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Author Aung-Thwin, Maitrii

Title The return of the Galon king : history, law, and rebellion in colonial Burma / by Maitrii Aung-Thwin
Published Athens : Ohio University Press, ©2010


Description 1 online resource (xx, 247 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Ohio University research in international studies. Southeast Asia series ; no. 124
Research in international studies. Southeast Asia series ; no. 124.
Contents Maps and Illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1: Introduction ; Chapter 2: Textualizing Rebellion: Remembering Kings and an Ethnology of Revolt; Chapter 3: Legislating Rebellion: Ethnology and the Formation of Counter-Insurgency Law; Chapter 4: Adjudicating Rebellion: The Trial of Saya Sun; Chapter 5: Codifying Rebellion: Origins of a Resistance Narrative; Chapter 6: Interpreting Rebellion: Binary Structures and Colonial Remains; Chapter 7: Sanctifying Rebellion: Colonial Discourses and Southeast Asian Resistance; Chapter 8: Remembering Rebellion: Museums, Monks, and the Military
Summary In late 1930, on a secluded mountain overlooking the rural paddy fields of British Burma, a peasant leader named Saya San crowned himself King and inaugurated a series of uprisings that would later erupt into one of the largest anti-colonial rebellions in Southeast Asian history. Considered an imposter by the British, a hero by nationalists, and a prophet-king by area-studies specialists, Saya San came to embody traditional Southeast Asia's encounter with European colonialism in his attempt to resurrect the lost throne of Burma. The Return of the Galon King analyzes the legal origins of the
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject San, Hsaya -- Trials, litigation, etc
SUBJECT San, Hsaya fast
Subject Anti-imperialist movements -- Burma -- History -- 20th century
Anti-imperialist movements
SUBJECT Burma -- History -- Peasant Uprising, 1930.
Burma -- Trials, litigation, etc. -- History -- 20th century
Subject Burma
Genre/Form Trial and arbitral proceedings
Trials, litigation, etc.
Trial and arbitral proceedings.
Comptes rendus de procès et d'arbitrage.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0896802760