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Volume 89 2001

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Obituaries

Leh Tsan KwayPDF
O. W. WoItersPDF

Articles

Translating Thai Poetry: Cushman, and King Narai's "Long Song Prophecy for Ayutthaya"Richard D. Cushman, Translator and David K. Wyatt, EditorPDF
Intellectual Origins of strong Kingship (Part 2)Attachak SattayanurakPDF
Origins of the Nineteenth Century Transformation of Cosmology in Northern Siam: The Nan Inta-McGilvary Debates on Science and ReligionHerbert R. SwansonPDF
Yunnanese in Thailand: Past and PresentHe PingPDF
Revenue Document from Thai-Occupied KengtungAlan D. Cameron and Kenneth G. ClarkPDF
The Chiang Mai Campaign of 1787-1788: Beyond the Chronicular AccountTun Aung ChainPDF
Thai Descendants in Burma: A Thai Court Dancer's FamilyTin Maung KyiPDF
On M.L. Manich JumsaiAddress by Dr. Sumet Jumsai, 4 October 2001PDF
On Books from the Ayutthayan EraAddress by Michael Smithies, 4 October 2001
Ayutthaya Era Books
More on M.L. Manich JumsaiAddress by Sumet Jumsai, 11 October 2001
On Books from the Nineteenth CenturyAddress by Michael Smithies, 11 October 2001

From the archives

Thai Word CoiningH.R.H Prince Wan Waithayakon Krommun Naradhip BongsprabandhPDF
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Wat Chaiyaphrukmala, Taling Chan, BangkokThongsuk BanthongchitPDF
The Antiqurian Society of Siam Speech of King ChulalongkornChris Baker, TranslatorPDF

Reviews articles

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A Regional Approach to Thailand: Reflections on the writings of A. Thomas KirschHjorleifur Jonsson
Dark City, White Space: A review of books featuring black and white photography on life and death in BangkokOliver Hargreave

Reviews

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Bachchan Kumar, editor Glimpses of Early Indo-Indonesian Culture, Collected Papers of Himansu Bhusan SarkarReviewed by Professor emeritus Slisurang Poolthupya
National Library, Department of Fine Arts Tamra Bhab Devarup lae Devata NabagrahReviewed by Michael Wright
Dan F. Bradley Simo: The Story of a boy of SiamReviewed by Ronald D. Renard
Anne Peters, compiler and Heinz Bechert, editor Burmese ManuscriptsReviewed by Peter Skilling
Martin Stuart-Fox Historical Dictionary of Laos (2nd edition)Reviewed by Penny Van Esterik
Sid Brown The Journey of One Buddhist Nun: Even Against the WindReviewed by Penny Van Esterik
John Girling Interpreting Development: Capitalism, Democracy and the Middle Class in ThailandReviewed by Gary Suwannarat
Elizabeth Hinton Oldest Brother's Story: Tales of the Pwo KarenReviewed by Christina Fink
Kasian Tejapira Commodifying Marxism: The Formation of Modem Thai Radical Culture, 1927-1958 Reviewed by Craig J. Reynolds
Pinkaew Laungaramsri Redefining Nature: Karen Ecological Knowledge and the Challenge to the Modern Conservation ParadigmReviewed by Hjorleifur Jonsson
Andrew Turton, editor Challenging the Intellectual and Political Limitations of Essentialist and Racist Thinking. Review of Civility and Savagery: Social Identity in Thai StatesReviewed by John Mckinnon

Volume 90 2002

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From Yue to TaiChris BakerPDF
The Costume of the Tai Sai WomenBernard FormosoPDF
Tilling the Lord's Vineyard and Defending Portuguese Interests:Towards a Critical Reading of Father S. Manrique's Account of ArakanJacques P. LeiderPDF
The Seizure of the Santa Antonio at Patani.VOC Freebooting, the Estado da India and Peninsular Politics, 1602-1609Peter BorschbergPDF
Accounts of the Makassar Revolt, 1686Michael SmithiesPDF
Intellectuals and the Establishment of Identities in the Thai Absolute Monarchy StateSaichol SattayanurakPDF
Instructions Given to the Siamese Envoys Sent to Portugal, 1684Michael Smithies & Dhiravat Na PombejraPDF
The Ramayana Drama in Myanmar U Tthaw KaungPDF
Le mul kammatthan du Wat Ratchathiwat date de 1661 A.D.: presentation et traductionOuvier De BernonPDF
Des Hommes aux Dieux: Boissons Ferrnentees, Rituelles et Festives D' Asie du Sud-est et Au-DelaPierre Le RouxPDF

