Did the way the British governed Burma contribute to the rise of Burmese nationalism? A study of the implementation of the legal system and religious policies (by Jonathan Chiu)

Nationalist movements often “have looked back to the classical era as a golden age” in order to claim legitimacy and rally support for their cause. Burmese nationalists looked to pre-colonial times as such an age. This nostalgia can be seen … Continue reading

What impact did the Second World War have upon British imperial authority? (by Valentin Boulan)

The Second World War was a key event in reshaping the geo-political map in the second half of the 20th century. The conflict resulted in a power shift from European imperial dominance towards US and Soviet hegemony , and a … Continue reading