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Unterwegs in Burma - Eine Reise zum Volk der Shan

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Unterwegs in Burma - Eine Reise zum Volk der Shan

14 EUR
Unterwegs In Burma - Eine Reise zum Volk der Shan                                

(Travelling through Burma - A journey to the Shan people)

Burma (or Myanmar / Birma) is one of the poorest countries in South-East Asia and since the end of the military dictatorship this multi-national country is in a time of change. The almost unknown Shan nation belongs to one of the largest ethnic groups in Burma and they can look back on an ancient history and tradition, which has played a vital role in the cultural evolution of South-East Asia.

The book describes an adventurous journey through fascinating landscapes and ancient traditions into the heart of the Shan people. Through the interviews with historians, cultural representatives and ordinary farmers an authentic view is given on this ethnic group. But the tragical history of this folk started in Burma, when the military took power in 1962 and since then the Shan and the other ethnic minorities and their ancient cultures were almost destroyed. The evidence of refugees, former drug-lords and commanders of guerilla armies show the dark side of an almost 50 years old civil war and provide a wide and honest view on the Shan people.

A portion of the income of this book will be donated to a humanitarian project to support the Shan people.

German language

292 pages, 8 black and white images
ISBN 978-3-86963-700-6

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