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Welcome to the next special lecture-discussion meeting of Japan-Southeast Asia Forum.

Professor Charnvit Kasetsiri received a B.A. degree from Thammasat University in 1963 and a Ph.D. in Southeast Asian History from Cornell University in 1972. He has taught at Thammasat University since 1973 and has served as Vice Rector (1975-1976), Head of the History Department (1981-1983), Dean of the Faculty of Liberal Arts (1991-1994), and most recently as Rector of Thammasat University (1994-1995).

His numerous publications include: The Rise of Ayudhya: A History of Siam in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries (1976), Thai Politics 1932-1957 (1978), "Thai Historiography from Ancient Times to the Modern Period," (in Perceptions of the Past in Southeast Asia, 1979), "Southeast Asian Studies in Thailand" (in Bibliography Southeast Asian Studies in Thailand, 1991), and "Teaching Southeast Asian Studies in Thailand" (in "Toward the Promotion of Southeast Asia, 1994).

Professor Charnvit has been a leading figure in the development of Southeast Asian Studies in Thailand and has been working closely with the Centre of Southeast Asian Studies of Kyoto University thorugh its Thai-Japan Core Universities Program. He has also been working with such scholars as Professor Taufik Abdullah of Indonesia and Shaharil Talib of Malaysia in establishing regional cooperation programs in the promotion of Southeast Asian Studies.

This forum is open to all scholars interested in Southeast Asian affairs. If you will attend this lecture, please inform the Program Department as soon as possible. This forum is free, and financially suported by the Toyota Foundation.

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