Jacques Leider


2014. The Treasure of the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Library in Hanover, Germany : The Golden Letter From King Alaungphaya of Myanmar to King George II of Great Britain. [Edited with Georg Ruppelt]. Berlin: German Federal Foreign Office/ Hannover: GWLB, 2014, 40 p.

2004. Le Royaume d'Arakan, Birmanie, Son histoire politique entre le début du XVe et la fin du XVIIe siècle. Paris, Publications de l'EFEO, 2004.

2002. (Edited with Jos Gommans) The Maritime Frontier of Burma - Exploring Political, Cultural and Commercial Interaction in the Indian Ocean World, 1200-1800. Amsterdam: Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen/ Leiden: KITLV Press, 2002, 248 p.

Articles / Book chapters

2020. Territorial Dispossession and Persecution in North Arakan (Rakhine) 1943-43. Brussels: Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher, 2020. ISBN: 978-82-8348-086-3. PURL: http://www.toaep.org/pbs-pdf/101-leider/.

2020. Mass Departures in the Rakhine-Bangladesh Borderlands. Brussels: Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher. ISBN: 978-82-8348-095-5. PURL: http://www.toaep.org/pbs-pdf/111-leider/.

2018. "From Aracan Mahomedans to Muslim Rohingyas - Towards an archive of naming practices." In สุรกานต์ โตสมบุญ และ อรพินท์ คำสอน (บรรณาธิการ). อดีต ตัวตน กับความจริงแท้ของชาติพันธุ์ ศิลปะ และโบราณคดี. กรุงเทพฯ: ศูนย์มานุษยวิทยาสิรินธร (องค์การมหาชน), 2561 [Past Identity and Authenticity of Ethnology Art and Archaeology, edited by Surakarn Thoesomboon and Aurapin Khamson (Bangkok: Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre, 2018)], pp. 213-270. 

2018. (with Kyaw Minn Htin). "The Epigraphic Archive of Arakan/Rakhine State (Myanmar): A Survey." In Writing for Eternity: A Survey of Epigraphy in Southeast Asia. Paris: Publications de l'École française d'Extrême-Orient, 2018, pp. 73-85.

2018. "History and Victimhood: Engaging with Rohingya Issues." Insight Turkey 20, no. 1 (2018): 99-118. 

2018. "Rohingya: The History of a Muslim Identity in Myanmar." In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Asian History. Ed. David Ludden. New York: Oxford University Press. DOI: 10.1093/acrefore/9780190277727.013.115. 

2017. "Conflict and Mass Violence in Arakan (Rakhine State): The 1942 Events and Political Identity Formation" In Citizenship in Myanmar: Ways of Being in and from Burmaedited by Ashley South and Marie Lall, ISEAS/ CMU, 2017, p. 193-221. 
2017. "Mapping Burma and Northern Thailand in 1795: Francis Hamilton's Critical Accounts of Native Maps" In: Skilling, Peter and Justin Thomas McDaniel, Imagination and Narrative: Lexical and Cultural Translation in Buddhist Asia, Chiang Mai: Silkworm Books, 2017, pp. 117-159. 

2017. "Transmutations of the Rohingya Movement in the Post-2012 Rakhine State Crisis". In Ethnic and Religious Identities and Integration in Southeast Asia, edited by Ooi Keat Gin and Volker Grabowsky. Chiang Mai: Silkworm Books, 191-239.

2016. "A Rakhine monk from Bangladesh: Ashin Bodhinyana." In: Figures of Buddhist Modernity, edited by Mark Rowe, Jeffrey Samuels, and Justin McDaniel. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2016: 46-48. 

2016. "Der zeitgenössische Theravada-Buddhismus in Bangladesh" in Der Buddhismus II Theravada-Buddhismus und Tibetischer Buddhismus (Die Religionen der Menschheit), edited by Manfred Hutter. Stuttgart: Kohlhammer, 2016: 99-122. 

2016. "Competing Identities and the Hybridized History of the Rohingyas". In Major Muslim Crises: History, Memory, and Recruitment, edited by Rita Faraj and Omar Bashir Al Turabi. Dubai: Al Mesbar Centre, 2016, 83-92. (translation in Arab of the article appeared in Metamorphosis: Studies in Social and Political Change in Myanmar, edited by Renaud Egreteau and Francois Robinne, Singapore: NUS Press, 2015). 

2015. "Background and Prospects in the Buddhist-Muslim Dissensions in Rakhine State of Myanmar". In Ethnic Conflict in Buddhist Societies in South and Southeast Asia The Politics Behind Religious Rivalries, edited by K.M.de Silva. Kandy: International Centre for Ethnic Studies, 25-55. 

2015. "Competing Identities and the Hybridized History of the Rohingyas." In Metamorphosis: Studies in Social and Political Change in Myanmar ed. by Renaud Egreteau and Francois Robinne (Singapore: NUS Press), pp. 151-78. 