Reviews

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Terence R. Blackbum The British Humiliation of BurmaReviewed by Reinhard Hohler
Pinkaew Laungaramsri Redefining Nature: Karen Ecological Knowledge and the Challenge to the Modern Conservation ParadigmReviewed by Hjorleifur Jonsson
Wajuppa Tossa Phya Khankhaak, the Toad King: A Translation of an Isan Fertility Myth into English VerseReviewed by Katherine A. Bowie
Michel Gilguin Les Musulmans de Thai'landeReviewed by Carool Kersten
Shigeharu Tanabe & Charles F. Keyes Cultural Crisis and Social memory: Modernity and Identity in Thailand and LaosReviewed by Chris Baker

Volume 91 2003

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Trade, Culture, and Society in Thailand before 1200 ADHelen JamesPDF
Before Angkor: Early Communities in Northeast ThailandSusan TalbotPDF
On Rice and Rice Fields in Old Lan NaHans PenthPDF
Eclipses in Siam 1685 and 1688, and their RepresentationMichael SmithiesPDF
Health Care Development in a Changing Thai Society: Beyond the PhysicalMarco RoncaratiPDF
Ban Maha Phai and Phrae Dam: from Silent Movie to Novel?David SmythPDF
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The First Printed Sentence in Thai: 1646Luigi BressanPDF

Reviews

Michel Jacq-Hergoualc'h The Malay Peninsula: Crossroads of the Maritime Silk Road (1OO BC-1300AD)Reviewed by Stuart Munro-Hay
Sao Saimong Mangrai The Padang Chronicle and the Jentung State ChronicleReviewed by David K. Wyatt
Edmund Roberts and W.S.W. Ruschenberger Two Yankee Diplomats in 1930s SiamReviewed by Stephen J. Young
Tanno Rajasaari Vapour Trails: Tales from rural ThailandReviewed by John Haylock
Ashley South Mon nationalism and Civil War in Burma: The Golden SheldrakeReviewed by Bertil Lintner
Benedict Anderson, ed. Violence and the State in Suharto's IndonesiaReviewed by Michael Smithies
John N. Miksic, ed. Earthenware in Southeast Asia: Proceedings of the Singapore Symposium on Premodern Southeast Asia EarthenwaresReviewed by Dawn F. Rooney
Nicola Tannenbaum and Cornelia A. Kammerer, eds. Founders' Cults in Southeast Asia: Ancestors, Polity, and IdentityReviewed by Karl E. Weber
James T. Siegel and Audrey R. Kathin, eds. Southeast Asia over Three Generations. Essays presented to Benedict R. O'G. AndersonReviewed by Karl E. Weber

Obituaries

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H.S.H. Prince Subhadradis Diskul

Contributors

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Volume 92 2004

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Articles

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King Mongkut (first published in JSS vol. 1, 1904, pp. 191-207) Introduced by Tej BunnagO. FrankfurterPDF
The opposed human figure at Khok Phanom DiCharles HighamPDF
Exploring a new approach to early Thai historyYoneo IshiiPDF
Relations between Ayutthaya and RyukyuPiyada ChonlawornPDF
Four unpublished letters from Desfarges, Beauchamp, and Vollant, survivors of the siege of Bangkok in 1688Michael SmithiesPDF
Prince Prisdang and the proposal for the first Siamese constitution, 1885Sumet JumsaiPDF
Russian- Thai relations: historical and cultural aspectsYevgeny D. OstrovenkoPDF
Village as stage: Imaginative space and time in rural Northeast Thai livesLeedom LeffertsPDF
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The lacquer pavilion in the First Reign contextPatricia M. YoungPDF

Reviews

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Jean-Pierre Pautreau et al. Ban Wang Hai: Excavations of an Iron-Age Cemetery in Northern ThailandReviewed by Helen James
David Snellgrove Angkor-Before and After: A Cultural History of the KhmersReviewed by Dawn F. Rooney
Claudine Bautze-Picron The Buddhist Murals of Pagan: Timeless vistas of the CosmosReviewed by Virginia Di Crocco
Dirk Van der Cruysse, translated by Michael Smithies Siam and the West, 1500-1700Reviewed by Reinhard Hohler
Father Adriano di St. Tecla, translated and annotated by Olga Dror Opusculum de sectis apus Sinenses et Tunkinenses (A small treatise on the sects among the Chinese and Tonkinese). A study of religion in China and North Vietnam in the eighteenth century.Reviewed by Liam C. Kelley
Choi Byung Wook Southern Vietnam under the reign of Minh Mang (1820-1841) : Central policies and local responseReviewed by George Dutton
Yos Santasombat Lak Chang: A reconstruction ofTai identity in DaikongReviewed by Reinhard Hohler
Peter Jackson Buddhadasa: Theravada Buddhism and Modernist Reform in ThailandReviewed by Justin Mcdaniel
Jane Werner and Daniele Belanger, eds Gender, Household, State: Doi Moi in Viet NamReviewed by Liam C. Kelley
Teri Shaffer Yamada, ed. Virtual Lotus: Modern Fiction of South East AsiaReviewed by David Smyth
Ho Anh Thai The Women on the IslandReviewed by Montira Rato
Michael Smithies Village VignettesReviewed by Tarmo Rajasaari

