Over fifty Thai manuscripts and the Chakrabongse Archive of Royal Letters have been digitised with the generous support of the Royal Thai Government, in celebration of the occasion of the eightieth birthday anniversary of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand on 5 December 2007.
This database makes available a collection of digitized manuscripts reproduced from originals held in 41 monastic libraries of Northern Thailand and one public library in Bangkok (Siam Society). The project, led by the EFEO in collaboration with the Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre Bangkok, is intended for students and researchers interested in the philology of Buddhist texts, traditional literature and history of the ancient kingdom of Lanna.
DREAMSEA is s a program to preserve Southeast Asian manuscripts and their contents and aims to disclose the immense cultural treasures to the world. There are more than 2.000 manuscripts from Indonesia, Thailand, and Laos. You can trace every missions on the interactive map. Zoom in and out to point the locations, and click the marker to see the detailed informations. The identified manuscripts covered up to 27 languages, 18 scripts and various subject matters which contain very rich cultural diversity.
The main method used by DREAMSEA is to gather as much information as possible from Southeast Asian societies about the existence of manuscripts. After proper assessment and checking, a DREAMSEA team will digitise the manuscripts to save the literary heritage and safeguard cultural diversity without having to pay high financial costs. The digitised manuscripts will then be made fully and openly accessible online.
This collection identifies the key issues, individuals, and events in the history of US-Southeast Asia relations between 1944 and 1958, placing them in context of the complex and dynamic regional strategic, political, and economic processes.