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Globalized Thailand? Connectivity, Conflict and Conundrums of Thai Studies
July 15, 2017-July 18, 2017
13th International Conference on Thai Studies
Thai Studies and Global Connection
For many decades, the academic field of Thai studies has served as a platform offering many forms of challenging, conceptual, and critical knowledge to scholars working in different academic disciplines, yet who share the same interest in unveiling the complexity of Thai society. The field has allowed scholars whose work is related to Thai society to engage in debate, to learn and exchange from one another, and—on many occasions—to produce ground‐breaking conceptual and theoretical understandings about Thailand. Moreover, the intellectual output produced through this kind of cross‐disciplinary engagement has benefited the production of new knowledge in disciplinary‐based studies. As Thailand changes, Thai studies strives to change, taking on new angles, subjects, and intellectual paradigms that are crucial to the development of the country. Read more