Foreign Writings About Chiang Mai in the Early 20th Century
- An anthology of rare writings by Westerners working, living or travelling in Northern Thailand
- Insightful observations and revelations about both the ex pat and local communities
- Unseen texts appearing in print only once before, often over 100 years ago
A century ago, northern Thailand (or Siam as it was then known) was home to small communities of Westerners, many of them British diplomats and foresters (like Reginald Le May and Reginald Campbell) or American missionaries (like Lucy Starling and Mary Lou O’Brien). Though few in number, they left behind a considerable written legacy. The writing is invariably personal and often vivid, describing their hopes and aspirations, the challenges they faced in their work and daily lives, and their attachment to this enchanted land. This book makes a selection of that writing accessible to a wide readership, much of it for the first time. The texts are illustrated by 65 evocative photographs, many of them contemporary.
- River Books
- Publish date
- 26th Apr 2023
- World excluding South East Asia, USA & Canada
- 210 mm x 142 mm
- 240 Pages
Distributed by ACC Art Books
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