Lost Footsteps
Lost Footsteps

Explorations in Myanmar and global history

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Myanmar's Neighbours Past and Present

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World War Two (1942-1945)

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Contemporary Myanmar and the World (1962-2018)

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Today in History

28 February 1948

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When Myanmar Became a UN Member
When Myanmar Became a UN Member
October 24 is United Nations Day. United Nations (UN) Day marks the day in 1947 when the UN Charter first came into force (after ratification by all the five big powers: China, France, UK, US, and USSR). Burma became independent a little more than two months later. The first image is the letter from ICS U So Nyun (then ambassador in Washington) formally applying to Secretary-General Trygve Lie for Burma's membership in the United Nations. Burma from 1948-62 was a...

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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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