About the Center for Burma Studies



The Center enjoys a unique relationship with the Burma Studies Foundation, which assures that all Burma/Myanmar-related items donated to the foundation will be offered to the center for inclusion and conservation within the university's collections. The center accepts Burmese-related items only through the foundation, which retains a remainderman's interest in these collections, thus allowing for their continuing oversight. Ownership, except for this remainderman's interest, is with the university. The center operates under important conditions that include public display of art, access to materials and records, and administrative and also financial guarantees from Northern Illinois University. Oversight by the foundation combines strong support of the center with lasting responsibility to the field of Burma/Myanmar studies.

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JBS 15.1 CoverJournal of Burma Studies

Learn more about the journal and read abstracts as well as full length articles of journal volumes.

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Information on the conference, panels, agenda and registration
for IBSC 2016 will be coming soon.

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Find out more about Burmese Buddhism, Religious Knowledge and Practice and view the Burma Art gallery.