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Sacred Sites of Burma

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by Donald Stadtner
Sacred Sites of Burma, Myth and Folklore in an Evolving Spiritual Realm, by Donald M. Stadtner, is an exploration of the many facets of Buddhism: art, archaeology, history and belief.
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Yangon Echoes

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by Henderson, Virginia
Yangon Echoes is a popular history of buildings used as homes in Burma's bustling, former capital, charting social space and urban folklore and linking past to present via living memories. This anthology records everyday life through domestic connections to old places and explores the present day significance of Yangon's rich inheritance of built form. Our storytellers speak of joy and tragedy, simple pleas...
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Burma's Spring

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by Russell, Rosalind
"Rosalind Russell has written an extraordinarily beautiful, comprehensive and compelling story of Burma in a remarkably human way - essential reading for anyone interested in understanding Burma today." Benedict Rogers, author of Burma: A Nation At the Crossroads. "Burma's Spring is like nothing else written about Burma - compelling, charming and unique. No other book I know of has got under the sking of su...
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Bangkok Found

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by Alex Kerr
Evocative and incisive, Bangkok Found looks deep within traditional culture to discover how Bangkok is like no other contemporary city. It's the book you read after you've seen the temples and enjoyed the nightlife - and then start to wonder where the mysterious appeal of Bangkok really lies. With wit and a wealth of anecdotes from Kerr's thirty years of experience in Thailand, Bangkok Found, sequel to his...
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Thailand's Political History

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by Terwiel/1
First appearing in 2005 and quickly selling out, this fully revised edition of 'Thailand's Political History' continues in the same style as the first but with its scope dramatically widened. Starting earlier than the old edition, 'Thailand's Political History' discusses the development and evolution of the Siamese state from the early Sukhothai period through the fall of Ayutthaya to the rise of the Chakri...
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Early Thailand

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by Higham Charles
Dramatic new archaeological discoveries over the past ten years demand a new look at Thailand's past. Drawing on his previous work, Prehistoric Thailand, this book with over 40% new material, covers the history of the kingdom from the first human settlement to the earliest civilisation and gives a fresh appraisal of early hunters and gatherers, and of the rice farmers. A new chronology reveals the dynamic s...
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Very Thai: Everyday Popular Culture

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by Cornwel-Smith, Philip
This pioneering insight into contemporary Thai folk culture delves beyond the traditional Thai icons to reveal the casual, everyday expressions of Thainess that so delight and puzzle. From floral truck bolts and taxi altars to buffalo cart furniture and drinks in a bag, the same exquisite care, craft and improvisation resounds through home and street, bar and wardrobe. Never colonised, Thai culture retains ...
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A Woman of Angkor

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by Burgess, John
This lovingly crafted first novel by former 'Washington Post' correspondent John Burgess revives the rites and rhythms of the ancient culture that built the temples of Angkor, then abandoned them to the jungle. In telling her tale, Sray takes the reader to a hilltop monastery, a concubine pavilion and across the seas to the throne room of imperial China. She witnesses the construction of the largest of the ...
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Ruins Of Angkor

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by Louis Finot
When this book was published a century ago, the French, through the l' Ecole Francaise d'Extreme-Orient, were responsible for the temples of Angkor and its environs. At that time, the temples were magnificently photographed by Piere Dieulefils and expertly documented by Louis Finot. Now Angkor is once again seen as one of the world's most magnificent sites, it is fascinating to compare past and present in t...
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Sacred Angkor

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by Rovedo Vittorio
Following the great success of "Khmer Mythology" which examined the narratives and symbolism behind the relief carvings of Angkor Wat and other temples, the author returns to Angkor Wat to focus in depth on the wealth of information contained in the almost 1,000 square metres of magnificent bas-reliefs, the corner pavilions and the pediments.
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The Shan