Honorary Members

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Obituaries

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H.S.H. Prince Subhadradis Diskul,a personal appreciation
Larry Stemstein
Sirichai Narumit-Rekagarn

Contributors

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Volume 93 2005

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Articles

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Population and state in Lan Na prior to the mid-sixteenth centuryVolker GrabowskyPDF
Thai-Burmese warfare during the sixteenth century and the growth of the first Toungoo empirePamaree SurakiatPDF
From the composition of national histories to the building of a regional South-East AsiaStephane DovertPDF
Disorder, fear, death, and their transcendenceMarco RoncaratiPDF

From the archives

On Siamese proverbs and idiomatic expressions (JSS 1904, Vol. 1)G.E. GeriniPDF

Reviews

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James Koo, ed., Art and archaeology of Fu NanReviewed by James Koo, ed., Art and archaeology of Fu Nan
Hiram Woodward, The Art and Architecture of Thailandfrom Prehistoric Times through the Thirteenth CenturyReviewed by Pattaratorn Chirapravati
Carol Stratton, Buddhist sculpture of Northern ThailandReviewed by John Listopad
Michael Smithies, Three Military Accounts ofthe 'Revolution' of 1688Reviewed by Kennon Breazeale
Michael Smithies, Witnesses to a Revolution: Siam 1688Reviewed by Kennon Breazeale
Henry Ginsburg, Thai art and Culture: historic manuscripts/rom Western collectionsReviewed by Pattaratorn Chirapravati
Volker Grabowsky and Andrew Turton, The Gold and Silver Road o/Trade and Friendship: the McCleod and Richardson diplomatic missions to Tai states in 1837Reviewed by Milton Osborne
Michel Jacq-Hergoualc'h, Le SiamReviewed by Michael Smithies
J. Kermel-Torres, Atlas of Thailand: Spatial structures and developmentReviewed by Peter Van Dierman
David Wyatt, Reading Thai muralsReviewed by Rita Ringis
Kamala Tiyavanich, The Buddha in the JungleReviewed by Claudio Cicuzza
Virginia di Crocco, Footprints of the Buddhas of this Era in ThailandReviewed by Hiram Woodward
James Fahn, A Land on FireReviewed by Warren Brockelman
N. Tapp et al, eds, Hmong/Miao in AsiaReviewed by Eric Cohen
Richard Totman, The Third Sex: Kathoey--Thailand's ladyboysReviewed by Peter Jackson
Bruce Missingham, The Assembly o/the PoorReviewed by Yale Needel
William Warren, The Siam Society.: A CenturyReviewed by Michael Smithies
Mary Callahan, Making enemies: war and state building in BurmaReviewed by Emma Larkin
Gerry Abbott, Back to MandalayReviewed by Emma Larkin
Goh Beng-Lan, Modern dreams, an inquiry into power, cultural production, and the cityscape in contemporary urban PenangReviewed by Tan Liok Ee
E. Locher-Scholten, Sumatran Sultanate and Colonial State: iambi and the rise of Dutch imperialismReviewed by Lee Kam Hing

Contributors

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Volume 94 2006

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Royal visit to the Siam SocietyPDF

Articles

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Siamese-Korean relations in the late fourteenth centuryHung-Guk ChoPDF
Burma: Shan domination in the Ava period (c. AD 1310-1555)Aye ChanPDF
Whirligig of diplomacy: a tale of Thai-Portuguese relations, 1613-9Kennon BreazealePDF
Lahu Nyi (Red Lahu) village temples and their Buddhist affiliationsAnthony WalkerPDF
Remembering local history: Kuba Wajiraphanya (c. AD 1853-1928)Andrew TurtonPDF

From the archives

A visit to Siam in 1650 (with introduction)Jan Janszoon StruysPDF
Note
The Abbe de Chaila 1648-1702Michael SmithiesPDF

