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“One Night in Bangkok”: Food and the Everyday Life of Empire

Mark Padoongpatt

in Flavors of Empire: Food and the Making of Thai America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520293731
eISBN:
9780520966925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293731.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores the blossoming of America's fascination with Thai cuisine during the Cold War. The informal postwar U.S. empire in Thailand vacillated between "hard" and "soft" power, ... More


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