Lost Footsteps
Lost Footsteps

Explorations in Myanmar and global history

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Early Modern Myanmar and its Global Connections (1510-1824AD)

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Independence and Civil War (1945-1951)

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Medieval Myanmar (900-1510AD)

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A post from the archives

2 May 2008

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Cyclone Nargis
Cyclone Nargis
On 2 May 2008, more than 125,000 men, women, and children lost their lives as Cyclone Nargis devastated the Irrawaddy delta. It should always be remembered as one of the most tragic events in Myanmar history. The combination of government restrictions (primarily the first two weeks) and Western sanctions meant survivors received only a tiny fraction of the help they needed and deserved. Many of the poorest families that were affected have still not recovered. But the immediate aftermath of...

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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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