Reviews

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Betty Gosling, Origins of Thai ArtReviewed by Pattaratorn Chirapravati
Chris Baker, Dhiravat na Pombejra, Alfons van der Kraan and David K. Wyatt, eds. Van Vliet's SiamReviewed by Anthony Reid
B.J. Terweil, Thailand's Political History: From the Fall of Ayutthaya to Recent TimesReviewed by Chris Baker
Chris Baker and Pasuk Phongpaichit, A History of ThailandReviewed by Michael Wright
Santanee Phasuk and Philip Stott, Royal Siamese Maps: War and Trade in Nineteenth Century ThailandReviewed by Thomas Suarez
Philip Comwel-Smith, Very Thai: everyday popular cultureReviewed by William Warren
Donald M. Stadtner, Ancient Pagan: Buddhist Plain of MeritReviewed by Pamela Gutman
Sheila E. Hoey Middleton, Intaglios, Cameos, Rings and Related Objects from Burma and Java: the White Collection and another small private collectionReviewed by Pamela Gutman
Sanskrithandschriften aus der Turfanfunden Teil 9; Birmanische Handschriften Teil5; Handschriften der Yao TeillReviewed by Oskar Von Hinuber
J. Took, A Native Chieftaincy in Southwest ChinaReviewed by Anthony Diller
Patricia Cheesman, Lao-Tai Textiles: The Textiles ofXam Nuea and Muang PhuanReviewed by Martin Stuart-Fox
Gillian Green, Traditional Textiles of Cambodia: Cultural Threads and Material HeritageReviewed by Susan Conway
David W. and Barbara G. Fraser, Mantles of Merit: Chin Textiles from Myanmar, India and BangladeshReviewed by Patricia Cheesman
Donald K. Swearer, Sommai Premchit and Phaitoon Dokbuakaew, Sacred Mountains of North ern Thailand and their LegendsReviewed by Catherine Newell
Donald K. Swearer, Becoming the Buddha: The Ritual of Image Consecration in ThailandReviewed by Catherine Newell
Martin Jelsma, Tom Kramer, and Peitje Vervest, eds, Trouble in the Triangle: Opium and Conflict in BurmaReviewed by Ronald D. Renard
A. Willford and K. George, eds, Spirited politics: Religion and public life in contemporary Southeast AsiaReviewed by Niels Mulder
Pratapaditya Pal, Art from Sri Lanka and Southeast AsiaReviewed by Peter Skilling

Contributors

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Volume 95 2007

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Articles

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The Castilians discover Siam: Changing Visions and Self-DiscoveryFlorentino RodaoPDF
G. F. de Marini's Delle Missioni ... (1663) : an annotated translation of the chapters on Cambodia, Siam, and MakassarCesare PolenghiPDF
Yamada Nagamasa and his relations with SiamYoshiteru IwamotoPDF
Phlai Kaeo ordains as a novice: a chapter from Khun Chang Khun PhaenChris Baker and Pasuk PhongpaichitPDF
Irregular dating in Lan Na: an anomaly resolvedJ. C. EadePDF
Teak logging in a trans-boundary watershed: an historical case study of the Ing River basin in Northern ThailandSuphawat Laohachaiboon and Shinya TakedaPDF
Socio-cultural reflections on the address terms in the lyrics of Thai country and city songsKriengkrai WatanasawadPDF

From the archives

James Low, On Siamese literature (1839)David SmythPDF
Siam and Siamese at the 1878 International Exhibition, ParisPDF

