The newly launched SOAS South Asia Institute aims to consolidate SOAS’ research strengths in the region and make SOAS the premier UK institution for the multi-disciplinary study of South Asia: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan and the Maldives. The creation of the Institute marks a renewal of the School’s focus on this region....
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...
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