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Myanmar through Food

20 June 2018

As part of a six-day intensive course on Myanmar, first-year students of the new South-East Asian Languages and Cultures programme at the National Chengchi University in Taiwan engaged in a student-led discovery project.

Using the methodology developed under the Humanities across Borders project and with the guidance of Professor Tharaphi Than, they explored Huaxin Street, also known as Myanmar Street, in Taipei City, and selected items of food as entry points to learn and document humanistic stories about Myanmar. To see their presentation, follow the link below:




The idea of using food items as entry oints to document humanistic stories is an interesting format. The examples of the onlt Puri selling vendor and women being more visible in the tea stall are colourful. In India, it is more common to see men at the small tea stalls.