Early	Interactions	between	South	and	Southeast	Asia:	Reflections	on	Cross-Cultural	Exchange

Early Interactions between South and Southeast Asia: Reflections on Cross-Cultural Exchange

by Pierre-Yves Manguin

This book takes stock of the results of some two decades of intensive archaeological research carried out on both sides of the Bay of Bengal, in combination with renewed approaches to textual sources and to art history. To improve our understanding of the trans-cultural process commonly referred to as Indianisation, it brings together specialists of both India and Southeast Asia, in a fertile inter-disciplinary confrontation. Most of the essays reappraise the millennium-long historiographic no-man's land during which exchanges between the two shores of the Bay of Bengal led, among other processes, to the Indianisation of those parts of the region that straddled the main routes of exchange. Some essays follow up these processes into better known "classical" times or even into modern times, showing that the localisation process of Indian themes has long remained at work, allowing local societies to produce their own social space and express their own ethos.

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Preliminary pages
1. Central Vietnam during the Period from 500 BCE to CE 500
2. Ban Don Ta Phet and Khao Sam Kaeo: The Earliest Indian Contacts Re-assessed
3. Preliminary Study of Indian and Indian Style Wares from Khao Sam Kaeo (Chumphon, Peninsular Thailand), Fourth-Second Centuries BCE
4. Early Contacts between India and the Andaman Coast in Thailand from the Second Century BCE to Eleventh Century CE
5. The Batujaya Site: New Evidence of Early Indian Influence in West Java
6. Continuity and Change in South Indian Involvement in Northern Sumatra: The Inferences of Archaeological Evidence from Kota Cina and Lamreh
7. South Asia and the Tapanuli Area (North-West Sumatra): Ninth-Fourteenth Centuries CE
8. Emergence of Early Historic Trade in Peninsular India
9. Contacts between India and Southeast Asia in Ceramic and Boat Building Traditions
10. Marine Archaeological Investigations along the Tamil Nadu Coast and their Implications for Understanding Cultural Expansion to Southeast Asian Countries
11. Tamil Merchants and the Hindu-Buddhist Diaspora in Early Southeast Asia
12. The Spread of Sanskrit in Southeast Asia
13. The Early Inscriptions of Indonesia and the Problem of the Sanskrit Cosmopolis
14. Indian Architecture in the Sanskrit Cosmopolis: The Temples of the Dieng Plateau
15. The Importance of Gupta-period Sculpture in Southeast Asian Art History
16. Individuals under the Glaze: Local Transformations of Indianisation in the Decorative Lintels of Angkor
17. Early Musical Exchange between India and Southeast Asia
18. Buddhism and the Circulation of Ritual in Early Peninsular Southeast Asia
19. Early Buddhism in Myanmar: Ye Dhamm? Inscriptions from Arakan
20. Hindu Deities in Southern Vietnam: Images on Small Archaeological Artefacts
21. The Depositing of the Embryo Temple Consecration Rituals in the Hindu Tradition of South and Southeast Asia: A Study of the Textual and Archaeological Evidence
22. Localisation of Indian Influences as Reflected in the Laotian Versions of the Ramayana
23. Broken Threads: Contested Histories of Brahminism in Cambodia and Thailand and the Construction of Ritual Authority
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  • Number of Pages : 514
  • Publisher : Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
  • Weight : 1030g
  • Product Code : 9789814345101
  • Dimension : 152 x 229 mm

About Author

Pierre-Yves Manguin

Pierre-Yves Manguin is a professor at the Ecole francaise d’Extrême-Orient (EFEO, French School of Asian Studies), where he heads the Southeast Asian archaeology unit.