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This book tells the story of the traumatic creation of Asia’s youngest country, East Timor, which has been struggling to rebuild itself ever since the mayhem of Indonesia’s reluctant withdrawal in 1999. The author, one of a mere handful of journalists who refused to be evacuated in the final days of the Indonesian occupation, gives a vivid first-hand account of the lives of individual Timorese during the occupation... More info: http://www.cseashawaii.com/wordpress/2012/10/timor-leste-booksh...

"Tribute to Brunei and Other Poems" by John Onu Odihi - In this new collection of poetry the verses represent the synoptic capture of particular environments and incidents, as well as author John Onu Odihi’s reflection of them. More info: http://www.cseashawaii.com/wordpress/2013/02/southeast-asia-poetry/

The Karen or Kayin people refer to a number of Sino-Tibetan language speaking ethnic groups which reside primarily in southern and southeastern #Burma (#Myanmar)

"Sacred Tattoos of Thailand: Exploring the Magic, Masters and Mystery of Sak Yan" by Joe Cummings and Dan White - Sacred #Tattoos of #Thailand: Explore the #Magic, Masters and Mystery of Sak Yan is the first illustrated book in English to trace the history and origins of the Thai hand-inked #tattoo tradition. More info: http://www.cseashawaii.com/wordpress/2012/11/tattoos-of-southeast-asia/

"A Siamese Embassy Lost in Africa 1686" by Michael Smithies - This long-forgotten tale of the shipwreck off the coast of Africa of a Siamese embassy to Lisbon in 1686 lay buried in the text of a French book printed 300 years ago. The author of the text was the intrepid and intriguing Jesuit Tachard, who published accounts of his first two journeys to Siam. More info: http://www.cseashawaii.com/wordpress/2012/11/maritime-history-of-southeast-asia/

that makes me so sad,that little girl only has one thing ,her big brother.

"From Japan to Arabia: Ayutthaya’s Maritime Relations with Asia" edited by Kennon Breazeale - “This truly impressive volume has stood the test of time and relevance as scholars and others alike continue to discuss the transnational maritime connections across Asia." More info: http://www.cseashawaii.com/wordpress/2012/11/maritime-history-of-southeast-asia/

"Burmese Refugees: Letters from the Thai-Burma Border" - The misrule of the Burmese military junta continues to be the main catalyst of refugees in Southeast Asia today. In this collection of letters, learn about the true stories of people who have fled from that regime. More info: http://www.cseashawaii.com/wordpress/2013/01/bookshelf-spotlight-exiles-refugees-and-rebels/

"The Manila-Acapulco Galleons : The Treasure Ships Of The Pacific: With An Annotated List Of The Transpacific Galleons 1565-1815" by Shirley Fish - During the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries, the transpacific treasure galleons sailed annually from Manila to Acapulco. More info: http://www.cseashawaii.com/wordpress/2012/11/maritime-history-of-southeast-asia/

"On resistance and the 'margins' of Southeast Asia" Colonialism, violence and Muslims in Southeast Asia: The Maria Hertogh controversy and its aftermath by Syed Muhd Khairudin Aljunied For more info: http://www.cseashawaii.org/2014/02/on-resistance-and-the-margins-of-southeast-asia/ #SeaBookshelfSpotlight

"On resistance and the 'margins' of Southeast Asia" Friction: An ethnography of global connection by Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing For more info: http://www.cseashawaii.org/2014/02/on-resistance-and-the-margins-of-southeast-asia/ #SeaBookshelfSpotlight

Thanaka powder . Myanmar

Shopping for longyi in Burma-- and how to wear them back home. A travel souvenir from Myanmar

Burmese/Myanmar script and pronunciation

Do You Know? #funfactfriday #languages #myanmar #burma #lodggy

A basket full of.....Burma

Myanmar former name Burma is a Union of 135 ethnic groups with their own languages and dialects. The major races are The Kachin, The Kayah(Karenni), The Kayin(Karen), The Chin, The Mon, The Bamar, The Rakhine, and The Shan.