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    MYANMAR’S ENEMY WITHIN: BUDDHIST VIOLENCE AND THE MAKING OF A MUSLIM OTHER

    Book ID/图书代码: 14782017C00003

    English Summary/英文概要: For decades Myanmar has been portrayed as a case of good citizen versus bad regime – men in jackboots maintaining a suffocating rule over a majority Buddhist population beholden to the ideals of non-violence and tolerance. But in recent years this narrative has been upended.

    In June 2012, violence between Buddhists and Muslims erupted in western Myanmar, pointing to a growing divide between religious communities that before had received little attention from the outside world. Attacks on Muslims soon spread across the country, leaving hundreds dead, entire neighbourhoods turned to rubble, and tens of thousands of Muslims confined to internment camps. This violence, breaking out amid the passage to democracy, was spurred on by monks, pro-democracy activists and even politicians.

    In this gripping and deeply reported account, Francis Wade explores how the manipulation of identities by an anxious ruling elite has laid the foundations for mass violence, and how, in Myanmar’s case, some of the most respected and articulate voices for democracy have turned on the Muslim population at a time when the majority of citizens are beginning to experience freedoms unseen for half a century.

    Chinese Summary/中文概要:

    Awards/获奖情况:’A book of impressive historical depth and intellectual acuity. Francis Wade shatters many clichés about religious violence as he explores its tangled roots in Buddhist Myanmar.’ Pankaj Mishra, author of Age of Anger: A History of the Present

    ’Francis Wade has invested immense energy in pursuit of the truth about the tragedy of Myanmar and its Muslim population. There is no other writer on this topic with the same moral courage and intellectual insight. His work demands serious attention.’ Fergal Keane, BBC Correspondent and author of Road of Bones: The Epic Siege of Kohima

    ’Essential for all who wish to understand the ethnic cleansing that today threatens Myanmar’s Rohingya population and, with it, Myanmar’s tenuous path to democracy. Historically deep, balanced, large-spirited, and adorned with vivid and enlightening vignettes.’ James C. Scott, Yale University, author of The Art of Not Being Governed: An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia.

    ‘This gripping investigation into the plight of Myanmar’s Muslim community reads like a forensic case history, uncovering the full extent of a nation’s festering wound. Lucid, compassionate, admirably researched and reasoned, here is scholarly reportage at its best.’ Wendy Law-Yone, author of Golden Parasol: A Daughter’s Memoir Of Burma

    ‘Elegantly written, empirically rich, and analytically nuanced, the book combines in-depth, on-the-ground reportage with a solid command of the scholarship. An excellent book.’ John T. Sidel, LSE, and author of Riots, Pogroms, Jihad: Religious Violence in Indonesia

    ’A fine, engrossing work, at the centre of which is that all too common enmity and conflict between people of different religious and ethnic adherences.’ Paul Brass, author of The Production of Hindu-Muslim Violence in Contemporary India

    About the Author/作者介绍: Francis Wade is a journalist specialising in Myanmar and Southeast Asia. He began reporting on Myanmar in 2009 with the exiled Democratic Voice of Burma news organisation, based in Northern Thailand, before going on to cover in-depth the transition from military rule and the violence that accompanied it. He has reported from across South and Southeast Asia for The Guardian, TIME, Foreign Policy Magazine, and others. He is now based in London.

    Format:HARDCOVER

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