From the TLC list:
I am very excited to announce the publication of the quite monumental “Recherches nouvelles sur le Laos” (New Research on Laos) edited by Yves Goudineau and Michael Lorrillard (Paris and Vientiane: L’École française d’Extrême-Orient, 2008). It has about 29 articles (some in French and some in English) covering many aspects of Lao Studies from archaeology to anthropology to religious studies to history to art (as well as some on politics and development). This major book has been in development for 5 years and is essential to anyone interested in Laos or the history of mainland Southeast Asia in general. It is available from EFEO. Please recommend your libraries to order it or pick it up for yourselves!
Here is the table of contents. Make sure you bookmark page 183!