Reviews

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Forrest McGill, ed., The Kingdom of Siam: The Art of Central Thailand, San Francisco, Asian Art Museum - Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture, 2005Reviewed by Martin Stuart-Fox
Michel Gilquin, Muslims in Thailand, Ibrahim Syukri, History of the Malay Kingdom of Patani, Chiang Mai, Silkworm Books, 2005Reviewed by Surin Pitsuwan
Scot Barme, Woman, Man, Bangkok: Love, Sex, and Popular Culture in Thailand, Chiang Mai, Silkworm Books, 2006Reviewed by Pattana Kitiarsa
Wattana Sugunnasil, ed., Dynamic diversity in southern Thailand, Chiang Mai, Silkworm Books, 2005Reviewed by Karl Weber
G.J. Younghusband, The Trans-Salwin Shan of Kiang Tung Chiang Mai, Silkworm Books, 2005 Reviewed by Andrew Turton
Andrew Walker, Merit and the Millennium: Routine and Crisis in the ritual lives of the Lahu people, New Delhi, Hindustan Publishing, 2003Reviewed by William Des Saint
Norman G. Owen, ed., The emergence of modern Southeast Asia: A New History, Singapore, Singapore University Press, 2005Reviewed by Milton Osborne
Craig Reynolds, Seditious Histories: Contesting Thai and Southeast Asian Pasts, Seattle and London, University of Washington Press/Singapore University Press, 2006Reviewed by Chris Baker
Ronald B. St. John, Revolution, reform and regionalism in Southeast Asia, London, Routledge, 2005Reviewed by Martin Stuart-Fox
P.-A Chouvy and Joel Meissonnier, Yaa Baa: Production, traffic and consumption of Methamphetamine in Mainland Southeast Asia, Singapore, Singapore University Press, 2004Reviewed by Yale Needel
B.-P. Groslier, Angkor and Cambodia in the Sixteenth Century, trans. Michael Smithies, Bangkok, Orchid Press, 2006Reviewed by Milton Osborne
Sappho Marchal, Khmer costumes and ornaments of the Devatas of Angkor Wat, Bangkok, Orchid Press, 2005Reviewed by Gillian Green
Vittorio Roveda, Images of the Gods: Khmer mythology in Cambodia, Laos, and Thailand, Bangkok, River Books, 2005Reviewed by John Listopad
John Marston and Elizabeth Guthrie, History, Buddhism and New Religious Movements in Cambodia, Chiang Mai, Silkworm Books, 2006Reviewed by Peter Gyallay-Pap
Colin Poole, Tonle Sap: The Heart of Cambodia's Natural Heritage, Bangkok, River Books, 2005 Reviewed by Steve VAN BEEK Reviewed by Steve Van Beek
Ian Harris, Cambodian Buddhism: History and Practice, Chiang Mai, Silkworm Books, 2006Reviewed by John Marston
L. E. Bagshawe, The Kinwun Min-Gyi's London Diary: The First Mission of a Burmese Minister to Britain, 1872, Bangkok, Orchid Press, 2005Reviewed by Michael Charney
Justin Watkins, ed., Studies in Burmese Linguistics, Pacific Linguistics, ANU, Canberra 2005Reviewed by Denise Bernot
Judith L. Richell, Disease and Demography in Colonial Burma, Copenhagen, NIAS Press, 2006Reviewed by Michael Charney
Emma Larkin, Secret Histories: Finding George Orwell in a Burmese Teashop, London, John Murray, 2005Reviewed by Michael Charney
Susan Conway, The Shan: Culture, Art and Crafts, Bangkok, River Books, 2006Reviewed by Martin Stuart-Fox
Anthony Grant and Paul Sidwell, eds, Chamic and Beyond: Studies in Mainland Austronesian Languages, Pacific Linguistics, ANU Canberra, 2006Reviewed by Justin Watkins
Anthony Reid, ed., Verandah of Violence: The Background to the Aceh Problem, Singapore University Press, 2006Reviewed by Harold Crouch
Elizabeth Morrell, Securing a place: small-scale artisans in modern Indonesia, Ithaca, NY, Comell University Press, 2005Reviewed by Karl Weber
Vu Trong Phung, The Industry of Marrying Europeans, Ithaca NY, Comell University Press, 2006Reviewed by Dana Healy
Karen Fjelstad and Nguyen Thi Hien, editors, Possessed by the Spirits: Mediumship in Contemporary Vietnamese Communities, Ithaca NY, Comell University Press, 2006Reviewed by Montira Rato
Sadia N. Pekkanen and Kellee S. Tsai, eds., Japan and China in the World Political Economy, London, Routledge, 2005Reviewed by Shunichiro Ushijima

Obituaries

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Prof. Sippanondha Ketudat
Prof. Klaus Wenk
Prof. David Wyatt
Ambassador Vivadh Na Pombejra
Dr Betty Gosling
Dr Henry Ginsburg

Subscribers

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Exchanges

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Contributors

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Volume 96 2008

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Articles

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The early Byzantine lamp from Pong TukBrigette Borrell PDF
Piracy, Smuggling, and Trade in the Rise of Patani, 1490 - 1600Francis R. BradleyPDF
Bishop Barthelemy Bruguiere, 1792 - 1845Kennon BreazealePDF
Inscription on WW1 Volunteers Memorial BangkokBrendan and Suthida WhytePDF
Description of Siam in 1829 Translated and edited by Kennon Breazeale and Michael SmithiesBarthelemy BruguierePDF
Karen and Lahu: ethnic affiliation or Baptists' imagination?Anthony WalkerPDF
The Mon of Lower BurmaDonald M. StadtnerPDF

From the archives

Thai cover bowls of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries (Sawaddi 3/2 Nov-Dec 1964, pp. 13-19, 26)Charles Nelson SpinksPDF
Siam in the 1680s: A brief account first published in 1692Christopher FrykePDF

