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2019 SPAS Graduate Student Conference Keynote Speech

Thursday, April 11 at 3pm in the Center for Korean Studies.

The 2019 annual UH School of Pacific and Asian Studies (SPAS) Graduate Student Conference begins Thursday, April 11, at the Center for Korean Studies. Dr. Thongchai Winichakul, a well-known critic of Thai political and social issues, will deliver the keynote speech at 3 p.m. to begin the program.

Thongchai Winichakul

Dr. Winichakul is an emeritus professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is currently a senior researcher at the Institute of Developing Economies in Japan. His book, Siam Mapped (1994), won the Harry J. Benda Prize from the Association for Asian Studies. He received the Simon Guggenheim Award in 1994 served as president of the Association for Asian Studies in 2013–2014.

His research interests center on the cultural and intellectual history of Siam, focusing on the intellectual foundation of modern Siam (1880–1930). He is the author of a forthcoming book on the history of memories of the 1976 massacre in Bangkok, a tragedy in which he was a participant.