Michael Aung-Thwin (PhD, University of Michigan) is Associate Professor of Asian Studies and Chair of the Asian Studies Program of the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. His research specializations concern the history of Myanmar, myth and historiography of early Myanmar, and the classical states of Southeast Asia. Recent publications include the following: (Books) A History of Myanmar Since Ancient Times: Traditions and Transformations [with Maitrii Aung-Thwin] (London, Reaktion Books, 2012); New Perspectives in the History and Historiography of Southeast Asia: Continuing Explorations, With Kenneth R. Hall (London, Routledge Press, 2011); and The Mists of Ramanna: The Legend that Was Lower Burma (Honolulu, University of Hawaii Press, 2005). (Articles) "Ava and Pegu: A Tale of Two Kingdoms," Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, vol. 42, no. 1 (2011), pp. 1-16; and "A New/Old Look at 'Classical' and 'Post-Classical' Southeast Asia," in New Perspectives in the History and Historiography of Southeast Asia: Continuing Explorations, edited by Michael Aung-Thwin and Kenneth R. Hall (London, Routledge, 2011), pp. 25-55.