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Emma Larkin`s Finding George Orwell in Burma and Aung San Suu Kyi

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Emma Larkin`s Finding George Orwell in Burma and Aung San Suu Kyi


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Short Essay Responses 

#A (Emma Larkin’s Finding George Orwell in Burma)

Your responses will be based primarily on the Larkin text ((Larkin, Emma. Finding George Orwell in Burma (2005) EL)), along with the chapters by Aung San Suu Kyi (“In Quest of Democracy” and “Freedom from Fear”). Include a citation (any standard format is fine) if you are: a) referring to information gleaned from outside of the Larkin text or Aung San Suu Kyi chapters; b) using a direct quotation from any source. Responses getting high marks will demonstrate the following characteristics: a thorough treatment of the issues raised in the question, well written, tight organization, and thoughtful.

1. For many decades, Burma’s government has been widely considered one of the worst in the world. Unfortunately, many “post-colonial” nations (i.e., nations that were colonized in the past by Western nations but have now been granted independence) have been saddled with corrupt, inept, and tyrannical governments since gaining independence. A thread that weaves its way through Larkin’s text is the similarities between the ways in which the British colonial government ran Burma and the ways in which Burma’s military regime has operated. Because of these similarities, Aung San Suu Kyi has characterized the current period in Burmese history “the second struggle for independence” (the first struggle being, of course, against the British). Using at least five (5) specific examples from the Larkin text, discuss how the military government of Burma has been a sort of ‘reflection’ of the British colonial government that preceded it, in terms of its practices, policies, attitudes, etc. (This response should be about 2/3rds of a page to one page in length, single-spaced or longer)

2. Using the Larkin text and the handout “Finding George Orwell in Burma: Some Notes on the Exercise of State Power” as inspiration, discuss at least five (5) of the ‘tools’ the post-colonial government of Burma has used to exercise power over the people of Burma. Relate the concepts in the handout to specific examples from the Larkin text, as well as class discussion. Among others, be sure you include two primary ‘tools’ in your discussion: 1) the concept of fear; Aung San Suu Kyi chose to title her most important book Freedom from Fear. In what ways has the Burmese government utilized fear as a means of controlling the populace?; 2) A central theme of Orwell’s writings was the power of surveillance. Use the term panopticon (the concept of surveillance as a tool in the exercise of power. Re-read what Larkin says about the panopticon on page 79 of the text, then dig deeper into this fascinating concept) as well.

Leaving Burma for a moment, in what ways do governments in general (including your own government), powerful corporations, the financial sector, etc. employ fear as a tool of manipulation and control? Include the concept of surveillance/’the panopticon’ in your response. What, if anything, can be done by ordinary folks to fight the power of fear as it is utilized in attempts to control us? (This response should be about 2/3rds of a page to one page in length, single-spaced or longer).

3. I am curious to know what you found particularly interesting or striking about readings of Larkin and Aung San Suu Kyi. Please mention three things from the readings that intrigued you, and what you found interesting about them. (This response should be about ½ page, single-spaced or longer)

4)Dear Writer; please do this number (4) in one single spaced page according to instruction. Thanks

You may watch any or all of the films listed below for extra credit. After viewing the film, complete a brief paper of 2-3 single-spaced paragraphs (no more than one single-spaced page). The paper must be typed and contain the following: 1) a paragraph synopsis or summary of the film, in your personal writing 2) a paragraph or two in which you include pertinent observations or commentaries on the film, particularly as they pertain to the issue(s) raised below and in class. Only papers containing these two specific types of paragraphs will be accepted. 

Important note: Dear writer :There are a number of on-line reviews of these movies, please make sure your writing is different than those and unique. 

1. The Quiet American. Based on Graham Greene’s famous 1955 novel of the same name, this film deals with both the French and American involvement in Vietnam in the early 1950’s. Base your comments on our class readings & discussions of this era in Vietnam; most Americans think of ‘the Vietnam War’ as being something that happened in the 1960’s & 1970’s, but as this film portrays, U.S. involvement dates back to the early 1950’s when the French were still an occupying force (before their fall at Dien Bien Phu in 1954). How is this involvement portrayed via the character Pyle? What are Fowler’s views on foreign involvement in the politics of Vietnam? Other impressions of the film?

2. The Lady. Comment on the film’s portrayal of key moments in Aung San Suu Kyi’s life as she experienced them, including: 1) the events of 1988; 2) her house arrest; 3) the elections of 1990; 4) the death of her husband; 5) the Saffron revolution of 2007; 6) other key moments/events in her life that you care to comment on. Connect your comments to class readings and discussions on Burma.


Anthropology: Emma Larkin’s Finding George Orwell in Burma and Aung San Suu Kyi Name Course Instructor Date Part 1 The military Burmese government reflection of the British colonial government The British colonial empire went into Burma/Myanmar to exploit the country’s resources and spread imperialism. The British believed that there was a need to rule over the people and civilize them. The British authorities were sensitive to any negative portrayal in the press as this would undermine their imperial rule (Larkin, 2005). Under the colonial system, the British curtailed many freedoms, with imperialism used to justify colonialism. The military junta quickly sought to suppress any dissenting voices, a legacy from the British imperial empire. There was a brief period of press freedom in the 1950’s, but this was only short-lived, and the legacy carried on from the British, albeit characterized restricted freedom was eliminated all together. The military government has historically suppressed the civil society, and this aspect was carried over from the British (Keys, 2010). After seizing large parts of Burma, the British disempowered the existing aristocracy in order to create a weak civil government. The divide and rule tactic of governance employed by the British resulted to the Burmese being excluded from participation in the civil service. To keep the citizens subdued the military government saw no reason for enhancing and improving the middle class....

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