2015. (avec Kyaw Minn Htin). "King Man Co Mvan's Exile in Bengal: Legend, History and Context". Journal of Burma Studies, 19, 2 (December), 371-405. 

2015. "Myanmar and the Outside World." In: Buddhist Art of Myanmar, edited by Sylvia Fraser-Lu and Donald M. Stadtner. New York: Asia Society Museum in association with Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 35-43. 

2015. "Buddhist Diplomacy: Confrontation and Political Rhetoric in the Exchange of Letters between King Alaungmintaya and King Banya Dala of Pegu (1755-56)." In Buddhist Dynamics in premodern and early modern Southeast Asia, edited by D. Christian Lammerts (Singapore : ISEAS), pp. 373-416. 

2015. "Politics of Integration and Cultures of Resistance. A Study of Burma's Conquest and Administration of Arakan." In: Asian Expansions The Historical Experiences of Polity Expansion in Asia, ed. by Geoffrey Wade. London: Routledge, 184-213.

2014. "Identität und historisches Bewusstsein - Muslime in Arakan und die Entstehung der Rohingya." In Myanmar Von Pagoden, Longyis und Nat-geistern, ed. Dorothee Schäfer, Wolfgang Stein and Uta Weigelt, 66-73. München: Deutscher Kunstverlag/Museum Fünf Kontinente. 

2014. "Alaungmintaya, King of Myanmar (1752-60) - Representations in Burmese and Western historiography". Aséanie 33, 13-41. 

2012. "Domination and Dereliction: Exploring the State's Roles in Burma." Journal of Asian Studies 71.2 (2012), pp. 361-70. 

2012. "The Rise of Alaungmintaya, King of Myanmar (1752-60): Buddhist Constituents of a Political Metamorphosis" In: Buddhist Narrative in Asia and Beyond, volume 1, edited by Peter Skilling and Justin McDaniel, Bangkok: Chulalongkorn University, Institute of Thai Studies, pp. 111-126. 

2011. "Kingship by Merit and Cosmic Investiture An Investigation into King Alaungmintaya's self-representation", Journal of Burma Studies 15:2, p.165-188.

2011 (avec Thibaut d'Hubert). "Traders and Poets at the Mrauk U Court - Commerce and Cultural links in Seventeenth-Century Arakan". In Pelagic Passageways The Northern Bay of Bengal Before Colonialism, edited by Rila Mukherjee (New Delhi: Primus Books) pp. 77-111.

2011. "Alaungmintaya, König von Birma (1752-60) Darstellung und Interpretationen in der westlichen Geschichtsschreibung" in Du Luxembourg à l'Europe Hommages à Gilbert Trausch à l'occasion de son 80e anniversaire herausgegeben von Jacques Leider, Jean-Marie Majerus, Marc Schoentgen und Michel Polfer. Luxembourg: Editions Saint Paul, 2011, p. 609-636. 

2010. « Southeast Asian Buddhist Monks in the Peregrinação: Tracing the "Rolins" of Fernão Mendes Pinto in the Eastern Bay of Bengal », Jorge M. dos Santos Alves (ed.), Fernão Mendes Pinto and the Peregrinação. Studies, Restored Text, Notes and Indexes, Lisbonne, Fundação Oriente et Imprensa Nacional-Casa da Moeda, vol. 1, p. 145-162. 

2009. "Relics, Statues and Predictions - Interpreting an apocryphal sermon of Lord Buddha in Arakan," Asian Ethnology 68, 2, p. 333-364. 

2009. "Arakan, das Königreich der Wasserwege. Kriegspolitik und Grundlagen seiner Machtexpansion im 16. und 17. Jahrhundert". Periplus 2009 Jahrbuch für aussereuropäische Geschichte, p. 27-47. 

2008. "Forging Buddhist Credentials as a Tool of Legitimacy and Ethnic Identity: A study of Arakan's Subjection in Nineteenth Century Burma" Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient 51, 3: 409-459. 

2006. "Araññavasi and Gamavasi Monks - Towards Further Study of Variant Forms of Buddhist Monasticism in Myanmar" In Buddhist Legacies in Mainland Southeast Asia Mentalities, Interpretations and Practices, ed. by François Lagirarde and Paritta Chalermpow Koanantakool, Bangkok: Princess Mahachakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre, p. 113-37. 

2006. "Specialists for ritual, magic and devotion - The court Brahmins (punna) of the Konbaung kings (1752-1885)" Journal of Burma Studies 10 : 159-202.

2005. "The emergence of Rakhine historiography - A challenge for Myanmar Historical Research" In: Myanmar Historical Commission Conference Proceedings, part 2, p. 38-59.

