FASS Staff Profile

PROFESSOR MIKSIC, JOHN N
PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF SOUTHEAST ASIAN STUDIES

Appointment:
PROFESSOR
Office:
AS3/06-08
Email:
seajnm@nus.edu.sg
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65165008
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Brief Introduction

Dr John N. Miksic is Professor in the Southeast Asian Studies Department, National University of Singapore. Before moving to Singapore, I spent four years in Malaysia (1968-72) as a Peace Corps Volunteer. I completed an MA in International Affairs at Ohio University, and another MA and PhD in the Department of Anthropology at Cornell University. My dissertation, Archaeology, Trade, and Society in Northeast Sumatra, was based on archaeological fieldwork in Sumatra at the site of Kota Cina (“Chinese Fort”). I worked as a Rural Development Planning and Management Advisor in Bengkulu, Sumatra from 1979 to 1981 under a USAID project.
In 1981 I moved to Gadjah Mada University, where I joined the Department of Archaeology with support from the Ford Foundation and Asian Cultural Council. I taught six courses including research methods, ceramic studies, and historical archaeology, and led research projects in Java, Sumatra, and Singapore.
In 1987 I came to Singapore. I first taught in the Department of History at NUS; in 1991 I joined the newly-formed Southeast Asian Studies Programme, as the Department was then called. I have served on the National Heritage Board and the advisory boards of the National University Museum and the Asian Civilisations Museum. I have received awards from Singapore and Indonesia for contributions to the study of Southeast Asian culture. I served on the board of the Center for Khmer Studies from 2000 until 2016.
My current research projects include  the archaeology of ancient ports on the shores of the Straits of Melaka, early cities in Indonesia, Cambodia, and Myanmar, and ceramic analysis. I have supervised 20 M.A. and Ph.D. theses.  I manage the Archaeology Laboratory for the Department of Southeast Asian Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, NUS.


Teaching Areas

 

Gardens of Southeast Asia

Art of Premodern Southeast Asia

History of Premodern Southeast Asia
Classical Civilizations of Southeast Asia
Archaeology and Ancient History of Southeast Asia
Southeast Asian Art
Cultural Heroes and Heroines in Ancient Southeast Asia
Cultural Resource Management in Southeast Asia
Research Methodology in Southeast Asian Studies
Popular Culture of Southeast Asia
Sinbad, Shipwrecks, and Singapore

Maritime History and Culture of Southeast Asia
Southeast Asian Religion, Politics, and Economics
Southeast Asia in Context
Marketing Southeast Asia’s Heritage
Preserving Indonesia’s Heritage


Graduate Supervision

Master’s Degree: Lee Chor Lin (History), 2000 Novida Abbas, 2001 Ratna Suranti, 2001 Omar Chen, 2002 Phan Nhu Ngoc Han, 2004 Lim Chen Sian, 2007 Suryakencana, 2007 Roeland Stulemeijer, 2008 Derek Potter, 2009 Foo Shu Tieng, 2011 Lim Tse Siang, 2011

Current Supervisee:  Goh Aik Sai

PhD: Main Supervisor: Michael Flecker: 2001 K. Thirumaran: 2004 Win Than Tun: 2003 Thomas Manhart: 2004 Julianti Parani: 2005 Widya Nayati: 2005 Carole Thirumaran (South Asian Studies): 2008 Kyle Latinis: 2008 Wong Wai Yee Sharon: 2009 Jun Cayron: 2011 Tan Ming, Jean: 2012 Idham Bachtiar Setiadi: 2014 Xin Guangcan 2016. Current supervisee: Natalie Ong Sze Yuen

Committee Member: David Tantow (Geography): completed in 2009

Do Truong Giang (History) – in progress

External Committee Member: Kaori Ueda, Boston University: completed in 2015


Current Research

Archaeology of Ancient Cities in Southeast Asia

Mural Paintings of Bagan

Ceramics from the Palace Site, Bagan

Ceramics, Urbanization, and Trade in Singapore


Research Interests

Ancient Cities and Seaports

Archaeology, Ceramics, and Trade

Ancient Southeast Asian Religions

Ancient Southeast Asian History


Publications

BOOKS/MONOGRAPHS AUTHORED

  •  Archaeological Research on the `Forbidden Hill' of Singapore: Excavations at Fort Canning, 1984.           Singapore: National Museum 1985 pp. 1-99

     

     Small Finds: Ancient Javanese Gold. Singapore: National Museum 1988 pp. 1-88. ISBN 9971-917-29-7

     

     Old Javanese Gold. Singapore: Ideations 1990 pp. 1-136. ISBN 981-00-1622-0

    Old Javanese Gold. 2nd revised edition. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2011. pp. xvi, 265. ISBN 978-0-300-16910-2

     

     Borobudur: Golden Tales of the Buddhas. Singapore: Periplus 1990 Pp 1-157 ISBN 0-945971-90-7

     

     John N. Miksic, Bambang Soemadio, J.G. de Casparis, Peter Bellwood, Pierre-Yves Manguin, Edi Sedyawati, Jacques Dumar­çay, Denys Lombard, R. Soekmono, S.O. Robson. Indonesian Heritage. Volume One. Ancient History. Singapore: Editions Didier Millet 1996. pp. 148. ISBN 981-3018-26-7

     

     John N. Miksic, Bennet Bronson, Roxanna Brown, and Michael Flecker. The Java Sea Wreck Archaeological Report. Edited by William M. Mathers and Michael Flecker. Annapolis: Pacific Sea Resources, 1997. Pp. 1-266.

     

     John N. Miksic, R.P. Soejono, Roxana Waterson, Jacques Dumarçay, R. Soekmono, and Ronald Gill. Indonesian Heritage. Volume Six. Architecture. Singapore: Editions Didier Millet 1998. Pp. 142. ISBN 981-3018-32-1.

