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A history of Thailand

Author: Christopher John Baker; Pasuk Phongpaichit.
Publisher: Cambridgge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Covering three centuries of Thai history, this work discusses how Thailand has been drawn into the international system, the American camp in the Cold War, the economic ambit of rising Japan, and the forces of globalization.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Baker, Christopher John, 1948-
History of Thailand.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009
(OCoLC)621342182
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher John Baker; Pasuk Phongpaichit.
ISBN: 9780521767682 0521767687 9780521759151 0521759153
OCLC Number: 277160262
Description: xviii, 315 : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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.
Responsibility: Chris Baker, Pasuk Phongpaichit.

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The second edition of this book draws on new Thai-language research and brings the Thai story up to date.  Read more...
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