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Volume 99 2011

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Dedication of this Volume to H. M. King Bhumibol AdulyadejRoyal Crest Commemorating His Majesty’s Seventh-Cycle Birthday AnniversaryPDF
A Score for the Seventh Cycle, Prelude No. 21 for Siam SocietyKimball Gallagher, Composer

Articles

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Yodayar Naing Mawgun by Letwe Nawrahta: A contemporary Myanmar record, long lost, of how Ayutthaya was conqueredTranslated by Soe Thuzar MyintPDF
The Myanmar poetic account of Ayutthaya vanquished: Notes on its rediscovery and significanceThaw Kaung With The Assistance Of Yee Yee KhinPDF
Markets and production in the city of Ayutthaya before 1767: Translation and analysis of part of the Description of AyutthayaChris BakerPDF
Note on the Testimonies and the Description of AyutthayaChris BakerPDF
Japan’s official relations with Shamuro (Siam), 1599–1745: As revealed in the diplomatic records of the Tokugawa Shogunate Iwamoto Yoshiteru and Simon James BythewayPDF
Symbolism in city planning in Cambodia from Angkor to Phnom PenhMartin Stuart-Fox and Paul ReevePDF
Geomagnetism and the orientation of temples in ThailandToshihiko Iyemori, Michio Hashizume, Akinori Saito, Masahito Nose, Nithiwatthn Choosakul, Toshitaka Tsuda and Yoko OdagiPDF
Excavation of a Pre-Dvāravatī site at Hor-Ek in ancient Nakhon PathomSaritpong Khunsong, Phasook Indrawooth and Surapol NatapintuPDF
The politics of defecation in Bangkok of the Fifth ReignM. L. Chittawadi ChitrabongsPDF

Review Article

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

Notes

Becoming “Red”: The new brand of Thai democracy with a provincial basePattana KitiarsaPDF
Reading documents, writing history: Reflections of a Thai historian in writing on King Chulalongkorn of Siam’s visit to Singapore and Java in 1871Kannikar SartraproongPDF

From the archives

The French army and Siam, 1893–1914Amable Sablon Du Corail, translated by Michael SmithiesPDF
Madeleine Colani and the Deprat scandal at the Geological Survey of IndochinaLia GenovesePDF

Reviews

Cultures at War: The Cold War and Cultural Expression in Southeast Asia, edited by Tony Day and Maya H. T. LiemReviewed by Chris BakerPDF
The Sociology of Southeast Asia: Transformations in a Developing Region by Victor T KingReviewed by Niels MulderPDF
Water Frontier: Commerce and the Chinese in the Lower Mekong Region, 1750–1880, edited by Nola Cooke and Li TanaReviewed by Edward Van RoyPDF
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 TréglodéReviewed by Michael SmithiesPDF
The EU–Thailand Relations: Tracing the Patterns of New Bilateralism by Chaiyakorn KiatpongsanReviewed by Patcharawalai WongboonsinPDF
Siam and the League of Nations: Modernisation, Sovereignty and Multilateral Diplomacy, 1920–1940 by Stefan HellReviewed by Charit TingsabadhPDF
Political Authority and Provincial Identity in Thailand: The Making of Banharn-buri by Yoshinori NishizakiReviewed by Chris BakerPDF
Falcon l’imposteur de Siam. Commerce, politique et religion dans la Thaïlande du XVIIe siècle by Alain ForestReviewed by Michael SmithiesPDF
Tracks and Traces: Thailand and the Work of Andrew Turton by Philip Hirsch and Nicolas TappReviewed by Marco RoncaratiPDF
Through the Eyes of the King: The Travels of King Chulalongkorn To Malaya by P. Lim Pui HuenReviewed by Kannikar SartraproongPDF
Phan Châu Trinh and His Political Writings, edited and translated by Vinh SinhReviewed by Sophie Quinn-JudgePDF
Vietnam and the West: New Approaches, edited by Wynn WilcoxReviewed by Montira RatoPDF
Fiery Dragons: Banks, Moneylenders and Microfinance in Burma by Sean TurnellReviewed by Michael W. CharneyPDF
Burmese Painting: A Linear and Lateral History by Andrew RanardReviewed by Donald A. StadtnerPDF
Sacred Sites of Burma: Myth and Folklore in an Evolving Spiritual Realm by Donald A. StadtnerReviewed by Elizabeth Howard MoorePDF
Buddhist Murals of Northeast Thailand: Reflections of the Isan Heartland by Bonnie Pacala Brereton and Somroay YencheuyReviewed by Tulaya PornpiriyakulchaiPDF
Studies on the Art of Ancient Cambodia: Ten Articles by Jean Boisselier, translated and edited by Natasha Eilenberg and Robert L. BrownReviewed by Paul A. LavyPDF

