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Maitrii Aung Thwin, Associate Professor of History, National University of Singapore, speaks on histories of Burma during its time as a British colony and after independence, looking at the narratives of domination and resistance from Burmese oral tradition, Burmese scholars of the period, and colonial records. How did these histories become part of Burmese identity and affect the formation of the newly independent nation?
Other lectures in this series:
Sept 22 : Myanmar in 2012
Sept 29: Imagining Myanmar: Conquest, Collapse, and the Struggle for Community
Oct 6: People of Myanmar in the Pacific Northwest: Strength, Struggle and Spirit
Oct 13 : Buddhist Art and Architecture of Myanmar
Oct 20: Performing Ethnicity in Myanmar
Oct 27: Buddhist Activism in Myanmar
Nov 3: The Upland Peoples of Southeast Asia: Evading States for More Than Two Millennia
Nov 10: Journalism in Myanmar
Nov 17: From the Field: Conversations with Partners Asia
Dec 1: TBA
SAM member series: $43