TAI CULTURE is an international academic review that is dedicated to the study of Tai peoples in Southeast Asia. This review deals with various geographic regions such as Vietnam, Laos, Burma, Assam, Thailand, Cambodia and others. TAI CULTURE was initiated by SEACOM southeast asia communication centre Berlin in the year 1996 as a journal that was published twice a year until 2002. In 2003 we decided to publish TAI CULTURE as a series, which appears at least once per year. This new form is more flexible to respond to certain events like conferences or research projects.
TAI CULTURE presents articles written by experts on history, anthropology, sociology, arts, comparative religion, linguistics, literature, economy, education and other fields of inquiry. Topics vary from historical reflections to problems of modern life. Issues of TAI CULTURE include illustrations and photographs. Texts are mainly written in English; however, some articles can be in french or German.
The issues, generally, are dedicated to a special theme, as for example religion, community rights, law, administration, society etc. Therefore, the editors aspire an intensive co-operation with guest editors from different disciplines. Authors and guest editors are invited to produce a special volume of TAI CULTURE series at any time, this may be your own monograph of common interest to Tai studies, or consist of the results of your work as a guest editor in compiling a special volume together with many authors. Please use this opportunity to publish and distribute your works at low price (no cost for authors or guest editors) under the wellknown name of the TAI CULTURE Series.
Guest editors and researchers interested in contributing in the journal with their own articles, book reviews, and translations from Tai languages should contact the editorial board via e-mail at info AT seacom.de, or directly at
SEACOM southeast asia communication centre
General editor: Oliver Raendchen
Fischerinsel 1 (Box 1307)
D-10179 Berlin, Germany.