Thailand's Struggle for Democracy: The Life and Times of M. R. Seni Pramoj

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Chronology

543 B.C.

Birth of Gautama Buddha

270-232 B.C.

Reign of King Asoka in India as model for Buddhist kings of Southeast Asia

1st and 2d centuries B.C.

Migration of people from southeastern China to area of modern Thailand, and their adoption of Theravada Buddhism

1292

King Ram Khamhaeng of Buddhist kingdom of Sukothai has popular rights inscribed on stone

1351-1767

Ayudhya dynasty

1782

Chakri dynasty begins in Bangkok

1851

King Mongkut begins 17-year reign

1868

King Chulalongkorn begins 42-year reign

1905

May 26

M.R. Seni Pramoj born in Nakhon Sawan

1917

Thailand follows United States in joining World War I Allies, sending troops to France

1920-29

Seni's education in England at Trent, Oxford, Gray's Inn

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  • Thailand's Struggle for Democracy - The Life and Times of M.R. Seni Pramoj *
  • Contents *
  • Foreword Stephen Solarz ix
  • Preface xvii
  • Introduction Finding Democracy in Asia 1
  • 1: An Extraordinary Democrat 22
  • 2: The Development of a Nonconformist 30
  • 3: The Undelivered Declaration of War 46
  • 4: Standing Firm Against the British 63
  • 5: Opposing Dictatorship 101
  • 6: The Student Revolution 133
  • 7: Betrayal of a Reborn Dream 165
  • 8: The Dead Hand of the Past 197
  • 9: The Struggle Renewed 222
  • 10: A People United 252
  • 11: Facing Economic and External Pressures 297
  • 12: Alone on the Sharp Edge 316
  • Bibliographical Note 330
  • Chronology 333
  • Index 345
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