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Research for Development

  1. “Possible Definition of “Disability”: Discussion Text Suggested by the Chair.” UNenable. United Nations, 2005. Web. 18 Jan. 2014.
  2. “Definition of Disability.” Merriam-Webster. Merriam-Webster, 2004. Web. Jan. 2014.
  3. “UN Enable – Possible Definition of Disability – Discussion Text.” UN News Center. UN, 2005. Web. Jan. 2014.
  4. “Inclusion of People with Disability in Thailand.” Inclusion of People with Disabilities in Thailand (2009): International Labor Organization, June 2009. Web. Jan. 2014.
  5. Piromya, Kasit. “Human Rights.” Thailand’s Policy on Persons With Disabilities. Thailand Government, n.d. Web. 31 Jan. 2014.
  6. Senegal, 26-28 April 2000, and D. World Education Forum; The Dakar Framework for Action: Education for All: Meeting Our Collective Commitments (including Six Regional Frameworks for Action); 2000 (2000): n. pag. UNESDOC. UNESCO. Web.

Internet Resources:

UNESCO: UNESCO’s Education for All Monitoring Report

Irrawaddy: In Burma, Children With Disabilities Struggle to Access Schools

UNESCAP: Social Development

ASEAN: ASEAN Human Rights Declaration

Actionaid: Advocacy for Disability in Myanmar

References and Reading

Amitav Ghosh, The Glass Palace. New York: Random House, 2002
Amy Tan, Saving Fish from Drowning. New York: Random House, 2005
Ardeth Maung Thawnghmung, The Karen Revolution in Burma: Diverse Voice, Uncertain Ends. Policy Studies 45 (Southwest Asia) Washington D.C.: East West Center, 2008
Aung San Suu Kyi, Freedom From Fear: And Other Writings. New York: Penguin Books, 2010
Aung San Suu Kyi, Letters From Burma. New York: Penguin Books, 2010
Bertil Lintner, Land of Jade: A Journey Through Insurgent Burma. Edinburgh: Kiscadale, 1990
Burmapartnership and Burma Link, Voices of Refugees Situation of Burma’s Refugees Along the Thailand Burma Border. www.burmapartnership.org and www.burmalink.org – April 2015
Christina Fink, Living Silence in Burma. London: Zen books, 2009
Emma Larkin, Secret Histories: Finding George Orwell in a Burmese Teashop. London: John Murray Publishers, 2005
Emma Larkin, Everything is Broken: A Tale of Catastrophe in Burma. New York: The Penguin Press, 2010.
George Orwell, Burmese Days. New York: Harpers & Brothers, 1934
Inge Sargent, Twilight Over Burma: My Life as a Shan Princess. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1994
James Scott, The Art of Not Being Governed An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia. Yale: Yale Press, 2009.
Ma Thida- Sanchaung (Suragamika), Roadmap. Silkworm Books, 2011 (kindle version)
Naomi Dugui, Burma: Rivers of Flavor. New York: Artisan, 2012
Pascal Khoo Thwe, From the Land of Green Ghosts. New York: Harper Perennial, 2003
Patricia Elliot, The White Umbrella. Bangkok: Post Books, 1999
Rosaling Russell, Burma’s Spring, London: Thistle Publishing, 2014
Thant Myint-U, River of Lost Footsteps: A Personal History of Burma. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008
Thant Myint-U, The Making of Modern Burma. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001
Thant Myint-U, Where China Meets India: Burma and the New Crossroads of Asia. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012
Tinsa and YMV Han, A Burmese Heart. YMV Han, 2015 (kindle version)
W John Kress, The Weeping Goldsmith Discoveries in the Secret Land of Myanmar. New York: Abbeville Press, 2009
Wen-Ching Chang, Burmese Lives: Ordinary Life Stories under the Burmese Regime, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014
Wendy Law-Yone, Irrawaddy Tango. New York: Alfred Knopf, 1993
Wendy Law-Yone, Road to Wanting. London: Vintage, 2011
Wendy Law-Yone, Golden Parasol: A Daughter’s Memoir of Burma. London: Chatto & Windus, 2013
Win Lwin, Contagion of the Soul, 2012 (kindle version)

Burmese Authors Translated into English

Anna Allott and Vicky Bowman, Inked Over, Ripped Out: Burmese Story Tellers and the Censors. New York: PEN American Center, 1993
Ma Ma Lay, translated by Anna Allott and Maureen Aung Thwin, Not Out Of Hate: A Novel of Burma. Athens: Ohio University Press, 1991
Mya Than Tint, On the Road to Mandalay: Portraits of Ordinary People. Bangkok: Orchid Press, 1996

Internet Resources:

Interesting report by Civil Organise Negotiate Organization (CAN Org) of a survey of young voters in Mandalay in the weeks before the 2015 general election: very large numbers of ‘don’t knows’ – CAN – First Time Voter Survey Report

Aung Zaw, ed., The Irrawaddy, online at www.irrawaddy.org

Khin Ohmar, Coordinator, Burma Partnership, online at www.burmapartnership.org

Ardeth Maung Thawnghmung, The Politics of Everyday Life in Myanmar 2011. An account of how Burmese survived under military rule – a lasting legacy of illegality and struggle to carve out personal space and agency http://www.scribd.com/doc/110625564/The-Politics-of-Everyday-Life-in-Twenty-First-Century-Myanmar1

Asia Foundation, 2012 How Can International Assistance to Burma avoid the Mistakes of the Past http://asiafoundation.org/in-asia/2012/05/09/how-can-international-assistance-to-burma-avoid-mistakes-of-the-past/#.U_V9QR2dbuE.facebook

CDA Collaborative The Listening Project, Burma/Myanmar 2009, http://www.cdacollaborative.org/publications/listening-program/lp-case-studies-and-field-visit-reports/myanmar-burma-listening-exercise-(english)/

Earth Rights School Burma, Where the Change has Yet to Reach: Exposing Ongoing Earth Rights Abuses in Burma (2012), online at http://www.earthrights.org/publication/where-change-has-yet-reach

Evan Osnos, “The Burmese Spring,” The New Yorker, August 6, 2012, online at http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2012/08/06/120806fa_fact_osnos

Larkin, Stuart for ISEAS Perspectives Myanmar: Between Economic Miracle and Myth July 2014, http://www.iseas.edu.sg/documents/publication/ISEAS_Perspective_2014_42.pdf

Mary B. Anderson, et al. Time to Listen: Hearing People on the Receiving End of International Aid, (Cambridge: CDA Collaborative Learning Projects, November, 2012), online at http://cdacollaborative.org/publications/listening-program/lp-books-and-major-reports/time-to-listen-hearing-people-on-the-receiving-end-of-international-aid/

Paula Bock, “A Land of War: A Journey of the Heart,” The Seattle Times, September 28, 1997, online at www.seattletimes.com/burma

Transnational Institution (TNI) Burma Project: Developing Disparity: Regional Investment in Burma’s Borderlands online at www.tni.org (pdf document download) tni-2013-burmasborderlands-def-klein-def.pdf