Prof. Pasuk Phongpaichit and Dr. Chris Baker are the worthy recipients of the Grand Prize of the Fukuoka Prize, because of their multidisciplinary and comprehensive analysis of the social changes which Thailand has experienced since the period of rapid economic growth in the 1980s, an analysis based on a combination of Western and Eastern intellectual approaches, and of methodologies from the social sciences and the humanities, which has added breadth and depth to academic research, in both subject-matter and methodology, in a fresh and distinctively Asian way; and also because of their active contributions to society.
On September 28, 2016, Ma Thida, the author of Prisoner of Conscience (2016) and The Roadmap (2011) was awarded the 2016 Disturbing the Peace Award from the Vaclav Havel Library Foundation in New York.
For further reading, please visit http://www.irrawaddy.com/burma/ma-thida-receives-disturbing-the-peace-award.html
Obituary: Gordon Young August 10 2016We would like to express our sympathy to the family and friends of Gordon Young, one of our early authors, who passed away on August 8, 2016, in the United States. Gordon Young was born to missionary parents in China and spent his childhood among the Lahu in Burma, and in North India. Over his lifetime he spent some forty years in South and Southeast Asia and was known as a naturalist, hunter, and ethnologist, in addition to being an accomplished writer. With his father, Harold Young, he founded the Chiang Mai Zoo and completed a significant ethnographic study of the highland peoples of northern Thailand. His publications include: Tracks of an Intruder (1967), The Hill Tribes of Northern Thailand (1974), The Wind Will Yet Sing (2010), Journey from Banna (2011), and Run for the Mountains (2011).
Award July 21 2015We are proud to announce that Sazigyo, Burmese Manuscript Binding Tapes: Woven Miniatures of Buddhist Art by Ralph Isaacs has been selected to receive the R. L. Shep Ethnic Textiles Book Award for 2014 from the Textile Society of America.
Thank you! April 10 2015
Silkworm Books thanks our readers for their support at the Bangkok International Book Fair and online.
Wishing everyone a happy Songkran!
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Good news! Most of our recent titles now are available at Kindle and iBook stores for a reader who resides outside Thailand.