week 14 attendance

26 Nov

I was here!


week 13 (activity 2)

21 Nov
  1. Walk your group through your digital history site, explaining your choices of sources and your strategy for presenting your argument. Engage in constructive conversation with your group members about your work. [15 minutes a person]

Since the early 1800’s, Chinese people became interested in migrating to the US due to a westward expansion and the hope that they would be able to support their families overseas. When chinese went to the US, Americans were not so nice to them and the government started to have laws that would make them feel inferior. Up until the mid 1900’s, the chinese were more welcomed in American land finally granted livelihood and certain equal rights.

The primary and secondary sources that I have obtained will show the reader the different ways in which they connect. The most reliable and known primary source that I have is the document of the Chinese exclusion act during 1882, this will allow me to show the reader how the chinese after about fifty years of being in America were discriminated. Besides government documents, I also have pamphlets of boycotts against chinese people. For my secondary sources, and visualizations, I have not yet made the map of where most Chinese landed. However, I do have a visualization of the census from the 1830’s to 1950’s. This will show the amount of Chinese people that moved in and out of the US according to what government documents said.



This topic will allow the researcher to understand why chinese were so discriminated against and they will be able to see the steps that were taken towards accepting Chinese as Americans or at least as an equal human being. It is important to learn about this period of time and the acts made towards reform to see that it has happened with many cultures in the past but that little by little groups of people will eventually be welcomed in a country. This will allow for people to see not the injustices made but rather the final effect which was a positive one.

week 13(activity one)

19 Nov
  1. Create a blog post that contains your best articulation of your thesis statement for your project (your argument) and a link to your Omeka site.

Since the early 1800’s, Chinese people became interested in migrating to the US due to a westward expansion and the hope that they would be able to support their families overseas. When chinese went to the US, Americans were not so nice to them and the government started to have laws that would make them feel inferior. Up until the mid 1900’s, the chinese were more welcomed in American land finally granted livelihood and certain equal rights.

My project will answer how Chinese migrants were received when going to America.




Omeka site:

Week 11 (activity 2)

7 Nov

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As one can see, the words that are mostly used are buddhist and muslim. This is because buddhists were and still are going against muslims and because muslims. Police is also a big word because they are not doing anything to stop the buddhists from being cruel to burmese muslims.

week 10 reflection

7 Nov

What critical questions does spatial history raise for your project work? how you consider immigration history? 

it has been interesting to learn about spatial history because for my project, i will be able to explain where and how many IDP’s have fled their home, their trajectory to different places of Burma and the quantity of villagers that have fled their homes. I will also be able to show this on going issue over the years.

week 10 (activity one)

29 Oct


On this map that i have made, I pointed out some places that I went to when I was visiting myanmar. I divided all the different states into different colors. However, I only went to two places: yangon and mandalay. I have pointed out different types of transportations I used, different places I went to, and where i went to sleep for the night.


week 9 (reflection)

29 Oct

Reflect on what kinds of data you can productively aggregate and visualize to advance your project.

Finding data about IDP’s in Burma has been a hard task. Although there is data from the year 2000 and up, I would like to find earlier data from  the late 19th century. This would be ideal as my visualizations would be more complete because i would be able to see the increase or decrease of IDP’s throughout the years and within each state. 

Many eyes will be a wonderful tool to allow me to show people through my Omeka site Many different aspects of IDP’s in Burma. I will be able to demonstrate the outcome on the amount of IDP’s when the civil war started and up to this point. I can analyze the different states and point out why people are internally displaced in some states more than others. Although these are few thoughts and ideas that i will put into practice, Im sure there is much more I can do with the data. First, I have to work more on my visualizations and then, from that learning process, I will gain more ideas on how to show data.

Week 9 (activity 2)

29 Oct




This data has been very useful to me as it shows many components from different areas about Internally Displaced People (IDP’s) in Burma/ Myanmar. Each category talking about IDP’s are color coded with only one color and depending on the state, the amount of people, for each category is shown in different colors and sizes so it allows me to see what state leaves their home the most and which ones don’t. The website where i fount this data from, also has a map that shows what states in Burma are mostly IDP’s. The following, is the data entered on a Drive spreadsheet to get the above results from ManyEyes.

IDP's spreadsheet

Week 8 (reflection)

21 Oct

I am studying the effects on Burmese displaced citizens due to the ongoing civil war and military government, in order to see the hardship s they go though so that throughout this process and in the future, I could maybe find out ways in which I can get to help those in need.



This website will give the reader an idea of what the concerns for Burmese displaced citizens are, what the UN is planning to solve the problem, and actions that can be accomplished. Three statistics are given, which will help the reader understand the importance of knowing the locations that need more aid and how much money the country is getting from other countries and organizations to help out.


This source will allow the reader to understand that although burmese flee from military rule or when they are displaces from their homes, they still have challenges that they have to overcome, such factors make up lack of food, shelter, and physical deprivations.


This is a report that will demonstrate the reader the stark experiences that Burmese go through day by day, due to forced labor and displacement issue. Because military rule is rough, Burmese people suffer everyday, getting tortured, maltreated, and taken out of their homes and having no place to go.


On a good note, this email article will show the reader that there have been actions taken in order to dissolve the issue and to allow burmese displaced citizens to feel more free and safe in their own country.


Forced Migration Online has a photo directory showing pictures of Burmese refugees doing something productive. Analyzing the pictures, allows one to see the hardships in the eyes of those who have gone through rough times and that are now trying to overcome those difficulties.



This link will allow the reader to see for themselves areas where IDP’s are mostly located.


The International Organization for Migration gives an overview easy to read. It will let readers have a better understanding of the ongoing issue of  migration in Burma.


This website has been very helpful in relating recent migration patterns to the migration back in the history of Myanmar.


This article will allow the reader to understand the conflict on burmese migration in assimilation to military force.

week 7 (Reflection)

10 Oct
  1. Blog: Create a site map/data dictionary explaining how you will organize and describe your materials for your project.