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Ghosts of the Past in Southern Thailand

Author : Anthony Reid
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At the heart of the on-going armed conflict in southern Thailand is a fundamental disagreement about the history of relations between the Patani Malays and the Thai kingdom. While the Thai royalist-nationalist version of history regards Patani as part of that kingdom "since time immemorial," Patani Malay nationalists look back to a golden age when the Sultanate of Patani was an independent, prosperous trading state and a renowned center for Islamic education and scholarship in Southeast Asia — a time before it was defeated, broken up, and brought under the control of the Thai state. While still influential, in recent years these diametrically opposed views of the past have begun to make way for more nuanced and varied interpretations. Patani scholars, intellectuals and students now explore their history more freely and confidently than in the past, while the once-rigid Thai nationalist narrative is open to more pluralistic interpretations. There is growing interaction and dialogue between historians writing in Thai, Malay and English, and engagement with sources and scholarship in other languages, including Chinese and Arabic. In The Ghosts of the Past in Southern Thailand, 13 scholars who have worked on this sensitive region evaluate the current state of current historical writing about the Patani Malays of southern Thailand. The essays in this book demonstrate that an understanding of the conflict must take into account the historical dimensions of relations between Patani and the Thai kingdom, and the ongoing influence of these perceptions on Thai state officials, militants, and the local population.

Deciphering Southern Thailand s Violence

Author : Sascha Helbardt
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Scholars have given questions about the perpetrators of nameless violence in Southern Thailand little consideration, leaving the motives that drive Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) heavily cloaked in secrecy and speculation. This book offers a rare glimpse behind the veil that shrouds BRN-Coordinate. Using exclusive access to and detailed interviews with BRN-Coordinate members, this book analyses the communicative dimension of the insurgency. It depicts the hidden channels and organized violence that drive the regions enduring rebellion as well as BRN's dichotomous existence between silence and communication.

THAILANDS THEORY OF MONARCHY

Author : Patrick Jory
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Since the 2006 coup d etat, Thailand has been riven by two opposing political visions: one which aspires to a modern democracy and the rule of law, and another which holds to the traditional conception of a kingdom ruled by an exemplary Buddhist monarch. Thailand has one of the world s largest populations of observant Buddhists and one of its last politically active monarchies. This book examines the Theravada Buddhist foundations of Thailand s longstanding institution of monarchy. Patrick Jory states that the storehouse of monarchical ideology is to be found in the popular literary genre known as the J takas, tales of the Buddha s past lives. The best-known of these, the Vessantara J taka, disseminated an ideal of an infinitely generous prince as a bodhisatta or future Buddha an ideal which remains influential in Thailand today. Using primary and secondary source materials largely unknown in Western scholarship, Jory traces the history of the Vessantara J taka and its political-cultural importance from the ancient to the modern period. Although pressures from European colonial powers and Buddhist reformers led eventually to a revised political conception of the monarchy, the older Buddhist ideal of kingship has yet endured."

Dynamic Diversity in Southern Thailand

Author : Wattana Sugunnasil
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Examines a wide range of social, political, and economic issues, from the relationship of Islam and the Thai state to the nang talung shadow puppet theatre

The Vietnam Business Journal

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Far Eastern Economic Review

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Summary of World Broadcasts

Author : British Broadcasting Corporation. Monitoring Service
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International Reports

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Business Review

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Thailand Chic

Author : Chami Jotisalikorn
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Legitimacy Crisis in Thailand

Author : Marc Askew
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The book brings together essays by Thai specialists as well as Western scholars on pivotal topics connected to Thailand's current legitimacy crisis. It begins with a lively narrative of major events and in subsequent chapters covers the politicization of the Khao Phra Wihan (Preah Vihear) temple issue; the People's Alliance for Democracy and its "New Politics"; the politicization of the Thai media; the revived role of the Thai military in influencing politics and governance; and the challenge of the persistent unrest in Thailand's south. The book concludes with an insightful analysis of the key challenges facing the country politically, institutionally and economically. The events of March-May 2010, which saw a dramatic face off between the red-shirt movement and the government, are discussed in an afterword.

Filmstrip Guide

Author : H.W. Wilson Company
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The Ghost Way

Author : Lance Smith
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"The Ghost Way" is the true story of the Ramanakajja family in Southern Thailand during the mid 1970's. Kung Ramanakajja, my wife, had told me a few stories of her family being driven out of their home on many nights by evil entities. The Ramanakajjas were then forced to walk through the dark, eerie jungle with only small candles lighting the path to their grandfather's house. This was just the beginning of an intense battle with supernatural villains that inhabit the land to this day. "The Ghost Way" is told by the people who suffered the most during this horrendous period, Kung's parents, Eot and Jak Ramanakajja. Eot mesmerized us with the vast array of mortals and spirits that passed in and out of their lives during their years on "The Ghost Way." It is difficult to recall any ghost story or film that can rival the Ramanakajja family's troubled past in terms of plot intricacies, the cast of characters involved from this world and the other one, and in the sheer terror and mayhem directed at the parents and children. The family was most fortunate to survive the ordeal. At the heart of this colossal struggle and journey from darkness is a young impoverished family of farmers' escape from a great malevolence to an eventual re-emergence into the light. The story's culmination involves not only Kung's family and the property's next and final owners, but, most stunningly, reveals the triumph of a prehistoric and depraved evil over this land.

Thailand

Author : Marlane Guelden
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The Bulletin

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Christianity Today

Author : Carl Ferdinand Howard Henry
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A fortnightly magazine of evangelical conviction.

The Role of the Sangha in Modern Thailand

Author : Ruth-Inge Heinze
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The Spectator

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