History of Thailand
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Description: This lively, accessible book is the first new history of Thailand in English for two decades. Drawing on new Thai-language research, it ranges widely over political, economic, social, and cultural themes. Chris Baker and Pasuk Phongpaichit reveal how a world of mandarin nobles and unfree labour evolved into a rural society of smallholder peasants and an urban society populated mainly by migrants from Southern China. They trace how a Buddhist cosmography adapted to new ideas of time and space, and a traditional polity was transformed into a new nation-state under a strengthened monarchy. The authors cover the contests between urban nationalists, ambitious generals, communist rebels, business politicians, and social movements to control the nation-state and redefine its purpose. They describe the dramatic changes wrought by a booming economy, globalization, and the evolution of mass society.
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List price: $51.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 4/20/2005
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
|List of illustrations|
|The old order in transition, 1760s to 1860s|
|Reforms, 1850s to 1910s|
|Peasants, merchants, and officials, 1870s to 1930s|
|Nationalisms, 1910s to 1940s|
|The American era and development, 1940s to 1960s|
|Ideologies, 1940s to 1970s|
|Globalization and mass society, 1970s onwards|
|Politics, 1970s onwards|
|Postscript: the strong state and the well-being of the people|
|Reigns and prime ministers|
|Glossary of names|