This guide offers book, film, curriculum, and website resources for teaching and learning about Burma. Most books and films listed in this guide are available from the Primary Source Library. Please contact the librarian if you are interested in checking out or using sources from the library collection. Contact information for the Primary Source Library can be found in the right column of every page.
Guide originally created by Jennifer Hanson and revised by Karen Storz.
Primary Source Library
101 Walnut Street
Watertown, MA 02472
(617) 923-9933 ext. 117
Note on Country Name
The government of Burma changed the country's name to "Union of Myanmar" in 1989. The United Nations now recognizes the country as Myanmar, but the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada still recognize it as Burma. Media outlets in the United States are divided as to how they refer to the country. Here we use both based on the sources of information.