The “Holy Men’s” Uprisings in the Thai Political Dynamics: Merits Counted

Venerable Yuande Shih


Since the end of World War II, the Western scholars had again turned their attention to Thailand. Among them, such as Dauplay, Keyes, Murdoch, and even Wyatt, had shed their respective lights on Northern Thailand where the cultural, religious variants were obviously accommodated, with different approaches. Their studies on the “Holy Man” Movement occurred across Northern and Northeast Thailand, which was strongly identified in French-Laos also, had deeply interested me these days when I was going through the Thai history.

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