Chronicle of Sipsong Panna

History and Society of a Tai Lu Kingdom

Foon Ming Liew-Herres, Volker Grabowsky, and Renoo Wichasin

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  • Published: October 2012
  • Subject Listing: Asian Studies, Literature
  • Bibliographic information: 416 pp., 9 maps, 6.7 x 9.4 in.
  • Territorial rights: World rights except Southeast Asia
  • Distributed for: Silkworm Books
  • Series: Mekong Press
  • Contents

The Tai Lu are a Tai-speaking group closely related to the dominant ethnic group in Northern Thailand. According to their own historical tradition, the ancestors of the Tai Lu migrated from what is now northwestern Vietnam into the southern part of Yunnan, where they founded their own kingdom in the twelfth century.

Chronicle of Sipsong Panna offers the first English translation of four different versions of the Chronicle of Moeng Lu (also known as Sipsong Panna) based on the oldest extant manuscripts. The volume provides a comprehensive analysis of Tai Lü historical sources and a valuable introduction to the history and society of the Upper Mekong region.

Foon Ming Liew-Herres is the author of Treatises on Military Affairs of the Ming Dynastic History. Volker Grabowsky is professor of Thai studies at the University of Hamburg.