Contributors

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JSS 100 2012 Heritage issue

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Introduction: Siam’s Threatened Cultural HeritageJames StentPDF
A Brief History of Heritage Protection in ThailandPiriya KrairikshPDF
A Record of Historical Conservation, 1964–2012Sumet Jumsai PDF
The Siam Society’s Role in Heritage ProtectionEuayporn KerdchouayPDF
Long-term Strategies for Thai Heritage Preservation: Civil Roles in Lopburi ProvincePhuthorn BhumadhonPDF
The Development of Law on Tangible Cultural Heritage: Case of the Law on Ancient Monuments, Antiques, Objects of Art and National MuseumsRewadee SakulpanichPDF
Tourism and Heritage: A Tense RelationshipSurin PitsuwanPDF
The Crown Property Bureau and Heritage ConservationYongtanit PimonsatheanPDF
Rattanakosin Charter: The Thai Cultural Charter for ConservationChatri PrakitnonthakanPDF
Cultural Rights and Conservation of Old BangkokTiamsoon Sirisrisak and Natsuko AkagawaPDF
Reviving the Neglected Heritage of the Rattanakosin Era: The Case of the Old Chao Phraya River OxbowWorrasit TantinipankuliPDF
Reconnecting Bangkok’s Heritage Landscape: Urban Waterways and the Modern CityMontira Horayangura UnakulPDF
The Crypto-Colonial Dilemmas of Rattanakosin IslandMichael HerzfeldPDF
Mapping Living Heritage at the Phanom Rung Historical Park: Identifying and Safeguarding the Local Meanings of a National Heritage SiteAlexandra DenesPDF
Atrocity Heritage Tourism at the “Death Railway”Apinya Baggelaar ArrunnapapornPDF
Heritage Across Borders: The Funerary Monument of King UthumphonWoraphat Arthayukti and Edward Van RoyPDF
Heritage Conservation in Asia: Shifts and Developments, 1972–2012H. Detlef KammeierPDF
Exploring Shared Histories, Preserving Shared Heritage: Penang’s Links to a Siamese PastKhoo Salma NasutionPDF
Yangon’s Heritage: Steps Towards PreservationPaula Z. HelfrichPDF
Lessons from the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation: International Best Practices in ThailandRichard Engelhardt, Montira Horayangura Unakul and Julia DaviesPDF

Contributors to this Volume

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Notes to Contributors

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JSS 101 2013

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Articles

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The Hidden Jātaka of Wat Si Chum: A New Perspective on 14th and Early 15th Century Thai BuddhismBarend Jan TerwielPDF
What Happened at Nong Sarai? Comparing Indigenous and European Sources for Late 16th Century SiamBarend Jan TerwielPDF
King Rama III-Period Murals and their Chinese Home Decoration ThemeAchirat ChaiyapotpanitPDF
Development of Traditional House Forms in Riparian Communities in ThailandPratima Nimsamer and Nicholas WallimanPDF
The Grand Palace in the Description of Ayutthaya: Translation and CommentaryChris BakerPDF
The Chevalier de Fretteville (c.1665-1688), an Innocent in SiamMichael SmithiesPDF
Tai Words and the Place of the Tai in the Vietnamese PastLiam KelleyPDF
Suicide among the Mla Bri Hunter-Gatherers of Northern ThailandMary Long, Eugene Long, and Tony WatersPDF
Public Health in Modern Siam: Elite Thinking, External Pressure, and Popular AttitudesNipaporn RatchatapattanakulPDF
A Conversation with RobbersPrince Damrong Rajanubhab, translation by Matt Reeder and Chalermchai WongrakPDF

Note

A Note on the Source Texts of Cushman’s Royal Chronicles of AyutthayaJan R. DresslerPDF

