Friday, December 2, 2005

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Sorry for my long absence. I was too busy in those days. Thanks for your mails and couragements. Here we gooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!


Dr. Than Tun Ebooks

Well-Known Verteran Myanmar Historian Dr. Than Tun was passed away on Wednesday in Mandalay. more news here

Dr. Than Tun
was born in 1923 in Ngathaingchaung town, Yeikyi township, Ayeyawady Division. He obtained his M.A degree in 1950, B.L degree in 1952 both from University of Rangoon. From 1952 to 1956 he studied in London University, Schools of Oriental and African Studies for the Ph. D degree and Submitted the thesis “Buddhist in Pagan Period”. He was awarded the Ph. D degree in 1956. In 1959 he became a lecturer in Rangoon University, Dept. of History and Political Science. In 1965 he was promoted to the Professor and Head of Dept. in History at Mandalay University, and he worked in Mandalay for nearly 20 years. He left Mandalay form 15 Aug 1982. In 1982 he went to Tokyo University, Dept of South East Asian Studies. Dr. Than Tun retired in 1983, while he was in Japan. From 1982 to 1987 he worked as a Research Fellow and Visiting professor in Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Dept of African and Asian Languages and Cultural Studies, Tokyo International Christian University and Osaka University at Foreign Studies. Later from Japan he went to USA and worked as a visiting professor in Nothern. Illinois University awarded Dr. Than Tun an Honorary Doctor of Literature in 1988. During the years that he was in Japan and USA . He compiled and published the “Royal orders of
Burma” in 10 vols. In 1990 he came back to Myanmar and is at present working as a Member of the Myanmar Historical Commission and Emeritus Professor in Yangon University in the Dept. of History and Dept. of Archaeology. In 2000 Fukuokar Asian Culture prize Committee awarded Dr. Than Tun the highest world-wide academic award, a Literate of the 11th Fukuoka Asian Culture Prizes 2000 in the Academic Prize Category. Dr. Than Tun resided at 155A, Yawgi Kyaung Lan (Road), Township, Yangon with his wife and family. ( source: )

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