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The Burma Delta: Economic Development and Social Change on an Asian Rice Frontier, 1852-1941

The Burma Delta: Economic Development and Social Change on an Asian Rice Frontier, 1852-1941

by Michael Adas
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ISBN-13: 9780299283544
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: 04/20/2011
Series: New Perspectives in Se Asian Studies Series
Edition description: 1, With a new preface
Pages: 276
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Michael Adas is the Abraham E. Voorhees Professor of History at Rutgers University. He is author of Machines as the Measure of Men: Science, Technology, and Ideologies of Western Dominance and Dominance by Design: Technological Imperatives and America’s Civilizing Mission.

Table of Contents

List of Maps

List of Tables


Citation of Selected Government Reports


I. The Foundations of Social and Economic Development

1 The Delta Rice Frontier under Konbaung and Early British Rule

II. The Early Phase of Growth, 1852–1907

2 Internal Migration in the Last Half of the Nineteenth Century

3 Agrarian Development on the Advancing Rice Frontier

4 Indian  Immigration to Lower Burma in the First Phase of Development

5 The Genesis of the Plural Society in Lower Burma: The Era of Symbiosis

III. The Decades of Transition, 1908–30

6 The Closing Rice Frontier and New Patterns of Agrarian Development

7 Changing Migration Patterns and the Rise of Competition in the Mature Plural Society

IV. The Years of Social and Economic Crises, 1931–41

8 The Depression and Burma's Time of Troubles: Communal Violence and Agrarian Rebellion






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