Reviews

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Roderich Ptak, Die Maritime Seidenstrasse: Kiinstenriiume, Seefahrt und Handel in vorkolonialer Zeit. Munich, C.H. Beck, 2007.Reviewed by Karl E. Weber.
Ian Harris, ed., Buddhism, Power and Political Order. London and New York, Routledge, 2007.Reviewed by Pattana Kitiarsa.
Nicol Guerin and Dick van Oenen, Thai Ceramic Art - The Three Religions. Singapore, Sun Tree Publishing, 2005.Reviewed by Dick Richards.
Bhawan Ruangsilp, Dutch East India Company Merchants at the Court of Ayutthaya: Dutch Perceptions of the Thai Kingdom, c.1604-1765. LeidenIBoston, Brill, 2007.Reviewed by Han Ten Brummelhuis.
Gijsbert Heeck, ed. Barend Jan Terwiel, A Traveler in Siam in the Year 1655. Chiang Mai, Silkworm Books, 2008.Reviewed by Bhawan Ruangsilp.
Anthony Farrington and Dhiravat na Pombejra, The English Factory in Siam 1612-1685. London, The British Library, 2007, 2 vols.Reviewed by Chris Baker.
Anthony Farrington, ed., Low s Mission to Southern Siam, 1824. Bangkok, White Lotus, 2007.Reviewed by Michael Smithies.
Tamara Loos, Subject Siam: Family, Law and Colonial Modernity in Thailand. Chiang Mai, Silkworm Books, 2006.Reviewed by Haydon Cherry.
Han ten Brummelhuis, King of the Waters: Homan van der Heide and the origin of modern irrigation in Siam. Chiang Mai, Silkworm Books/ISEAS, Singapore, 2007.Reviewed by James C. Ingram.
Luigi Bressan and Michael Smithies, Thai- Vatican Relations in the Twentieth Century. Bangkok, Apostolic Nunciature, 2006.Reviewed by Fr Sigmund Laschenski.
Thak Chaloemtiarana, Thailand: The Politics of Despotic Paternalism. Chiang Mai, Silkworm Books, 2007. Reviewed by Andrew Turton.
Pasuk Pongpaichit and Chris Baker, eds., Thai Capital after the 1997 Crisis. Chiang Mai, Silkworm Books, 2008.Reviewed by Malcolm Falkus.
Rory Mackenzie, New Buddhist Movements in Thailand: Towards an Understanding of Wat Phra Dhammakaya and Santi Asoke. London and New York, Routledge, 2007. Reviewed by Peter Jackson.
Duncan McCargo, ed., Rethinking Thailand's Southern Violence. Singapore, National University of Singapore Press, 2007.Reviewed by Patrick Jory.
Maurizio Pelegggi, Thailand: the Worldly Kingdom. Singapore, Talisman Publishing, 2007.Reviewed by Pattana Kitiarsa.
Don McCaskill, Prasit Leepreecha, and He Shaoying, eds., Living in a Globalized World: Ethnic Minorities in the Greater Mekong Subregion. Chiang Mai, Mekong Press, 2008.Reviewed by Hjorleifur Jonsson.
Nancy Eberhardt, Imagining the Course of Life: Self-transformation in a Shan Buddhist community. Chiang Mai, Silkworm Books, 2007.Reviewed by Pinkaew Laungaramsri.
Vatthana Polsena and Ruth Banomyong, Laos, from Buffer State to Crossroads? trans. Michael Smithies. Chiang Mai, Mekong Press, 2006.Reviewed by Martin Stuart-Fox.
Michel Jacq-Hergoua1c'h, The Armies of Angkor: Military Structure and Weaponry of the Khmers, trans. Michael Smithies. Bangkok, Orchid Press, 2007.Reviewed by Milton Osbome.
Joyce Clark, ed., Bayon: New Perspectives. Bangkok, River Books, 2007.Reviewed by Bruno Dagens.
Olivier Cunin and Baku Saito, The Face Towers of Banteay Chmar. Tokyo, Goto Shoin Publishing, 2005.Reviewed by Jane Puranananda.
Zhou Daguan, A Record of Cambodia, trans. Peter Harris, foreword by D. Chandler. Chiang Mai, Silkworm Books, 2007.Reviewed by Milton Osbome.
Okna Veang Thiounn, Voyage du Roi Sisowath en France, trans. Olivier de Bemon. Paris, Mercure de France, 2006.Reviewed by David Chandler.
Christoforo Borri and Samuel Barron, Views of Seventeenth Century Vietnam, ed., Olga Dror and K.W. Taylor. Ithaca, NY, Comell University Press, 2006.Reviewed by George Dutton.
Virginia Morris, with Clive Hills, A History of the Ho Chi Minh Trail:The Road to Freedom. Bangkok, Orchid Press, 2006.Reviewed Sud Chonchirdsin.
Elizabeth Moore, Early Landscapes of Myanmar. Bangkok, River Books, 2007.Reviewed by Donald Stadtner.
Wil O. Dijk, Seventeenth Century Burma and the Dutch East India Company 1634-1680. Singapore, Singapore University Press, 2006.Reviewed by Bhawan Ruangsilp.
Ma Ma Lay, Not Out of Hate. trans. Margaret Aung- Thwin. Chiang Mai, Silkworm Books, 2006.Reviewed by Emma Larkin.
F. Douaire-Marsaudon, B. Sellato, and C. Zheng, eds., Dynamiques identitaires en Asie et dans le Pacifique. Aix, University of Provence, 2006, 2 vols.Reviewed by Karl E. Weber.
Noorhaidi Hasan, Laskar Jihad. Islam, Militancy, and the Quest for Identity in Post-New Order Indonesia. Ithaca, NY, Comell University Press, 2006.Reviewed by Karl E. Weber.

