Illuminating the Life of the Buddha

I am pleased to announce the publication of a book showcasing an illustrated samut khoi from 18th century Siam that is currently held in the Bodleian Library, Oxford:

Illuminating the Life of the Buddha: An Illustrated Chanting Book from Eighteenth Century Siam Naomi Appleton, Sarah Shaw and Toshiya Unebe Bodleian Library Publishing, 2013. Read More »

The Digital Library of Northern Thai Manuscripts

Justin McDaniel (University of Pennsylvania) has recently won a generous grant from the Henry Luce Foundation to help fund the The Digital Library of Northern Thai Manuscripts project led by Harald Hundius, David Wharton, and Bounleut Thammachak. Working with the staff at the National Library of Laos and Chiang Mai University, this project will provide scholars with free internet access to about 7,000 primary sources from this historically important region.  Read More »