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By Andrew Selth

For many years, students were attempting to solution the query: how was once colonial Burma perceived in and via the Western global, and the way did humans in international locations just like the uk and usa shape their perspectives? This e-book explores how Western perceptions of Burma have been prompted via the preferred track of the day. From the 1st Anglo-Burmese battle of 1824-6 till Burma regained its independence in 1948, greater than a hundred and eighty musical works with Burma-related issues have been written in English-speaking international locations, as well as the various hymns composed in and approximately Burma via Christian missionaries. Servicemen published to Burma additional to the lexicon with marches and ditties, and after 1913 such a lot video clips approximately Burma had their very own particular ratings. Taking Rudyard Kipling’s 1890 ballad ‘Mandalay’ as a severe turning element, this e-book surveys most of these works with emphasis on renowned songs and express tunes, additionally taking a look at classical works, ballet ratings, hymns, infantrymen’ songs, sea shanties, and picture soundtracks. It examines how they inspired Western perceptions of Burma, and in flip mirrored these perspectives again to Western audiences. The ebook sheds new gentle not just at the West’s old courting with Burma, and the colonial track scene, but additionally Burma’s position within the improvement of well known tune and the increase of the worldwide track undefined. In doing so, it makes an unique contribution to the fields of musicology and Asian Studies.

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