The first two essays arose out of the crucible of Thailand’s social upheaval and student protest movement in the early 1970s, while the remaining essays are more recent.
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Table of Contents1. A Society Which Lacks Principle / M. L. Boonlua Debyasuvarn
2. The Aggression of Characters in Khun Chang Khun Phaen / Cholthira Satyawadhna
3. Khun Chang Khun Phaen and the Moral Landscape of the Three Worlds Cosmology / Warunee Osatharom
4. Space, Identity, and Self-Definition: The Forest in Khun Chang Khun Phaen / David C. Atherton
5. The Revolt of Khun Phaen: Contesting Power in Early Modern Siam / Chris Baker and Pasuk Phongpaichit
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Baker and Pasuk have single-handedly invigorated international interest in classical Thai literature by translating the monumental folk epic Khun Chang Khun Phaen. Now they have compiled this invaluable collection of essays that illustrates how the epic has been read and understood. Three of the essays are superb translations of classic studies by Thai literary scholars Boonlua, Cholthira, and Warunee. Baker and Pasuk have thrown down a gauntlet to challenge non-Thai-reading literary scholars to deploy current literary theory in conversation with their Thai colleagues. I hope that sparks will fly.