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.Read More »