Leider, Jacques

Dr Jacques P. Leider is a historian of Myanmar and has headed the research centres of the Ecole Française d’Extrême-Orient in Yangon and Chiang Mai. He is currently the head of the EFEO office in Bangkok. A trained teacher with extensive professional experience, he had stints in diplomacy and consulting with UN organizations on contemporary conflict issues.

1 Publications by  Leider, Jacques
Ethno-religious Entanglements, Tensions, and Violence in the Bengal-Burma Borderlands
Labour migration from Bengal to overwhelmingly Buddhist Arakan (today’s Rakhine State) during the colonial period led to an increase of the Chittagonian Muslim population in border townships. The new settlers arriving joined an existing and well-integrated Muslim minority. While migrations within the poorly populated coastal areas had been an ongoing phenomenon for centuries, the market-oriented context of the late colonial and the nationalist post-colonial context engendered increasing social and economic tensions between the resident Buddhist population and the newly settled Muslim migrants. In Muslim south-eastern Bengal during the colonial period the Chittagong Hill Tracts ...
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