Myanmar's Rohingya Genocide

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

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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

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 22.86mm | 484g
  • I.B. Tauris
  • New York, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 10 bw illus
  • 0755602471
  • 9780755602476
  • 754,878

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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Review quote

25 years after the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, will the international community really allow this to happen again? With Ronan Lee's profound new offering, we can no longer claim ignorance about the horrific plight of the Rohingya people. * Lieutenant-General (ret) The Honourable Romeo Dallaire * Ronan Lee's book is one of the most important studies of the ongoing genocide against the Rohingya in Myanmar to date. It seeks to understand the Rohingya situation in its proper historical context and contemporary political situation, offering a fair, reliable, insightful analysis that identifies the many factors that will keep contributing to this crisis. The biggest contribution, however, is the examination of the genocide from the perspectives of different individuals involved in the crisis, which reveals just how complicated and difficult a resolution will be. This book is highly recommended to anyone seeking to understand the crisis, and importantly, those in governments and NGOs who can adapt practice on the basis of insights a careful reading of this volume offers. * Professor Michael W. Charney, SOAS, UK * In his new book, Myanmar's Rohingya Genocide, Lee in effect predicted the current seizure of power by the military ... Lee conducted fieldwork in Myanmar and its neighbouring countries, and his book is determined to tell the stories of the Rohingya themselves. * The National *
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About Ronan Lee

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.
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