Journal of the Siam Society
Volume 101 2013


The Hidden Jātaka of Wat Si Chum: A New Perspective on 14th and Early 15th Century Thai Buddhism
Barend Jan Terwiel

What Happened at Nong Sarai? Comparing Indigenous and European Sources for Late 16th Century Siam
Barend Jan Terwiel

King Rama III-Period Murals and their Chinese Home Decoration Theme
Achirat Chaiyapotpanit

Development of Traditional House Forms in Riparian Communities in Thailand
Pratima Nimsamer and Nicholas Walliman

The Grand Palace in the Description of Ayutthaya: Translation and Commentary
Chris Baker

The Chevalier de Fretteville (c.1665-1688), an Innocent in Siam
Michael Smithies

Tai Words and the Place of the Tai in the Vietnamese Past
Liam Kelley

Suicide among the Mla Bri Hunter-Gatherers of Northern Thailand
Mary Long, Eugene Long, and Tony Waters

Public Health in Modern Siam: Elite Thinking, External Pressure, and Popular Attitudes
Nipaporn Ratchatapattanakul

A Conversation with Robbers
Prince Damrong Rajanubhab, translation by Matt Reeder and Chalermchai Wongrak


A Note on the Source Texts of Cushman’s Royal Chronicles of Ayutthaya
Jan R. Dressler

Review Articles

Piriya Krairiksh, The Roots of Thai Art
Nicolas Revire

Barend J. Terwiel, Monks and Magic: Revisiting a Classic Study of Religious
Ceremonies in Thailand
Jovan Maud


In reply to Nicolas Revire, “Pierre Dupont’s L’archéologie mône de Dvāravatī and its English translation by Joyanto K. Sen, in relation with continuing research,” JSS, Vol. 99 (2011), pp 196–225
Joyanto K. Sen


Divination au Royaume de Siam: Le corps, la guerre, le destin translated from Siamese and introduced by Pattaratorn Chirapravati, translated into French by Nicolas Revire
Reviewed by Chris Baker

Chronicle of Sipsòng Panna: History and Society of a Tai Lü Kingdom Twelfth to Twentieth Century, by Liew-Herres Foon Ming, Volker Grabowsky and Renoo Wichasin
Reviewed by Christian Daniels

The Tale of Khun Chang Khun Phaen: Siam’s Great Folk Epic of Love and War translated and edited by Chris Baker and Pasuk Phongpaichit
Reviewed by Bonnie Pacala Brereton

Thailand’s Political Peasants: Power in the Modern Rural Economy by Andrew Walker
Reviewed by Charles F. Keyes

Bencharong and Chinaware in the Court of Siam: The Surat Osathanugra Collection by Jeffery Sng and Pim Praphai Bisalputra
Reviewed by Philip Courtenay

Siamese Coins: From Funan to the Fifth Reign by Ronachai Krisadaolarn and Vasilijs Mihailovs
Reviewed by Paul Bromberg

Modern and Contemporary Southeast Asian Art: An Anthology edited by Nora A. Taylor and Boreth Ly
Reviewed by Shireen Naziree

Creolization and Diaspora in the Portuguese Indies: The Social World of Ayutthaya, 1640-1720, by Stefan Halikowski Smith
Reviewed by Chris Baker

30 Heritage Buildings of Yangon: Inside the City that Captured Time by Sarah Rooney
Reviewed by Donald M. Stadtner

Lacquerware Journeys: The Untold Story of Burmese Lacquer by Than Htun (Dedaye)
Reviewed by Ralph Isaacs

50 Years of Archaeology in Southeast Asia: Essays in Honour of Ian Glover edited by Bérénice Bellina, Elisabeth A. Bacus, Thomas Oliver Pryce, and Jan Wisseman Christie
Reviewed by Elizabeth Howard Moore

A Traveler in Siam in the Year 1655: Extracts from the Journal of Gijsbert Heeck translated and introduced by Barend Jan Terwiel
Reviewed by Dhiravat na Pombejra

Mediums, Monks, and Amulets: Thai Popular Buddhism Today by Pattana Kitiarsa
Reviewed by Bonnie Pacala Brereton

Notes for contributors

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