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A history of Thailand, Chris Baker, Pasuk Phongpaichit

Label
A history of Thailand
Title
A history of Thailand
Statement of responsibility
Chris Baker, Pasuk Phongpaichit
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In A History of Thailand, 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. Finally, they show how Thailand's path is still being contested by those who believe in change from above and those who fight for democracy and liberal values. Drawing on new Thai-language research, this second edition brings the Thai story up to date and includes a new section on the 2006 coup and the restoration of an elected government in 2008
Member of
Cataloging source
UkCbUP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Baker, Christopher John
Dewey number
959.3
Index
index present
LC call number
DS571
LC item number
.P26 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Pasuk Phongpaichit.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Thailand
  • Thailand
Label
A history of Thailand, Chris Baker, Pasuk Phongpaichit
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 31 May 2016)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Before Bangkok -- 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
Control code
CR9781139194877
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 315 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139194877
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
A history of Thailand, Chris Baker, Pasuk Phongpaichit
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 31 May 2016)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Before Bangkok -- 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
Control code
CR9781139194877
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 315 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139194877
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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