Doughnut chain Dunkin’ Donuts came under fire last week in Thailand for an ad campaign showing an Asian woman painted in blackface to promote a new chocolate flavored product. Word spread quickly on social media, which was quickly followed by outrage and accusations of racism against the campaign. While the CEO of the Thai franchise...
Old characters from well-known Thai schoolbooks have been revived with a topical twist in a recently launched series of satirical cartoons on Facebook, reflecting and lampooning current political events. “Manee. Manee has eyes.” These are the first simple words most Thai children in the 1970s and 80s (and possibly every foreign student learning Thai) read...
Just a quick update to let you know that I have finished my dissertation. I’ve submitted it online and all I have to do now is get it bound and hand it in to the office! I also have to finish packing for Paris: I’m leaving in 4 days. I will of course keep you all update on how I am getting on with my job as a lectrice. ...
A Thai independent documentary about the disputed border region with Cambodia and the ancient Hindu temple Preah Vihear has been banned from screening in Thailand for “national security” reasons, according to the filmmaker. The movie “Boundary” or “ฟ้าต่ำแผ่นดินสูง” (literally “Low heaven, high ground”) by Nontawat Numbenchapol revolves around a young Thai soldier from the violent crackdown...
Now that our classes have come to an end and our deadlines and exams draw nearer, my fellow Master’s students and I have to start thinking about the big blank void that we call September. Our dissertations will be done, our internships finished, and what is left is fear and uncertainty, because we will have to enter the ‘real world’. To put our students a little bit at ease the Student Society of our Culture, Media and Creative Industries department decided to organise a short seminar series to sketch an image of what it is like to work in the culture...
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