Initiatives > Thailand
Information on the University's extensive library holdings for Thailand is available here.
The University offers basic, intermediate and advanced instruction in the Thai language.
The University of Hawaii at Manoa offers student exchange programs with Burapha University, Chulalongkorn University, Mahidol University and Thammasat University.
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Archaeological Excavations at Ban Chiang
Professor Michael Pietruwesky of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Hawaii participated in the 1974 excavations at the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Ban Chiang, Thailand, and a number of University of Hawaii students have been examining these important human skeletal remains since their initial excavation.
Ecology of Buddhism and Sacred places in Thailand
Professor Les Sponsel of the Ecological Anthropology Program at the University of Hawaii, Poranee Natadecha-Sponsel (Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Sociology, and Religion at Chaminade University) and their colleagues in Thailand have been researching the ecology of Buddhism and sacred places in Thailand during summer visits since 1986.
Sponsel's latest research focuses upon possible ecological relationships among Buddhist monks, sacred caves, bats, forests and biodiversity conservation in northern Thailand.
Royal Visit to the East West Center
On March 1, 2008, Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand formally dedicated the recently reconstructed Royal Sala Thai, or Thai pavilion, at the East-West Center.
The ceremony included the debut of an original classical-style dance titled “Dream Island,” inspired by Her Royal Highness and performed especially for the occasion by the Royal Thai Dancers and Musicians ensemble.