The Thais, Our Neighbours – Francis Cooray (1941) (1st ed.)

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The Thais, Our Neighbours – Francis Cooray (1941) (1st ed.)

S$139.00

Title: The Thais – Our Neighbours

Author: Francis Cooray

Publisher: Kyle, Palmer & Co. Kuala Lumpur, 1941. First edition.

Condition: Hardcover, very good. Some scraping to cover and contents’ page (see photo). Otherwise good, with sound binding and no markings. With black-and-white photographic plates. 257pp. App. 9″ by 6″.

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A fascinating analysis of Thailand, published in 1941 in the Federated Malay States, by a Malayan journalist who was friends with the Penang reformer Cheah Cheang Lim. Along with a historical background of Thailand, the book centres on political and economic analyses of Thailand and its relations with Malaya, with a discussion of the Thai Treaty of Amity with Japan – an interesting insight into the situation before the war.

Chapters include:

Birth of a Democracy

Armed Insurrection

Publicity, Propaganda and Press

World Interest in Isthmus of Kra Canal project

Political Relations between Thailand and Northern States of Malaya