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Asian Studies: Thailand


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Secondary Sources

Use these databases to find articles and/or essays in scholarly journals and books.


UofL Databases

Open Access

National Statistical Office Thailand

National statistical information database on socio-economic, communication technology, and other data.


Encyclopedia Britannica -Thailand

Information on the land, people, economy, administration and social conditions, cultural life, and history. 

The World Factbook - Thailand 

Basic intelligence on the history, people, government, economy, energy, geography, environment, communications, transportation, military, terrorism, and transnational issues.

BBC Country Profiles - Thailand

An instant guide to the history, politics, and economic background of countries and territories.

Thailand : A Country Study

Offers a comprehensive description and analysis of the country or region's historical setting, geography, society, economy, political system, and foreign policy. 

UofL Government Resource Guide - Thailand

Our Government Resources guide provides an extensive list of articles related to politics, culture, and society

Primary Sources

These databases and websites provide access to digital archival materials such as manuscripts, letters, photographs, moving image and sound materials, artwork, books, diaries, and other artifacts. You can also visit our main pages for Asia and Southeast Asia to find additional databases and resources covering broader regions.

Open Access

Thai Elections Web Archive

The Thai Elections Web Archive covers the general elections of 2011, 2014, and 2019.

Royal Cremation Ceremony for H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand Web Archive

The web archive contains primarily government sites, in addition to news sites with special coverage of H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej and the royal cremation ceremony.

Thai Newspaper Collection During World War II

Digital Collection of three Newspapers published in Thailand during World War II. This collection includes some issues which are hard to find in Thailand. All three agencies are not in existence at present.


A History of Thailand
A History of Thailand
Culture and Customs of Thailand
A History of Thailand
A Brief History of Thailand


Power, protection and magic in Thailand : The Cosmos of a Southern Policeman
Read till it shatters : nationalism and identity in modern Thai literature
Woman Between Two Kingdoms
Opposing Democracy in the Digital Age