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Yin, Maung. Maung Yin was created by the Burmese author James Hla Gyaw and appeared in Maung Yin Maung Má Mè Má Wut-htú (1904).
Maung Yin is an adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’ The Count of Monte Cristo, with Maung Yin, a.k.a. “Master Young Man,” being a Burmese Edmond Dantès. Yin is active in Upper Burma in the years before the British annexed it. Yin is the captain of a merchant boat who is imprisoned, meets his long lost father in jail, and is told about a treasure buried near Ava. Because Yin is ultimately forgiving and compassionate, this version of the Dantès/Mercédès love story ends happily.
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