Review Articles

Piriya Krairiksh, The Roots of Thai ArtNicolas RevirePDF
Barend J. Terwiel, Monks and Magic: Revisiting a Classic Study of Religious Ceremonies in ThailandJovan MaudPDF

Response

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 96–225Joyanto K. SenPDF

Reviews (all in one PDF)

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Divination au Royaume de Siam: Le corps, la guerre, le destin translated from Siamese and introduced by Pattaratorn Chirapravati, translated into French by Nicolas RevireReviewed 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 WichasinReviewed 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 PhongpaichitReviewed by Bonnie Pacala Brereton
Thailand’s Political Peasants: Power in the Modern Rural Economy by Andrew WalkerReviewed by Charles F. Keyes
Bencharong and Chinaware in the Court of Siam: The Surat Osathanugra Collection by Jeffery Sng and Pim Praphai BisalputraReviewed by Philip Courtenay
Siamese Coins: From Funan to the Fifth Reign by Ronachai Krisadaolarn and Vasilijs MihailovsReviewed by Paul Bromberg
Modern and Contemporary Southeast Asian Art: An Anthology edited by Nora A. Taylor and Boreth LyReviewed by Shireen Naziree
Creolization and Diaspora in the Portuguese Indies: The Social World of Ayutthaya, 1640-1720, by Stefan Halikowski SmithReviewed by Chris Baker
30 Heritage Buildings of Yangon: Inside the City that Captured Time by Sarah RooneyReviewed 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 ChristieReviewed 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 TerwielReviewed by Dhiravat na Pombejra
Mediums, Monks, and Amulets: Thai Popular Buddhism Today by Pattana KitiarsaReviewed by Bonnie Pacala Brereton

Obituary: Dacre Raikes 1925-2013

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Contributors to this Volume

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Notes for Contributors

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JSS 102 2014

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Symbolism in the Design of Wat Phra Chetuphon Wimonmangkhalaram (Wat Pho)Chatri Prakitnonthakan PDF
On the Trail of King Taksin’s Samutphāp TraiphūmBarend Jan Terwiel PDF
Archaeological Identification of the Majapahit Royal Palace: Prapañca’s 1365 Description Projected onto Satellite ImageryAmrit Gomperts, Arnoud Haag, and Peter Carey in collaboration with Djoko Umbaran PDF
The Chronicle of Phra Nang Chamaridewi of Amphoe LiHilary Disch PDF
William Louis Abbott in Thailand: A Research Resource on Southern Thailand in the 1890sPaul Michael Taylor PDF
Amsterdam: The VOC Warehouse at the Mouth of the Chao Phraya RiverPatrick Dumon PDF
Final Part of the Description of Ayutthaya with Remarks on Defence, Policing, Infrastructure, and Sacred SitesChris Baker PDF
Report on a Symposium: Weaving Royal Traditions Through Time: Textiles and Dress at the Thai Court and BeyondPaul Bromberg PDF
The Ai-Lao and Nan Chao/Tali KingdomGrant Evans PDF
Some Annotations to The Chiang Mai Chronicle: The Era of Burmese Rule in Lan NaKen Kirigaya PDF

Reviews (all in one PDF)

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Gambling, The State and Society in Thailand, c. 1800-1945 by James A. WarrenReviewed by Paul Bromberg
The Memoirs and Memorials of Jacques de Coutre: Security, Trade and Society in 16th- and 17th-century Southeast Asia translated by Roopanjali Roy, edited with an introduction by Peter BorschbergReviewed by Chris Baker
The Ideal Man: The Tragedy of Jim Thompson and the American Way of War by Joshua KurlantzickReviewed by Jeffery Sng
Isan Writers, Thai Literature: Writing and Regionalism in Modern Thailand by Martin B. PlattReviewed by Charles Keyes
Illuminating the Life of the Buddha by Naomi Appleton, Sarah Shaw, and Toshiya UnebeReviewed by Rebecca Hall
In Royal Fashion: The Style of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit of Thailand by Melissa Leventon and Dale Carolyn GluckmanReviewed by Jane Puranananda
How Theravāda is Theravāda? Exploring Buddhist Identities edited by Peter Skilling, Jason A. Carbine, Claudio Cicuzza, and Santi PakdeekhamReviewed by Patrick McCormick
Enlightened Ways: The Many Streams of Buddhist Art in Thailand edited by Heidi TanReviewed by Paul Bromberg
The Philosophical Constructs of Wat Arun by Chatri PrakitnonthakanReviewed by Chris Baker
Modern Thai Buddhism and Buddhadāsa Bhikkhu: A Social History by Tomomi ItoReviewed by Claudio Cicuzza
What’s What in a Wat. Thai Buddhist Temples: Their Purpose and Design by Carol StrattonReviewed by Bonnie Brereton
Art of Southeast Asian Textiles: The Tilleke & Gibbins Collection by Linda S. McIntoshReviewed by Paul Bromberg
Royal Porcelain from Siam: Unpacking the Ring Collection edited by Anne Håbu and Dawn F. RooneyReviewed by Heidi Tan
Buddhist Storytelling in Thailand and Laos: The Vessantara Jataka Scroll at the Asian Civilisations Museum by Leedom Lefferts and Sandra CateReviewed by Bonnie Brereton