     

     Nik Hassan Shuhaimi Nik Abdul Rahman, John N. Miksic, Kamaludin bin Hasan, Peter Bellwood, Ipoi Datan, and Barbara Watson Andaya. The Encyclopedia of Malaysia. Volume Four. Early History. Singapore: Archipelago Press 1998. Pp. 144. ISBN 981-3018-42-9

     

    Malcolm H. Murfett, John N. Miksic, Brian P. Farrell, and Chiang Ming Shun. Between Two Oceans. A Military History of Singapore From First Settlement to Final British Withdrawal.. Singapore: Oxford University Press 1999. Pp. xviii, 398. ISBN 0 19 588482 5

     

    Revised Edition: published as Between Two Oceans. A Military History of Singapore From 1275 to 1971. Singapore: Marshall Cavendish, 2010. PP. xxii, 520. ISBN 978-981-4302-88-3.

     

    Historical Dictionary of Ancient Southeast Asia. Lanham; Toronto; Plymouth: Scarecrow Press. 2007. Reprinted as The A to Z of Ancient Southeast Asia. Lanham; Toronto; Plymouth: Scarecrow Press. 2010. Pp. lvi, 495.

    John N. Miksic, Judi Achjadi, Fadil Aziz, Gaura Mancacaritadipura, Helly Minarti, J. Stephen Lansing, Julianti Parani, Therese de Vet, and Julia Nicole Watson. World Heritage Sites and Living Culture of Indonesia. Jakarta: Ministry of Education and Culture, Republic of Indonesia. 2012 Pp. 220. 

    John N. Miksic and Kamei Meitoku. Research on Ceramics Discovered at the Trowulan Site in Indonesia. Tokyo: Senshu University. 2010

    John N. Miksic, Judi Achjadi, Fadil Aziz, Gaura Mancacaritadipura, Helly Minarti, J. Stephen Lansing,  Julianti Parani, Therese de Vet, and Julia Nicole Watson.  World Heritage Sites and Living Culture of Indonesia.  Jakarta: Ministry of Education and Culture, Republic of Indonesia. 2012 Pp. 220.  

    John N Miksic The Court of Surakarta. Jakarta: BAB Publishing Indonesia. 2012. Pp. 148

    John N. Miksic Singapore and the Silk Road of the Sea 1300-1800.  Singapore:  NUS Press/National Museum of Singapore.  2013. 

    Uli Kozok, John Miksic, Thomas Hunter, Waruno Mahdi A 14th Century Malay Code of Laws.  The Nītisārasamuccaya.  Singapore: ISEAS, 2015

    John Miksic, Slamet Pinardi Kraton Ratu Boko: A Javanese Site of Enigmatic Beauty. Yogyakarta: P.T. (Persero) Taman Wisata Borobudur dan Prambanan, 2015.

CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

  • (1) "Archaeology and Palaeogeography in the Straits of Malacca." in K. Hutterer, ed., Economic Exchange and Social Interaction in Southeast Asia. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan, Papers on South and Southeast Asia No. 13 1977   Pp. 155-176.

    (2) "Srivijaya: political, economic, and artistic frameworks for analysis." Final Report, Consultative Workshop on Archaeological and Environmental Studies on Srivijaya.Bangkok: Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization, Project in Archaeology and Fine Arts, Appendix 5d. 1983    Pp. 195-206.

     (3) "Preliminary excavation at Fort Canning, Singapore." SEAMEO Project in Archaeology and Fine Arts, SPAFA Final Report: Consultative Workshop on Research on Maritime Shipping and Trade Networks in Southeast Asia. Bangkok: SPAFA Co-ordinating Unit 1985 Pp. 161-169.

    (4) "Archaeology in the city: digging at Duxton Hill."  Tanjong Pagar. Singapore: Tanjong Pagar Citizens Consultative Council. 1989 Pp. 31-42.

    (5) "Fort Canning." Spirit of Singapore. Wellington: Sheffield House, 1990 Pp. 34-39.

    (6) "Late Classic Period Temples of East Java." Heritage of Asia and Oceania: Studies in Archaeology, History and Conservation in the Asia-Pacific Rim. Colombo: ICOMOS.   1993. Pp. 124-129. ISBN 955-613-049-7

    (7) "Double meditation platforms at Anuradhapura and the Pendopo of Ratu Boko."  Saraswati Esai-Esai Arkeologi. Kalpataru Majalah Arkeologi No. 10. 1993-94. Jakarta: National Research Centre for Archaeology. Pp. 23-31.

    (8) "Introduction" to F.M. Schnitger, Forgotten Kingdoms of Sumatra. Kuala Lumpur: Oxford University Press. 1988

    (9) "Introduction" to The Legacy of Majapahit. Singapore: National Heritage Board 1995 pp. 13-17.

    (10) J. Khoo, Inainess Bte. Abu Bakar, John N Miksic. "The Use of Magnetic Resonance Interference in the Study of Stone Sculptures." The Legacy of Majapahit. National Heritage Board 1995 pp. 107-114.

    (11) "Recently discovered Chinese Green Glazed Wares of the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries in Singapore and Riau Islands."  New Light on Chinese Yue and Longquan Wares: Archaeological Ceramics Found in Eastern and Southern Asia, A.D. 800-1400. Hong Kong: The University of Hong Kong 1994 Pp. 229-250. 

    (12) "De fruhe Stadtentwicklung Indonesiens und ihre Auswirkung auf Gesellschaft, Technologie und Kunstschaffen." Versun­kene Koningreiche Indonesiens. Hildesheim (Germany): Roem­er- und Pelizaeus-Museum 1995 Pp. 93-111.

    (13) “Pembahasan Disertasi ‘Pengarcaan Ganesa pada Masa Kadiri dan Singhasari: Sebuah Tinjauan Sejarah Kesenian (Edi Sedyawati).” Pertemuan Ilmiah Arkeologi VII. Volume One. Jakarta: Pusat Penelitian Arkeologi Nasional, 1997. Pp. 15-25. ISSN 0215-1340

    (14) John N Miksic, Yap Choon Teck, Sam Fong Yau Li, and Kebao Wan “EDXRF Analyses of Some Yuan Dynasty Artifacts Excavated in Singapore.” Keji Kaogu luncong [Studies in Archaeometry] Volume 2 (China) 2000 Pp. 228-236. ISBN 7-312-01181-0

    (15) John N. Miksic “Geography and Traditional Warfare in Pre-British Southeast Asia: The Place of Singapore.” in Between Two Oceans: A Military History of Singapore From First Settlement to Final British Withdrawal. Singapore: Oxford University Press, 1999. Pp. 1-34.

