Dr. Shane Strate is Associate Professor of Southeast Asian History at Kent State University. He specializes in the political history of Thailand including Thailand’s experience with imperialism, nationalism, and post-colonialism. His book The Lost Territories: Thailand’s History of National Humiliation, examines two important and contrasting strands of Thai historiography: the well-known Royal-Nationalist history, which celebrates Thailand’s long history of uninterrupted independence; and what Strate terms the “National Humiliation discourse” which is the mirror image to the independence narratives.
May 17, 2022
In this episode, we meet two Americans in 1860s Thailand. Reverend Dan Beach Bradley was a Christian missionary and a newspaper publisher, and Captain James Madison Hood was the US consul to the Kingdom of Siam.