Contributors to this Volume

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Notes for Contributors

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JSS 103 2015

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Preserving Temple Murals in Isan: Wat Chaisi, Sawatthi Village, Khon Kaen, as a Sustainable ModelBonnie Pacala Brereton PDF
Integrating the Phong Tuek Viṣṇu: The Archaeology and Art History of a Forgotten ImagePaul A. Lavy and Wesley Clarke PDF
Rajadhiraj’s Rangoon Relics and a Mon Funerary StupaDonald M. Stadtner PDF
A New Method of Classification for Tai TextilesPatricia Cheesman PDF
Siam’s Old Singapore TiesVitthya Vejjajiva PDF
Siam through the Lens of John Thomson 1865-1866: A Photo EssayPaisarn Piemmettawat PDF
Emil Groote, Court Photographer to Three Kings of SiamJoachim Bautze PDF
Thailand’s “Chow Pah Negritos” (Maniq) in 1897 and 1899: Smithsonian Records of W. L. Abbott’s Expeditions to the Trang-Phatthalung Border HighlandsPaul Michael Taylor PDF
Bangkok Kingship: The Role of SukhothaiHiram Woodward PDF
Overview of Thai Manuscripts at the Nordsee Museum (Nissenhaus) in Husum, GermanyPeera Panarut and Volker Grabowsky PDF
The Early Syām and Rise of Mäng Mao: Western Mainland Southeast Asia in the “Tai Century”Ken Kirigaya PDF
Lan Na under Burma: A “Dark Age” in Northern Thailand?Ken Kirigaya PDF

Review Articles (all in one PDF)

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Lost Kingdoms: Hindu-Buddhist Sculpture of Early Southeast Asia by John GuyReviewed by Piriya Krairiksh
Reviewed by John Listopad

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Siam - Through the Lens of John Thomson 1865-66 Including Angkor and Coastal China by Paisarn Piemmettawat, edited and translated by Narisa ChakrabongsReviewed by Paul Bromberg
The Man Who Accused the King of Killing a Fish: The Biography of Narin Phasit of Siam, 1874-1950 by Peter KoretReviewed by James A. Warren
Before Siam: Essays in Art and Archaeology edited by Nicolas Revire and Stephen A. MurphyReviewed by John N. Miksic
Tribute and Profi t: Sino-Siamese Trade, 1652-1853 by Sarasin VirapholReviewed by Wasana Wongsurawat
A Man in Saffron Robes: A Rainy Season as a Buddhist Monk at a Hilltop Temple in Northern Thailand by Maitree Limpichart, translated by Stephen LandauReviewed by Paul Bromberg
Khmer Bronzes: New Interpretations of the Past by Emma C. Bunker and Douglas LatchfordReviewed by Paul A. Lavy
Auf der Suche nach einer grenzüberschreitenden Wissenschaftskultur. Gesammelte Aufsätze 2001-2013 by Chetana NagavajaraReviewed by Karl E. Weber
Exploration and Irony in Studies of Siam over Forty Years, by Benedict R. O’G. Anderson,Reviewed by Chris Baker
The Grand Palace and Old Bangkok by Naengnoi Suksri, Narisa Chakrabongse, Thanit Limpabandhu, with photography by Paisarn Piemmettawat.Reviewed by Donald M. Stadtner

Obituaries

Ronald Duane Renard (1947-2014)PDF
Grant Evans (1948-2014)PDF

Contributors to this Volume

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