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Fragile Palm Leaves Foundation

The Fragile Palm Leaves Foundation evolved from the Fragile Palm Leaves manuscript preservation project, which began in Bangkok in 1994. The project became a registered foundation under Thai law on 21 February 2001 (Registration No. To. 66/2544)


  • To study and describe the history of the Buddhist literature of South-East Asia;
  • To collect information about and to prepare catalogues of manuscripts, inscriptions, ancient documents, and mural paintings related to Buddhism;
  • To edit and publish texts in Pali or vernaculars that have not yet been published;
  • To translate texts from Pali or vernaculars into English, Thai, and other languages;
  • To coordinate and exchange information regionally and internationally.

Honorary patrons

  • Chao Khun Dhammapitaka (Thailand)
  • Bhikkhu Bodhi (Sri Lanka)
  • Bhikkhu Sumedho (England)

Members of the current board

  • Mr. Peter Skilling (Lumbini International Research Institute), President
  • Dr. Prapod Assavavirulhakarn (Chulalongkorn University), Vice-president
  • Dr. Banjob Bannaruci (Chulalongkorn University) Member
  • Uraiwan Kornvithyasinn (Chulalongkorn University Book Center) Treasurer
  • Laksana Chenchang (Chulalongkorn University Book Center) Secretary

Advisory Board

  • Olivier de Bernon (Ecole française d'Extrème-Orient (Phnom Penh and Paris)
  • Steven Collins (University of Chicago, USA)
  • Ven. Khammai Dhammasami (St. Anne's College, Oxford)
  • Kuo Liying (Ecole française d'Extrème-Orient, Paris)
  • Cristina Scherrer-Schaub (Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris; University of Lausanne)
  • Kannika Wimonkasem (Silpakorn University, Bangkok)


  • Lumbini International Research Institute (Lumbini, Nepal)
  • The Pali Text Society (Oxford, England)
  • Chulalongkorn University (Bangkok, Thailand)
  • Silpakorn University (Bangkok, Thailand)
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