Jacques Leider


Since 1995, Jacques Leider's research includes the following areas of historical research:

  • Political, military and cultural history of the pre-colonial kingdom of Arakan (Mrauk kingdom, 15th-18th c.CE)
  • Culture and commerce in the Bay of Bengal during the early modern period
  • Historiography and history of Buddhism in Myanmar and Arakan (Rakhine) 
  • Diplomacy, religion and politics under the Konbaung dynasty (Myanmar, 1752-1885)
  • The rise of nationalisms and the origins of ethno-religious violence in the borderlands of Myanmar and Bangladesh since the colonial period 

Jacques Leider has initiated the digitization of manuscripts of Rakhine historiography and a database of Rakhine stone inscriptions (work in progress) .

Jacques Leider
Jacques Leider

Maître de conférences

Responsable des centres de Bangkok et Yangon

Ecole française d'Extrême-Orient, Bangkok
Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Centre
20 Borommaratchachonnani Road, Taling Chan,
Bangkok 10170 Thaïlande
Tél: +66 2 433 12 68
Fax: +66 2 880 93 32

Ecole française d'Extrême-Orient, Yangon
340, Pyay Road, Sanchaung,
Yangon, Birmanie
Tél: +959 42283 4791