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作者 Rappa, Antonio L., author
書名 The King and the Making of Modern Thailand / Antonio L. Rappa
出版項 London ; New York, NY : Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, 2017
©2017
國際標準書號 9781138221031 (hbk)
9781315411330 (ebook)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 亞太中心圖書室  DS586 .R366 2017    在架上    30620020149638
 近史所郭廷以圖書館  959.3044 R221    在架上    30550100640422
說明 xvii, 284 pages : map ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
系列 Routledge contemporary Southeast Asia series ; 87
Routledge contemporary Southeast Asia series ; 87
附註 Includes bibliographical references and index
"The making of modern Thailand is grounded in specific political institutions, Brahmanical tropes, 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. For 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 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. By guile and wit, Bhumibol 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"-- Provided by publisher
主題 Thailand -- History -- 1945-
Thailand -- Politics and government -- 1945-1988
Thailand -- Politics and government -- 1988-
Bhumibol Adulyadej, King of Thailand, 1927-2016
Thailand -- Kings and rulers -- Biography
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