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Title: Yadanabon Factories
Date of publication: January 1988
Description/subject: This paper was read at the first Union of Burma Research Conference on 25th March 1966. Myanmar's attempt at modernizing the country is described through construction of nearly fifty factories long before the British invasion of Upper Burma. Crown Prince Nyangyan sent state scholars to India, Europe and England, then used them to develop modern industry. Foreign workers were also employed. The Prince saw the need to forestall another attack by the British. Hence the Gun factory, Iron Foundry and Ship building had priority. How the machinery was procured and the factories developed is described in detail. The British were not pleased, yet even with the assassination of the Crown Prince in 1866 the work continued. But the British ended the effort after annexation and the factories were sold for scrap...... Subject Terms: 1. Myanmar - Factories, 2. Myanmar - Industries.....Key Words: 1. Yadanabon Factories, 2. Gun Factory (Yadanabon Period), 3. Weaving Factory (Yadanabon Period), 4. Ship Building Factory (Yadanabon Period), 5. Saw Mill (Yadanabon Period), 6. Iron Foundry (Yadanabon Period), 7. Sugar Mile (Yadanabon Period), 8. The Mint (Yadanabon Period), 9. Indigo Factory (Yadanabon Period), 10. Sagaing Iron Factory (Yadanabon Period).
Author/creator: KYAN, Daw
Language: Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ; (Metadata: English, Burmese)
Source/publisher: "Union of Burma Literary and Social Science Journal", Vol. 1 , No. 1 via University of Washington
Subscribe: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs20/Kyan-1988-Yanadabon_Factories-bu-comb.pdf
Format/size: pdf (1.4MB-combined)
Alternate URLs: http://www.lib.washington.edu/myanmar/pdfs/MK0011a.pdf (3.87MB)
http://www.lib.washington.edu/myanmar/pdfs/MK0011b.pdf (3.66MB)
Date of entry/update: 22 October 2014