2004. "Text, Lineage and Tradition in Burma - The Struggle for Norms and Religious Legitimacy under King Bodawphaya (1752-1819)" Journal of Burma Studies 9: 80-127. 

2004. "The Min Rajagri Satam of Mahazeya-thein: Making a ‘history' for the King." In Traditions of Knowledge in Southeast Asia, part 1, Yangon: Myanmar Historical Commission Golden Jubilee Publication Committee, 100-120. 

2004. "L'islam birman en danger de radicalisation" Les Cahiers de l'Orient Revue d'étude et de réflexion sur le monde arabe et musulman 78, pp.125-138. 

2002. "On Arakanese Territorial Expansion : Origins, Context, Means and Practice". In: Gommans/Leider 2002. The Maritime Frontier of Burma - Exploring Political, Cultural and Commercial Interaction in the Indian Ocean World, 1200-1800. Amsterdam : Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen/ Leiden : KITLV Press, p. 127-150. 

2002. "Arakan's Ascent during the Mrauk U Period." In Recalling Local Pasts Autonomous History in Southeast Asia, ed. by Sunait Chutintaranond and Chris Baker. Chieng Mai: Silkworm Books, 53-87. 

2002. "Tilling the Lord's Vineyard and Defending Portuguese Interests: Towards a Critical Reading of Father S. Manrique's Account of Arakan." Journal of the Siam Society 90, 1 +2, 39-58. 

1999. " ‘An Account of Arakan written at Islaamabad (Chittagong) in June 1777 by Major R.E. Roberts' Présentation et commentaire." Aséanie 3: 125-149.

1998. "These Buddhist Kings with Muslim names - A Discussion of Muslim Influence in the Mrauk U period" In: Etudes birmanes en hommage à Denise Bernot. Paris: EFEO, pp. 189-215. 

1998. "Taxation et groupes de service sous la royauté arakanaise. Un rapport d'enquête de 1803 d'après un manuscrit de la Bibliothèque nationale de Paris", Aséanie 1:67-89. 

1994. "La route de Am. Contribution à l'étude d'une route terrestre entre la Birmanie et le golfe du Bengale" Journal Asiatique 282: 335-370. 

Short pieces

2019. "The Golden Letter of King Alaungphaya to King George II of Great Britain (1756) (With Translations into English, French and German)", SCEaR Newsletter 2019 (1), pp. 4-14. (UNESCO Memory of the World Sub-Committee on Education and Research) 

2018. "Rohingya - the Name and its Living Archive," ASEANFocus 2 (2018), 16-17. 

2013. "Rohingya: The name, the movement, the quest for identity." In: Nation Building in Myanmar (Yangon: Myanmar EGRESS/Myanmar Peace Center, 2013), pp. 204-255. 

2013. "Des musulmans d'Arakan aux Rohingyas de Birmanie: origines historiques et mouvement politique". Diplomatie Affaires stratégiques et relations internationales, Janvier-Février: 70-1. 

2012. « La lettre du roi birman Alaungmintaya au roi de Grande-Bretagne George II (7 mai 1756): la re-découverte du manuscrit en or et son contexte historique »  Comptes Rendus de l'Académie des Inscriptions et Belles Lettres 2011, I (janvier-mars), p. 155-173. 

2012. "Rohingya," Rakhaing and the Recent Outbreak of Violence- A Note. Bulletin of the Burma Studies Group, No. 89/90, Spring/Fall 2012, p.8-11. 

2012. "Le bouddhisme, matrice culturelle et valeurs sociales". Diplomatie Affaires stratégiques et relations internationales, Les Grands Dossiers n°9, Juin-Juillet 2012, p.23-4.

2007. "Le bouddhisme Theravada au Bangladesh" In: Chefs d'oeuvre du delta du Gange Collections des musées du Bangladesh réalisé sous la direction de Vincent Lefèvre et Marie-François Boussac. Paris: Musée Guimet.

2005. "Natural Resources, Agricultural Produce and Commercialized Goods in Pre-Colonial Myanmar A Survey of Some Travel Accounts (1570-1800)" In: Essays in Commemoration of the Golden Jubilee of The Myanmar Historical Commission, Yangon: Myanmar Historical Commission Golden Jubilee Publication Committee, pp. 109-133. 

2002. "The Portuguese Communities along the Myanmar Coast." Myanmar Historical Research Journal 10, 2 : 53-88. 

2001. "Rediscovering Arakan: Studying cultural change on an Asian frontier" IIAS Newsletter (Burmese Heritage Special Section), Leiden.

2001. "Notes on the Armed Forces of the Arakanese Kings (1570-1630)". Arakanese Research Journal (Bangladesh) 1, p. 5-17. 

1995. "Between revolt and normalcy: Arakan after the Burmese conquest" Rakhaing Magazine (Bangladesh) 2:12-18.

Jacques Leider
Jacques Leider

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