About the Burma Studies Group
The Burma Studies Group (BSG) is a Sub-Committee of the Southeast Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies. Its primary mission is to encourage and support scholarship in all academic fields of study with a specific focus on Burma, including its periphery and diaspora communities. The Burma Studies Group, through its close partnership with the Center for Burma Studies at Northern Illinois University and the Burma Studies Foundation, participates in a variety of activities to support its primary mission:

  • Provides intellectual support and contributes content for the primary publications of the Center for Burma Studies: The Journal of Burma Studies and Bulletin of the Burma Studies Group.

  • Maintains an active membership and dialogue through the organization of scholarly meetings, including: the biennial International Burma Studies Conference and annual meetings during the course of the annual meeting of the Association for Asian Studies.

  • Maintains this website as an additional online resource for scholars, students, and the community with an interest in Burma.