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Oral histories of Myanmar - life stories; some starting as far back as the late 1920’s.From my years of involvement in Myanmar I have become aware of the increasing scarcity of the generation of Myanma citizens who were born during the colonial period and have lived through the tumultuous years since that time. For me, these men and women are "national treasures" whose experience, perseverance and wisdom gained during their long lives will be lost unless we capture their stories in some way. To this end I have decided to interview a number of these elderly citizens. My hope is that these interviews will be of interest to historians, sociologists and other researchers in the future as well as for the family and friends of those interviewed.

Myanmar Oral History Project - life stories Peter Church

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Oral histories of Myanmar - life stories; some starting as far back as the late 1920’s.From my years of involvement in Myanmar I have become aware of the increasing scarcity of the generation of Myanma citizens who were born during the colonial period and have lived through the tumultuous years since that time. For me, these men and women are "national treasures" whose experience, perseverance and wisdom gained during their long lives will be lost unless we capture their stories in some way. To this end I have decided to interview a number of these elderly citizens. My hope is that these interviews will be of interest to historians, sociologists and other researchers in the future as well as for the family and friends of those interviewed.

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Timpkj ,

Great mine of stories from old Myanmar

I’m truly glad to have stumbled upon this podcast while randomly browsing for news. The stories told by these senior Myanmar people are just fascinating. Would’ve been a great shame if all these amazing stories disappear into oblivion as these people passes on.

Thank you Peter for this fantastic series. I appreciate your work and hope you can continue doing so. Sending lots of love from Shan State, Myanmar.

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