Wisdom, knowledge, and the postcolonial university in Thailand

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Abstract

This book examines Thai knowledge and wisdom from the perspective of postmodern, postcolonial globalization. Ma Rhea explores the ways in which the Thai university system attempts to balance old knowledge traditions, Buddhist and rural, with new Thai and imported knowledge. It traces the development of Thai university partnerships with outsiders, focusing on the seventy year relationship between Thailand and Australia. In comparison, it analyses the old Thai Buddhist wisdom tradition and in the final chapters proposes its worthiness as a pedagogical pathway for universities globally.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages266
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)9781137376947
ISBN (Print)9781137382924
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Publication series

NamePostcolonial Studies in Education
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan

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