Matthew Phillips

Nov 11, 2020

American Imperialism, Thai Scholarship and Buddhist Cosmology with Matthew Phillips

New Books Network 2020

How did American imperialism affect Thai scholarship? And what does Buddhist cosmology got to do with the Thai royal tours to Burma and the United States in the 1960s? In this fascinating episode, Matthew Phillips talks to Petra Desatova of NIAS about moving beyond binary readings of Thai history, avoiding existing preconceptions and using images to gain a more holistic understanding of the past.

The Nordic Asia Podcast is a collaboration sharing expertise on Asia across the Nordic region, brought to you by the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS) based at the University of Copenhagen, along with our academic partners: the Centre for East Asian Studies (CEAS) at the University of Turku, Asianettverket at the University of Oslo, and the Forum for Asian Studies at Stockholm University.

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