    Revised Edition: published as Between Two Oceans. A Military History of Singapore From 1275 to 1971. Singapore: Marshall Cavendish, 2010. ISBN 978-981-4302-88-3. Pp. 1-35.

    (16) John N. Miksic “Why the British Came to Singapore.” in Between Two Oceans: A Military History of Singapore From First Settlement to Final British Withdrawal. Singapore: Oxford University Press, 1999. Pp. 35-52.

    Revised Edition: published as Between Two Oceans. A Military History of Singapore From 1275 to 1971. Singapore: Marshall Cavendish, 2010. ISBN 978-981-4302-88-3. Pp. 36-55.

    (17) John N. Miksic “From Fieldworks to Fort Canning 1823-1866”. in Between Two Oceans: A Military History of Singapore From First Settlement to Final British Withdrawal. Singapore: Oxford University Press, 1999. Pp. 53-86.

    Revised Edition: published as Between Two Oceans. A Military History of Singapore From 1275 to 1971. Singapore: Marshall Cavendish, 2010. ISBN 978-981-4302-88-3. Pp. 56-88..

    (18) John N. Miksic "Chinese Ceramics and Local Cultural Statements in Four­teenth-Century Southeast Asia." In Studies in Southeast Asian Art: Essays in Honor of Stanley J. O’Connor. Ithaca: Cornell University, Southeast Asia Program, 2000. Pp. 194-216. 

    (19) John N. Miksic, Widya Nayati, and Tjahjono. “Recent archaeological research at Candi Plaosan.” in Fruits of Inspiration, Studies in Honour of Professor J.G. de Casparis. Edited by Marijke Klokke and Karel R. vaan Kooij. Groningen: Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, Egbert Forsten. Gonda Indological Studies, 2001. Pp. 319-332.

    (20) John N. Miksic, "Water, Urbanization,and Disease in Early Indonesia", in Bacus, Elizabeth A. and Lucero, Lisa J. (eds.) Complex Polities in the Ancient Tropical World. Archaeological Papers of the American Anthropological Association, No. 9. Arlington, VA: American Anthropological Association, 1999. Pp. 167-184. ISBN 0-913167-96-7

    (21) John N. Miksic "The Classical Cultures of Indonesia." In Glover, Ian and Bellwood, Peter, eds., Southeast Asia. From Prehistory to History. London: Curzon. 2004. Pp. 234-256. ISBN 0-415-29777-X. Paperback: April 2006. ISBN 0-415-39117-2

    (22) John N. “Preface.” In Truman Simanjuntak, ed., Gunung Sewu in Prehistoric Times. Yogyakarta: Gadjah Mada University Press. 2002 Pp. xxv-xxx.

    (23) “Hilda Soemantri and the ancient Javanese art of terracotta figurines.” In Setianingsih Purnomo, ed., Pameran Retrospeksi Hildawati Soemantri Untuk Senirupa Modern Indonesia. .Jakarta: Cemara 6 Galeri/Kelompok Tempo Media. 2002. Pp. 47-54.

    (24) “Tropes for heroes and heroines in early classic Indonesia and Burma.” In 25 Tahun Kerjasama Pusat Penelitian Arkeologi dan École Française d’Extrême-Orient. Jakarta: École Française d’Extrême-Orient. 2002 Pp. 161-174.

    (25) "Thai wares in the islands of Riau Province." In Sangkhalok-Sukhothai-Autthaya and Asia. Edited by Charnvit Kasetsiri. Samutprakan:  Toyota Thailand Foundation. 2002 Pp. 147-151.

     (26) “Introduction: the beginning of trade in ancient Southeast Asia: the role of Oc Eo and the lower Mekong River.” In James C.M. Khoo, ed. Art and Archaeology of Fun NanPre-Khmer Kingdom of the Lower Mekong Valley. Bangkok: Orchid Press/The Southeast Asian Ceramic Society. 2003. Pp. 1-34. ISBN 974-524-035-4

    (27) “Introduction.” In John N. Miksic, ed., Earthenware in Southeast Asia. Singapore: Singapore University Press, 2003. Pp. xix-xxiii.

    (28) “14th-century Singapore: a port of trade.” In John N. Miksic and Cheryl-Ann Low Mei Gek Early Singapore 1300s-1819: Evidence in Maps, Text and Artefacts. Singapore: Singapore History Museum, 2004. Pp. 41-54. ISBN 9810502834

    (29) “Ceramics, commerce, and culture.” 2005 In Essays in Commemoration of the Golden Jubilee of Myanmar Historical Commission. Yangon: Universities Press. Pp. 55-81

    (30) “Yuan and Ming Dynasty ceramics excavated in Singapore.” 2005 In Proceedings of the International Conference: Chinese Export Ceramics and Maritime Trade, 12th-15th Centuries. Edited by Pei-kai Cheng, Guo Li, and Chui Ki Wan. Hongkong: Chinese Civilisation Centre, City University of Hong Kong. Pp. 253-266. ISBN 962-8885-50-2.

    (31) “Preface.” In Early Kingdoms of the Indonesian Archipelago and the Malay Peninsula.   By Paul Michel Munoz. Singapore: Editions Didier Millet, 2006. Pp. 8-9. ISBN 981415567-5

    (32) “Manjusri as a political symbol in ancient Java.” In Bruno Dagens and Henri Chambert-Loir, eds. Anamorphoses – hommage à Jacques Dumarçay . Paris: les Indes Savantes, 2006.Pp. 185-226. ISBN 284654137X

    (33) “The art of Cirebon and the image of the ascetic in early Javanese Islam/Kesenian Cirebon dan Citra Pertapa pada Islam Jawa Awal.” In James Bennett, ed. Crescent Moon: Islamic Art and Civilisation in Southeast Asia. Adelaide: Art Gallery of South Australia, 2005. Pp. 120-144. ISBN 0 7308 3030 6.

