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Saffron Shadows and Salvaged ScriptsLiterary Life in Myanmar Under Censorship and in Transition$
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Ellen Wiles

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780231173285

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231173285.001.0001

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Literary Life Under the Censorship Regime

(p.1) 1 Introduction
Saffron Shadows and Salvaged Scripts

Ellen Wiles

Columbia University Press

This introductory chapter gives an overview of this book; explains my methodology and ethnographic approach; describes my impressions of Yangon, my reasons for going to Myanmar, and my initial experiences and encounters with Burmese literary writers; and situates these writers and their literary work by providing a contextual overview of the political, social, legal, cultural and literary history during the repressive censorship era.

Keywords:   Yangon, Myanmar, History, repressive censorship, legal framework, literary culture, contemporary writers

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