The lost territories thailands history of national humiliation southeast asia politics meaning and memory strate shane chandler david p kipp rita smith 9780824838911 amazoncom books. The lost territories thailands history of national humiliation southeast asia politics meaning and memory ebook strate shane amazonin kindle store. He shows how the discourse became the ideological foundation of thailands irredentist strategy the states anti catholic campaign and its acceptance of pan asianism during world war ii and how the state as victim narrative has been used by politicians to redefine thai identity and elevate the military into the role of national savior the lost territories will be of particular interest to historians and political scientists for the light it sheds on many episodes of thai foreign policy . The lost territories explores this conundrum by examining two important and contrasting strands of thai historiography the well known royal nationalist ideology which celebrates thailands long history of uninterrupted independence and what the author terms national humiliation discourse its mirror image. The lost territories thailands history of national humiliation by shane strate discusses the pertinent topic of how national humiliation has been politically exploited and thus became politically useful in supporting ethnic chauvinism and military expansion intellectually stimulating it is easy to read southeast asian studies
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