More than one hundred years later the soul of the people of Myanmar has been described in a breath taking way in some novels of German author Jan-Philipp Sendker (1960). In 2002 he published Das Herzenhören (The Art of Hearing Heartbeats), in 2012 its sequel Herzenstimmen (A Well Tempered Heart) and in 2017 Das Geheimnis des Alten Mönches, Märchen und Fabeln aus Burma. (The Long Path to Wisdom. Tales from Burma). At the moment he is working on a new book about Myanmar after 2007, planned to be released Autumn 2019. Between 1990 and 2005 Sendker was correspondent of weekly Stern in USA and Asia. In the past years he also wrote three books about China.