SEAMEO Regional Centre for History and Tradition
Annual Programme
Study of Mon Society and Culture


20-25 January 2015


The Mon created one of the most brilliant civilizations of mainland Southeast Asia, from protohistoric to the contemporary period. SEAMEO CHAT has started a new progrmme for the study of Mon society and culture and to promote awareness of the value and importance of Mon civilization as part of Southeast Asian civilization

  • Nature of the Programme

The programme will run for six-days from 20 to 25 January 2015 and will consist of lectures and discussions conducted by prominent Myanmar scholars and a four-day trip to the Mon region.

  • Lecture Topics

– Origin and Religion of Mon
– Customs and Traditions of Mon
– Old Cities of Mon
– Arts and Culture of Mon
– Contemporary Mon