Professor Ian Brown
BA (Bristol), MA, PhD (London)
History: economic and cultural history
Previous PhD Students
Thet Thet Wintin, 'The Prison In Pre-Colonial Burma', 2006
James Alastair Warren, 'Gambling, The State And Society In Siam, C. 1880-1945', 2007
Michael Dawson Leigh, 'Methodist Missionaries, Society And Politics In Upper Burma 1887-1966', 2008
Apisake Monthienvichienchai, 'Thai Nationalism And The Catholic Experience, 1909-1947', 2010
Tharaphi Than, 'Writers, Fighters And Prostitutes: Women And Burma's Modernity,', 2010
Matthew George Phillips, 'Oasis on a Troubled Continent: Culture and Identity in Cold War Thailand', 2013
PhD Students supervised
- Jonathan Saha, Madness and Colonialism in British Burma
ResearchEconomic impact of inter-war depression on rural South East Asia, particularly Burma; history of the colonial prison in Burma and the Philippines; history of crime in colonial South East Asia
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- Special Study Programmes
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- South East Asia
Brown, Ian (2005) A Colonial Economy in Crisis. Burma's Rice Cultivators and the World Depression of the 1930s. Routledge Curzon.
Brown, Ian (1997) Economic change in South East Asia c 1830-1980. OUP (Kuala Lumpur).
Brown, Ian (2011) 'The economics of decolonization in Burma.' In: Falola, Toyin and Brownell, Emily, (eds.), Africa, Empire and Globalization: Essays in Honor of A.G. Hopkins. Durham, North Carolina: Carolina Academic Press, pp. 433-444.
Brown, Ian (2007) 'South East Asia: Reform and the Colonial Prison.' In: Dikötter, F. and Brown, I., (eds.), Cultures of Confinement. A History of the Prison in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Cornell University Press, pp. 221-68.
Brown, Ian (2000) 'Material Conditions in Rural Lower Burma during the Economic Crisis of the Early 1930''s: What the Cotton Textile Import Figures Reveal.' In: Boomgaard, Peter and Brown, Ian, (eds.), Weathering the Storm: the Economies of Southeast Asia in the 1930s Depression. Leiden: KITLV; Singapore: ISEAS, pp. 109-120.
Brown, Ian (1999) 'The Economic Crisis and Rebellion in Rural Burma in the Early 1930''s.' In: Minami/K, R, (ed.), Growth Distribution and Political Change: Asia and the Wider World. Macmillan (London), pp. 143-157.
Brown, Ian (2011) 'Tracing Burma's economic failure to its colonial inheritance.' Business History Review, 85 (4). pp. 725-747.
Brown, Ian (2010) 'Death and Disease in the Prisons of Colonial Burma.' Journal of Burma Studies, 14 . pp. 1-20.
Brown, Ian (2009) 'A shooting incident at Insein Prison, Burma, in 1947.' Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, 37 (4). pp. 517-535.
Brown, Ian (2009) 'British firms and the end of empire in Burma.' Asian Affairs, 40 (1). pp. 15-33.
Brown, Ian (2007) 'A Commissioner Calls: Alexander Paterson and Colonial Burma's Prisons.' Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, 38 (2). pp. 293-308.
Brown, Ian (2005) ''Blindness which we mistake for sight': British Officials and the Economic World of the Cultivator in Colonial Burma.' The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, 33 (2). pp. 181-193.
Brown, Ian (1999) 'Tax Remission and Tax Burden in Rural Lower Burma during the Economic Crisis of the Early 1930's.' Modern Asian Studies, 33 (2). pp. 383-403.