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Introduction

Rachel Harrison

in The Ambiguous Allure of the West

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9789622091214
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882207493 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789622091214.003.0001
Introduction

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This introductory chapter investigates the ways of drawing Siam/Thailand into potential comparative debate with a broader, global field via an engagement with postcolonial thought. It examines the issues at play in the ambiguous allure that the West has generated for Siam/Thailand in the development of new cultural identities post-1850.

Keywords: Siam/Thailand; postcolonial thought; ambiguous allure; West; cultural identities

Chapter.  15782 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Asian History

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