Obituaries

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HRH Princess Galyani Vadhana
James di Crocco

Contributors

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Volume 97 2009

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Articles

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The career of Khun Chang Khun PhaenChris Baker and Pasuk Phongpaichit PDF
Under duress: Lao war captives in Bangkok in the nineteenth centuryEdward Van Roy PDF
Lao weights and the Luang symbolJoachim GabelPDF
Place and space in early Burma: a new look at 'Pyu culture'Elizabeth Moore PDF
Phnom-Penh, April 1975: a personal souvenirJean-Noël JuttetPDF

Notes

Observations on Wat Si ChumHiram WoodwardPDF
Sop-Li, a late fifteenth century bronze workshop in Lan NaCarol StrattonPDF

From the archives

Memoirs of PIERRE POIVRE: The Thai Port of Mergui in 1745Edited and Translated by Kennon Breazeale PDF
HSH Prince SITHIPORN Kridakara, ‘Memorandum on Opium in Siam’ (1921), introduction by Dr Tej Bunnag PDF

Reviews

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Peter Skilling, ed., Past Lives of the Buddha : Wat Si Chum – Art, Architecture, and Inscriptions Bangkok, River Books, 2008Reviewed by Hiram Woodward
Dawn Rooney, Ancient Sukhothai, Thailand’s cultural heritage Bangkok, River Books, 2008 Reviewed by Carol Stratton
Damrong Rajanubhab, H.R.H. Prince, A Biography of King Naresuan the Great Translated and edited by Kennon Breazeale Bangkok, Toyota Foundation, 2008Reviewed by Michael Charney
Leonor De Seabra, The embassy Of Pero Vaz De Siqueira To Siam (1684–1686) Macau, University of Macau, 2005Reviewed by Kennon Breazeale
Direk Jayanama, ed. Jane Keyes, Thailand and World War II Chiang Mai, Silkworm, 2008 Reviewed by Chris Baker
Anders Poulsen, Childbirth and tradition in northeast Thailand; forty years of cultural development and change Copenhagen, NIAS Press, 2007 Reviewed by Lisa Vandemark
Michael Montesano and Patrick Jory, eds, Thai South and Malay North:Ethnic interactions on a plural peninsula Singapore, NUS Press, 2008 Reviewed by Thak Chaloemtiarana
Martin Stuart-Fox, Naga Cities of the Mekong: A guide to the temples, legends and history of Laos Singapore, Media Masters, 2006 Reviewed by Milton Osborne
Vatthana Pholsena, Post-War Laos: The Politics of Culture, History and Identity Institute of South-East Asian Studies, Singapore, 2006 Reviewed by Mayoury Ngaosrivathana
Sao Sanda, The Moon Princess, Memories of the Shan States Bangkok, River Books, 2008 Reviewed by Susan Conway
Penny Edwards, Cambodge, the cultivation of a Nation 1860–1945 Chiang Mai, Silkworm Books, 2008 Reviewed by John Tully
Anne Ruth Hansen, How to behave: Buddhism and modernity in colonial Cambodia 1860–1930 Chiang Mai, Silkworm Books, 2008 Reviewed by Ian Harris 257
Milton Osborne, Phnom Penh, a cultural and literary history Oxford, Signal Books, 2008 Reviewed by David Chandler
Pratapaditya Pal, ed., Buddhist Art: Form and Meaning Mumbai, Marg Publications, 2007 Reviewed by Donald M. Stadtner
Olga Dror, Cult, Culture, and Authority: Princess Liễu Hạnh in Vietnamese History Chiang Mai, Silkworm Books Reviewed by George Dutton
Philip Taylor, Cham Muslims of the Mekong Delta: place and mobility in the cosmopolitan pheriphery Copenhagen/Singapore, NIAS/NUS Press, 2007 Reviewed by Amnuayvit Thitibordin
G. L. Balk, F. van Dijk, D. J. Kortlang, F. S. Gaastra, H. E. Niemeijer, and P. Koenders, The Archives of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) and the Local Institutions in Batavia (Jakarta) Leiden, Brill, 2007 Reviewed by Bhawan Ruangsilp
Greg Bankoff and Sandra Swart, et al, Breeds of empire: the ‘invention’ of the horse in Southeast Asia and Southern Africa 1500–1950 Copenhagen, NIAS Press, 2007 Reviewed by Duncan Stearn
Lee Hock Guan and Leo Suryadinata, eds, Language, Nation and Development in Southeast Asia Singapore, ISEAS, 2007 Reviewed by Titima Suthiwan
Christopher Duncan, ed, Civilizing the margins: Southeast Asian Government policies for the development of minorities Singapore, NUS Press, 2008 Reviewed by Nicola Tannenbaum
Howard M. Federspiel, Sultans, Shamans, and Saints: Islam and Muslims in Southeast Asia Chiang Mai, Silkworm, 2008 Reviewed by Patrick Jory

