ANCIENT WOODEN ARCHITECTURE IN MAINLAND SOUTHEAST ASIA: READING THE FEATURES OF LOST BUILDINGS FROM ARCHAEOLOGICAL EVIDENCE

 

Background and objectives

 Before the arrival of Western influence, Mainland Southeast Asia developed a rich wooden architectural culture, and complex wooden palaces and temples were built in the region. However, as few standing wooden buildings remain from this period, little is known about their architectural features and techniques. This seminar aims at determining the features of lost ancient wooden buildings or parts of buildings such as wooden floors and roofs from their archaeological traces remaining on the ground and on masonry walls. In addition, the knowledge obtained in each country on this subject will be shared in order to understand the common features and mutual influences between the different cultures in the region as well as the distinct features of each country.

  • Date and place
    13 February 2017
    Tokyo National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Seminar Room

  • Language English and Japanese (with simultaneous interpretation)

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  • Programme

    9:45-9:55 Opening remarks
                       Nobuo KAMEI (TNRICP)

    9:55-10:00 Announcements

    10:00-10:45 The Ancient Wooden Structures of Bagan and Taungoo, Myanmar
                           Zaw Myo KYAW (Myanmar, Department of Archaeology and National Museum)

    10:45-11:30 The Ancient Wooden Structures of Sukhothai, Thailand
                           Nattaya PHUSI (Thailand, Fine Arts Department)

    11:30-12:15 The Ancient Wooden Structures of Angkor, Cambodia
                           Rachna CHHAY (Cambodia, APSARA)

    12:15-13:35 Lunch Break

    13:35-14:30 The Ancient Wooden Structures of Champa
                           Ky Phuong TRAN, Mariko YAMAGATA (Kanazawa University)

    14:30-15:15 The Ancient Wooden Structures of North Vietnam
                           Masahiko TOMODA (TNRICP)

    15:15-15:25 Break

    15:25-16:55 Panel Discussion
                           6 presenters + Satoshi UNNO (Nara National Research Institute for Cultural Properties)

    16:55-17:00 Closing Remarks
                           Shunsuke NAKAYAMA (TNRICP)