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Authors: Setudeh-Nejad, Shahab
Title: The encounter between Champa and Persia: research on the impact of West-Asiatic cosmology in Southeast Asia
Date: 2000
Source: SPAFA Journal
Abstract: The study of comparative civilizations, with focus on the culture of the Cham, a seafaring people of Sa Huynh origin (in Central Vietnam), has attracted much attention in field surveys. My examination of the ‘Cham problem’ is based on studies which were initiated during the period of my affiliation with the Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, Srninakharinwirot University at the Prasarnmit Campus, under the impact of Ajarn Plubplung Kongchana’s lecture on Champa at the Siam Society on July 16th, 1995, and a period of field research in Vietnam and Cambodia during 1996. It is probable that reform-based manifestations of the famed reign of Sasanian King Khosrow Anushirwan found firm roots in the legendary, and thus, a literary heritage of the Champans, who as a Malay-speaking people in Vietnam retained numerous concepts in their traditions together with other peoples of the peninsular regions of Southeast Asia, where traditions of fairness and ‘justice’ are identifiable with the Malay sphere traditions regarding a legendary ‘just prince’ in whose image, Pan-Asian movements evolved in Southeast Asia in order to pursue socio-economic reforms.
Date Created: 9/19/2001
Volume: 10
Number: 3
Page Start: 5
Page End: 18