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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.

Nov 6, 2017

What kind of power relations govern community in Bama Buddhist villages? Stephen Huard, a PhD Candidate in Anthropology at the University of East Anglia, discusses how he sees "headmen" and "great men" gaining and maintaining their privileged positions, with insight derived from long ethnographic fieldwork near Monywa.

Nov 1, 2017

Who was General Ne Win? Dr Robert Taylor, a long-time political scientist and historian of Myanmar who has held positions at numerous universities, discusses the recent Burmese translation of his 2015 book, "Ne Win: a Political Biography", and provides his opinion on the man who oversaw Myanmar's epic economic decline.