Myanmar's Rohingya Genocide: Identity, History and Hate Speech

Myanmar's Rohingya Genocide: Identity, History and Hate Speech

by Ronan Lee


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The genocide in Myanmar has drawn global attention as Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi appears to be presiding over human rights violations, forced migrations and extra-judicial killings on an enormous scale. This unique study draws on thousands of hours of interviews and testimony from the Rohingya themselves to assess and outline the full scale of the disaster.

Casting new light on Rohingya identity, history and culture, this will be an essential contribution to the study of the Rohingya people and to the study of the early stages of genocide. This book adds convincingly to the body of evidence that the government of Myanmar has enabled a genocide in Rakhine State and the surrounding areas.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780755602476
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 02/25/2021
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.68(d)

About the Author

Ronan Lee is Visiting Scholar at the International State Crime Initiative, School of Law, Queen Mary University of London. He was formerly a Queensland State Member of Parliament (2001-2009) and served on the frontbench as a Parliamentary Secretary (2006-2008) in portfolios including the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships. He has also worked as a senior government advisor, and as an election strategist and campaign manager.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Background to Rohingya’s situation
Chapter 2. Burma pre-colonial history focussing on Arakan (Rakhine state) area
Chapter 3. Archival research outcomes – new research outlining strong Rohingya claim to pre-colonial history
Chapter 4. Burma/Myanmar’s post-independence history impacting the Rohingya

Chapter 5. Fieldwork research with Rohingya (in Myanmar and diaspora)
Chapter 6. Development of modern Rohingya identity; Who do the contemporary Rohingya say they are?

Contemporary situation
Chapter 7. Myanmar’s transformation 2010-2015
Chapter 8. 2015-2019 period in Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi comes to office, online hate speech increases, 2017 military action in northern Rakhine state, and the Rohingya’s forced migration
Chapter 9. The Rohingya’s future


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