FRIDAY SEMINAR SERIES | Burma/Myanmar: A Conversation

Summary

FRIDAY SEMINAR SERIES

Start Date

5th Aug 2016 1:00pm

End Date

5th Aug 2016 2:00pm


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The Institute for the Study of Social Change and the Asia Institute Tasmania present

A Conversation with 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 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.

WHEN
Friday 5 August 2016, 1.00pm to 2.00pm

WHERE
Law 132 Seminar Room, Faculty of Law Building, Sandy Bay Campus

CONTACT
Please contact Dr Louise Grimmer, Institute for the Study of Social Change for more information or directions to the venue.

This is a free seminar and everyone is welcome to attend.

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