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The Lost Territories: Thailand's History of National Humiliation

Shane Strate

Abstract

The Lost Territories explores the legacy of defeat and victimhood in the production of Thai historiography and the formation of national identity. Unlike Royal-Nationalist narratives, which celebrate the kingdom’s eternal independence, National Humiliation historiography presents Thailand’s past as a series of emasculating encounters with the West. The 1893 Franco-Siamese forms the cornerstone of National Humiliation discourse since it resulted in the amputation of the lost territories from the nation-body. Throughout the twentieth century, maps of the lost territories have instilled each new ... More

Keywords: Thailand, irredentism, nationalism, National Humiliation, lost territories, western imperialism, French Indochina, Franco-Siamese crisis

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780824838911
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824838911.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Shane Strate, author
Kent State University