This event is part of the 2022 MYANMAR RESEARCH CENTRE (MRC) DIALOGUE SERIES.
In this seminar, Francesca Chiu will present some preliminary findings on how young people have readjusted to their lives in post-coup Myanmar. With the intensified state violence against protestors and dissents, many have had to shift from more outright resistance to more subtle forms. Drawing on existing literature on the politics of waiting, I seek to examine how the coup and its subsequent political chaos have made young people adopt waiting as a survival strategy. I argue that as the revolution against the SAC stretches on, young people are redefining their acts of resistance and refusal in ways that do not fit into the strict binary of pro-democracy or anti-military.
Francesca Chiu, University of East Anglia and University of Copenhagen
Francesca Chiu is a PhD candidate focused on urban marginality and spatial politics in Myanmar at the University of East Anglia and the University of Copenhagen.
Tony Neil, Visiting Fellow, Department of Political and Social Change, ANU
The dialogues in the series will be held in hybrid mode, ie in-person on the ANU Campus, and virtually on zoom.
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