The King Never Smiles

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The King Never Smiles

The King Never Smiles

A Biography of Thailand's Bhumibol Adulyadej

  • Author: Paul M. Handley
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 9780300130591
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 499
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Thailand's Bhumibol Adulyadej, the only king ever born in the United States, came to the throne of his country in 1946 and is now the world's longest-serving monarch. This book tells the unexpected story of his life and 60-year rule: how a Western-raised boy came to be seen by his people as a living Buddha; and how a king widely seen as beneficent and apolitical could in fact be so deeply political, autocratic, and even brutal. Paul Handley provides an extensively researched, factual account of the king's youth and personal development, ascent to the throne, skilful political maneuverings, and attempt to shape Thailand as a Buddhist kingdom. Blasting apart the widely accepted image of the king as egalitarian and virtuous, Handley convincingly portrays an anti-democratic monarch who, together with allies in big business and the corrupt Thai military, has protected a centuries-old, barely-modified feudal dynasty. When at nineteen Bhumibol assumed the throne after the still-unsolved shooting of his brother, the Thai monarchy had been stripped of power and prestige. Over the ensuing decades, Bhumibol became the paramount political actor in the kingdom, crushing critics while attaining high status among his people. The book details this process and depicts Thailand's unique constitutional monarch in the full light of the facts.

Southeast Asian Affairs 2007

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Southeast Asian Affairs 2007

Southeast Asian Affairs 2007

  • Author: Daljit Singh,Lorraine Carlos Salazar
  • Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
  • ISBN: 9812304428
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 412
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Contains contributions by experts that discuss the significant issues and events of 2007 in each of the Southeast Asian nations and the region as a whole.

Royal Capitalism

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Royal Capitalism

Royal Capitalism

Wealth, Class, and Monarchy in Thailand

  • Author: Puangchon Unchanam
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 0299326004
  • Category: Capitalism
  • Page: 336
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"Classical theorists once predicted that monarchy must eventually give way to capitalism. But is monarchy really dead--an archaic institution from the feudal past? In Royal Capitalism: The Monarchy, Wealth, and Social Classes in Thailand, Puangchon Unchanam examines one particularly successful monarchy: that of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej or Rama IX, whose seven-decade reign not only survived but thrived amid the country's transition to industrial capitalism. Indeed, the Thai crown's active role in national politics, the market economy, and popular culture has made it not only the dominant institution in the kingdom, but also the wealthiest monarchy in the world today. Tracing Rama IX's reign (1946-2016), Puangchon shows how the Thai crown was transformed into a 'bourgeois monarchy,' distinctive in several key ways. Rather than representing only royal and religious values, the monarchy rebranded itself by embracing the traditional middle-class ethic of hard work, frugality, and self-sufficiency. Rather than only relying upon coercion, the crown sought political legitimacy. And rather than simply controlling national assets, the crown became the country's major broker, connecting business elites, patronizing their industries, and partnering with giant corporations. Thanks to these distinctive features that it has recently embodied, the Thai monarchy enjoys hegemonic status in the capitalist state, preeminent status in the market, and popular support from the urban bourgeoisie"

Duthel Thailand Guide III

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Duthel Thailand Guide III

Duthel Thailand Guide III

Isan - 16th. Edition 2015

  • Author: Heinz Duthel
  • Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
  • ISBN: 3734779804
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 508
  • View: 9053
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Duthel Thailand Guide III. Isan - 16th. Edition 2015 Isan Amnat Charoen Province The Bodyguard 2 Bueng Kan Province Buriram Province Chi River Chrieng Brunh Dynamite Warrior Economy of Isan History of Isan Hua Na Dam I-San Special Isan language Tony Jaa Kai yang Kalasin Province Kantrum Khao Yai National Park Khon Kaen Khon Kaen Province Khon Kaen Silk Festival Khorat Plateau Lam Phra Phloeng Dam Loei Province Maha Sarakham Province Mekong

The King and the Making of Modern Thailand

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The King and the Making of Modern Thailand

The King and the Making of Modern Thailand

  • Author: Antonio L. Rappa
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1315411326
  • Category: History
  • Page: 302
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The making of modern Thailand is grounded in specific political institutions, Brahmanical tropes, and sacred Buddhist traditions stylized with Hindu rituals. Over and above these mysterious practices and ancient customs, modern Thailand is a product of the late Great Rama IX Bhumibol Adulyadej. Most Thai people have only known one King. Born in Europe and educated during World War II, Bhumibol was the son of a Harvard medical doctor who had a penchant for jazz music and fast cars. When he returned to Thailand in 1951 to assume his royal duties, he could hardly speak Thai but his French and German were remarkable. Bhumibol had inherited an impoverished country with nothing but a symbolic role as a figurehead monarch. He was surrounded by envious courtiers and royals from other families now sidelined by the rise of the Chakri. Scheming generals and authoritarian field marshals were emptying the Kingdom’s coffers. Using guile and wit, Bhumibol had turned the tide by 1973. He became the most powerful modern warlord in the history of the Kingdom. He survived attempted murder, crafty politicians, corrupt generals, sycophantic courtiers and impoverished masses. When he died on October 13 2016, Bhumibol was already the longest standing monarch in the world. King Bhumibol was deeply respected and well-liked by farang and locals alike. Despite his massive social and economic achievements many problems continue to plague the Kingdom. These are prostitution, human rights issues, pollution, corruption, cronyism in Chinese businesses, border conflicts with Cambodia, and the refugee problem. This book examines the role of Rama IX and the variegated set of problems that persist in life under the great white elephant and mango trees. Rappa draws from his primary research that includes interviews, surveys and first-hand observations of a remarkable kingdom and a uniquely remarkable king to reveal the internal security threats to democracy and civil society in the oldest Southeast Asian kingdom in late modernity.

International Libel and Privacy Handbook

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International Libel and Privacy Handbook

International Libel and Privacy Handbook

A Global Reference for Journalists, Publishers, Webmasters, and Lawyers

  • Author: Charles J. Glasser, Jr.
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9780470885406
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 496
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Publishers, journalists, and authors can be sued for violating legal standards thousands of miles away from where they work. This book, written primarily for journalists and editors, but of use to their lawyers, explains risks publishers should understand prior to publication, steps to take to avoid legal conflicts, and available defenses in the event of a claim. This new second edition of International Libel and Privacy Handbook is an updated nation-by-nation summary of libel and privacy law written by local practitioners in an easy-to-use reference format covering Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and the Americas. Glasser's second edition includes new chapters on emerging media markets such as the Middle East and Malaysia, as well as thorough legal updates on all major media nations.

Spectator [Philadelphia]. An American Review of Insurance

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Spectator [Philadelphia]. An American Review of Insurance

Spectator [Philadelphia]. An American Review of Insurance

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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Contemporary Southeast Asia

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Contemporary Southeast Asia

Contemporary Southeast Asia

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Southeast Asia
  • Page: N.A
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Südostasien aktuell

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Südostasien aktuell

Südostasien aktuell

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Southeast Asia
  • Page: N.A
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Asien

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Asien

Asien

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Asia
  • Page: N.A
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