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  • Charney, Michael W. A History of Modern Burma. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009.
  • Charney, Michael W. Powerful Learning: Buddhist Literati and the Throne in Burma’s Last Dynasty, 1752-1885. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Center for Southeast Asian Studies, 2006.
  • Charney, Michael W. Southeast Asian Warfare, 1300-1900: Leiden: Brill, 2004.

Edited Books

  • Charney, Michael W., ed. Warfare in Early Modern South East Asia: Special Issue of South East Asia Research. London: IP Publishing, 2004.
  • Charney, Michael W., Brenda Yeoh, and Tong Chee Kiong, eds. Chinese Migrants Abroad. Singapore: World Scientific, 2003.
  • Yeoh, B., Tong, C.K., and Michael W. Charney, eds. Approaching Transnationalism: Studies on Transnational Societies, Multicultural Contacts and Imaginings of Home: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2003.
  • Charney, Michael W., B. Yeoh, and C.K. Tong, eds. Chinese Migrants Abroad: Cultural, Educational and Social Dimensions of the Chinese Diaspora. Singapore: Singapore University Press, 2003.
  • Charney, Michael W., B. Yeoh, and C.K. Tong, eds. Asia Migrants and Education: The Tensions of Education in Immigrant Societies and Among Migrant Groups: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2003.

Articles and Book Chapters

  • Charney, Michael W. "Priests, Portuguese, and Religious Change on the periphery of Western Mainland Southeast Asia in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries." Intercultural Exchange in Southeast Asia: History and Society in the Early Modern World.. Edited by Tara Alberts, and DRM Irving. London: Tauris, 2013.
  • Charney, Michael W. "Iberier und Südostasiaten im Krieg: Die Eroberung von Melaka 1511 und ihre Folgen." Waffen Wissen Wandel: Anpassung und Lernen in transkulturellen Erstkonflikten. Edited by Dierk Walter, and Birthe Kundrus. Hamburger: Hamburger Edition, 2012.
  • Charney, Michael W. "The Shifting China-Burma relationship and Categorizations of Chinese Migrants in Burma, 1740-1940." China and Southeast Asia: Historical Internationals. (Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia). Edited by Geoff Wade, and James K. Chin. Abingdon, Oxford: Routledge, 2011.
  • Charney, Michael W. "From merchants to musketeers in Ayutthaya: the culture of warfare, and the changing relationship between the Portuguese and the Thais in the sixteenth century." Five Hundred Years of Thai- Portuguese Relations: A Festschrift.. Edited by Smithies, Michael. Bangkok: Siam Society, 2011.
  • Charney, Michael W. ""Literary Culture on the Burma-Manipur Frontier in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries" in Sumit Guha (ed.). Special Issue 'Literary Cultures at the Frontiers'."Medieval History Journal 14, no. 2 2011: 159-181.
  • Charney, Michael W. "U Nu, China, and the “Burmese” Cold War: Propaganda in Burma in the 1950s."The Cold War in Asia: The Battle for Hearts and Minds, Leiden: Brill 2010: 41-58.
  • Charney, Michael W. "Ludu Aung Than: Nu’s Burma and the Cold War."Imperial Retreat and the Cold War in South and Southeast Asia (1945-1962), Stanford: Stanford University Press 2009.
  • Charney, Michael W. "Demographic Growth, Agricultural Expansion, and Livestock in the Lower Chindwin in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries."A History of Natural Resources in Asia: The Wealth of Nature: Palgrave MacMillan 2007: 227-244.
  • Charney, Michael W. "Esculent Bird’s Nests, Tin, and Fish: The Overseas Chinese and Their Trade in the Eastern Bay of Bengal (Coastal Burma) in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century."Maritime China in Transition, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag 2004: 245-260.
  • Charney, Michael W. "A Reassessment of Hyperbolic Military Statistics in Some Early Modern Burmese Texts."journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient 46.2 2003: 193-225.
  • Charney, Michael W. "Southeast Asia, 1300-1540 CE."The Cambridge History of War III: War in the Early Modern World (c.1450-1850), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press in press.


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