With particular emphasis on history, religion, literature and arts, this collection provides a multifaceted and representative picture of the classical civilizations of South-East Asia which will be of interest for comparative and cross-disciplinary studies in this field, as well as providing a number of historical and literary documents and translations of great scholarly value.
Vladimir Braginsky is Professor of Southeast Asian languages and culture at SOAS, University of London. He is a specialist on Malay and Indonesian religions, traditional and modern literatures, and comparative literature, and has published a number of books on these subjects.
'Vladimir Braginsky's introduction to this volume provides a thorough history of Southeast Asian Studies in the U.K., especially at SOAS (the school of Oriental and African Studies), and offers pointed suggestions for restoring the health of Southeast Asian Studies in the future.' - Justin McDaniel