THIS EVENT IS ARCHIVED
Date: 22 May 2018Time: 5:15 PM
Finishes: 22 May 2018Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: G52
Type of Event: Talk
Among the six early works of Thai literature, Thawathotsamat (Twelve Months) is the least well-known, perhaps because its language is hard to understand, perhaps because its eroticism is hard to take. The author may have been a late 15th century king. Chris Baker and Pasuk Phongpaichit present their translation-in-progress and thoughts on this poem’s many meanings.
Chris Baker and Pasuk Phongpaichit have written widely on Thailand’s political economy, history, and literature including Unequal Thailand, A History of Thailand, A History of Ayutthaya, and The Tale of Khun Chang Khun Phaen. In 2017 they were awarded the Fukuoka Grand Prize.