Conflict and comics in yesterday’s Myanmar (Part 1)

Editor's note: This essay, the first in a two-part series, was written by Andrew Selth, Adjunct Associate Professor at the Griffith Asia Institute, Griffith University, and at the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs at Australian National University It was first published in New Mandala, the leading website on Southeast Asia politics and society based at ANU In his 2011 study, British Comics, James Chapman...

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