    (34) F.D. Bulbeck, Bagyo Prasetyo, J.N. Miksic, D. Barham and R.G.V. Hancock. 2006. “Analysis of glass from Luwu, South Sulawesi, Indonesia.” In T. Simanjuntak, M. Hisyam, B. Prasetyo and Titi Surti Nastiti (eds), Archaeology: Indonesian Perspective. R.P. Soejono’s Festschrift, pp. 268-81. Jakarta: Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI). ISBN 979-26-24996

    (35) “Ethnoarchaeology: a Forgotten Subdiscipline? Craft, Past, Present, and Future.” In Kriyamika: Melacak Akar dan Perkembangan Kriya. Merayakan 65 Tahun Prof. Dr. Sumijati Atmosudiro. Edited by Inajati Adrisijanti and Musadad. Yogyakarta: Jurusan Arkeologi, Fakultas Ilmu Budaya, Universitas Gadjah Mada, 2007. ISBN 979-95289-3-3 Pp. 349-360.

    (36) John N. Miksic, F. David Bulbeck, K. Karklins, Jean-François Moreau and Ron G.V. Hancock. “A tentative comparison of Asian and European glass trade beads.” In La mesure du passé: contributions à la recherche en archéométrie (2000-2006). Edited by Allison Bain, Jacques Chabot, and Marcel Moussette. Oxford (U.K.): Archaeopress, 2007. British Archaeological Reports, International Series 1700. Also published as Série archéométrie numéro 5, CELAT, Université Laval, Québec, Canada. ISBN 978 1 4073 0142 6 Pp. 187-192. 

    (37) Asep S. Adhikerana and John N Miksic “Introduction.” In Indonesian Heritage: Wildlife. Edited by Tony Whitten and Jane Whitten. Singapore: Editions Didier Millet. 1996 ISBN 981-3018-32-1 Pp. 6-7.

    (38) “Shining stones: the king and the ascetic in Indonesia.” In Lost Times and Untold Tales from the Malay World.  Edited by Jan van der Putten and Mary Kilcline Cody. Singapore: NUS Press. 2008. Pp. 22-32. ISBN 978 9971 69 454 8

    (39) Dominik Bonatz, John Miksic, J. David Neidel, Mai Lin Tjoa Bonatz. “Introduction.” In Dominik Bonatz, John Miksic, J. David Neidel, Mai Lin Tjoa Bonatz, Editors. From Distant Tales. Archaeology and Ethnohistory in the Highlands of Sumatra.  Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 2009. Pp. 1-26. ISBN(10) 1-4438-0497-5, ISBN (13): 978-4438-0497-4

    (40) “Highland-lowland connections in Jambi, South Sumatra, and West Sumatra, 11th to 14th centuries.” In Dominik Bonatz, John Miksic, J. David Neidel, Mai Lin Tjoa Bonatz, Editors. From Distant Tales. Archaeology and Ethnohistory in the Highlands of Sumatra.  Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 2009. Pp. 75-103. ISBN(10) 1-4438-0497-5, ISBN (13): 978-4438-0497-4

    (41) “Introduction: the SEACS and the NUS Museum.” In John Miksic, Editor. Southeast Asian Ceramics. New Light On Old Pottery. Singapore: Southeast Asian Ceramic Society. 2009. Pp. 13-20. ISBN 978-981-4260-13-8.

    (42) “Kilns of Southeast Asia.” In John Miksic, Editor. Southeast Asian Ceramics. New Light On Old Pottery. Singapore: Southeast Asian Ceramic Society. 2009. Pp. 48-69. ISBN 978-981-4260-13-8.

    (43) “Research on ceramic trade, within Southeast Asia and between Southeast Asia and China.” In John Miksic, Editor. Southeast Asian Ceramics. New Light On Old Pottery. Singapore: Southeast Asian Ceramic Society. 2009. Pp.70-99. ISBN 978-981-4260-13-8.

    (44) John N. Miksic and Natalie SY Ong. “Catalogue.” In John Miksic, Editor. Southeast Asian Ceramics. New Light On Old Pottery. Singapore: Southeast Asian Ceramic Society. 2009. Pp. 100-165. ISBN 978-981-4260-13-8.

    (45) “Before and after Zheng He: comparing some Southeast Asian archaeological sites of the 14th and 15th centuries.” In Geoff Wade and Sun Laichen, Editors. Southeast Asia in the Fifteenth Century: The China Factor. Singapore; National University of Singapore Press. 2010. Pp. 384-408. ISBN 978-9971-69-448-7

    (46) “Temasik to Singapura: Singapore in the 14th and 15th centuries.” In Karl Hack and Jean-Louis Margolin, with Karine Delaye, Editors. Singapore from Temasek to the 21st Century. Reinventing the Global City. Singapore: NUS Press, September 2010. Pp. 103-132. ISBN 978 9971 69 515 6

    (47) “Malays, trade and artefacts in ancient Singapore.” In Aileen T. Lau and Bernhard Platzdasch, eds., Malay Heritage of Singapore. Singapore: Suntree Media Pte. Ltd., December 2010. Pp. 32-39. ISBN Hardcover: 978-981-08-6029-5; paperback 978-981-08-6030-1

    (48) “Buddhism in Sumatra and Its External Relations.” In Leelananda Prematilleke, Pisit Charoenwongsa, Kalpakam Sankarnarayan, and Timbul Haryono, Editors. Abhinandanamala. Supplementum. Bangkok and Colombo: The Abhinandanamala Committee, 2010. PP. 147-165.

    (49) “Borobudur in the Beginning.” In John N. Miksic, Editor. Borobudur Majestic Mysterious Magnificent.  Yogyakarta: PT. (Persero) Taman Wisata Candi Borobudur, Prambanan & Ratu Boko. April 2011. Pp. 26-75. ISBN 978-602-98279-0-3.

