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The Anniversary of a Massacre and the Death of a Monarch

Author: Tyrell Haberkorn

In: Journal of Asian Studies, Vol 76, No 2, 2017, pp. 269-281

Haberkorn begins by describing a photographic exhibition at Thammasat university of the massacre of students there in October 1976 in connection with a military coup. The exhibition in October 2016, which commemorated the fortieth anniversary of that tragedy, had particular resonance in the context of the 2014 military coup and the death of the king after 70 years on the throne in 2016.