Languages of Security in the Asia-Pacific

College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University

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Karen – Dta maplaw mashel gwi Bwa kalu

May 27th, 2011 · No Comments · Community, Karen, Race

Dta maplaw mashel gwi Bwa kalu Relates to racial purity; community How important is race as a referent as security?  One indication of the importance of race is a stress on racial purity. While there is no real term in relation to racial community the term for racial purity refers more to social rather than security […]

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North Korean – Minjok | Minjoksŏng

May 26th, 2011 · No Comments · Korean (North), Nation, Race

민족 minjok ‘national; nation’ 민족성 minjoksŏng ‘racial, ethnic entity, national spirit, national essence, national characteristics’ Relates to nation; race Although minjok (nation) is a referent of security, it is at the same time in itself a power that ensures security. To be secure in the North Korean discourse invariably means living within the frame of […]

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Burmese – Lu myo yei than sin hmu

May 25th, 2011 · No Comments · Burmese, Race

Lu myō yēi than sin hmu Relates to racial purity A referent of security, racial purity emerged as a rallying point in the early nationalist movement, and appears to have increased in prominence after 1962.  The formal term for racial purity is a compound noun combining lu myō (c.f. separate entry) and than sin hmu, […]

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