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Title A genealogy of bamboo diplomacy : the politics of Thai détente with Russia and China / by Jittipat Poonkham.

Publication Info. Canberra, ACT, Australia : Australian National University Press, [2022]
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Summary In 1975, M.R. Kurkrit Pramoj met Mao Zedong, marking the eventual establishment of diplomatic relations and a discursive rupture with the previous narrative of Communist powers as an existential threat. This book critically interrogates the birth of bamboo (bending with the wind) diplomacy and the politics of Thai détente with Russia and China in the long 1970s (1968-80).
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-325).
Contents Introduction -- Cold War discursive hegemony : anticommunism, Americanism and antagonism -- Bending before the wind : the emergence of 'flexible diplomacy' (1968-1969) -- Flexible diplomacy : Thanat and the first détente (1969-1971) -- Interregnum - 1971 : a coup against diplomacy? -- A diplomatic transformation : Chatichai, Kukrit and the second détente (1975-1976) -- Equidistance : Kriangsak and the third détente (1977-1980) -- Conclusion : the end of 'bamboo' diplomacy? Back to the future.
Summary "In 1975, M.R. Kurkrit Pramoj met Mao Zedong, marking the eventual establishment of diplomatic relations and a discursive rupture with the previous narrative of Communist powers as an existential threat. This book critically interrogates the birth of bamboo (bending with the wind) diplomacy and the politics of Thai détente with Russia and China in the long 1970s (1968-80). By 1968, Thailand was encountering discursive anxiety amid the prospect of American retrenchment from the Indo-Pacific region. As such, Thailand developed a new discourse of détente to make sense of the rapidly changing world politics and replace the hegemonic discourse of anticommunism. By doing so, it created a political struggle between the old and new discourses. Jittipat Poonkham also argues that bamboo diplomacy--previously seen as a classic and continual 'tradition' of Thai-style diplomacy--had its origins in Thai détente and has become the metanarrative of Thai diplomacy since then. Based on a genealogical approach and multi-archival research, this book examines three key episodes of Thai détente: Thanat Khoman (1968-71), M.R. Kukrit Pramoj (1975-76), and General Kriangsak Chomanan (1977-80). This transformation was represented in numerous diplomatic/discursive practices, such as ping-pong diplomacy, petro-diplomacy, trade and cultural diplomacy, and normal visits."--Page 4 of cover.
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Subject Thailand -- Foreign relations -- 1945-1988.
Thailand -- Foreign relations -- China.
China -- Foreign relations -- Thailand.
Thailand -- Foreign relations -- Russia.
Russia -- Foreign relations -- Thailand.
China -- Foreign relations -- 1949-1976.
Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- 1953-1975.
Detente.
Cold War -- Influence.
Diplomacy -- History -- 20th century.
Thaïlande -- Relations extérieures -- 1945-1988.
Thaïlande -- Relations extérieures -- Chine.
Chine -- Relations extérieures -- Thaïlande.
Thaïlande -- Relations extérieures -- Russie.
Chine -- Relations extérieures -- 1949-1976.
URSS -- Relations extérieures -- 1953-1975.
Détente (Politique)
Diplomatie -- Histoire -- 20e siècle.
Detente. (OCoLC)fst00891616
Diplomacy. (OCoLC)fst00894188
Diplomatic relations. (OCoLC)fst01907412
War -- Influence. (OCoLC)fst01170343
China. (OCoLC)fst01206073
Russia. (OCoLC)fst01207312
Soviet Union. (OCoLC)fst01210281
Thailand. (OCoLC)fst01205310
Cold War (1945-1989) (OCoLC)fst01754978
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Australian National University Press, publisher.
Other Form: Print version A genealogy of bamboo diplomacy : the politics of Thai Détente with Russia and China. Canberra, ACT, Australia : Australian National University Press, 2021 9781760464981
ISBN 9781760464981 (paperback)
1760464988 (paperback)
9781760464998 (electronic book)
1760464996 (electronic bk.)
9781760464998 (electronic bk.)
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