Obituaries

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Mom Kobkaew Abhakara na Ayudhya 1908–2008 M. L. Manich Jumsai 1908–2009 Prok Amranand 1925–2008 Heng Thung 1934–2009 Anthony Farrington 1939–2008 Michael Wright 1940–2009 Roxanna M. Brown 1946–2008
In-house note: Khun Euayporn’s semi-retirement 310PDF
New publication: As Mother Told Me HRH Princess Galyani Vadhana

Volume 98 2010

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Articles

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From the First International Symposium on Dvāravatī Research, Bangkok, 2009
The French contribution to the rediscovery of Dvāravatī archaeologyLaurent HennequinPDF
Fifty years of archaeological research at Dong Mae Nang Muang, an ancient gateway to the Upper Chao Phraya BasinStephen A. Murphy and Pimchanok PongkasetkanPDF
Iconographical issues in the archeology of Wat Phra Men, Nakhon PathomNicolas RevirePDF
Nāga-Buddha images of the Dvāravatī period: A possible link between Dvāravatī and AngkorJean-Pierre Gaston-AubertPDF
Safe haven: Mon refugees at the capitals of Siam from the 1500s to the 1800sEdward Van RoyPDF
Towards a definition of Isan mural painting: Focus on the heartlandBonnie Pacala BreretonPDF
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Prominent Mon lineages from late Ayutthaya to early BangkokEdward Van RoyPDF

From the archives

Bruguière’s journey overland from Penang to Ligor, thence to Bangkok, 1827Kennon Breazeale, Ed. and Michael Smithies, Tr.PDF

Reviews

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The Ambiguous Allure of the West: Traces of the Colonial in Thailand, edited by Rachel V. Harrison and Peter A. JacksonReviewed by Chris Baker
Proper Islamic Consumption: Shopping among the Malays in Modern Malaysia, by Johan FischerReviewed by Patrick Jory
Tourism in Southeast Asia: Challenges and New Directions, edited by Michael Hitchcock, Victor T. King and Michael ParnwellReviewed by Steve Van Beek
Bangkok, a Cultural and Literary History. by Maryvelma O’NeilReviewed by Michael Smithies
Jungle Book: Thailand’s Politics, Moral Panic, and Plunder, 1996–2008, by ‘Chang Noi’Reviewed by Craig J. Reynolds
Thai Forestry: A Critical History, by Ann Danaiya UsherReviewed by Thomas Enters
Thaksin, by Pasuk Phongpaichit and Chris BakerReviewed by Edward Van Roy
People of Virtue: Reconfiguring Religion, Power and Moral Order in Cambodia Today, edited by Alexandra Kent and David ChandlerReviewed by John Tully
Dependent Communities: Aid and Politics in Cambodia and East Timor, by Caroline HughesReviewed by Benny Widyono
The Last Century of Lao Royalty: A Documentary History, by Grant EvansReviewed by Martin Stuart-Fox
Creating Laos: The Making of a Lao Space between Indochina and Siam, 1860–1945, by Søren IvarssonReviewed by Holly High
Imagining Communities in Thailand: Ethnographic Approaches, edited by Shigeharu TanabeReviewed by Anthony R. Walker
Burmese Buddhist Murals: Vol. 1, Epigraphic Corpus of the Powin Taung Caves, by Christophe Munier and Myint AungReviewed by Donald A. Stadtner
Books received for review

Obituaries

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Thanpuying Lursakdi Sampatisiri, 1919–2010
Yoneo Ishii, 1929–2010Charles F. Keyes
Constance Wilson, 1937–2010John Hartmann
Hans Penth, 1937–2009Reinhard Hohler