Luang Wichit Wathakan and the Creation of a Thai Identity

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This work presents the first English-language account of the role of the important thinker, writer and politician, Luang Wichit Wathakan, in the development of state nationalism during the period of political upheaval and conflict immediately following the overthrow of the absolute monarchy in 1932.


Preliminary Pages
1. Introduction
2. Nation, Civilization, Progress, Official Nationalism
3. Luang Wichit Wathakan's Early Life and Work
4. The Overthrow of the Absolute Monarchy and Luang Wichit's Changing Political Allegiance, 1932-33
5. Luang Wichit and the Consolidation of the New Order, 1933-38
6. Luang Wichit and the Development of Hypernationalism, 1938-41
7. Conclusion
Bibliography, Index

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