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Burmese Marionette Theatre

Like most anthropologists, I have a large eclectic collection of artifacts I brought home from the field. One of my most prized possessions is a wooden Burmese marionette I exchanged for a couple of cartons of Burmese cigarettes from a … Continue reading

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When Rangoon was still Rangoon

As the Thai Airways jet from Bangkok descended into Rangoon late in the afternoon, I could see the floodplain of the Irrawaddy River delta dotted with farms and an assortment of gold and white temples with  majestic stupas protruding above … Continue reading

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