    (50) “Gold and Cultural Evolution in Early Southeast Asia. The Ayala Museum’s Gold Collection in Regional and Historical Context.” In Florina H. Capistrano-Baker, Editor. Philippine Ancestral Gold. Makati City: Ayala Foundation. Singapore: NUS Press. April 2011. Pp. 137-162. ISBN 978-971-8551-72-1 (Hardcover). 978-971-8551-74-5 (Softcover) 978-9971-69-562-0 (NUS Press Edition).

    (51) “Fort Canning: an early Singapore cemetery.” In Kevin Tan, Editor, Spaces of the Dead: A Case from the Living. Singapore: Singapore Heritage Society. June 2011. Pp. 32-47. ISBN 978-981-08-8391-1.

    (52) “Introduction.” In John N. Miksic, Geok Yian Goh, and Sue O’Connor Rethinking Cultural Resource Management in Southeast Asia. Preservation, Development, and Neglect. London, New York: Anthem Press. 2011. Pp. xiii-xxi. ISBN 9780857283 894

    (53) “Singapore’s archaeological heritage: what has been saved.” In John N. Miksic, Geok Yian Goh, and Sue O’Connor, Editors, Rethinking Cultural Resource Management in Southeast Asia. Preservation, Development, and Neglect. London, New York: Anthem Press. 2011. Pp. 217-231. ISBN 9780857283 894

    (54) “Archaeology of ports in ancient Southeast Asia.” In Heidi Tan, Editor. Marine Archaeology in Southeast Asia: Innovation and Adaptation. Singapore: Asian Civilisations Museum. 2012. 52-69. ISBN 978-981-07-1109-2

    (55) “Life among the ruins: habitation sites of Trowulan.”  In Alexandra Haendl, Editor. Old Myths and New Approaches.  Interpreting Ancient Religious Sites in Southeast Asia. Clayton, Victoria, Australia:  Monash University Publishing. 2012.  Pp. 159-179. ISBN 978-1-921867-28-6 (pb); 978-1-921867-29-3 (web)

    (56) “Introduction.” In John N. Miksic and Geok Yian Goh Ancient Harbours in Southeast Asia. The Archaeology of Early Harbours and Evidence of Inter-Regional Trade. Bangkok:  SEAMEO-SPAFA Regional Centre for Archaeology and Fine Arts. 2013. Pp. 5-20. ISBN 978-616-9041-5-8

    (57)  “Si jie shi zhong de ya zhou zong jiaoyu wen hua yen tao hui: Dong Wan Ya Jiao Hui [Symposium on Asian Religion and Culture in World History: Southeast Asian interconnections].”  In Qin Dashu and Chong Yuan Jian, eds.  Gu Si Chou Zi Lu [Ancient Silk Road]. Singapore: Global Publishing. 2013. Pp. ix-xxii. ISBN 978 981 4551 151

    (58) “The first Chinese diaspora.”  In The Mapping Series Reader. Singapore:  National Library Board, 2014.  Pp. 53-68. ISBN 978 9810 789930

    (59) “Majapahit’s foreign policy and perceptions of international relations.”  In Catrini Kubontubuh and Peter Carey, eds. Majapahit Inspiration for the World.   Jakarta:  Yayasan Arsari, 2014 Pp. 11-30. ISBN 978 602 70039 3 4

    (60) “An overview of maritime archaeology of Southeast Asia and future prospects.”  In Sila Tripati, ed. Maritime Contacts of the Past. Deciphering Connections Amongst Communities. New Delhi:  Delta Book World. February 2015 Pp. 327-355. ISBN 978 81 926244 3 3

    (61) “Introduction.”  In Qin Dashu and Chong Yuan Jian, eds.  Ancient Silk Trade Routes. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing Company Ltd. 2015 Pp. 1-17. ISBN 978 9814619097

    (62) “Kerinci and the ancient history of Jambi.” In John Miksic, Uli Kozok, Thomas Hunter, Waruno Mahdi A 14th Century Malay Code of Laws.  The Nītisārasamuccaya.  Singapore: ISEAS, 2015. ISBN (hardcover) 978-981-4459-74-7; Ebook PDF 978-981-4459-75-4. Pp. 17-49

EDITORIAL WORK ON BOOKS

  • Hasan M. Ambary, Halwany Michrob, and John N. Miksic. Katalogue Koleksi Data Arkeologi Banten (Catalogue of Sites, Monuments and Artifacts of Banten). Jakarta: Directorate for Protection and Development of Historical and Archaeological Heritage 1988 pp. xv, 1-92

    Pusaka Art of Indonesia. Singapore: Archipelago Press 1992.
    [French edition: Pusaka Arts d’Indonésie, Singapore: Les Éditions du Pacifique, 1994, 

    [Dutch edition: Pusaka: Indonesische Kunstschatten. Alphen aan den Rijn: Tripolis, 1994. 


    The Legacy of Majapahit. Singapore: National Heritage Board 1995 pp. 1-210. 


    Southeast Asia: A Past Regained. Alexandria: Time-Life Books, 1995 pp. 1-168. ISBN 0-8094-9112-5


    Museum Treasures of Southeast Asia From the Collections of the National Museums of the Ten Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Makati, Singapore: ArtPost Asia, 2002. pp. 1-192. ISBN 981-04-7589-6


    Earthenware in Southeast Asia. Singapore: Singapore University Press, 2003. ISBN 9971-69-271-6 

    John N. Miksic and Cheryl-Ann Low Mei Gek Early Singapore 1300s-1819: Evidence in Maps, Text and Artefacts. Singapore: Singapore History Museum, 2004. Pp. 1-148. ISBN 981-05-0283-4. 

    Karaton Surakarta. Jakarta: Yayasan Pawiyatan Kabudayan Karaton Surakarta, 2004. PP. 1-409. ISBN 9 789799 858603


    Retno Sulistianingsih Sitowati and John N. Miksic Icons of Art: National Museum Jakarta. Jakarta: BAB Publishing Indonesia. 2006. 

