Prominent Myanmar Publisher is Asia Foundation’s Chang-lin Tien Fellow
Dr. Thant Thaw Kaung, prominent publisher and library advocate in Myanmar, recently concluded a U.S. study tour as The Asia Foundation’s Chang-lin Tien Visiting Fellow. The Fellows Program was established to foster exchanges for leaders to meet and interact with their counterparts in Asia and the U.S. and honors the late Dr. Chang-Lin Tien, former chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Thant, who was also awarded the prestigious 2014 Jeri Laber International Freedom to Publish Award for his leading role in keeping books and literary life alive in Myanmar during decades of isolation, sat down with our blog editor in San Francisco to discuss the rapid changes underway in his country. Read more.