28 episodes

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.

    U K Ba Thaung - interesting stories of his relationship with General Ne Win, including observations regarding the death of General Aung San and the involvement U Saw and more personal first hand observations of General Ne Win's many unusual superstition

    U K Ba Thaung - interesting stories of his relationship with General Ne Win, including observations regarding the death of General Aung San and the involvement U Saw and more personal first hand observations of General Ne Win's many unusual superstition

    U K Ba Thaung - interesting stories of his relationship with General Ne Win, including observations regarding the death of General Aung San and the involvement U Saw and more personal first hand observations of General Ne Win's many unusual superstitions and remedies such as bathing in buffalo blood and his methods to increase his virility

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Dr Khin Maung Nyunt, born 1929, PhD from LSE, former DG of Fine Arts and Archeology, Emeritus Professor at Yangon Uni, student in London in 1950's, history of Myanmar, time with Princess Anne in Bagan

    Dr Khin Maung Nyunt, born 1929, PhD from LSE, former DG of Fine Arts and Archeology, Emeritus Professor at Yangon Uni, student in London in 1950's, history of Myanmar, time with Princess Anne in Bagan

    Dr Khin Maung Nyunt, born 1929, PhD from LSE, former DG of Fine Arts and Archeology, Emeritus Professor at Yangon Uni, student in London in 1950's, history of Myanmar, time with Princess Anne in Bagan

    • 2 hr 52 min
    Dr Aung Khin, born 1932, former MD Myanma Oil Corporation, life and career including international travel and study during the 1950's, geologist responsible for a number of Myanmar's big oil and gas discoveries in 1970's, experiences with General Ne Win

    Dr Aung Khin, born 1932, former MD Myanma Oil Corporation, life and career including international travel and study during the 1950's, geologist responsible for a number of Myanmar's big oil and gas discoveries in 1970's, experiences with General Ne Win

    Dr Aung Khin, born 1932, former MD Myanma Oil Corporation, life and career including international travel and study during the 1950's, geologist responsible for a number of Myanmar's big oil and gas discoveries in 1970's, experiences with General Ne Win

    • 1 hr 27 min
    U Tin Kyaw Hliang, born 1933, career diplomat, his life and career including his views on the Rohingya, history and politics from independence up to today, life on a Government pension and Burmese interest in astrology

    U Tin Kyaw Hliang, born 1933, career diplomat, his life and career including his views on the Rohingya, history and politics from independence up to today, life on a Government pension and Burmese interest in astrology

    U Tin Kyaw Hliang, born 1933, career diplomat, his life and career including his views on the Rohingya, history and politics from independence up to today, life on a Government pension and Burmese interest in astrology

    • 49 min
    U Kenneth Ba Thaung born 1931, his life and career as a military officer including discussing his relationship with General Ne Win and his career running the Pearl and Fishery corporation, as Commissioner of Salt, the establishment of Polo 9 cigarette c

    U Kenneth Ba Thaung born 1931, his life and career as a military officer including discussing his relationship with General Ne Win and his career running the Pearl and Fishery corporation, as Commissioner of Salt, the establishment of Polo 9 cigarette c

    U Kenneth Ba Thaung born 1931, his life and career as a military officer including discussing his relationship with General Ne Win and his career running the Pearl and Fishery corporation, as Commissioner of Salt, the establishment of Polo 9 cigarette company and the 7 1/2 years he spent in Insein Prison

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Professor Aung Tun Thet, born 1945, economist, PhD Manchester, post doctoral Humboldt Institute, Chair Peace Commission, Member Independent Comm on Rakhine, UN Global Compact, writer, columnist and professor at University of Yangon

    Professor Aung Tun Thet, born 1945, economist, PhD Manchester, post doctoral Humboldt Institute, Chair Peace Commission, Member Independent Comm on Rakhine, UN Global Compact, writer, columnist and professor at University of Yangon

    Professor Aung Tun Thet, born 1945, economist, PhD Manchester, post doctoral Humboldt Institute, Chair Peace Commission, Member Independent Comm on Rakhine, UN Global Compact, writer, columnist and professor at University of Yangon

    • 1 hr 3 min

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A Brilliant Project

As a Myanmar international student, this podcast allows me to learn about so many of the brilliant people in Myanmar that I didn’t get the chance to learn before!

Thank you so much!

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