CIA World Factbook. Includes map.
On the Web: Specialized Sites
Anderson, Benedict R. O'G. "Murder & progress in modern Siam," New Left Review 181 (5-6/90):33-48.
Bell, Peter F. "Thailand's Northeast: regional underdevelopment, 'insurgency' & official response," Pacific Affairs 41,1 (1969).
Coughlin, R.J. "The status of the Chinese minority in Thailand," Pacific Affairs 25 (1952): 378-88.
Darling, Frank C. "Marshal Sarit & absolutist rule in Thailand," Pacific Affairs 33,4 (1960):347-60.
Hanks, L.M. Jr. "Merit & power in the Thai social order," American Anthropologist 64 (1962):1247-61.
Hindley, Donald. "Thailand: the politics of passivity," Pacific Affairs 31,3 (1968).
Ichikawa, Kenjiro. "The anti-Japanese resistance movement in Thailand, 1941-45," in de Silva et al. Asian Panorama (New Delhi, 1990), pp. 455-69.
Ishii, Yoneo. "Church & State in Thailand," Asian Survey 8,10 (1968):864-71.
Jackson, Peter A. "The Hupphaasawan movement: millennarian Buddhism among the Thai political elite," Sojourn 3 (8/88):134-70.
Jones, Maggie. “Thailand’s Brothel Busters,” Mother Jones (11-12/03):20-21.
Kemp, Jeremy. "Peasants & cities: the cultural & social image of the Thai peasant village community," Sojourn 4 (2/89):6-19.
Keyes, Charles F. "Why the Thai are not Christians: Buddhist & Christian conversion in Thailand," in R.W. Hefner (ed.) Conversion to Christianity (Berkeley: U. California, 1993).
Lee, Daniel. "The Thai coup," New Left Review 71 (1-2/72):36-44.
Mecir, Anthony. "Big trouble," Smithsonian 29,6 (9/98):52-63. On the problem of unemployed elephants.
Moerman, Michael. "Western culture & the Thai way of life," Asia 1 (spr 64):31-50.
Suhrke, Astri. "The Thai Muslims: some aspects of minority integration," Pacific Affairs 43,4 (1970-71).
In the Library: Non-Fiction Books
Anderson, Benedict R. O'G (ed.) In The Mirror: Literature & Politics in Siam in the American Era (Ithaca: Cornell, 1985).
Chutima, Gawin. The Rise & Fall of the Communist Party of Thailand, 1973-1987 (Canterbury, 1990).
Girling, John L.S. Thailand: Society & Politics (Ithaca: Cornell, 1985).
Ishii, Yoneo. Thailand: A Rice-Growing Society (Honolulu: U. Hawaii, 1978).
Ling, Trevor. Buddhism, Imperialism & War (London, 1979).
Mulder, Niels. Everyday Life in Thailand: An Interpretation (Bangkok, 1985).
Reynolds, E. Bruce. Thailand & Japan's Southern Advance, 1940-45 (NY, 1994).
Reynolds, Craig. Thai Radical Discourse: The Real Face of Thai Feudalism Today (Ithaca: Cornell, 1987).
Sturdevant, Saundra P. & Brenda Stoltzfus. Let the Good Times Roll: Prostitution & the US Military in Asia (NY, 1992).
Tejapira, Kasian. Commodifying Marxism: The Formation of Modern Thai Radical Culture, 1927-1958 (Kyoto: Kyoto U., 2001.
Wakin, Eric. Anthropology Goes to War: Professional Ethics & Counterinsurgency in Thailand (Madison: U. of Wisconsin, 1992).
Wedel, Yuangrat. Radical Thought, Thai Mind: The Development of Revolutionary Ideas in Thailand (Bangkok, 1987).
Wit, Daniel. Thailand: Another Vietnam? (NY, 1968).
In the Library: Fiction
Burdett, John. Bangkok 8 (NY: Knopf, 2003). Mystery set there, with thick description of city life.
__________. Bangkok Tattoo (NY: Knopf, 2005). Further adventures of Detective Sonchai Jitpleecheep.
Dokmaisot. A Secret Past (Ithaca: Cornell, 1992). Novel of women's experience in 1930's.
Tuck, Lily. Siam: or, The Woman Who Shot a Man (NY: Plume, 2000). Americans in Thailand during Vietnam War.
In the Library: For Young Readers
In the Library: Poetry
In the Library: Drama
In the Library: Photography
"The Iron Ladies" , dir. Youngyooth Thongkonthon, 104m. From Strand Releasing. Heart-warming story of the 1996 gay & transgendered volleyball team that won a national championship in the face of institutionalized homophobia.
"Tears of the Black Tiger" , dir. Wisit Sasanatieng, ?m. Bandit gang at war with police.