Golden Earth

Author: Norman Lewis
Publisher: Eland & Sickle Moon Books
ISBN: 9780907871385
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All of the color, gaiety, and charm of Burma springs to life with this master story-teller, despite the fact that at the time of his visit much of the country was controlled by insurgents.

D Mmerung Ber Birma Mein Leben Als Shan Prinzessin

Author: Inge Sargent
Publisher: Unionsverlag
ISBN: 3293303986
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Verfilmt für ARD und ORF! Inge Sargent glaubt, sich in einem Märchen wiederzufinden, als sie 1953 mit ihrem birmesischen Ehemann im Hafen von Rangun einläuft und mit fürstlichen Ehren willkommen geheißen wird. Erst jetzt nämlich erfährt die junge Österreicherin, dass ihr Mann Sao Kya Seng, den sie als Studentin in den USA kennengelernt hat, nicht nur Bergbauingenieur ist, sondern auch Prinz des birmesischen Bergstaates Hsipaw und Oberhaupt der Shan. Inge ist somit die "Mahadevi", die Himmelsprinzessin. Schon bald macht sie sich mit Sprache und Tradition vertraut und engagiert sich in sozialen Projekten. 1962 findet das fortschrittliche Märchen ein grausames Ende: Sao Kya Seng wird nach dem Militärputsch verschleppt und ermordet; Inge Sargent gelingt mit ihren beiden Töchtern die Flucht.

Burma

Author: Naomi Duguid
Publisher: Artisan Books
ISBN: 1579655629
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Winner, IACP Cookbook Award for Culinary Travel (2013) Naomi Duguid’s heralded cookbooks have always transcended the category to become “something larger and more important” (Los Angeles Times). Each in its own way is “a breakthrough book . . . a major contribution” (The New York Times). And as Burma opens up after a half century of seclusion, who better than Duguid—the esteemed author of Hot Sour Salty Sweet—to introduce the country and its food and flavors to the West. Located at the crossroads between China, India, and the nations of Southeast Asia, Burma has long been a land that absorbed outside influences into its everyday life, from the Buddhist religion to foodstuffs like the potato. In the process, the people of the country now known as Myanmar have developed a rich, complex cuisine that mekes inventive use of easily available ingredients to create exciting flavor combinations. Salads are one of the best entry points into the glories of this cuisine, with sparkling flavors—crispy fried shallots, a squeeze of fresh lime juice, a dash of garlic oil, a pinch of turmeric, some crunchy roast peanuts—balanced with a light hand. The salad tradition is flexible; Burmese cooks transform all kinds of foods into salads, from chicken and roasted eggplant to spinach and tomato. And the enticing Tea-Leaf Salad is a signature dish in central Burma and in the eastern hills that are home to the Shan people. Mohinga, a delicious blend of rice noodles and fish broth, adds up to comfort food at its best. Wherever you go in Burma, you get a slightly different version because, as Duguid explains, each region layers its own touches into the dish. Tasty sauces, chutneys, and relishes—essential elements of Burmese cuisine—will become mainstays in your kitchen, as will a chicken roasted with potatoes, turmeric, and lemongrass; a seafood noodle stir-fry with shrimp and mussels; Shan khaut swei, an astonishing noodle dish made with pea tendrils and pork; a hearty chicken-rice soup seasoned with ginger and soy sauce; and a breathtakingly simple dessert composed of just sticky rice, coconut, and palm sugar. Interspersed throughout the 125 recipes are intriguing tales from the author’s many trips to this fascinating but little-known land. One such captivating essay shows how Burmese women adorn themselves with thanaka, a white paste used to protect and decorate the skin. Buddhism is a central fact of Burmese life: we meet barefoot monks on their morning quest for alms, as well as nuns with shaved heads; and Duguid takes us on tours of Shwedagon, the amazingly grand temple complex on a hill in Rangoon, the former capital. She takes boats up Burma’s huge rivers, highways to places inaccessible by road; spends time in village markets and home kitchens; and takes us to the farthest reaches of the country, along the way introducing us to the fascinating people she encounters on her travels. The best way to learn about an unfamiliar culture is through its food, and in Burma: Rivers of Flavor, readers will be transfixed by the splendors of an ancient and wonderful country, untouched by the outside world for generations, whose simple recipes delight and satisfy and whose people are among the most gracious on earth.

