Bangkok (1932-1942)/ Construction of Thai Nationalism

Chaloemtiarana, Thak. “Through racing goggles: modernity, the west, ambiguous Siamese alterities and the construction of Thai nationalism.” SOJOURN: Journal of Social Issues in Southeast Asia 31, no. 2 (2016): 532-574.

This journal is mainly about some key figures in Thailand who got involved in the modernization of Thailand after they returned from their studies in European countries.  The top-down construction of Thai nationalism is not about struggle against the western but learning from the Western civilization in order to build their own identity. It has relation to both the monarchy and constitutional government.

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