|Title:|| ||Karen Heritage Website
|Date of publication:|| ||09 May 2006|
|Description/subject:|| ||The website of the Karen History and Culture Preservation Society|
|Date of entry/update:|| ||09 May 2006|
|Title:|| ||Museum of Karen History and Culture
|Date of publication:|| ||June 2004|
|Description/subject:|| ||"Welcome to the Museum of Karen History and Culture dedicated to researching, preserving, and promoting the history and culture of the ethnic Karens of Burma.
The Karens, now totalling over five million people, were one of, if not, the first inhabitants of what is now Burma. Throughout the centuries that followed they were constantly oppressed by the Burman rulers who took over the country.
Now, the military government seeks to destroy the individual identity of the Karen people. History and language is being lost as the State Peace and Development Council bans all schools in Karen State from teaching their own language and history.
The Karen History and Culture Preservation Society is a non-profit, non-political organisation, formed in 2001 to help preserve and promote the history and culture of a unique people. This electronic museum is only the beginning and is by no means complete, all people who can contribute are welcome (please see the KHCPS section for details) and any feedback you wish to give please do.
We dedicate this museum to all of the Karen people who continue to suffer under insurmountable odds"
SOME PEOPLE ARE ABLE TO ACCESS THE MUSEUM WITHOUT DIFFICULTY. OTHERS CANNOT SEE THE UPPER NAVIGATION BAR. PLEASE CONTACT firstname.lastname@example.org IF YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEMS.|
|Source/publisher:|| ||Karen History and Culture Preservation Society|
|Format/size:|| ||html, jpg etc.|
|Alternate URLs:|| ||http://www.ibiblio.org/obl/docs3/karenmuseum/|
|Date of entry/update:|| ||31 January 2005|
|Title:|| ||Karen Heritage Yearbook 2007
|Date of publication:|| ||09 April 2008|
|Description/subject:|| ||Karen History and Culture Preservation Society Yearbooks contain articles gathered from a number of international sources that relate to the ethnic Karen people of Burma. They are published to aid research and promote a greater understanding of the Karen situation.
Format: ebook (.pdf) A4, 80 pages
Colour and B/W Photos, Maps and Tables.|
|Format/size:|| ||.pdf (20.1 mb)|
|Date of entry/update:|| ||09 May 2008|
|Title:|| ||Saw Ba U Gyi - Voices of the Revolution 1
|Date of publication:|| ||06 March 2008|
|Description/subject:|| ||Ebook detailing the impact Saw Ba U Gyi, one of the founders of the Karen National Union,had the Karen revolution|
|Author/creator:|| ||Paul Keenan|
|Format/size:|| ||.pdf (4MB)|
|Date of entry/update:|| ||06 March 2008|
|Title:|| ||The Karens and their Struggle for Freedom
|Date of publication:|| ||August 2006|
|Description/subject:|| ||Originally published as The Karens and their Struggle For
Freedom’ in 1991 by the Karen National Union
Reprinted under the same title by the KNU in July 1992, 18 pages,
and in 1997 to include Peace talks in 1996/7, 42 pages.
This version reprinted and updated with a new foreword,
Chronology, colour illustrations, and images in 2006 by the Karen
History and Culture Preservation Society...PREFACE (To the original Edition):
"We, the Karens of Burma, have been cornered into
fighting against the ruling Burmese Governments
for the past fifty years.
Holding the reins of all organs of the state, and in
full control of the press radio, and television, the
successive ruling Burmese Governments from U
Nu’s AFPFL (Anti-Fascist People’s Freedom League)
to the present Military Junta headed by General
Than Shwe and his State Peace and Development
Council ( SPDC ), have always painted us as black
as they can. They have branded us insurgents, war-mongers, a handful of border smugglers, black-and stooges of both the communists and
Even so, to the extent of our ability we have always
tried to refute the nefarious one-sided Burman
propaganda of false accusations and make the true
facts of our cause known to the world.
In fighting against the ruling Burmese Government,
we are not being motivate by narrow nationalism,
nor by ill-will towards the Burmese Government or
the Burman people. Our struggle was not instigated
neither by the capitalist world nor by the communists,
as some have falsely accused us. It has an originality
completely of its own. Throughout history, the
Burman have been practicing annihilation, absorption
and assimilation ( 3 A’s) against the Karens and they
are still doing so today. In short, they are waging a
genocidal war against us. Thus we have been forced
to fight for our very existence and survival.
In this document we venture to present a concise
outline of the Karens’ struggle for freedom; the
Karen case, which we consider just, righteous and
noble. We hope that through it, the world may come
to know the true situation of the Karens, a forgotten
people who continue to fight for our freedom
intensively, single handedly and without aid of any
kind from anyone..."|
|Source/publisher:|| ||Karen History and Culture Preservation Society (KHCPS)|
|Format/size:|| ||pdf (1.5MB)|
|Date of entry/update:|| ||22 August 2006|