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Herbert R. Swanson Bibliography


This bibliography includes all of my published work (except for ones I've missed) and some unpublished items. Most (but not all) of these entries are also found in An English-Language Bibliography of Materials Related to Christianity in Thailand also found on this website.

Herb Swanson
November 2015

Swanson, Herbert R. "Advocate and Partner: Missionaries and Modernization in Nan Province, Siam, 1895-1934." Journal of Southeast Asian Studies 13, 2 (September 1982): 296-309. Available online at herbswanson.com (here).

__________. "A Brief Description of Holdings of the Manuscript Division, Payap College." Journal of the Siam Society 68, 2 (July 1980): 83-90. Available online at the Siam Society (here). Available online at herbswanson.com (here).

__________. "Chiangmai Coeducational Center: An Administrative History." Chiang Mai: Payap College Manuscript Division, 1980. Available online at herbswanson.com (here).

__________. "Church Archives Ministry: Church Archives and Church History Records in South East Asia." East Asia Journal of Theology 1, 2 (1983): 49-57.

__________. " Church Archives Ministry: The Need and the Prospect in South East Asia." South East Asia Journal of Theology 21, 1 (1980): 58-68.

__________. "Collecting Archives in Thailand." The American Archivist 43, 4 (Fall, 1980): 488-490.

__________. "Dancing to the Temple, Dancing to the Church: Reflections on Thai Theology." Unpublished paper, Programme for Theology & Cultures in Asia Consultation on "Retrospect and Prospect of Doing Theology in Asia," Bangkok 26-30 July 2001. Published in Journal of Theologies and Cultures in Asia 1 (February 2002): 59-78. Available online at herbswanson.com (here).

__________. "HeRD: Herb's Research Diary." Unpublished volume, n.d. Available online at herbswanson.com (here).

__________. "The Historical Context of William Clifton Dodd's The Thai Race." Thai-Yunnan Project Newsletter 8 (March 1990).

__________. "Historical Perspectives on the Search for a Relevant Ecclesiology in the Church of Christ in Thailand." Unpublished paper, Christian Conference of Asia Seminar on "A Search for a Relevant Ecclesiology in Asia," Chiang Mai, 30 January - 3 February 1989. Published in Bulletin of the Commission on Theological Concerns, Christian Conference of Asia 8, 1 & 2 (1990): 58-67.

__________. A History of the Laurel Presbyterian Church. Laurel, Maryland: Laurel Presbyterian Church, 1986. Available online at herbswanson.com (here).

__________. "Introduction." In Daniel McGilvary, A Half Century Among the Siamese and the Lao, ix-xxxi. Bangkok: White Lotus Press, 2001.

__________. "The Kengtung Question: Presbyterian Mission and Comity in Eastern Burma, 1896-1913." Journal of Presbyterian History 60, 1 (Spring 1982): 59-80. Available online at herbswanson.com (here).

__________. Khrischak Muang Nua. Bangkok: Chuan Press, 1984. Available online at herbswanson.com (here).

__________. "Laying the Foundations: Presbyterian Missionary Attitudes towards Thai Buddhism." Unpublished essay, 2002. Revised 2015. Available online at herbswanson.com (here).

__________. "A New Generation: Missionary Impact on Women's Education in Nineteenth-Century Northern Thai Society." Unpublished paper, University of Maryland, 1985. Published as "A New Generation: Missionary Education and Changes in Women's Roles in Traditional Northern Thai Society." Sojourn 3, 2 (August 1988): 187-206. Available online at herbswanson.com (here).

__________. "Northern Thai Protestant Attitudes Towards Other Faiths: Analysis of a Questionnaire." Unpublished paper, 2004. Available online at herbswanson.com (here).

__________. "Origins of the Nineteenth-Century Transformation of Cosmology in Northern Siam: The Nan Inta-McGilvary Debates on Science and Religion." Journal of the Siam Society 89, 1 & 2 (2001) 32-39. Available online at the Siam Society (here).

__________. "Orphaned World, Absent God: Notes for Karen Theologies in Northern Thailand." PTCA Bulletin 13, 1 & 2 (June & December 2000): 109-115 Available online at herbswanson.com (here).

__________. "Pastoral Care and the Church of Christ in Thailand: A Report on the State of Pastoral Care in the CCT Today." Unpublished report, Office of History, Church of Christ in Thailand, 1994.

__________. "The Payap University Archives: A Resource for the Study of Thailand." Sojourn 6, 1 (February 1991): 140-149. Available online at herbswanson.com (here).

__________. "Ploughshares of Change: Science and Westernization in Missionary Thought in Thailand." Unpublished paper, Fifth International Conference on Thai Studies, London, July 1993. Final draft copy available online at herbswanson.com (here).

__________. "Prelude to Irony: The Princeton Theology and the Practice of American Presbyterian Missions in Northern Siam, 1867-1880." Ph.D. dissertation, Melbourne College of Divinity, 2003. Available online at herbswanson.com (here).

__________. "Princeton and the Laos Mission: A Case Study of Princeton Theological Seminary's Influence in the Nineteenth Century." Journal of Presbyterian History 82, 2 (Summer 2004): 108-125. Available online at herbswanson.com (here).

__________. "Protestantism in Thailand." In Historical Sketch of Protestant Missions in Siam 828-1928, edited by George Bradley McFarland, vii-lxxxiii. Bangkok: White Lotus Press, 1999.

__________. "Reconstructing Fundamentalism: a Preliminary Analysis of Protestant Strategies for Religious and Cultural Accommodation in Northern Thailand." Unpublished paper, Programme for Theology & Cultures in Asia (PTCA) Regional Theological Consultation, Tainan, Taiwan, 16-20 August 2004. Published in Journal of Theologies and Cultures in Asia 4 (2005): 5-36. Available online at herbswanson.com (here).

__________. "Reflections on 'Christianity in the Thai Historical Context': A Conference of Catholic, Protestant and Buddhist Historians held in Chiang Mai, in March 1992." Asia Journal of Theology 7, 1 (April 1993): 185-191.

__________. "Reflections on the History of Bible Translation in Northern Thailand." Bulletin: United Bible Societies 170/171 (1994): 30-36. Available online at herbswanson.com (here).

__________. "Reflections on Research, Renewal, and the Future of the Church in Thailand." Unpublished paper, Third Lausanne International Researchers' Conference, Chiang Mai, 4-8 September 2001.

__________. "Said's Orientalism and the Study of Christian Missions." International Bulletin of Missionary Research 28, 3 (July 2004): 107-112. Available online at herbswanson.com (here).

__________. "This Heathen People: The Cognitive Sources of American Missionary Westernizing Activities in Northern Siam, 1867-1889." M.A. thesis, University of Maryland, 1987. Available online at herbswanson.com (here).

__________. "This Seed: Missionary Printing and Literature as Agents of Change in Northern Siam, 1892-1926." In Changes in Northern Thailand and the Shan States 1886-1940, edited by Prakai Nontawasee, 175-207. Singapore: Southeast Asian Studies Program, 1988.

__________. Towards a Clean Church: A Case Study in Nineteenth-Century Thai Church History. Chiang Mai: Office of History, Church of Christ in Thailand, 1991. Available online at herbswanson.com (here).

__________. ed. To What Extent? Incarnation in the Thai Context. Chiang Mai: Manuscript Division, Payap College, 1982.

__________. "Using Missionary Records for the Study of Northern Thai History: An Introduction and Appraisal." In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Thai Studies. Theme VI: Chiang Mai 1296-1996: 700th Anniversary. Chiang Mai: Sixth International Conference on Thai Studies, 1996.

Swanson, Herbert R., and Philip J. Hughes. "Project Wangaratta: An Experiment in Church History and Renewal." East Asia Journal of Theology 4, 1 (1986): 178-185. Available online at herbswanson.com (here).