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Old Myths and New Approaches

Interpreting Ancient Religious Sites in Southeast Asia

Edited by Alexandra Haendel

Old Myths and New Approaches: Interpreting Ancient Religious Sites in Southeast Asia brings together recent research by leading experts on Southeast Asia in the pre-modern era. Chapters cover sites from the early and Angkor-period Cambodia and Vietnam, on the mainland, to temples in Java and Bali, and discuss many different aspects of these sites’ uses and functions.
This comprehensive, innovative and interdisciplinary work will be invaluable to scholars and students of historical Southeast Asia.

Dr Alexandra Haendel received her PhD from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, and is currently an Adjunct Research Fellow at the Monash Asia Institute. Her research focuses on the relationship between space and usage in Hindu-Buddhist foundations in South and Southeast Asia and on how this relates to the prescriptions given in ancient texts.

Contributors

Bob Acker, University of California at Berkeley
David Chandler, Monash University
Tom Chandler, Monash University
Véronique Degroot, Ecole française d’Extrême-Orient
Angelo Andrea Di Castro, Monash University
Damian Evans, University of Sydney
Roland Fletcher, University of Sydney
Jo Grimmond, University of Queensland
Alexandra Haendel, Monash University
Mitch Hendrickson, University of Illinois at Chicago
John Miksic, National University of Singapore
Rie Nakamura, Universiti Utara Malaysia
Trần Kỳ Phương, Co-director of ‘Crossing Boundaries—Learning from the Past to Build the Future’
Heng Piphal, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Martin Polkinghorne, The University of Sydney
Christophe Pottier, Ecole française d’Extrême-Orient
Stuart Robson, Monash University
Heng Sophady, Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts, Cambodia, and Memot Centre for Archaeology
William A Southworth, Rijksmuseum
Marika Vicziany, Monash University
Peter Worsley, The University of Sydney

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