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Dr Maung Maung: Gentleman, Scholar, Patriot

by Robert H Taylor

Dr Maung Maung (1925-94) was a man of many parts: scholar, soldier, nationalist, internationalist, parliamentarian, and public servant. His life spanned seven decades of political, economic and social turbulence in the country he loved and served, Myanmar. A pioneer amongst post-colonial journalists in Southeast Asia, he was equally at home in the libraries and seminars of universities in the United States, Europe and Australia during the Cold War. As a jurist, Dr Maung Maung knew the law must remain relevant to changing societal requirements. As an author, he wrote weighty scholarly tomes and light-hearted accounts spiced with his wry observations on human foibles. He was a keen observer of human strengths and weaknesses. A loyal friend, he never maligned his critics or denied their merits. As a man of affairs, he was capable of understanding the weaknesses of the institutions that he served and that ultimately failed to live up to their ideals. This book collects together a number of his now obscure but important historical and journalistic essays with a full bibliography of his works.
          
          

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Preliminary pages
SECTION I: DR MAUNG MAUNG: THE LIFE OF A PATRIOT
1. Dr Maung Maung: The Life of a Patriot
SECTION II: DR MAUNG MAUNG'S APPROACH TO LIFE
2. Dr Maung Maung's Approach to Life; A. The Burma I Love; B. My Politics; C. Looking Ahead; D. I Discovered Greatness; E. The Turning Tide; F. The Middle Way; G. Books on Burma
SECTION III: DR MAUNG MAUNG AND BIOGRAPHY
3. Dr Maung Maung and Biography; A. Mr Speaker Sir!; B. Brigadier Kyaw Zaw: Battles and Books; C. Bo Khin Maung Gale: "Democracy and the Rule of Law"; D. Thakin Chit Maung; E. General Ne Win; F. Mr Justice Chan Htoon; G. Daw Pyu la Mac Phsu; H. U Kyaw Nyein; I. U Hla Maung; J. U Thein Maung, Chief Justice of the Union; K. U Tun Win; L. Htain Lin, a Young PVO Insurgent; M. Vum Ko Hau of Siyin; N. U Ba Swe; O. U Thant; P. Thakin Than Tun; Q. M.A. Raschid; R. Dr E Maung; S. U Myint Thein, Chief Justice of the Union; T. Saya Za Khup of Siyin; U. U Nyo Mya, or "Maung Thumana"; V. A Boundless Faith in Burma; W. Daw Khin Kyi (Madame Aung San); X. A Book for Colonel Ba Than; Y. The Secretary-General's Role in the U.N.; Z. Aung San: Hero of Burma's Victory
SECTION IV: DR MAUNG MAUNG AND TRAVEL
4. Dr Maung Maung and Travel; A. Elections: Burma and Britain; B. Mandalay; C. Vietnam (South); D. Malaya; E. In the Fabled Land of Apollo and Socrates; F. Impressions of the United Nations; G. Antioch College, a Living Dream
SECTION V: DR MAUNG MAUNG AND THE TATMADAW
5. Dr Maung Maung and the Tatmadaw; A. The Forgotten Army; B. The Resistance Movement; C. The Mighty Drama; D. Soldiers of Victory; E. Destination Monghsat; F. Burma Army; G. Women Officers of the Burma Army; H. Women on the Wing; I. 106
SECTION VI: DR MAUNG MAUNG AND THE CONSTITUTIONS OF MYANMAR
6. Dr Maung Maung and the Constitutions of Myanmar; A. "Pyidawtha"; B. State Socialism in Burma; C. The Burmese Parliament; D. Burma's Constitution Comes to Life; E. Our Living Constitution [I and II]; F. Section 116 of the Constitution; G. Burma-China Boundary Settlement; H. Lawyers and Legal Education in Burma; I. The Search for Constitutionalism in Burma
SECTION VII: DR MAUNG MAUNG AND THE PRESIDENCY
7. Dr Maung Maung and the Presidency; A. Address to the Central Committee of the Burma Socialist Programme Party, 19 August 1988; B. Address to the Nation, 24 August 1988; C. Address to the Nation, 1 September 1988; D. Address to the Extraordinary Congress of the BSPP, 10 September 1988; E. Address to the Pyithu Hluttaw, 11 September 1988
Bibliography of Dr Maung Maung's Writings
Index
The Editor

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  • Number of Pages : 591
  • Publisher : Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
  • Weight : 650g
  • Product Code : 9789812304094
  • Dimension : 152 x 229 mm

About Author

Robert H Taylor

Robert H. Taylor is Associate Senior Fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies.