Pattaratorn Chirapravati is a Thai scholar, Professor of Asian Art History and Curatorial Studies and Program Vice Director of Asian Studies at California State University, USA.
Ms. Chirapravati, who is the great-great-granddaughter of King Chulalongkorn of Thailand, has published numerous books and essays, including: Divination au royaume de Siam: Le corps, la guerre, le destin (Presses universitaries de France, 2011), Votive Tablets in Thailand: Origin, Styles, and Uses (Oxford University Press, 1997), “The Transformation of Brahmanical and Buddhist Imagery in Central Thailand, 600-800,“ in Lost Kingdoms: Hindu-Buddhist Sculpture of Early Southeast Asia, ed. John Guy. The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Yale University Press, 2014), “Inundations: Images of Disaster in Southeast Asian Art,” Imagining Disaster, ed. Jacob Birken, The Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context, Heidelberg University Press (Regensburg: Schnell & Steiner (2013), “Funeral Scenes in the Ramayana Mural Painting at the Emerald Buddha Temple,” Recent studies in Southeast Asian archaeology, ed. Marijke Klokke, Amsterdam University Press (2013).