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It could be the opening scene of a new Indiana Jones blockbuster, complete with a storybook setting that is rich in both mystery and archaeological treasures. After all, more than 2,000 temples and shrines dot the landscape of Bagan, the ancient royal capital of Myanmar. It was here in 1988, amid the country’s political unrest,...
Political science professor emeritus Ladd Thomas, left, one of the founders of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies in 1963, with art historian and professor emeritus Richard Cooler, founder of NIU’s Center for Burma Studies.
The new Thai ambassador to the United States, who happened to be in Chicago on Saturday, March 2, honored NIU’s Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS), by being among the center’s distinguished guests at its 50th anniversary gala dinner in Altgeld Hall that evening. His Excellency Chaiyong Satjipanon and an entourage – Songphol Sukchan, the...
Professor emeritus and exhibit curator Richard Cooler with some of the objects on display at “Rarely Seen Southeast Asia,” opening Oct. 11 at The Anthropology Museum in Fay-Cooper Cole Hall.
“Rarely Seen Southeast Asia: Art, Artifact, Ephemera,” an exhibition of more than 150 pieces curated by NIU professor emeritus Richard Cooler, will open today at The Anthropology Museum, with a public reception from 4 to 6 p.m. in Fay-Cooper Cole Hall. Drawn from the museum’s collection and private sources, the exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary...