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By Prachatai |
Renowned historian Thongchai Winichakul has pointed out that the Thai justice system operates under a “royalist rule of law”, which establishes a state of exception allowing the infringement of the people’s rights and freedoms under the pretext of national security.
By Tyrell Haberkorn, Thongchai Winichakul |
<p>An open letter from University of Wisconsin-Madison Professor Tyrell Haberkorn, and Emeritus Professor Thongchai Winichakul to the Southern Criminal Court, reminding the need to uphold the presumption of innocence and freedom of expression, regarding the detention of two monarchy reform activists who are currently going on a hunger strike.</p>
By Prof Dr Thongchai Winichakul, Prof Dr Tyrell Haberkorn |
<p>Hundreds of scholars from universities across North America, Europe and Asia are sending letters of appeal to high-level administrators at Chulalongkorn University (CU) asking them to defend academic freedom and stop the attack on Dr&nbsp;Nattapoll Chaiching.</p>
By Surat Sakunkhu |
<p>Silences, Histories, and the Future: On Thongchai Winichakul&rsquo;s Moments of Silence: The Unforgetting of the October 6, 1976, Massacre in Bangkok</p>
By Thongchai Winichakul |
By Metta Wongwat |
<p dir="ltr">In what follows below, I offer a concise picture of the dynamics and significance of Article 112 over the preceding decade. Some of the sources cannot be fully cited as it may harm those who provided information or defendants in ongoing cases.</p> <p></p>
By Thongchai Winichakul |
<p>Seminal historian Thongchai Winichakul argues that Thailand’s many constitutions have progressively torn power from the people to be placed back in the hands of the King — &nbsp;a process seen most clearly in the latest charter.</p> <p></p>
By Thongchai Winichakul |
<div>1. The months of May and June mark several key milestones in Thai history. There is June 1932 (the People’s Revolution) and June 1946 (the assassination of King Rama VIII), the two bloody crackdowns in May 1992 and 2010, and the coup in May 2014.</div> <p></p>
By Thongchai Winichakul |
<p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-a9ccecfb-5b7e-48d4-8aa6-ef1ab4ff502b">SUMMARY</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-a9ccecfb-5b7e-48d4-8aa6-ef1ab4ff502b">- Hazing in Thai universities, known as SOTUS, every year leads to scandalous actions and even fatalities. Calls to end it are met by its strong supporters, including academics and university administrations.</span></p>
By Asaree Thaitrakulpanich |
<div> <div><span>27 years later, a renowned historian’s 1988 groundbreaking book on Thai royal nationalism and geography is still garnering new interpretations and discussion.&nbsp;</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Thongchai Winichakul, a professor of Southeast Asian History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison whose best-known work is <em>Siam Mapped: A History of the Geo-Body of a Nation</em>, offered authorial insights at a public discussion held at Thammasat University on 3 October 2015. </div></div>
<p dir="ltr">As King Bhumibol is aging, it is undeniable that anxiety over the succession looms among Thais. Thongchai Winichakul, the renowned Thai historian, at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, discussed the root of this anxiety and the&nbsp;lèse majesté&nbsp; law</p> <p></p>