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Burmese Pyu Kingdom Mentioned in Manshu Texts
Burmese Pyu Kingdom Mentioned in Manshu Texts

The Burmese Pyu Kingdom mentioned in Manshu Texts

The Burmese Pyu Kingdom mentioned in Manshu Texts is primarily related to the geopolitics of Southwest China, particularly focused on the historic kingdom of Nan Zhao during the Tang Dynasty. During the 15th Century, some of the Manshu texts were lost and others fragmented. In the 18th century, Chinese scholars extracted parts of the Manshu Texts from various other translations. The 18th-century Chinese scholars, however, mentioned that many mistakes were made in the combined extractions of the Manshu texts collected from the other books.

Recently I read a fascinating paper by Professor Bhone Tint Kyaw of Yangon University presenting his views related to the Pyu which was mentioned briefly in the Manshu texts. His paper is insightful and presents some debate regarding the translations of the Manshu texts done by Gordon H. Luce, the author of “Old Burma, Early Pagan” and several other publications related to 1st millennium Burma.
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Burmese Pyu Kingdom Mentioned in Manshu Texts Map of the city within the wall

Burmese Pyu Kingdom Mentioned in Manshu Texts

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