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The Crown, the Capitalists, and the ‘Milk Tea Alliance’ in Thailand

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Tuesday, March 30, 2021
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10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Wasana Wongsurawat (Assistant Professor of History, Chulalongkorn University)
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APSI Speaker Series

In her 2019 book, "The Crown and the Capitalists: The Ethnic Chinese and the Foundation of the Thai Nation," Prof. Wasana Wongsurawat (History, Chulalongkorn University) explored the history of ethnic Chinese diaspora contributions to the development of modern-day Thailand.

In this talk, she will outline how this community has been affected by and influenced recent events, including the tense relationship between supporters of the PRC and progressive netizens who transformed an internet meme into a symbol of regional solidarity advocating democracy across Southeast Asia: the "Milk Tea Alliance."