Lost Footsteps
Lost Footsteps

Explorations in Myanmar and global history

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The 1950s at Home and Abroad

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Ancient Myanmar and the Ancient World (to 900AD)

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

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Today's Hightlighted Post

August 1866

The assassination of the Prince of Kanaung
The assassination of the Prince of Kanaung
In August 1866 the course of Burmese history changed forever with the assassination of the Prince of Kanaung (in the photograph).The Kanaung Prince was the younger brother and partner in government of King Mindon. He was also the Crown Prince. Together they set out to transform government, develop the economy, and defend the country's independence. Under the Kanaung Prince's direction, dozens of students were sent to Europe, to study science and engineering and for military training; the army was overhauled;...

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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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