The Rough Guide To Myanmar Burma

Author: Rough Guides
Publisher: Rough Guides UK
ISBN: 0241332141
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Discover Myanmar with the most incisive and entertaining guidebook on the market. Whether you plan to see Yangon's colonial architecture and absorbing markets, explore Bagan's astonishing profusion of ancient temples or trek to the Golden Rock at Kyaiktiyo, The Rough Guide to Myanmar will show you the ideal places to sleep, eat, drink and shop along the way. Inside The Rough Guide to Myanmar (Burma) - Independent, trusted reviews written in Rough Guides' trademark blend of humour, honesty and insight, to help you get the most out of your visit, with options to suit every budget. - Full-colour maps throughout - find your way amid Mandalay's bustling streets or between Mrauk U's fortress-like temples without needing to get online. - Stunning, inspirational images - Itineraries - carefully planned routes to help you organize your trip. - Detailed regional coverage - whether off the beaten track or in more mainstream tourist destinations, this travel guide has in-depth practical advice for every step of the way. Areas covered include: Bagan, Yangon, Mandalay, Hpa-an, Kalaw, Mrauk U, Maylamyine, Naypyitaw, Myeik Archipelago, Dawei.Attractions include: Kyaiktiyo (Golden Rock), Taung Kalat (Mount Popa), Shwe OO Min Cave, Gokteik Viaduct, Ngapali Beach, Inle Lake, Shwedagon Pagoda, Ngwe Saung, Shwezigon Pagoda, Shwesandaw Pagoda. - Basics - essential pre-departure practical information including getting there, local transport, accommodation, food and drink,health, the media, festivals and events, outdoor activities and sports, responsible travel, culture and etiquette, shopping, travelling with children, travel essentials and more. - Background information - a Contexts chapter devoted to history, books, Myanmar's ethnic groups, Burmese Buddhism and traditional beliefs, Burmese architecture plus a handy language section and glossary. Make the Most of Your Time on Earth with the Rough Guide to Myanmar

Burma Kipling And Western Music

Author: Andrew Selth
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317298896
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For decades, scholars have been trying to answer the question: how was colonial Burma perceived in and by the Western world, and how did people in countries like the United Kingdom and United States form their views? This book explores how Western perceptions of Burma were influenced by the popular music of the day. From the First Anglo-Burmese War of 1824-6 until Burma regained its independence in 1948, more than 180 musical works with Burma-related themes were written in English-speaking countries, in addition to the many hymns composed in and about Burma by Christian missionaries. Servicemen posted to Burma added to the lexicon with marches and ditties, and after 1913 most movies about Burma had their own distinctive scores. Taking Rudyard Kipling’s 1890 ballad ‘Mandalay’ as a critical turning point, this book surveys all these works with emphasis on popular songs and show tunes, also looking at classical works, ballet scores, hymns, soldiers’ songs, sea shanties, and film soundtracks. It examines how they influenced Western perceptions of Burma, and in turn reflected those views back to Western audiences. The book sheds new light not only on the West’s historical relationship with Burma, and the colonial music scene, but also Burma’s place in the development of popular music and the rise of the global music industry. In doing so, it makes an original contribution to the fields of musicology and Asian Studies.

Burma Redux

Author: Ian Holliday
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231504241
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Contemporary Myanmar faces a number of political challenges, and it is unclear how other nations should act in relation to the country. Prioritizing the opinions of local citizens and reading them against the latest scholarship on this issue, Ian Holliday affirms the importance of foreign interests in Myanmar's democratic awakening, yet only through committed, grassroots strategies of engagement encompassing foreign states, international aid agencies, and global corporations. Holliday supports his argument by using multiple sources and theories, particularly ones that take historical events, contemporary political and social investigations, and global justice literature into account, as well as studies that focus on the effects of democratic transition, the aid industry, and socially responsible corporate investing and sanctions. One of the only volumes to apply broad-ranging global justice theories to a real-world nation in flux, Burma Redux will appeal to professionals researching Burma/Myanmar; political advisers and advocacy groups; nonspecialists interested in Southeast Asian politics and society and the local and international problems posed by pariah states; general readers who seek a richer understanding of the country beyond journalistic accounts; and the Burmese people themselves—both within the country and in diaspora. Burma Redux is also the first book-length study on the nation to be completed after the contentious general elections of 2010.