    Second Edition: John N. Miksic, Icons of Art: National Museum Jakarta. Jakarta: BAB Publishing Indonesia. Pp. 1-308.

    Dominik Bonatz, John Miksic, J. David Neidel, Mai Lin Tjoa Bonatz, Editors. From Distant Tales. Archaeology and Ethnohistory in the Highlands of Sumatra. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 2009. Pp. xiv, 509. 

    Southeast Asian Ceramics. New Light On Old Pottery. Singapore: Southeast Asian Ceramic Society. 2009. Pp. 176.

    Borobudur Majestic Mysterious Magnificent. Yogyakarta: PT. (Persero) Taman Wisata Borobudur, Prambanan & Ratu Boko. 2010. Pp. 276. 
    US Edition: North Clarendon, Vermont: Periplus Editions – Tuttle Publishing. 
    Review: Peter, Stephenson, Java Kini, October 2011:

    John N. Miksic, Geok Yian Goh, and Sue O’Connor Rethinking Cultural Resource Management in Southeast Asia. Preservation, Development, and Neglect. London, New York: Anthem Press. 2011. Pp. 200. 

    John N. Miksic and Geok Yian Goh Ancient Harbours in Southeast Asia. The Archaeology of Early Harbours and Evidence of Inter-Regional Trade. Bangkok:  SEAMEO-SPAFA Regional Centre for Archaeology and fine Arts. 2013. Pp. 176. ISBN 978-616-9041-5-8

    (15) John N. Miksic The Collections of the National Museum of Indonesia Volume 1: Glorious Metals. Jakarta:  National Museum of Indonesia, Ministry of Education and Culture, Republic of Indonesia. 2013. Pp.160. ISBN 978-979-8353-05-5

    (16) John N. Miksic The Collections of the National Museum of Indonesia Volume 2: Masks & Wayang. Jakarta:  National Museum of Indonesia, Ministry of Education and Culture, Republic of Indonesia. 2013. Pp.160. ISBN 978-979-8353-06-2

    (17) John N. Miksic The Collections of the National Museum of Indonesia Volume 3: Jewellery. Jakarta:  National Museum of Indonesia, Ministry of Education and Culture, Republic of Indonesia. 2013. Pp. 160. IBN 978-979-8353-07-9.

TRANSLATION WORK ON BOOKS

  • Excavation Report: Pasar Ikan, Jakarta. Ceramic Society of Indonesia 1981 pp. 1-83

    L.C.Bailey and John N. Miksic Ibrahim Syukri (pseud.) History of the Malay Kingdom of Patani. Ohio University Center for International Studies, Papers in International Studies, Southeast Asia Series Number 68 1985 pp. 1-90. Reprinted: 1990. Bangkok: Silkworm Books, 2005, with introduction by David K. Wyatt

    Jacques Dumarçay Candi Sewu and Buddhist Architecture of Central Java. Jakarta: École Française d’Extrême-Orient 2007. ISBN 13: 978-979-91-0088-7; ISBN 10: 979-91-0088-7. Pp. 96-251.

    Denys Lombard Gardens in Java. Jakarta: Pusat Penelitian dan Pengembangan Arkeologi Nasional. 2008 ISBN 978-979-8401-50-1 Pp. 1-66. Reprinted 2010: Jakarta: École française d’Extrême-Orient. ISBN 978-285-5394-81-7. Pp. 1-86.

ARTICLES IN JOURNAL

  • (1) "Ceramics from Muang Phan, Chiengrai Province." Journal of the Siam Society Volume 65, Number 2 1977 Pp. 163-170. Reprinted in Thai Pottery and Ceramics, Collected Articles from the Journal of The Siam Society. Bangkok: The Siam Society, 1986. Pp. 305-312.
    (2) "Classical archaeology in Sumatra." Indonesia volume 30 1980 Pp. 43-66.
    (3) "The education of archaeologists in Indonesia." Indonesia Circle Volume 34 1984 Pp. 13-20.
    (4) "Indonesian publications in archaeology, 1975-1982." Indonesia Circle Volume 34 1984 Pp. 45-50.
    (5) "Parallels between the upright stones of west Sumatra and those of Malacca and Negeri Sembilan." Journal of the Malaysian Branch, Royal Asiatic Society Volume 58, Number 1 1985 Pp. 71-80.
    (6) "Traditional Sumatran Trade." Bulletin de l'École Française d'Extrême-Orient Volume 74 1985 Pp. 423-467.
    (7) "Hubungan Thai-Malayu dan perdagangan di Asia Tenggara pada abad ke-15." [Thai-Malay relations and Southeast Asian commerce in the fifteenth century] Kajian Malaysia Volume 4, Number 2 1986 Pp. 19-33.
    (8) "A valley of megaliths in West Sumatra: Mahat (Schnitger's Aoer Doeri) revisited." Journal of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society Volume 59, Number 1 1986 Pp. 27-32.
    (9) "From Seri Vijaya to Melaka: Batu Tagak in historical and cultural context." Journal of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society Volume 60, Number 2 1987 Pp. 1-42.
    (10) "Urbanization and social change: the case of Sumatra." Archipel Volume 37 1989 Pp.1-29.
    11) "Archaeological studies of style, information transfer and the transition from Classical to Islamic periods in Java." Journal of Southeast Asian Studies Volume 20, Number 1 1989 Pp. 1-10.
    (12) JN Miksic and C.T. Yap "Fine-bodied white earthenwares of South East Asia: some X-ray fluorescence tests." Asian Perspectives Volume 28 Number 1 1990 Pp. 45-60.
    (13) "Settlement Patterns and Sub-regions in Southeast Asian History". Review of Indonesian and Malayan Affairs Volume 31 Number 1 1991 Pp. 86-144.
    (14) JN Miksic and C.T. Yap 1992 "Compositional Analysis of Pottery from Kota Cina, North Sumatra: Implications for Regional Trade during the 12th to 14th Centuries." Asian Perspectives Volume 31 Number 1 Pp. 57-76.
    (15) J.N. Miksic, C.T. Yap and Hua Younan "Archaeology and early Chinese glass trade in Southeast Asia." Journal of Southeast Asian Studies Volume 25, Number 1 1994 Pp. 31-46.

