Khrongkan annuang ma chak phrarachadamri: kansathapana phraratchamnat nam nai phrabat somdet phrachao yu hua (Royal Projects: The making of King Bhumibol’s Royal Hegemony ) (2007) by Chanida Chitbundid (ISBN: 9789748278575). This is a revision of the author’s Masters thesis, submitted to Thammasat University in 2004 (Faculty of Social Science and Anthroplogy), where it was chosen as the most outstanding thesis of the year. The book analyses the political function of the king’s royal projects.
In his discussion of Handley’s The King Never Smiles at the 10th International Thai Studies Conference, Craig Reynolds referred to this study as one example of critical Thai scholarhsip on the monarchy.[This post is provided by the National Library of Australia as part of our Book Zone feature. For further information on the featured publications contact Saowapha Viravong at [email protected]]