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Historical Dictionary of Thailand - May Kyi Win

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Published: 4th October 2005
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Thailand has experienced extremely rapid economic growth, and with that growth the increased social mobility and political democracy that comes with it. As the only Southeast Asian country to have avoided colonization, it still boasts a functioning monarchy, remains close to its religious roots, and clings to its cultural heritage. The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Thailand first provides an overview of the country in the introduction, traces the long and complicated history in the chronology, and goes into much greater detail in the dictionary. Offering 64 new entries, as well as updates and revisions to older ones, the dictionary presents important persons, places, institutions, and more in an easily accessible resource. Significant recent events are discussed including the 1997-98 Thai economic crisis and its effects, reforms of the national government, and the growth in political roles of both businessman and other middle class members. In addition, the book updates basic information relative to population growth, urbanization, and industrialization of the economy. All this is topped off by nearly 20 Appendixes and a solid bibliography, making this an essential reference tool.


Chapter 1 Editor's Foreword
Chapter 2 Preface
Chapter 3 Acknowledgments
Chapter 4 Acronyms
Chapter 5 Maps
Chapter 6 List of Provinces
Chapter 7 Chronology
Chapter 8 Introduction
Chapter 9 THE DICTIONARY
Chapter 10 Appendixes
Chapter 11 A. Kings of Ayuthaya, Thonburi, and Siam/Thailand
Chapter 12 B. Kings of Sukhothai
Chapter 13 C. Kings of Lan Na and Chiang Mai
Chapter 14 D. Population of Thailand by Province and Region
Chapter 15 E. Population of Thailand, 1910-2000
Chapter 16 F. Population of Larger Cities, 2000 Census
Chapter 17 G. Economically Active Population
Chapter 18 H. Principal Agricultural Crops
Chapter 19 I. Thailand's Economic Indicators
Chapter 20 J. Gross Domestic Product by Industrial Origin
Chapter 21 K. Parties and Seats in House of Representatives, Elections of 1992-2001
Chapter 22 L. Elections Since 1933
Chapter 23 M. A Chronology of Coups d'Etat in Modern Thailand
Chapter 24 N. Prime Ministers, 1932-2005
Chapter 25 Bibliography
Chapter 26 About the Authors

ISBN: 9780810865327
ISBN-10: 0810865327
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 4th October 2005
Publisher: University Press of America