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General Aung San

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Title: General Aung San
Description/subject: This site contains some of Aung San's speeches
Language: English
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Individual Documents

Title: Aung San’s lan-zin, the Blue Print and the Japanese occupation of Burma.
Date of publication: 2007
Description/subject: Chapter 8 in Kei Nemoto (Ed). 2007 Reconsidering the Japanese military occupation in Burma (1942-45). Tokyo: ILCAA, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, pp 179-224. This includes an English-Burmese bibliograpy of Aung San’s communications (pp 213-224)...Opinions are divided on the impact the Japanese occupation on Burma and on Southeast Asia more widely. Harry Benda summed up the Japanese occupation as 'a distinct historical epoch in Southeast Asian history' (Benda 1972:148-49). He viewed it as introducing discontinuity from the past colonial order, and as facilitating important changes, including in particular the mobilization of youth and the disruption of traditional patterns of authority (Benda 1969:78). In his useful work, Yoon (1971a:293) summed up its significance specifically for Burma saying that ‘the Japanese occupation directly affected and greatly accelerated the realization of Burmese independence’. Guyot (1974: iv, 43, 55, 222) viewed the Japanese occupation of Burma as marking ‘an important threshold in Burma’s political evolution’, since it ‘created the political elite’; in particular, it empowered a young generation of students, Burmanized the army, and helped rally and unify Burmans against British rule..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Gustaaf Houtman
Format/size: pdf (664K)
Date of entry/update: 02 May 2008


Title: Independence Hero Aung San: His Integrity is Sorely Needed
Date of publication: June 2004
Description/subject: "On July 19, 1947, independence hero Aung San and eight others were gunned down by a rival faction at the Secretariat. Aung San’s honesty and straightforwardness are missed by friends and colleagues who knew him. However, current military leaders in Burma want to take his name out of history books..."
Author/creator: Aung Zaw
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy" Vol. 12, No. 6
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 07 October 2004


Title: Our Fraternal Greetings to the Siamese people
Date of publication: May 2002
Description/subject: "This speech was delivered by Burmese independence hero Aung San at the Orient Club, Rangoon, on April 17, 1947�three months before his assassination. Aung San founded the Burma Independence Army in Bangkok on Dec 26, 1941."
Author/creator: Aung San
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy" Vol. 10, No. 4, May 2002
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003