Double Identity: The Chinese in Modern Thailand
By Richard J. Coughlin
Double Identity: The Chinese in Modern Thailand, first published in 1960, is a classic work on the Chinese minority in Thailand. This large minority community is well integrated in Thai society in every respect - sociologically, politically, and economically.
The nine chapters cover all aspects of the lives of this community: Immigration, Community Life; Home and Family life; Temples, Spirits, and Festivals; Economic Organizations and Interests; Citizenship; and Political Interests.
Some information in this book may have been superseded by events over the past 50 years, but the book remains relevant as critical background information needed to understand the historical development of the Chinese community in Thailand, as well as changing legislation concerning the Chinese and their education. New dimensions have opened up for the Chinese in Thailand, with broader economic and educational opportunities, as China itself has liberalized.
Bangkok 2012, limited print run reprint from 1960
White Lotus Press
Size 130 x 195 mm