Southeast Asia Program Data Papers Series
The Data Papers were published by the Cornell University Southeast Asia Program from 1950 through 1982 as a means to foster research and broadcast original scholarship related to an emerging academic field – Southeast Asian Studies. This series includes dictionaries, annotated translations of significant works, fieldwork reports, bibliographies, and historical analyses of important social and political developments in Southeast Asia. The volumes record a wealth of immediate information and, at the same time, reflect the evolution of an exciting and challenging field of study.
In this series, one finds materials to interest linguists, anthropologists, archaeologists, political scientists, social scientists, and researchers looking for bibliographic guides to the holdings of Cornell's famous Echols Collection. The various dictionaries included here (the Akha-English Dictionary, Yao-English Dictionary, and the two-volume Dictionary of Cebuano Visayan) are of great and continuing interest to scholars and speakers of those languages. The series also encompasses annotated translations of significant primary sources: Rajah's Servant is an account of the experiences of a senior administrator in the Sarawak government. The book Feasting and Social Oscillation, by A. Thomas Kirsch, is a classic, influential study of hill tribe societies in mainland Southeast Asia.