Lost Footsteps
Lost Footsteps

Explorations in Myanmar and global history

Explore Through Key Periods

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

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British Burma (1826-1942)

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Myanmar's Neighbours Past and Present

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Today's Hightlighted Post

8th Century - 13th Century

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Once upon a Time in Dali Kingdom
Once upon a Time in Dali Kingdom

For much of its early history, Burma’s neighbor to the northeast was not China, but the independent kingdom of Yunnan, with Dali as its capital. And from the eighth to the thirteenth centuries this kingdom was a power in its own right, at times allying itself with the Tibetan empire to its west, at times with China’s Tang and Song dynasties. Its mounted armies ventured deep into what is today Burma and may have been behind the founding of its...

Explore Myanmar History through a Timeline

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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