CSEAS Colloquium on 23 October 2014
2014/10/23 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
This is an announcement to invite you to the CSEAS Colloquium for October 2014.
Date & Time: 23 October (Thu) 2014, 16:00~
Place: Middle-sized Meeting Room (No. 332), 3rd Floor, Inamori Foundation Building, Kyoto University
Speaker: Prof. Charnvit Kasetsiri, Professor Emeritus of Thammasat University
Title: Modern Siam and Her New Monarchy
Charnvit Kasetsiri is working on his manuscript on a contemporary history of Modern Siam and her nation-building. Part of his research will deal with the role of Thai monarchy in this modern time. It will present development of well-known royal initiative projects (RIP) from the 1950s up to the turn of the new 21st century. He will also discuss a general picture of socio-political Thai landscape.
About the speaker:
Charnvit Kasetsiri is a Professor Emeritus of Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand, was born 1941. He is a prominent historian and Thai and Southeast Asian Studies scholar. After obtaining his bachelor’s degree in Diplomacy with Honor from Thammasat, 1963, he pursued his 1967 M .A. in Diplomacy and World Affairs at Occidental College, Los Angeles, California. In 1972 he obtained a Ph.D. degree in Southeast Asian History, Cornell University.
His thesis: The Rise of Ayudhya and a History of Siam in the 14th and 15th Centuries, was published by Oxford in Asia, 1972. He served as Lecturer of History at Thammasat from 1973-2001 and founded, in 2000, the Southeast Asian Studies Program. He was the President of Thammasat University in 1995-96. He has written approximately 200 articles and a number of publications on Thai and Southeast Asian History. He has launched a ‘Siam not Thailand’ campaign to rename the country as to reflect the reality about its ethnics, languages and cultural identities. His latest works deal with questions of war and peace and good ASEAN neighbor relations, especially between Thailand and Cambodia. He is a co-author, along with Pavin Chachavalpongpun (Kyoto) and Pou Sothirak (Phnom Penh), ‘Preah Vihear: A Guide to the Thai-Cambodian Conflict and Its Solutions’, 2013. Charnvit has been awarded with a Fukuoka Academic Prize 2012, Japan, and the DCAS 2014 (Distinguished Contributions to Asian Studies) by the Association for Asian Studies, USA.