Lost Footsteps
Lost Footsteps

Explorations in Myanmar and global history

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Before history

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Contemporary Myanmar and the World (1962-2018)

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Medieval and Early Modern Myanmar and its Global Connections (900 - 1824AD)

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Today's Hightlighted Post

June 1955

Vice President Richard Nixon Welcoming Prime Minister U NU in Washington D.C 1955
Vice President Richard Nixon Welcoming Prime Minister U NU in Washington D.C 1955
U Nu was the first Burmese head of government to visit the United States. Mrs Nixon and Daw Mya Yee are in the back to the left. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles and U Thant (then Prime Minister's Secretary) are to the right. U Nu and party would spend the next two weeks traveling around America, watching a baseball game at Yankee Stadium, meeting Hopi Native Americans in New Mexico, examining a Ford car factory in Detroit, seeing New...

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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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