The Vanishing Tribes of Burma

Study compelling photographs that will testify not only to Richard Diran's skill as an artist, but to his persistence in the face of the tribes' suspicion and fear of foreigners.

The Vanishing Tribes of Burma

The Vanishing Tribes of Burma

Study compelling photographs that will testify not only to Richard Diran's skill as an artist, but to his persistence in the face of the tribes' suspicion and fear of foreigners. At times, his undertaking was outright dangerous due to constant guerrilla activity, but the results are breathtaking, showcasing colorful and elaborate costumes and jewelry, rare instruments, and, above all, unforgettable faces, rich in expressiveness and beauty. "...spectacular photographs..."--Fiber Arts.

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The Vanishing Tribes of Burma
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Richard K. Diran
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1997 - Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

Study compelling photographs that will testify not only to Richard Diran's skill as an artist, but to his persistence in the face of the tribes' suspicion and fear of foreigners. At times, his undertaking was outright dangerous due to constant guerrilla activity, but the results are breathtaking, showcasing colorful and
Beyond the Last Village
Language: en
Pages: 300
Authors: Alan Rabinowitz
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001-08 - Publisher:

The author describes his journey through the uncharted lands of northern Myanmar, describing new species and trying to persuade the government to preserve the land.
The Folk-tales of Burma
Language: en
Pages: 412
Authors: Gerry Abbott, Han Khin Thant
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000-05-25 - Publisher: BRILL

This handbook is the first in-depth overview of the fascinating world of Burmese folk-tales. Part one provides a wide-ranging and multi-disciplinary survey of folk-tale studies, together with a broad functional classification of Burma's tales. Part two presents, mostly for the first time in a European language, the categorized actual tales
Peoples of the Buddhist World
Language: en
Pages: 453
Authors: Paul Hattaway
Categories: Buddhism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher: William Carey Library

In the past 20 years, Christians around the world have launched initiatives to reach Muslims, Communists, Hindus and other major unreached people groups but the Buddhist world has largely been overlooked. Hundreds of millions of Buddhists continue to live and die without any exposure to the Gospel. In Peoples of
Burma’s Mass Lay Meditation Movement
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Pages: 272
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Burma's Mass Lay Meditation Movement: Buddhism and the Cultural Construction of Power describes a transformation in Buddhist practice in contemporary Burma. This revitalization movement has had real consequences for how the oppressive military junta, in power since the early 1960s, governs the country. Drawing on more than ten years of

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