Professor, Head of Department,
Department of History, Yangon University of Foreign Languages, Yangon, Myanmar
Khin Thidar is a Professor of History Department, Yangon University of Foreign Languages, Myanmar at present time. She obtained B.A (Hons) (1993), MA (1997) and PhD (2003) from University of Yangon, Myanmar. Her teaching career began at Mawlamyine University in 1995. Her teaching subjects are relevant with the courses on Myanmar Art and Architecture, History of Buddhism in Myanmar and Southeast Asian History. She had done several researches works on social history of Myanmar, religious studies of Myanmar and art history of Myanmar especially in Buddhist art. Her research papers have been published in Research Journals such as Journal of the Myanmar Academy of Arts & Science, Myanmar Historical Research Journal, Journals of Department of SEAsian Studies published by University of Malaya and Suvannabhumi published by Institute for Southeast Asian Studies, Pusan University of Foreign Studies, Republic of Korea. In 2003, She received the Prime Minister’s Honourable Award in Myanmar. In 2006, she received Outstanding Woman of the Year of Myeik Region, Southern Myanmar for her research project on analytical study of Buddha images and pagodas in Myeik region. Her research paper concerning the Cetiya of the late 18th Century and early 19th century of Myanmar won the Best Paper Award in Arts at Magway University in 2013 and her research paper on Monasteries with Sculptures of Magway Region also won the Best Paper Award in Arts in 2014. Dr Khin Thidar had participated and presented research papers at the International Conferences which were held in Thailand, Korea, Japan and China. Most of her research articles are related with the Buddhist Art and Architecture of Myanmar. Her research book “Theravāda Buddha Sāsana in Myanmar (1752-1819)” has been published in May 2017 by Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrucken, Germany. At Central European University in winter 2017, she had done a research on “Reconsidering King Badon’s Exertions on Buddhism in Myanmar in the late 18th and early 19th Century”.