Journal of the Siam Society
Volume 99 2011

Dedication of this Volume to H. M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej
Royal Crest Commemorating His Majesty’s Seventh-Cycle Birthday Anniversary

A Score for the Seventh Cycle, Prelude No. 21 for Siam Society
Kimball Gallagher, Composer


Yodayar Naing Mawgun by Letwe Nawrahta: A contemporary Myanmar record, long lost, of how Ayutthaya was conquered
Translated by Soe Thuzar Myint

The Myanmar poetic account of Ayutthaya vanquished: Notes on its rediscovery and significance
Thaw Kaung with the assistance of Yee Yee Khin

Markets and production in the city of Ayutthaya before 1767: Translation and analysis of part of the Description of Ayutthaya
Chris Baker

Note on the Testimonies and the Description of Ayutthaya
Chris Baker

Japan’s official relations with Shamuro (Siam), 1599–1745: As revealed in the diplomatic records of the Tokugawa Shogunate
Iwamoto Yoshiteru and Simon James Bytheway

Symbolism in city planning in Cambodia from Angkor to Phnom Penh
Martin Stuart-Fox and Paul Reeve

Geomagnetism and the orientation of temples in Thailand
Toshihiko Iyemori, Michio Hashizume, Akinori Saito, Masahito Nose, Nithiwatthn Choosakul, Toshitaka Tsuda and Yoko Odagi

Excavation of a Pre-Dvāravatī site at Hor-Ek in ancient Nakhon Pathom
Saritpong Khunsong, Phasook Indrawooth and Surapol Natapintu

The politics of defecation in Bangkok of the Fifth Reign
M. L. Chittawadi Chitrabongs

Review Article

Pierre Dupont’s L’archéologie mône de Dvāravatī and its English translation by Joyanto K. Sen, in relation with continuing research
Nicolas Revire


Becoming “Red”: The new brand of Thai democracy with a provincial base
Pattana Kitiarsa

Reading documents, writing history: Reflections of a Thai historian in writing on King Chulalongkorn of Siam’s visit to Singapore and Java in 1871
Kannikar Sartraproong

From the Archives

The French army and Siam, 1893–1914
Amable Sablon du Corail, translated by Michael Smithies

Madeleine Colani and the Deprat scandal at the Geological Survey of Indochina
Lia Genovese


Cultures at War: The Cold War and Cultural Expression in Southeast Asia, edited by Tony Day and Maya H. T. Liem
Reviewed by Chris Baker

The Sociology of Southeast Asia: Transformations in a Developing Region by Victor T. King
Reviewed by Niels Mulder

Water Frontier: Commerce and the Chinese in the Lower Mekong Region, 1750–1880, edited by Nola Cooke and Li Tana
Reviewed by Edward Van Roy

L’Asia du Sud-Est 2011 : Les événements majeurs de l’année [Southeast Asia 2011: Important events of the year] by A. Leveau and B. de Tréglodé
Reviewed by Michael Smithies

The EU–Thailand Relations: Tracing the Patterns of New Bilateralism by Chaiyakorn Kiatpongsan
Reviewed by Patcharawalai Wongboonsin

Siam and the League of Nations: Modernisation, Sovereignty and Multilateral Diplomacy, 1920–1940 by Stefan Hell
Reviewed by Charit Tingsabadh

Political Authority and Provincial Identity in Thailand: The Making of Banharn-buri by Yoshinori Nishizaki
Reviewed by Chris Baker

Falcon l’imposteur de Siam. Commerce, politique et religion dans la Thaïlande du XVIIe siècle by Alain Forest
Reviewed by Michael Smithies

Tracks and Traces: Thailand and the Work of Andrew Turton by Philip Hirsch and Nicolas Tapp
Reviewed by Marco Roncarati

Through the Eyes of the King: The Travels of King Chulalongkorn To Malaya by P. Lim Pui Huen
Reviewed by Kannikar Sartraproong

Phan Châu Trinh and His Political Writings, edited and translated by Vinh Sinh
Reviewed by Sophie Quinn-Judge

Vietnam and the West: New Approaches, edited by Wynn Wilcox
Reviewed by Montira Rato

Fiery Dragons: Banks, Moneylenders and Microfinance in Burma by Sean Turnell
Reviewed by Michael W. Charney

Burmese Painting: A Linear and Lateral History by Andrew Ranard
Reviewed by Donald A. Stadtner

Sacred Sites of Burma: Myth and Folklore in an Evolving Spiritual Realm by Donald A. Stadtner
Reviewed by Elizabeth Howard Moore

Buddhist Murals of Northeast Thailand: Reflections of the Isan Heartland by Bonnie Pacala Brereton and Somroay Yencheuy
Reviewed by Tulaya Pornpiriyakulchai

Studies on the Art of Ancient Cambodia: Ten Articles by Jean Boisselier, translated and edited by Natasha Eilenberg and Robert L. Brown
Reviewed by Paul A. Lavy

Notes for contributors

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