Here are some books that you may find useful during your studies. Search the Bennies catalogue Oliver for more, or browse the Non-fiction collection NFS.
One of the most important things a person needs is a home, for reasons like shelter, a feeling of security, and a sense belonging. But in Asia, many people have been forced to leave their homes and in some cases, live in a sort of limbo. Martin Lowe visited a refugee camp in Thailand where people fled persecution – only to wind up in another kind of prison.
Since independence, Myanmar has been subject to one of the world's longest ongoing civil wars. The war recently made headlines when 130 people were killed along the Chinese border. So what is the Myanmar conflict about?
Australia has had diplomatic relations with Myanmar since 1952. Myanmar, one of the poorest countries in the region, is undergoing an unprecedented, complex and challenging set of reforms: a transition to democracy; economic reform; and peace negotiations to end decades of conflict with the country’s ethnic armed groups.