タイ国王ブミポン・アドゥンヤデート伝<br>The King Never Smiles : A Biography of Thailand's Bhumibol Adulyadej (Reprint)

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タイ国王ブミポン・アドゥンヤデート伝
The King Never Smiles : A Biography of Thailand's Bhumibol Adulyadej (Reprint)

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 499 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780300228304
  • DDC分類 920

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Thailand's Bhumibol Adulyadej, the only king ever born in the United States, came to the throne of his country in 1946 and at the time of his death, in October 2016, was the world's longest serving monarch. Now out in paperback with a new preface by author Paul Handley, The King Never Smiles is the first independent biography of Thailand's monarch, tells the unexpected story of Bhumibol's life and seventy year rule-how a Western raised boy came to be seen by his people as a living Buddha, and how a king widely seen as beneficent and apolitical could in fact be so deeply political and autocratic.Paul Handley provides an extensively researched, factual account of the king's youth and personal development, ascent to the throne, skillful political maneuverings, and attempt to shape Thailand as a Buddhist kingdom. Handley takes full note of Bhumibol's achievements in art, in sports, and in jazz, and he credits the king's lifelong dedication to rural development and the livelihoods of his poorest subjects. But, looking beyond the widely accepted image of the king as egalitarian and virtuous, Handley portrays an anti democratic monarch who, together with allies in big business and the corrupt Thai military, protected a centuries old, barely modified feudal dynasty.When at nineteen Bhumibol assumed the throne, the Thai monarchy had been stripped of power and prestige. Over the ensuing decades, Bhumibol became the paramount political actor in the kingdom, silencing critics while winning the hearts and minds of his people. The book details this process and depicts Thailand's unique constitutional monarch-his life, his thinking, and his ruling philosophy.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Paperback Edition                   ix
Preface xv
Introduction 1 (11)
1 A Dhammaraja from America 12 (14)
2 From Pure Blood to Dynastic Failure 26 (18)
3 1932: Revolution and Exile 44 (20)
4 Restoration to Regicide 64 (16)
5 Revenge of the Monarchists, 1946--49 80 (20)
6 Romance in Lausanne: Bhumibol Prepares to 100(14)
Reign
7 The Cold War, 1952--57 114(25)
8 Field Marshal Sarit: The Palace Finds Its 139(17)
Strongman
9 Bhumibol in the 1960s: A Dhammaraja's 156(24)
Brilliance Unfolds
10 Going to War 180(14)
11 Reborn Democrat? 194(20)
12 Royal Vigilantism and Massacre, 1974--76 214(24)
13 What Went Wrong: Cosmic Panic, Business 238(19)
Failure, Midcareer Crisis
14 Who's the Enemy? 257(19)
15 In the King's Image: The Perfect General 276(23)
Prem
16 Family Headaches 299(29)
17 Another Coup for the Throne 328(18)
18 May 1992: October 1976 Redux 346(17)
19 Sanctifying Royalty and Stonewalling 363(31)
Democracy in the 1990s
20 Another Family Annus Horribilis 394(13)
21 The Economic Crash and Bhumibol's New 407(20)
Theory
22 Going into Seclusion: Can the Monarchy 427(24)
Survive Bhumibol?
Notes 451(26)
Index 477