Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Aye Chan MA (Rangoon University), PhD (Kyoto University), is a native of Arakan State in Burma. He studied Japanese language at Osaka University of Foreign Studies and oriental history at Kyoto University. His field of study is Pre-modern history of Burma.During his twenty years of teaching at Rangoon University (Burma), Bard College (NY, USA) and Kanda University of International Studies, Japan, he published articles in Southeast Asian Studies (Tonan-Ajia Kenkyu), SOAS Bulettin of Burma Research and Journal of Siam Society.In 1989 he was arrested and sentenced to ten-year imprisonment for taking part in democracy uprising of 1988 in Burma. After serving seven years (five of them in solitary confinement), he was released. After that he resumed his academic career.