The Tai of Shan State by Sao Noan Oo – A different Shan History

A lot of Shan histories and chronicles have been written by a lot of people. Few among those are the Shans themselves. Even so, there are fewer who write in English.

One of them is Sao Noan Oo of Lawksawk, a former princely state in today’s Shan State.

Compared to most others, she does not write it as a chronology of events, but rather as a study of how Shans ruled, made their living and enjoyed themselves.

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