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Myanmar, a beautiful chance encounter Prof. Cha Jang-seop’s history and culture trip

· Author: Cha Jang-seop · Publisher: History Space (August 2013)

 

Professor Cha Jang-seop’s book introduces some of Myanmar’s cultural heritages together with photos taken during five separate field trips, based on his research on Myanmar over a period of seven years. Theauthor provides in-depth explanations of the characteristics of relics and historic sites in each region, along with detailed descriptions of legends associated with them and their symbolic and historical meaning, including the Botataung Pagoda in Yangon and the Hpaung Daw U Pagoda on Inle Lake. Throughout the book, the author shows his deep affection for Myanmar by focusing on the country’s great artistic achievements. The book also shows the pride of the people of Myanmar and their hope for a revival of the country’s former glory. A must-read for anyone interested in Myanmar!