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Inside Thai society : religion, everyday life, change

Author: Niels Mulder
Publisher: Chiang Mai, Thailand : Silkworm Books, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Thailand is often called the "Land of Smiles", a nickname, which sounds pleasant and mysterious. This is a work on Thai society.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mulder, Niels.
Inside Thai society.
Chiang Mai, Thailand : Silkworm Books, 2000
(OCoLC)705792593
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Niels Mulder
ISBN: 9747551241 9789747551242
OCLC Number: 46614159
Description: vi, 152 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Note on spelling and the use of Thai words and names --
1. Thai opening up to the world --
2. Power and goodness in Thai symbolic representations --
3. Interpreting action: reflections on presentation and power --
4. Interpreting action: reflections on trust, relaxation, and self --
5. Holy mother, mother dear ... how to be a Thai mother --
6. Individual and society in modern fiction --
7. Avoidance and involvement: summarizing ideas about individual and society --
8. Buddhism, national identity, and modernity --
9. ideology of 'democratic government headed by the King' --
10. understanding of democracy and human rights.
Responsibility: Niels Mulder.

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"A classic work on Thai society" --The Nation "Inside Thai Society is widely held to be the best interpretation available of the Thais and the Thai world view"-- Bangkok Post

 
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