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The Ambiguous Allure of the West: Traces of the Colonial in Thailand

Rachel V. Harrison and Peter A. Jackson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622091214
eISBN:
9789882207493
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622091214.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book brings studies of modern Thai history and culture into dialogue with debates in comparative intellectual history, Asian cultural studies, and postcolonial studies. It takes Thai Studies in ... More


Introduction: The Allure of Ambiguity: The “West” and the Making of Thai Identities

Rachel Harrison

in The Ambiguous Allure of the West: Traces of the Colonial in Thailand

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622091214
eISBN:
9789882207493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622091214.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This introductory chapter investigates the ways of drawing Siam/Thailand into potential comparative debate with a broader, global field via an engagement with postcolonial thought. It examines the ... More


The Ambiguities of Semicolonial Power in Thailand

Peter A. Jackson

in The Ambiguous Allure of the West: Traces of the Colonial in Thailand

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622091214
eISBN:
9789882207493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622091214.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the history of Siamese/Thai attitudes to the West in relation to the situation of both colonized and other nominally independent societies. Drawing on postcolonial ... More


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