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Myanmar Musings

Myanmar Musings is the world's leading podcast with researchers and thinkers on issues relating to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar.

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this show are those of the interviewees/guests and do not necessarily accord with those of the host or the Myanmar Research Centre.

Jan 20, 2021

Burmese Prince Myingun is an enigmatic historical figure, at once a rebel who enacted a murderous coup, an exile who never gave up hope and a trickster who moved at the interstices of colonial Southeast Asia at the turn of the 20th century. Dr Penny Edwards, Associate Professor in the Department of South &...


Jan 6, 2021

What is Myanmar's culture of giving and how does the gift work to maintain social bonds in rural Myanmar? Dr Hiroko Kawanami, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion at Lancaster University, UK, discusses her recently published book with Bloomsbury Academic Press, “The Culture of Giving...


Nov 25, 2020

Millions of Burmese workers in Thailand are routinely underpaid, overworked and predated upon by a coercive police force. What is the labour regime under which these workers try to earn their livelihoods and how can we better understand the challenges they face? Dr Stephen Campbell, Assistant Professor in the School...


Nov 19, 2020

This is a recording of a webinar held by the Australian National University's College of Asia and the Pacific and the Myanmar Research Centre on November 19, 2020. Two Myanmar experts at the ANU convene and moderate a discussion with four researchers on the controversies and consequences of the 2020 elections, touching...


Nov 19, 2020

Anthropology! What is it good for? In this episode four PhD students of Anthropology at the Australian National University discuss their research into Burmese tea, tomatoes, beer and of course, the people of Myanmar. This is a special collaborative episode with The Familiar Strange, an Anthropology-focused podcast of...