The Thai kingdom, centered on the capital city of Ayudhya, is a dominant polity in mainland Southeast Asia after the defeat of the Cambodian Khmer empire in Sculptures of Buddhas, walking and sitting, made of bronze and brass, are widely produced. A thriving ceramic industry flourishes at kilns such as those of Sukhothai and Si Satchanalai in the central region, and smaller centers such as Kalong and Phan in the north. Ceramics are also produced in some number in Vietnam from the fourteenth to the sixteenth century. Established around , the town of Malacca on the Malay Peninsula plays an important role in the spice trade linking the mainland with Indonesia, the Spice Islands, China, India, West Asia, Portugal, and other European nations. The spread of Islam on the Malay Peninsula, in Indonesia, and other islands reflects the prevalence of Muslims in this trade.
Southeast Asia, 1400–1600 A.D.
South, East, and Southeast Asia: B.C.E. - C.E. | Khan Academy
Plan and elevation, Great Stupa at Sanchi. Madhya Pradesh, India. Buddhist; Maurya, late Sunga Dynasty. Stone masonry, sandstone on dome.
South and Southeast Asian Art
By Gregory Galligan. Just ten years ago, if you had asked whether Southeast Asia possessed its own modern art history, you would have encountered little critical consensus. After all, the area is enormous and highly diverse, comprising Cambodia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines, various individual islands, and even parts of India. Yet today many Global South critics and scholars insist on the cultural specificity of artistic change in these countries, contending that Western i.
Singapore: Singapore Art Museum, A serious volume testifying to the contributions of T. Sabapathy to the field of modern and contemporary Southeast Asian art history seems long overdue, and in this regard, this anthology published by the Singapore Art Museum in is a welcome development. Thiagarajan Kanaga Sabapathy, more commonly referred to as T. Sabapathy, was born in the British Straits Settlements and began his study of art history as an undergraduate history major at then Singapore-based University of Malaya in , a year after the territories proclaimed independence as the Federation of Malaya.