    (16) J. N. Miksic, Yap Choon Teck, and Vijiyakumar "X-Ray Fluo­rescence Analysis of Glass from Fort Canning, Singapore." Bulletin de l'École Française d'Extrême-Orient Volume 83 1996: Pp. 187-202.

     

    (17)    "Evolving archaeological perspectives on Southeast Asia, 1970-95." Journal of Southeast

    Asian Studies Volume 26, Number 1 1995 Pp. 46-62.

     

    (18) “Heterogenetic cities in premodern Southeast Asia.” World Archaeology Volume 32, Number 1 2000 Pp. 106-121.

     

    (19) “Early Burmese Urbanization: Research and Conservation.” Asian Perspectives Volume 40, Number 1 2001. Pp. 88-107.

     

    (20) C.G. Newhall, S. Bronto, B. Alloway, N.G. Banks, I. Bahar, M.A. del Marmol, R.D. Hadisantono, R.T. Holcomb, J. McGeehin, J.N. Miksic, M. Rubin, S.D. Sayudi, R. Sukhyar, S. Andreastuti, R.I. Tilling, R. Torley, D.Trimble, A.D. Wirakusumah “10,000 years of explosive eruptions of Merapi volcano, central Java: archaeological and modern implications.” Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research Volume 100 2000 Pp. 9-50.

     

    (21) “Chinese ceramics and the economics of early Southeast Asian urbanisation, 14th to 16th centuries.” Bulletin of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association Number 26, 2006: 147-153. ISSN 0156-1316

     

    (22) “Jing liwen Chenchuan de Jingzhi Taoci-Shifadi mudidi he yiyi” [Fine paste ware of the Cirebon shipwreck]. Palace Museum Journal  Volume 134 Number 6, 2007: 107-114. ISSN 0452-7402

     

    (23) “Dongnanya fa xian zhi zhongguo taoci.”  The National Palace Museum Monthly of Chinese Art May No. 314, 2009: 42-49. ISSN 1011-9078

     

    (24) “Dongnanya taoci yu kaogu xue.” The National Palace Museum Monthly of Chinese Art May No. 314, 2009: 50-61.

     

    (25) “Nail of the world: mandalas and axes.” Arts Asiatiques 64, 2009 (published April 2011): 134-145.

     

    (26) “Archaeology of the early colonial period in Sumatra.” Field Archaeology of Taiwan  Volume 14 Numbers 1 and 2, June 2011. Pp. 105-130. ISSN 058738-5 Special Issue: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Exchange of Material Culture Over the Sea: Contacts between Europe and East and Southeast Asia in the Sixteenth to Eighteenth Centuries.

     

    (27) Nancy Beavan, Sian Halcrow, Bruce McFadgen, Derek Hamilton, Brendan Buckley, Tep Sokha, Louise Shewan, Ouk Sokha, Stewart Fallon, John Miksic, Richard Armstrong, Dougald O'Reilly, Kate Domett, K.R. Chhem Radiocarbon Dates from Jar and Coffin Burials of the Cardamom Mountains Reveal a Previously Unrecorded Mortuary Ritual in Cambodia’s Late- to Post-Angkor Period (15th–17th Centuries AD). Radiocarbon Volume 54 Number 12, 2012: 1-22. ISSN: 0033-8222

     

BOOK REVIEWS

  •  "Maritime Trade and State Development in Early Southeast Asia". Journal of Southeast Asian Studies Volume 17 No.1 1986 Pp. 161-163. 

    "Trade, Traders and Trading in Rural Java." Journal of Southeast Asian Studies Volume 20 No. 1 1989 Pp. 118-121. 

    "Jakarta: A History." Journal of Southeast Asian Studies Volume 20 No. 1 1989 Pp. 120- 122. 

    "Pekalongan: Batik et Islam dans une ville du nord de Java." Journal of Southeast Asian Studies Volume 20 No. 2 1989 Pp. 336-338. 

    "Southeast Asian Ephemeris: Solar and Planetary Positions, A.D. 638-2000." Journal of Southeast Asian Studies Volume 21 No. 1 1990 Pp. 189-190. 

    "Moated Sites in Early North East Thailand." Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient (Netherlands)Volume 35 1992 Pp. 293-297. 

    "Pagan: Art and Architecture of Old Burma." Journal of Southeast Asian Studies Volume 21 No. 2 1990 Pp. 479-480.

    "The Southeast Asian Port and Polity: Rise and Demise." Journal of Southeast Asian Studies Volume 22 No. 1 1991 Pp.146-149. 

    "Imperial Pagan: Art and Architecture of Burma." Asian Perspectives Volume 31 No. 2 (USA) 1992 Pp. 209-211.

    "The Palaces of South-East Asia: Architecture and Customs." Bulletin de l'École Française d'Extrême-Orient Volume 79 No.1 1992 Pp. 298-301. 

    "Emporia, Commodities and Entrepreneurs in Asian Maritime Trade, C. 1400-1750." Journal of Southeast Asian Studies Volume 24 No. 1 1993 Pp. 152-157. 

     "Albuquerque Caesar of the East." Journal of Southeast Asian Studies Volume 24 No. 2 1993 Pp. 380-382.

    "The Ram Khamhaeng Controversy." Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 1993 Pp. 408-410. 

    "Sriwijaya: History, Religion and Language of an Early Malay Polity." Journal of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society Volume 65 Part 2 1992 Pp. 99-103.

     "South-East Asia Languages and Literatures: A Select Guide."  Journal of Southeast Asian Studies             Volume 24 No. 1   1993 Pp. 157-159.

      "Inventory of Monuments at Pagan Volume I." Asian Perspectives Volume 34 No. 1 1995 Pp. 127-128.

