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Special 'Myanmar @ 75' Blogposts

South Asia @ LSE’ is the Centre’s flagship academic blog, publishing cutting-edge academic ideas to foster informed debate and discussion. Since 2021, ‘South Asia @ LSE’ has consistently ranked amongst the top 10 (out of 40+) academic blogs at LSE, with nearly half a million readers every year.

We are the only Centre in a Higher Education institution anywhere in the world to have published a series of 12 special blogposts to mark the 75th anniversary of Burma/Myanmar’s independence (January-December 2023), covering a variety of topics written by academics and thought leaders at LSE and across the globe. These have been widely read and greatly appreciated. All the special blogs are listed below in reverse order. 

December 2023: Minn Tent Bo, ‘Buddhist Majoritarian Nationalism in Myanmar

November 2023: Alexandra Green, ‘Burma to Myanmar

October 2023: Aye Mar Win, ‘Legal Provisions for Pets and Other Animals in Myanmar

September 2023: Tobiasz Targosz, ‘“Infernal Damnation”: Sküm, Punk and the Political in Burma

August 2023: Alexandra Kaloyanides, ‘The “Burma Baptist Chronicle” of 1963

July 2023: Niklas Foxeus, ‘Buddhist Kingship as a Source of Political Legitimacy in Times of Crisis in Myanmar’  

June 2023: Htet Min Lwin & Matthew J. Walton, ‘Rethinking Independence in a Time of Revolution

May 2023: Dominique Dillabough-Lefebvre, ‘The Nation Forgetting: Rehabilitating Memory in the Defence Service Museum in Myanmar’ 

April 2023: Angelene Naw, ‘Aung San and Independent Burma

March 2023: Martin Smith, ‘A Land Lost in Conflict

February 2023: Bo Bo, ‘Kyi-bwa-ye/Ludu: “Mr Handsome”, “Miss Strong” and Burma’s Independent Press

January 2023: Michael W. Charney, ‘Myanmar — 75 Years after Independence: A Planetary Reading