Lost Footsteps
Lost Footsteps

Explorations in Myanmar and global history

Explore Through Key Periods

World War Two (1942-1945)

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Late Konbaung Myanmar and the English Wars (1824-1885AD)

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Myanmar's Neighbours Past and Present

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A post from the archives

1917

The Yawnghwe bazaar a hundred years ago
The Yawnghwe bazaar a hundred years ago
Yawnghwe (Nyaungshwe) at the time was part of British Burma (since 1887) but administered by its own saopha (Sir Sao Maung and then Sao Shwe Thaike, who at independence became the first President of Burma). Under British rule, the saopha of Yawnghwe was one of the four Shan chiefs entitled to a 9 gun salute (together with Kengtung, Mongnai, and Hsipaw).

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About this project

The aim of this website is to promote interest in Myanmar's amazing history.Our hope is to challenge the often two-dimensional and uncritical views of history taught in Myanmar by reexamining key periods in the country's past. We would like as well to reveal the rich multicultural nature of Myanmar's history and its deep and ongoing ties to global events and trends.Finally, this website will also delve into the history of neighbouring regions, such as Yunnan in China and the Northeast in India, in the hope of introducing these places to a Myanmar audience.We believe that meeting Myanmar's many challenges today will require fresh imaginative thinking. This is turn will only be possible with a clear and critical understanding of Myanmar and global history.

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