Post-Bagan Ava ( Kingdom ) period of Myanmar ( Burma )

Haakbus

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Was there any Chinese or Indian influence on the governing structures, particularly the one with the appointed governors, or was this pretty much a local innovation?
 
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I presumed it was local development based on ( or influenced ) by Indian system . It was very similar for other southeast asian governing system of those time ( except vietnam ). It was striking fact that despite of their proximity to East asian in terms of ethnicity and language , many southeast asians were more influenced by South Asian culture and religions . Burmese kingdoms and polities too adopted Mandala model . However , Bagan was more centralized state compared to Ava kingdom .
 

Haakbus

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Yeah that's true, southeast Asia (maybe except Vietnam) seems to have been more heavily influenced by India than China.

I find it interesting that Pagan basically forged a new culture and identity by combining the Nanzhao and Pyu cultures into one. The Bamar didn't "replace" the Pyu people, they created a new culture from both traditions.
 
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Haakbus

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In the famous records ( book ) ရာဇာဓိရာဇ္ အေရးေတာ္ပံု ( Struggle of Razadirat ) which emphasized on Ava-Hanthawaddy forty years war , it is written that very closed minister to Razadirat was killed from firearm while its forces attacked Pathein around 1388 ( which was controlled at that time by son of Laukpya , lord of Myaungmya , who ruled the whole delta regions independently since 1365 ). The ones who used firearms were Kala ( burmese word for any arabs , muslims , south indians ) mercenaries on the side of Pathein forces ( Pathein at that time was one of the major trading port ) .

Attached one is the cover of the book o fRazadarit Ayedawbon ( in burmese )
So do we know much about Burmese firearms? Did the make their own or import them from elsewhere?