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by Susan Conway
The culture of the Shan peoples of Burma and their rulers is extensively explored in this volume. Shan courts flourished in the late British colonial period and in this book rare early photographs, never before published, document life in the courts and in the hill regions of Shan dominion. Susan Conway focuses again on dress and the use of textiles in the Shan states, as well as on historical chronicles, t...
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Caves of Northern Thailand

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by Simon Gardner
More caves have been reported in the eight northern provinces of Thailand - Mae Hong Son, Chiang Mai, Lamphun, Lampang, Chiang Rai, Phayao, Nan and Phrae - than in any other region. The most extensively surveyed area is Pang Ma Pha district in Mae Hong Son province where 176 caves have been recorded. As a result of expeditions by the French many new endemic troglobitic species have been discovered. Accounts...
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Siam In Trade and War

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by Henry Ginsburg
Historical maps are much more than geographical records. Often they provide insights into a country's politics, trade and war. In 1996, 17 large, hand-drawn and handcoloured maps were discovered in the Princess Abhantri Paja Mansion in the Grand Palace, Bangkok. This magnificent collection is today in the care of HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. Now, for the first time, Her Royal Highness has graciously...
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The Khmer Empire

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by Claudes Jacques
At its height, the Khmer empire stretched from Angkor in Cambodia as far west as Muang Singh on the border of present-day Burma and Thailand and as far north as Wat Phu on the banks of the Mekong river. Hundreds of temples and thousands of shrines marked the territory of this powerful kingdom. Following on from the great success of "Angkor - Cities and Temples", the renowned scholar and epigraphist, Claude ...
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Early Landscapes of Myanmar

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by Elizabeth Moore
This book describes the emergence of the Buddhist landscapes of Myanmar. The authoritative text is framed by the artefacts, sites and ecology of Upper and Lower Myanmar, with coverage of the Paleolithic, Neolithic, Bronze-iron chiefdoms that preceded Hindu-Buddhist walled polities of the first millennium AD. Views and descriptions of sites, many not published in English before, include Letpanchibaw, Htaukma...
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The Burma Cookbook: Recipes from the Land of a Million Pagodas

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by Carmack, Robert
A lavishly photographed cookbook and historic travelogue, tracing contemporary and colonial Burmese dishes over the past century. With its rich traditions of empire, The Burma Cookbook highlights the best of present-day Myanmar, including foods of its immigrant populations - from the subcontinent, down the Malay peninsula, and Britain itself. The authors spent some ten years researching the book, while orga...
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China - Through the Lens of John Thomson (1868-1872)

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by Yao, Betty
Born two years before the invention of daguerreotype and the birth of photography, Thomson first travelled to Asia in 1862 where he set up a professional photographic studio. The local culture and the people of Asia fascinated him, and in 1868 he made his second trip, this time settling in Hong Kong. Between 1868 and 1872, Thomson made extensive trips to Guangdong, Fujian, Beijing, China's northeast and dow...
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The Trouser People

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by Marshall Andrew
An unforgettable adventure story of two journeys, one hundred years apart, into the untravelled heart of Burma. Part travelogue, part history, part reportage, The Trouser People is an enormously appealing and vivid account of Sir George Scott, the unsung Victorian adventurer who hacked, bullied and charmed his way through uncharted jungle to help establish British colonial rule in Burma. Born in Scotland in...
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Ancient Vietnam

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by Schweyer/1
The history of Vietnam is one of spectacular confrontations, both cultural and ideological between the world of the Chinese - a world adopted by the ethnic Viet living in the Red river basin - and the Indian world - facets of which are seen in the Cham, whose numerous small kingdoms were strung out all along the coast from north of Hue to south of Phan Rang. This book will firstly present the history of Vie...
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Rawfully Good - Living Flavours of Southeast Asia

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by Von Cranach/1
Based in Bali, Diana von Cranach has always been a well-known local food explorer and creator of the most incredible food. A few years ago, she took her dedication to good food a step further and decided to begin a journey into the world of raw food using only locally sourced ingredients. Her idyllic and very personal resort Puri Ganesha Villas in North Bali, is one of only a few hotels worldwide to offer a...
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