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The Lost Territories: Thailand's History of National Humiliation

Shane Strate


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


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Shane Strate, author
Kent State University