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John A. Lent

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781628461589

Published to University Press of Mississippi: January 2016

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781628461589.001.0001

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Myanmar

Myanmar

Chapter:
(p.175) Chapter 9 Myanmar
Source:
Asian Comics
Author(s):

John A. Lent

Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781628461589.003.0009

Myanmar’s comics history dates to the British colonial period (1912, in fact). Among the first Burmese cartoonists were Ba Gale and Ba Gyan in the 1910s-1930s. This chapter traces the history of Myanmar comics through three stages, pointing out problems caused by government interference, economics, lack of privately-owned media, and competition from new media. Some discussion is given to the prevalence of comics rental shops in Myanmar.

Keywords:   Comic strips, censorship, Internet, rentals

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