12 Recommended Books on Buddhism in Southeast Asia

I. Teachings of Buddhism and general history:

A Concise History of Buddhism

809409

Author: Andrew Skilton
Pages: 263
Published: Barnes & Noble (2003)
First edition: 1996
ISBN: 9780760748299

What the Buddha Taught

390562

Author: Walpola Rahula
Pages: 151
Published: Grove Press; Revised edition (1974)
First edition: 1959
ISBN: 9780802130310

Buddhism: Its Essence and Development

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Author: Edward Conze
Pages: 240
Published: Dover Publications (2003)
First edition: 1951
ISBN: 9780486430959

The Story of Buddhism: A Concise Guide to Its History & Teachings

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Author: Donald S. Lopez Jr.
Pages: 275
Published: HarperCollins (2001)
ISBN: 9780060699765

Theravada Buddhism

2152736

Author: Richard F. Gombrich
Series: The Library of Religious Beliefs and Practices
Pages: 256 pages
Published: Routledge; 2 edition (2006)
First edition: 1988
ISBN: 9780415365093

 

II. The intellectual history of Buddhism in Southeast Asia:

Cambodia:

Cambodian Buddhism: History and Practice

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Author: Ian Harris
Pages: 352
Published: University of Hawaii Press (2008)
ISBN: 9780824832988

Thailand:

Thailand Buddhism: Insight Knowledge

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Author: Tenzin Dawa
Pages: 102
Published: Createspace (2011)
ISBN: 9781461078678

World Conqueror and World Renouncer: A Study of Buddhism and Polity in Thailand against a Historical Background (Cambridge Studies in Social and Cultural Anthropology)

2570630

Author: S. J. Tambiah
Pages: 568 pages
Published: Cambridge University Press (1977)
ISBN: 9780521292900

Burma – Myanmar:

Theravada Buddhism in Burma (Bibliotheca Orientalis: Burma)

2595999

Author: Niharranjan Ray
Pages: 302 pages
Published: Orchid Press; 2nd edition edition (2006)
ISBN: 9789748299877

Vietnam:

History of Buddhism in Vietnam (Cultural Heritage and Contemporary Change. Series IIID, South East Asia, Vol. 5)

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Editor: Tai thu Nguyen
Pages: 363 pages
Published: Council for Research in Values & Philosophy, 2009
ISBN: 9781565180987

Laos:

Spirits of the Place: Buddhism and Lao Religious Culture

6868017

Author: John Holt
Pages: 348
Published: University of Hawaii Press (2009)
ISBN: 9780824833275

Indonesia:

Culture and Customs of Indonesia

2349438

Author: Jill Forshee
Pages: 264
Published: Greenwood (2006)
ISBN: 9780313333392

 

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