Asia Institute Tasmania

Seminar | Burma/Myanmar: A Conversation

Summary

Dr Jayde Lin Roberts, Lecturer, School of Humanities

Start Date

5th Aug 2016 1:00pm

End Date

5th Aug 2016 2:00pm

 

Burma/Myanmar: A Conversation
Dr Andrew Selth & Dr Jayde Lin Roberts


After decades of being off the map, Myanmar also known as Burma has gained increasing international attention since 2010/11. However, how does one interpret the often polemical news and documentaries that present fragments of its context or history and are designed to attract maximum hits or increase ratings? Is this so-called latecomer to globalisation and democratisation indeed the untapped market, an unspoiled tourist destination or the site of egregious human rights abuses? How should we read these representations? Join us for a conversation about Burma/Myanmar where the two names of the country present the potential of a conversation within itself.
 
This conversation will be led by Dr Andrew Selth, former diplomat to Burma and Adjunct Associate Professor at the Griffith Asia Institute and the Australian National University and Dr Jayde Lin Roberts, 2016-17 Fulbright Scholar and lecturer in Asian Languages and Studies whose monograph, Mapping Chinese Rangoon: Place and Nation among the Sino-Burmese was published in June 2016.

This free forum is presented by the Institute for the Study of Social Change and the Asia Institute Tasmania.  All welcome to attend.
 
  • Friday 5 August 2016, 1.00pm to 2.00pm  
  • Law 132 Seminar Room, Faculty of Law Building, Sandy Bay Campus 
  • Contact Louise.Grimmer@utas.edu.au
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