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Daw May Kyi Win Letters

 Collection — Container: 7 Folders
Identifier: SEA-SEA-013

Scope and Contents

The letters cover the period of time between 1981 and 1988.  In the letters she talks about: -censorship -private tuition in Burma -gay performers in Rangoon -pornographic films that were popular among the Chinese merchants -power cuts in Rangoon in the late 1980's -rationing of goods during the Socialist regime -ban on rice trading because of the scarcity in the mid-80's -her friendships with foreign scholars and diplomats, which resulted in her coming under the scrutiny of senior officials and the government and unfair treatement at work -logistics of sending books from Burma to the UK -popularity of meditation centers in Burma -demonetization of money in two waves -Thai and underground lottery system of Burma -Political events leading to the 1988 uprising -the governments drafting of a scheme to fire civil servants who participated in the uprising -everyday life of a Rangoonite in the 1980's and the life of a librarian in Burma in the 1980's -family life surrounding a monk-father and mother who had mental health issues

Dates

  • Created: 1981-1993
  • Other: Date acquired: 05/08/2015

Creator

Extent

1.00 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Source of Acquisition

Anna Allott

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Repository Details

Part of the Northern Illinois University Repository

Contact:
Founders Memorial Library
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb IL 60115 US
815-753-1779