Thanyathip Sripana is Senior Researcher and Lecturer at the Institute of Asian Studies, Chulalongkorn University. She is also guest lecturer in various institutions in Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia. She has received a scholarship from the French government and a Doctorate Degree from Faculte de Droit et de Science Politique, Universite d’Aix-Marseille III, in France. Since 1988, she has been involved in Vietnamese Studies while doing research in France, Canada, Japan, and countries in the Mekong Sub-Region : Laos and Cambodia. Currently, Ms. Thanyathip is member of various committees among The Committee of Mekong Studies Center, Institute of Asian Studies, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand; The Committee of the Indochinese Center, Burapa University, Thailand; The Committee of Academic Development, Institute of East Asian Studies, Thammasat University, Thailand; The Committee of the CLMV Center, Institute of East Asian Studies, Thammasat University, Thailand and The Editorial Committee of E-Journal, School of History, Politics and Strategy, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, University Kebangsaan Malaysia.