes me with another stare. This time she’s obviously looking at me and when she has my attention she says, ‘She will come to you. ’ Then she glides out of the House of Joy. I’m curious so I walk to the front of the café, pretending to poke through a pile of magazines on a bench. I look out onto the street to see in which direction she’s heading, or if she’s getting into a car, but she’s nowhere to be seen.

She has seen you,’ Ye Myint told me. ‘I bring her to your office in the morning. She sit outside and she see you. ’ Ye Myint has suggested he bring the niece and the aunt to my apartment on a Sunday afternoon so we can talk. If the talks are satisfactory, then the aunt and Ye Myint will exit, leaving me alone with the girl. ‘You can try her,’ suggested Ye Myint. After the free trial the aunt would return and negotiations would begin about a satisfactory monthly fee. ‘Good price,’ assured Ye Myint.

So they authorised the launch of a new paper, The Myanmar Times and Business Weekly, part of a radical attempt to revamp the regime’s image. The move represents a daring and risky internal powerplay . . Khin Nyunt’s boys have not even bothered to apply to the ministry of information for a license. How are they getting away with that? By playing the old game of semantics. Thein Swe explains, ‘Only the ministry can approve a newspaper. So it will be a journal, not a paper . . ’ Remember, this is one of Khin Nyunt’s inner coterie talking about a key ministry, headed by a fellow general.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.17 of 5 – based on 38 votes