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Naga: Cultural Origins in Siam and the West Pacific
by Sumet Jumsai
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0195888804, Hardcover)Probably no other region in the world possesses as many symbols for water as East and Southeast Asia, particularly Siam. Aquatic images and attributes abound in a wide range of human pursuits, from ritual, literature, dancing, and art, to architecture and town planning. This book explains these symbols while relating them to the origin of civilizations in the area. A revised edition of Jumsai's 1982 study of Thai cultural origins, this volume incorporates original ideas and important contributions by R. Buckminster Fuller on maritime history, the significance of world population density distribution, and the "nautical" architecture indigenous to the West Pacific region.
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