      "Looking in Odd Mirrors: the Java Sea."  Journal of Southeast Asian Studies Volume 25, Number 1 1994 Pp. 199-202.

     "Imagine Buddha in Prambanan: reconsidering the Buddhist background of the Loro Jonggrang temple complex." Journal of Southeast Asian Studies Volume 25, Number 2 1994 Pp. 442-444.

     "Disciplines Croisees [:] Hommage a Bernard Philippe Groslier." Asian Perspectives Volume 33, Number 1 1994 Pp. 158-161.

     "Money, Markets, and Trade in Early Southeast Asia." Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies Volume 57, Number 3 1994 Pp. 630-631.

     "'Javanese Literature in Surakarta Manuscripts, Vol I: Introduction and Manuscripts of the Karaton Surakarta'; 'Katalog Induk Naskah-Naskah   Nusantara. Jilid I. Museum Sonobudoyo Yogyakarta'; Katalog Induk Naskah-Naskah Nusanta­ra. Jilid II. Kraton Yogyakarta.'"                 Journal of Southeast Asian Studies Volume 26, Number 2 1995: 422-424.

     "The Helen D. Ling Collection of Chinese Ceramics." Southeast Asian Ceramic Society Quarterly Newsletter Number 11995: 6-7.

     "Village Java Under the Cultivation System 1830-1870." Sojourn Volume 12, Number 1, 1997: 135-140.

    "Music of Indonesia. Volumes 1 to 4." Journal of South­east Asian Studies Volume 28, Number 1, 1997: 209-210.

     "The Dvaravati Wheels of the Law and the Indianization of South East Asia." Journal of Southeast Asian Studies Volume 28, Number 1   1997: 223-225.

     “Music of Indonesia, Vol. 5-12”. Journal of Southeast Asian Studies Volume 28, Number 2 1997: 431-432.

     “The World of Maluku”. Journal of Southeast Asian Studies Volume 28, Number 2 1997: 421-423.

     “Cultural Organisation in Southeast Asia.” Journal of Southeast Asian Studies Volume 28, Number 2 1997: 417.

     “Early Views of Indonesia/Pemandangan Indonesia di Masa Lampau.” Southeast Asian Journal of Social Science Volume 25, Number 1 1997: 185-187.

    "Angkor Wat: Time, Space, and Kingship.” Asian Perspectives Volume 37, Number 1 1998: 126-129.

    (31) “Eredia’s Description of Malacca, Meridional India, and Cathay Translated from the Portuguese with Notes”. Journal of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society Volume 61, Number 2 1998: 137-141.

    (32) “In Praise of Prambanan; Dutch Essays on the Loro Jonggrang Temple Complex.” Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde Volume 155 Number 4 1999: 712-724.

    (33) “Hindu-Buddhist Architecture in Southeast Asia.” Journal of Southeast Asian Studies Volume 31, Number 1 2000: 176-179.

    (34) “Music of Indonesia.” Journal of Southeast Asian Studies Volume 31, Number 1 2000: 203-204.

    (35) “Dvarapalas in Indonesia: Temple Guardians and Acculturation.”    Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde Volume 156 Number 2 (Netherlands) 2000: 325-332.

    (36) “Histoire de Barus: Le Site de Lobu Tua. I. Études et Documents. “ Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde Volume 157 Number 2 2001: 430-432.

     (37) “Études Birmanes en Hommage à Denise Bernot.” Journal of Southeast Asian Studies Volume 32 Number 2 2001: 283-286.

    (38) “The Civilization of Angkor.” American Anthropologist (Submitted for publication 1/7/02).

     (39) “The Folk-Tales of Burma.” Journal of Southeast Asian Studies Volume 33 Number 2 2002: 368-370.

    (40). “Forager-Traders in South and Southeast Asia. Long Term Histories” and “Raiding, Trading and Feasting. The Political Economy of Philippine Chiefdoms. “ Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient Volume 47 2004: 480-487.

    (41) “Southeast Asian Archaeology 1998. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference of the European Association of Southeast Asian Archaeologists.” Asian Perspectives Volume 43 Number 1 2004: 167-171.

    (42) “Histoire de Barus: Le Site de Lobu Tua. II. Étude archéologique et Documents. ” Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde Volume 160 Number 4, 2004: 593-599.

    (43) “Archaeology of Asia.” Journal of Southeast Asian Studies Volume 39 Number 3 2008: 483-486.

    (44) “Worshiping Siva and Buddha: The Temple Art of East Java” and “Violence and Serenity.” Journal of Southeast Asian Studies Volume 39 Number 3 2008: 489-492.

    (45) “Leaves of the Same Tree: Trade and Ethnicity in the Straits of Melaka.” The Journal of Asian Studies Volume 68 Number 2 May 2009:   664-667.

    (46) “Catalogue of the Chinese Style Ceramics of Majapahit.” Archipel 80 2010: 259-261.

    (47) “Uka Tjandrasasmita (2009), Arkeologi Islam Nusantara.” Wacana (Jakarta, Indonesia; ISSN 1411-2272) Volume 12 Number 2 (October) 2010: 411-414.

    (48) “Gold Jewellery of the Indonesian Archipelago.”  Arts of Asia Volume 42 Number 4 2012: 154-155.

    (49) “History Without Borders:  The making of an Asian world region, 1000-1800.”  Journal of Southeast Asian Studies Volume 44 Number 2 2013: 359-361.

    (50) “Shipwrecked.”  IIAS Newsletter 64 (Summer 2013): 43.

    (51) “China on the Sea: How the Maritime World Shaped Modern China.” Journal of Southeast Asian Studies Volume 45 Number 2 June 2014: 278-279.

    (52) “A Heritage of Ruins:  The Ancient Sites of Southeast Asia and Their Conservation.”  Pacific Affairs Volume 87 Number 4 December 2014: 890-892.

    (53) “Before Siam: Essays in Art and Archaeology.”  Journal of the Siam Society 103:  325-330.


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