Literature Of Travel And Exploration A To F

Author: Jennifer Speake
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781579584252
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Containing more than 600 entries, this valuable resource presents all aspects of travel writing. There are entries on places and routes (Afghanistan, Black Sea, Egypt, Gobi Desert, Hawaii, Himalayas, Italy, Northwest Passage, Samarkand, Silk Route, Timbuktu), writers (Isabella Bird, Ibn Battuta, Bruce Chatwin, Gustave Flaubert, Mary Kingsley, Walter Ralegh, Wilfrid Thesiger), methods of transport and types of journey (balloon, camel, grand tour, hunting and big game expeditions, pilgrimage, space travel and exploration), genres (buccaneer narratives, guidebooks, New World chronicles, postcards), companies and societies (East India Company, Royal Geographical Society, Society of Dilettanti), and issues and themes (censorship, exile, orientalism, and tourism). For a full list of entries and contributors, a generous selection of sample entries, and more, visit the Literature of Travel and Exploration: An Encyclopedia website.

Lonely Planet Reisef Hrer Myanmar Burma

Author: Regis St. Louis
Publisher: Mair Dumont DE
ISBN: 3575445508
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Lonely Planet E-Book Myanmar Lonely Planet E-Books sind besonders praktisch für unterwegs und sparen Gewicht im Reisegepäck! E-Book basiert auf: 1. Auflage 2018 Etliche Monate Recherche stecken im Kultreiseführer für Individualreisende. Autoren geben sachkundige Hintergrundinfos zum Reiseland, liefern Tipps und Infos für die Planung der Reise, beschreiben alle interessanten Sehenswürdigkeiten mit aktuellen Öffnungszeiten und Preisen und präsentieren ihre persönlichen Entdeckungen und Tipps. Und auch Globetrotter, die abseits der ausgetretenen Touristenpfade unterwegs sein möchten, kommen auf ihre Kosten. Für jedes Reiseziel gibt es eine Auswahl an Unterkünften und Restaurants für jeden Geschmack und Geldbeutel. Abgerundet wird der Guide durch Übersichts- und Detailkarten und einem Farbkapitel zu den Top-Highlights. Der Lonely- Planet-Reiseführer ist ehrlich, praktisch, witzig geschrieben, liefert inspirierende Eindrücke und Erfahrungen und macht Lust auf Land und Leute. Ob Backpacker, Pauschalreisender oder 5-Sterne-Tourist - mit dem Lonely Planet im auf dem Tablet oder Smartphone sind Sie bestens gerüstet. Tipp: Erstellen Sie Ihren persönlichen Reiseplan durch Lesezeichen und Notizen... und durchsuchen Sie das E-Book mit der praktischen Volltextsuche!

Neapel 44

Author: Norman Lewis
Publisher:
ISBN: 399037057X
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Norman Lewis fόhrt Tagebuch όber seine Zeit als Nachrichtenoffizier in Neapel, von Herbst 1943, der Landung der alliierten Truppen bei Salerno, bis zu seiner Abberufung im Herbst 1944. Er verzeichnet Gewalt, Unfδhigkeit, Not, Witz, Erfindungsgeist und Verstellungskunst der Bewohner dieser fernen, "orientalischen" Stadt am Ende des groίen Krieges. Seine Chronik ist eine Initiation ins Neapolitanische. Das Buch urteilt nicht, sondern beobachtet und registriert mit grφίer Anteilnahme und doch mit Distanz.

The Real Devil

Author: Duncan Heaster
Publisher: duncan heaster
ISBN: 1906951012
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