Burma: A Special Supplement

A look back at a 70-page supplement on Burma—covering arts, culture, politics, and more—written mostly by Burmese and published by The Atlantic in 1958.

Burma
An introduction
by The Honorable U Kyaw Nyein, Deputy Prime Minister of the Union of Burma

Building a Nation
Goals for the future
by The Honorable U Thant

Burma's Socialist Democracy
Some problems of practical politics
by U Law Yone

Continuity in Burma
The survival of historic forces
by U Kyaw Thet

People of the Golden Land
Burmese character and customs
by Daw Mi Mi Khaing

Burmese Names
A guide
by Daw Mi Mi Khaing

The Public Weal
Excerpts from speeches by the honorable U Nu, Prime Minister of the Union of Burma
by Daw Mi Mi Khaing

The Women of Burma
A tradition of hard work and independence
by Daw Mya Sein

Burmese Music
A partnership in melodic sounds
by U Khin Zaw

Burmese Entertainment
Drama, dance, and film
by U Myo Min

The Early Art of Burma
Surviving traditions from pagan and Mandalay
by Thaw Ka

Contemporary Burmese Art
A modern perspective
by U Thein Han

Burma's Economy
An eye toward growth
by U Tun Thin

Indians and Chinese in Burma
Notes on immigration
by U Myay Kyaw

Modern Burmese Literature
Its background in the independence movement
by U On Pe

The Burmese Language
An overview
by U Wun

The Meaning of Buddhism
Fundamental principles of the Theravada doctrine
by Bhikkhu U Thittila

Folk Elements in Burmese Buddhism
Alchemy, spirits, and ancient rituals
by Maung Htin Aung

The Concept of Neutralism
What lies behind Burma's foreign policy
by James Barrington

The Concept of Neutralism
What lies behind Burma's foreign policy
by James Barrington

The 13-Carat Diamond
A story
by Daw Khin Myo Chit

The Prince of the Prison
A story
by Dagon Shwe Hmyar

Presented by

Would You Live in a Treehouse?

A treehouse can be an ideal office space, vacation rental, and way of reconnecting with your youth.

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

Would You Live in a Treehouse?

A treehouse can be an ideal office space, vacation rental, and way of reconnecting with your youth.

Video

Pittsburgh: 'Better Than You Thought'

How Steel City became a bikeable, walkable paradise

Video

A Four-Dimensional Tour of Boston

In this groundbreaking video, time moves at multiple speeds within a single frame.

Video

Who Made Pop Music So Repetitive? You Did.

If pop music is too homogenous, that's because listeners want it that way.

More in Global

More back issues, Sept 1995 to present.

Just In