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Announcing a new book entitled Peninsular Siam and Its neighborhoods: Essays in Memory of Dr. Preecha Noonsuk edited by Wannasarn Noonsuk

This commemorative volume contains new scholarly essays that explore the landscape, seascape, complex history, and material culture of Peninsular Thailand and its neighborhoods in Maritime Southeast Asia from the late prehistoric to contemporary periods.

The main contents include:

1. Prologue: The Isthmian Tract and the Gulf of Siam, by Wannasarn Noonsuk

2. Finding a Form, Discovering the Sublime [on the Bronze Drums]by Stanley J. O’Connor

3. People of the Beach Ridges: Tambralinga and Palembang, by John Miksic

4. Transpeninsular Routes in the Light of New Finds in Coastal and Nautical Archaeology, by Pierre-Yves Manguin

5. The Wat Maheyong Inscription (NS 10, K 407): The Thai-Malay Peninsula in the Wide World of Buddhist Material and Cultural Exchange, by Peter Skilling

6. The Northern Malays, by Leonard Andaya

7. Ayutthaya and the Peninsula from the Thirteenth to Seventeenth Century, by Chris Baker and Pasuk Phongpaichit

8. A Deity Conjured from the Mid-South’s Ancient Heritage, by Craig J. Reynolds

9. Possibilities of Material Culture Approach to History of Thai Urban Lived Religion, by Hiroshi Kano

10. Burmese Wares in Aceh and North Sumatra, by Edmund Edwards McKinnon

11. Epilogue: From Father to Son: A Meditative Journey to “Bead Mound” and Back, by Kaja M. McGowan

This book is published by the Cultural Council of Nakhon Si Thammarat Province in December 2017.  If you are interested in the book, please contact Ms. Leelachat (bigredbear3@gmail.com).

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